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Mathematics Proficiency Test (MPT)

All new applicants to the Faculty of Social Sciences (for entry September 2021) who are required to write the above-mentioned test are advised the test will be held online on:
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2021

All candidates must register for the MPT which can be attempted only ONCE. To do so, send an email to with “MP Test” in the subject line. Please provide your name, to which you will receive a return email that will include your login and temporary password.

The registration period is from Monday, March 22 – April 2, 2021
To pay online please click here.
For further details about the MPT, including:  Exemptions, FAQ’S and the dates for the next available sitting please click here
To view examination results, please click here
For general information, please email the Department of Economics at:

Exemptions from the Test
Students who possess one of the following within the last five (5) years are exempt from taking the test:
  1. Grades 1 to 4 in ALL CAPE Mathematics Unit 1 or 2
  2. Grades A, B or C in Cambridge ‘A’ Level Mathematics
  3. Grade 1 or 2 in CSEC General Proficiency Mathematics
  4. Grades 1 or 2 in CSEC Additional Mathematics
  5. Grades 9, 8, 7 or 6 in GSCE Mathematics under the new grading scheme (A or B under the old grading scheme)
  6. Grade B or above in CORE 103 - Practical Mathematics from the Barbados Community College
  7. Pass the Faculty of Social Sciences' Mathematics Proficiency Test
  8. A passing grade in the Faculty’s Preliminary Mathematics for Social Sciences course.
Successful completion, or exemption from the test will allow you to progress to register for the Level I courses:
ECON 1003 - Mathematics for Social Sciences I and ECON 1005 - Introduction to Statistics.
Failure in the Test

If you didn't take the test without being exempted or were unsuccessful then you are required to pass the remedial course ECON 0101 – Preliminary Mathematics for Social Sciences BEFORE registering for the two Level I courses mentioned above. 

ECON 0101 – Preliminary Mathematics for Social Sciences is offered in both semesters for a fee of BBD $500.  Note that this fee is additional to any other tuition fees.

Click here to learn more about the test