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If you do not have proof of either B.C. Foundations of Math 11 OR B.C. Principles of Math 11 (C grade or higher), MATU 0410 (formerly DVST 0410, C grade or higher) or MATU 0411 (formerly DVST 0411, C grade or higher) must take the Commerce and Business Readiness Assessment in order to register into any Commerce and Business courses or programs.
The test consists of questions drawn from topics such as:
Books entitled Introductory, Basic or Intermediate Algebra can help you review for the test. Local libraries have these available. To help exemplify what one should be prepared for, please see test practice question:
William owns a watch repair shop. He has found that the cost of operating his shop is given by
, where c is the cost in dollars, and x is the number of watches repaired. How many watches must he repair to have the lowest cost?
This is a 20 question multiple-choice test which takes approximately one hour to complete. You will pass with a score of 14 or higher. If you score 12 or 13 you will be permitted to rewrite after two months. If you score from 11-13 you can register into MATU 0410. If you score 10 or less will be required to write the MATU assessment for placement. If you score 10 or less you will be permitted to rewrite the assessment again after 1 year.
The invigilator will give you your test results once the exam is completed and marked. Results go directly on your computerized student record but you should keep your copy of the results in case you must register in person during the first two weeks of class.
Please bring your student number, photo identification, and a pen or pencil.
No calculators are allowed. The invigilator will provide scratch paper which will be collected when you complete the test.
You may take an assessment test for admission to courses and/or programs a maximum of two times within a two year period. You must wait 1 year between tests. If you believe extenuating circumstances exist you may contact the Registrar to request special consideration or exemption to this policy.
Visit our Testing Schedules and Booking page to find out how to book an assessment, and when your assessment is available.
Last Updated: 2018-08-28 12:00:16 PM