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Test for the Assessment of Minimum Requirements (TARM)

Academic year 2019-2020

Information is currently being updated. We advise you to check this webpage frequently.

If you hold:

  • an Italian diploma: in order to enrol on one of the courses without restricted number of places, you must take the TARM test (Test for the Assessment of Minimum Requirements)
  • a foreign title: there are specific tests. Check the instructions on the related webpage.

 

The admission test to a degree course with a restricted number of places (regardless of the score) is valid as a TARM test for the enrolment on a degree course without a restricted number of places. Therefore, if you register for one or more admission tests (and you take it) you do not need to register for the TARM test.

If your score is less than the minimum required by the specific degree course, you will be charged with additional compulsory courses (OFA)

Instructions for the test
Exam sessions

For the academic year 2019-2020, there are be two TARM test sessions, and take place at UniTO, in the Aldo Moro building, Piazzale Aldo Moro/Via Verdi (see map) on:

  • April 3rd, 4th, 9th and 10th, 2019 (early session): for students at school (fourth and fifth year) or for those who already have a high school diploma 
  • July/September 2019: only for those who already have a high school diploma (or for those who will get it by July 2019)

The TARM test can be taken only once in each exam session, even if it is not passed. If the TARM test is not passed during the session in April 2019, it must be retaken in the July/September 2019 session. If it is not passed in the July/September session, it will be not possible to take the test again, but students will be able to enrol on a undergraduate/5-year or 6-year postgraduate degree course without a restricted number of places, with the additional compulsory courses OFA

In particular:

  • April exam session, 2019: if students attend the fifth year at school (or already have a high school diploma), they can matriculate in the academic year 2019-2020; students who attend the fourth year will be able to matriculate in the academic year 2020-2021.
    Those attending the fourth year, who will not pass it, must follow the instructions related to the academic year 2020-2021, which will be available on the portal. Those attending the fifth year, who will not pass it, must take the TARM test again in the July/September 2019 session
  • July/September 2019 session: those who pass the test will be able to matriculate in the academic year 2019-2020; those who will not pass it can matriculate in the academic year 2019-2020 with the additional compulsory courses OFA.

The Additional Compulsory Courses (OFAs) are considered performed, after having followed the single path for the strengthening of the individual soft skills (Passport.U), to be completed in order to go on with the completion of the career plan, starting from October. In case of failure, the completion of the career plan will be blocked and you will not be able to take exams.

How to register

July/September 2019 exam session
From June 10th, 2019:

  • access your personal area MyUniTO with your credentials (username and password) that you obtained when you registered at the portal 
  • select the item "Iscrizioni" from the upper left menu, and afterwards the item "Test di valutazione" and then "Test di Accertamento Requisiti Minimi (TARM)
  • fill in the application, print the receipt and write your CPI down (pre-matriculation code)
  • go to the Palazzina Aldo Moro (see map)on the day and at the time you selected, bringing the receipt, the identification tax code and your ID (still valid).

The registration for a specific date is subject to the availability of places.

 

Disabled students or students with SLD

  • Students with disability may apply, while registering for the test, for specific aids during the TARM test and/or additional time (50% more). For this reason, you must upload, in pdf format, medical documentation attesting the invalidity/disability (unabridged text, not obliterated text).
  • Students with SLD (specific learning disability) may apply, while registering for the admission test, for additional time equal to 30% to sit the exam. For this reason, you MUST upload, in pdf format, documentation attesting the diagnosis specific learning disability.
Test contents

The test aims at verifying transversal skills, such as text comprehension. It will be divided into six sections and will consist of 55 questions (20 for text comprehension , 10 for mathematics, 10 for Italian language, 5 questions for humanistic general knowledge, 5 questions for scientific general knowledge and 5 questions of juridical, economic and social general knowledge). It is a multiple choice test but only one answer is correct.  The test must be carried out in 80 minutes.

The minimum threshold for passing is set at 30/55.

If your score is between 30 and 40, we advise you to attend the single path for the strengthening of the individual soft skills (Passport.U).

 

Students exempted from taking the TARM

Relative to the academic year 2018-2019

  • Students who change the degree course (moving to another of Unito); however, they have to complete the additional compulsory courses (OFA), if they are charged with it (Passport path)
  • Students coming from other universities
  • Students who sign up for career shortening, already holding an academic qualification.
  • Students who take the admission test for a degree course with a restricted number of places are exempted from taking the TARM test, but must complete the additional compulsory courses OFA (Passport path) if they scored less than the minimum required.
Passport.U

Online course aimed at helping students to learn about soft skills, recognize their own soft skills and promote development.

At the end of the self-assessment, it is possible to receive an individual feedback; after that you can be proposed  self-reflection activities, readings, lessons, on-line exercises, videos and much more.

At the end of the course, it will be possible to repeat the self-assessment to verify your progress. There will be a final test, at the end of which the system will provide a certificate of attendance.

It is possible to access the platform, only after the enrolment on a degree course, accessing MyUniTO or using your own credentials on the platform Passport.U.

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