Aitchison College admits boys based on academic and general suitability. For the Aitchison College admission test, the application has to be submitted in one of the two enrollment categories: Day or Boarding. Admissions in junior, preparatory, and senior schools are treated separately. Age criteria are always taken strictly. Test papers and results are not shared and nor does the College discuss the performance of individual applicants. Students are just marked “Pass” or “Fail” in their Written Test, which is followed by Interviews and Medical Tests. In the interviews, both the student and the parent(s) appear. If the written test, the medical test, and the interviews are successfully cleared then the student is admitted.

**Points of admission into Aitchison for 2023-24:**

- Junior School offers entry for boys to K1, K3, and K6 (boarders only), and K2 (day scholars only).

- Prep School provides general entry for boys to E2 (Grade 7 day and boarding).

- Senior School has two entry points.: C1 (to study IGCSE or FBISE Matric for day and boarding) and H1 (to study Cambridge AS Level or FBISE F.Sc for day and boarding). Limited places for International are based on Cambridge or another acceptable curriculum.

**Aitchison Admission Testing Schedule 2023:**

Day | Dates | Year orGrade | Subject | Time | Duration | Venue |

Monday | 20th March, 2023 | K2(Year 2) Day only | Literacy (English) | 10 am – 2 pm | 1 hour | Junior School & Shamim Khan Hall |

Numeracy (Math) | 1 hour | |||||

K3(Year 3) Boarding only | Literacy (English) | 10 am -2 pm | 1 hour | |||

Numeracy (Math) | 1 hour | |||||

K6(Year 6) Boarding only | 10 am | 10 am – 2 pm | 1 hour 10 mins | |||

Numeracy (Math) | 1 hour 30 mins | |||||

Tuesday | 21st March, 2023 | K1(Year 1) Boarding only | Interviews | 10 am – 2 pm | Junior School | |

E2(Year 7) Day and Boarding | Literacy (English) | 10 am- 2 pm | 1 hour 15 mins | Shamim Khan Hall | ||

Numeracy (Math) | 1 hour 30 mins | |||||

C1/Matric(Year 10) Day and Boarding | English | 10 am – 2 pm | 1 hour 30 mins | Physics Lab, Senior School | ||

Math | 1 hour 30 mins |

**A guide to the syllabus and admission testing:**

**JUNIOR SCHOOL**

**FOR ADMISSION TO CLASS: Grade 1 or K-1:**

**MATHEMATICS**

Any or all of the following topics may be the basis for a question:

1. Pre-number | Use comparison terms to describe an object’s size, length, thickness, and height use words like bigger-smaller, longer-shorter, thicker-thinner, higher-lower, etc. about the above measurable characteristics of items. |

2. Whole number | Recognize numbers from 1 to 50 inclusive by connecting them to images and things (using, for example, the concepts of similar and dissimilar). Count, name, and write the numbers 1-50 inclusive; know which number comes before a given number, between two given numbers, follows a given number order numbers 1-50 inclusive Knowledge of place value of a number (e.g. units and tens up to and including 50)Addition by combining sets Addition of two numbers in which the sum does not exceed 48 Subtraction of numbers represented by digits (e.g. manipulations with numbers 1-9 inclusive). |

3. Shapes | Recognize similar and dissimilar shapes (using the examples of a circle, rectangle, square, triangle, and oval). Show an understanding of the unique patterns that each of these forms has. |

**JUNIOR SCHOOL**

FOR ADMISSION TO CLASS: **Grade 1 or K-1**

**ENGLISH**

1. Words | Knowledge of the spelling and phonics of simple words.Understanding the relationship between graphemes and phonemes through recognizing and writing the initial and ending phonemes of words (such as fit, pan, and mat). Rhyming terms, such as hop, top, mop, fat, mat, and pat, are used to find sound and spelling patterns. |

2. Sentences | The test will assess your knowledge of fundamental grammar and punctuation principles. Use capital letters at the beginning of their name and when starting a sentence. Creating short, simple statements (e.g. 4-5 words).Appreciation for how a phrase ends with a full stop understanding the capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet and their order. Understanding phonology (i.e., the sounds of letters and words and being able to read them)Understanding vowel sounds ability to create and read three-letter words, having a sight-based vocabulary, and classifying images |

**JUNIOR SCHOOL**

FOR ADMISSION TO CLASS:** Grade 2 or K-2**

1. Pre-number | Use comparative terms for assessment of the size, length, thickness, height, capacity, weight, etc. (or any other suitable parameter) of an object. Apply descriptors such as bigger-smaller, longer-shorter, thicker-thinner, higher-lower, more-less, heavier-lighter, etc., and other related words in connection with the above-mentioned measurable parameters of objects. |

2. Whole number | Number recognition and naming (up to hundreds); ordering (inclusive of 1-99). Consider the place value of a number, such as units, tens, and hundreds, then arrange these numbers on a ray to depict addition and subtraction. Add and subtract numbers up to hundreds; multiply single digit numbers; and utilize multiplication tables to answer basic problems (for example, for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7). |

3. Shapes | Recognize basic shapes like circles, rectangles, squares, triangles, and ovals, as well as their sides and corners. Differentiate between “closed” and “open” shapes. |

4. Fractions | Provide an understanding of fractions and their graphical representation, such as 1/2, 1/3, 2/3, 1/4, 2/4, and 3/4. Find fractions in the visuals of the forms that have been highlighted. Determine fractions on a given shape by appropriately highlighting the relevant section. |

5. Time | Read the time and tell how many days are in a week Memorize the names of the calendar months. |

6. Money | Identify currency and perform manipulation involving the denominations of currency in terms of coins and notes (e.g. Rs 1, Rs 2, Rs 5 and Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50, Rs 100); select the correct amount of money to buy and sell items. |

7. Graphs | Visual graph understanding. |

8. Patterns | Sort categorized objects according to their various characteristicsRank objects according to their size or other numerical characteristicDetect, examine, and expand patterns of objects or numbers, and recognize the same pattern in several manifestations. |

**JUNIOR SCHOOL**

FOR ADMISSION TO CLASS:** Grade 2 or K-2**

**ENGLISH**

Any or all of the following topics may be the basis for a question:

1. Comprehension | Read and comprehend a short story or passage or picture by answering questions that require: responses to, or descriptions of, events, activities, ions, or people; reasons for an event or action; use words or facts or information to answer questions in complete sentences; true or false responses. |

2. Language Skills & Writing | Respond to the question, the subject, or the image in writing. The capacity to formulate coherent responses or convey ideas will be evaluated, as will the candidate’s use of vocabulary and word choice, spelling accuracy, ability to create simple sentences, creativity, and knowledge of fundamental grammatical rules. Language skills may include recognition of the alphabet, accurate use of nouns and verbs, sequence of words, identifying similar sounds, use of vowels, and adjectives, rearranging narrative in the correct sequence, constructing simple sentences from given words or instructions |

**JUNIOR SCHOOL**

FOR ADMISSION TO CLASS: **Grade 3 or K-3**

**MATHEMATICS**

*The use of a calculator is not allowed.*

1. Pre-number | Read/write numbers up to and including 1000; name numbers up to 9999; knowledge of units, tens, and hundreds; know the place value of numbers up to and including 9999; arrange numbers (e.g. before, after, and between a given number); ordinal numbers up to 10; use mathematical symbols (e.g. greater than, less than, equal to); arrange numbers in ascending/descending order for numbers up to and including 9999. |

2. Addition and Subtraction | These two mathematical techniques will be assessed through pupils being able to: add up to 9999; use addition tables up to 9+9=18; undertake vertical addition and subtraction up to 9999 (without and with exchange); subtract up to 9999; understand the commutative property of addition and solve word problems involving addition and subtraction. |

3. Multiplication | Multiply single-digit numbers and one single-digit number and a second three-digit number (e.g. product up to 9999); understand commutative property of multiplication; apply multiplication tables (e.g. for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9) to solve simple problems. |

4. Division | Understand the term being an equal sharing (or distribution) without a remainder; carry out long division (divisors = 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7,8,9 and dividend up to 999) with or without a remainder; complete sequence of numbers; recall odd and even numbers up to 999. |

5. Shapes | Identify many edges, corners, and boundaries of regions concerning common shapes (e.g. circle, rectangle, square, oval, etc.); show familiarity with terms such as locus, curve, open and closed curves, straight locus, and a line segment. |

6. Fractions | Handle proper fractions (with denominators up to and including the number 9); recognize graphically illustrated terms such as a half, a third, a quarter, etc. |

7. Time | Read and state time (e.g. for the 24-hour clock); recall the length of a day and number of days in a week. |

8. Money | Identify currency and perform manipulation with denominations of currency in terms of coinage and notes; the select correct amount of money (up to and including 999) to buy and sell items. |

9. Calendar | State the number of days in different months; state the names of the months. |

10. Patterns | Sort and classify objects by different properties; order objects by size or other numerical property; identify, analyze, and extend patterns of objects or numbers and recognize the same pattern in different manifestations. |

**JUNIOR SCHOOL**

FOR ADMISSION TO CLASS:** Grade 3 or K-3**

**ENGLISH**

1) Comprehension | Read and comprehend a short story or passage (nonfiction or fiction) or picture by: answering questions that require responses to, or description of, events, actions, or people; reasons for an occasion; using words or facts or information to answer questions in complete sentences; true or false responses; predicting story endings |

2) Language Skills & Writing | Write a creative or imaginative response to a topic or picture. A candidate’s language/written skills will be gauged from an ability to form responses or convey ideas with coherency, use of vocabulary or choice of words, the accuracy of spelling, simple sentence construction, imagination, description, and application of basic grammar rules. Language skills may include: identification and use of rhyming words; ordering jumbled words or sentences; establishing alphabetical order; providing a suitable caption for a picture; recognizing vowels and consonants; the number of syllables in words; correct uses of nouns, and verbs (present and past), adjectives, articles, prefixes, suffixes, conjunctions, singular and plural forms, basic punctuation, question mark and use of capital letters. |

**JUNIOR SCHOOL**

FOR ADMISSION TO CLASS:** Grade 6 or K-6**

**ENGLISH**

Any or all of the following topics may be the basis for a question:

1) Comprehension | Evaluate conclude from an unread passage |

2) Short Essay | Imaginative essay of about 300 words. The capacity to formulate coherent responses or convey ideas will be evaluated, as well as a candidate’s use of vocabulary, word choice, spelling accuracy, sentence variety (simple, compound, and complex), imagination, description, and adherence to fundamental grammatical rules. |

**JUNIOR SCHOOL**

FOR ADMISSION TO CLASS:** Grade 6 or K-6**

**MATHEMATICS**

* The use of a calculator is allowed.*

**SETS**

● Concepts of a set and its members

● Notation (two forms)

● Finite and infinite sets

● Singleton and empty sets

● Cardinality of a set

● Subsets

● Place value of numbers up to 7 digits

● Ordering, comparing, and rounding numbers

**WHOLE NUMBER SYSTEM**

● Concept of directed numbers. To show numbers on rays and lines. Opposite integers. Addition of integers on a line

● Multiplication: one of the numbers is a 3-digit number and the other is a 5-digit number

● Division: One of the numbers is a 3 digit and the other is a 6-digit number

● Emphasis on Word Problems which will be selected from various sources

● Multiples and Factors, Odd and Even numbers, Prime numbers, Sequences, and Divisibility Rules.

**RATIONAL NUMBERS (COMMON AND DECIMAL FRACTIONS)**

● Conversion of Common Fractions to Decimal Fractions and vice versa up to 3 decimal places

● Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and division of Decimal Fractions and Common Fractions.

● Rounding off Decimal Fractions (up to three decimal places)

● Use of brackets involving Whole Numbers and Decimal Fractions (two brackets in a problem)

● Word Problems

● Simplification of Common Fractions, Equivalent Fractions

● Simplifying expressions involving three brackets (emphasis on problems involving Whole Numbers and Decimal Fractions)

**PERCENTAGE**

● Percentage of whole numbers

● Conversion of % into Common Fractions and vice versa

● Conversion of % into Decimal Fractions and vice versa

● Common Fraction Form, Decimal Fraction Form, and Percent Form of a Rational Number and their inter-links (simple cases)

● Direct and simple word problems

**SHAPES AND MEASURES**

● Polygons, 2D and 3D shapes, Prisms, Pyramids, Polyhedra, and Nets of 3D shapes.

● Types of quadrilaterals:

- Scalene (ii) Trapezium (iii) Parallelogram (iv) Rhombus (v) Rectangle (vi) Square (vii) European Kite

● Working with Length.

● Transformation: Translation, Reflection, Rotation.

● Measurement of straight lines

**UNKNOWN ANGLES**

● Sum of measure of the angles on a straight line and at a point

● Construction and measurement of angles with the help of a protractor

● Sum of measures of interior angles of a triangle

● Sum of measures of interior angles of a quadrilateral

● Finding a measure of an unknown interior angle of a quadrilateral

**TIME**

● Understanding the use 24 hour and 12-hour clocks

● Word problems involving days, hours, minutes, and seconds

● Timetables, Calendars.

**DATA HANDLING**

● Line Graph, Pie Chart, Bar Graph

● Average: (Mean, Median, Mode)

● Probability

● Venn diagram

● Ratio and Proportion

**PREPARATORY SCHOOL**

FOR ADMISSION TO CLASS: **Grade 7 or E-2**

**ENGLISH**

- Essay Writing/Short Story Imaginative Piece (Max 400 Words)
- Comprehension (unseen passage)

**MATHEMATICS**

*The use of the calculator is allowed.*

**REAL NUMBER SYSTEM (INTEGERS)**

● Sets of natural numbers, whole numbers, and integers

● Even, odd, prime, and composite integers FACTORS AND MULTIPLES

● H.C.F. and L.C.M. of three numbers by prime factorisation method ● H.C.F. of two and three numbers by division method

● Link between H.C.F. and L.C.M.

● Word Problems

● Finding square roots of perfect square numbers by prime factorization method or by division method

**BODMAS/THE FOUR OPERATIONS**

● Simplifying expressions involving two brackets

● Simplifying expressions involving three brackets (emphasis on problems involving common fractions)

**BASICS OF ALGEBRA**

● Introduction to Algebraic Expression

● Concept of Coefficient, variable, and constant

● Concept of Exponent and Base

● Writing a natural number in exponential form

● Arranging a polynomial in ascending and descending order. First and second-degree polynomials in one variable (Monomial, Binomial, and Trinomial)

● Addition and Subtraction of monomials, binomials, and trinomials of first and second degree

● Multiplying and dividing one and two-degree polynomials by a monomial.

**ALGEBRAIC SENTENCES**

● Definition of expression, algebraic sentence, open sentences, equations, and in equations.

**SOLUTION OF LINEAR EQUATION**

● Solution of linear equations in one variable PERCENTAGES

● Expressing a given quantity as a percentage of the other

● Percentage increase or decrease in a given quantity

● Word problem about percentage increase or percentage decrease

**POLYGONS**

● Introduction of the plane, flat and curved surfaces

● Definition of a polygon, vertex, side, and diagonal of a polygon

● Types of polygons (triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon) Introduction of regular and irregular polygons

● Definition of reflex angle

● Definitions of concave and convex polygons

● Drawing of convex polygons (pentagon, hexagon, and octagon)

● Number of diagonals in 4-sided to 8-sided polygons

● Identification of exterior and interior angles of a polygon

● Find the measure of interior angles of a regular polygon and the sum of measures of all interior angles of a regular 3-sided to 8-sided polygon

**AREA AND PERIMETER**

● Finding the perimeter of a semi-circular and quarter-circular region

● Finding the area and perimeter of a triangular region

● Finding the area and perimeter of shapes consisting of a combination of circular, semicircular, triangular, and square regions LINES AND ANGLES

● Definition of parallel lines, rays, and segments

● Identification of adjacent, alternate, corresponding, interior, vertically opposite, complementary, and supplementary angles

● Finding the measure of unknown angles at a point and on a straight line. Finding the measure of unknown angles of a triangle GEOMETRICAL CONSTRUCTION

● Construction of angles of measure 75o ,105o ,120o ,135o and 150o with a pair of compasses

● Construction of triangles (all types)

**SENIOR SCHOOL**

FOR ADMISSION TO CLASS: **Grade 10 or C-1**

**ENGLISH**

- Essay Writing (one out of five given topics, approx. 500 – 600 words)
- Comprehension (unseen passage)

**MATHEMATICS**

*The use of the calculator is allowed.*

- Profit and Loss, Percentages, Simple interest
- Indices, Laws of Indices
- Simultaneous Linear Equations (including Word Problems)
- Algebraic Expressions and Quadratic Equations (including Word Problems)
- Symmetry (Line Symmetry, Rotational Symmetry) and Angle Properties of Polygons
- Congruency and Similarity
- Mensuration (Sectors, Prisms, Cone, Pyramid, Spheres, Cylinders, Finding Area, and Volumes)
- Graphs (Linear Graphs, Travel Graphs, Graphs of a Quadratic Equation in two variables)
- Algebraic Fractions
- Variations (Direct, Inverse, and Joint Variation)
- Pythagoras’ theorem (Figures and Word Problems)
- Quadratic Equations including Word Problems
- Statistics (Mean, Median, Mode)
- Trigonometric Ratios (Value of Trigonometric Ratios, Finding the value of an angle with Trigonometric Ratios, Practical Applications of Trigonometry)

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