bachelor programs a.y. 2019/20
Bocconi test SUBJECT AREAS
4 main areas
- Reading Comprehension (20 items)
The Bocconi test will feature a series of questions designed to test your understanding of passages and ability to process the information contained therein. Be sure to read the passage carefully. Questions will immediately follow the passage. In order to answer them correctly, you will need to have absorbed the meaning of the text and the information contained therein: some of these questions are designed to assess your understanding of the information that has been clearly presented, while others will relate to the implicit meaning of parts of the passage or the passage as a whole.
- Numerical reasoning (10 items)
No advanced knowledge of mathematics is required because each time the task will be to solve the problem primarily through reasoning and by paying attention to the data you have been given. Whenever you are required to perform sums, these will generally be simple. More often than not, the biggest challenge lies in being able to read a chart or table correctly, understand it and differentiate between information that is critical and information that is superfluous to solving the problem.
- Mathematics (20 items)
The specific questions in mathematics deal with the subjects covered during the first three years of high school, or are considered solvable through reasoning. From year to year, questions are developed from one or more of the following topics, as an example:
- Understanding information given in elementary statistical terms;
- Solution of simple concrete problems that require equations of 1st or 2nd degree or simple exponential equations;
- Simple linear equations;
- Simple enumeration of problems solution;
- Elementary numerical calculations, numerical sensitivity;
- Simple inequalities solution;
- Elementary problems of probability;
- Problemi elementari di probabilità
- Simple problems of geometry (lines and parabolas);
- Elementary logic problems (true / false), the Euler-Venn diagrams;
- Interpretation of passages describing complex situations.
- Logic (20 items)
Logical questions are designed to assess one’s ability to reason and analyze information in a rational way, knowing how to discriminate between relevant and irrelevant information for a proper resolution of the question. These questions are not based on specific concepts learned during the course of study, but they test transversal skills of logical reasoning. For example, given the truth of a starting proposition, you may be asked to evaluate the truth of propositions derived from them through the use of logical connectives (operators that transform one or more propositions into other propositions, whose truth value depends on the truth value of the starting proposition). Examples of logical connectives are "not" (negation), "and" (conjunction) or "or" (disjunction). You may also be required to apply set-theoretical logic or probabilistic reasoning.
We suggest you to refer to the test sample available in the Download area.