Technology Programs Aptitude Test (TPAT)
About the TPAT
The Technology Programs Aptitude Test (TPAT) helps applicants determine if they have the mathematical, logical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills necessary to be successful in MITT’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) programs. The TPAT is similar to other aptitude tests utilized throughout the industry.
The TPAT does not test applicants on prior computer, software, or programming knowledge. Questions include:
- Analyzing and using written descriptions
- Formulating concepts
- Following logic
- Determining crucial information for problem-solving
- Discovering and utilizing patterns
- Math (Grade 12 (40S) or equivalent)
Individuals applying to MITT ICT programs must achieve a qualifying score on the TPAT.
Practice for the TPAT with the sample below.
The following programs require a qualifying TPAT test score. Program-specific entrance requirements are available on each program's page.
- Cyber Defence and Cloud Administration
- Network and Systems Administrator (Winter 2023)
- Network and Systems Administrator Advanced Certificate (Fall 2023 onward)
- Network and Systems Administrator Diploma (Fall 2023 onward)
- Software Developer
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to register for TPAT?
No. Applicants will be contacted by the MITT Test Centre within 5 to 10 days of submitting their application to schedule their TPAT.
Are there any materials MITT can provide for me to prepare for the TPAT?
Yes. A sample TPAT test can be found by clicking the Sample TPAT Test above. The sample consists of a mini-TPAT with nine practice questions that applicants can complete to get a feel for what the real TPAT will be like and how they may perform. In addition to this sample, applicants are encouraged to review basic math and arithmetic, flow charts, truth tables, and logical reasoning prior to attempting the test. Searching the internet for similar aptitude tests can provide applicants with additional opportunities to practice.
How long is the TPAT?
The test is one hour. Testing sessions will be booked for longer to include time for the invigilator to adequately administer the test.
Am I allowed to use any resources while I write the test?
Applicants can use scrap paper and a basic, handheld, non-scientific, non-programmable calculator. No other resources are permitted, including, but not limited to, textbooks, notes, other people, and websites.
What devices can I use to write the test?
The TPAT is only supported on personal computers, which must have a functioning camera and microphone. The TPAT cannot be completed using a mobile device. Mobile devices include, but are not limited to, smart phones and tablets.
What is the minimum score (%) that I must achieve in order to pass the TPAT?
The minimum score for the Fall 2023 Intake and onwards is 55%.
What should I do if I cannot write my test on the scheduled date?
Applicants must reschedule their test prior to their session time if they cannot attend the test. Follow the “reschedule/cancel test” instructions provided in the TPAT information email to reschedule. Applicants who miss a scheduled test session and fail to reschedule their test in advance will be required to pay the TPAT fee again before a new test is scheduled.
How will I be notified of my test results (score)?
Within 5 to 10 business days of completing the test, applicants will receive an email with their TPAT grade (%) and notification of whether it is a qualifying score for entrance into MITT’s ICT programs.
Upon completion of my test, how long will it take to hear from Admissions regarding my application?
Applicants will be informed of their results via email by the Admissions Office 5 to 10 business days after completing the test. Successful applicants will continue in the application process. Applicants should refer to the application processing timelines provided when they applied to MITT.
Can I use my test results to apply to another institution?
Each institution sets its own admission requirements. Please contact the institution in question for more details on their admission requirements.
If I have applied to multiple ICT programs, do I need to write the TPAT multiple times?
No. Applicants who apply to multiple MITT programs that require the TPAT will only need to write the test once.
Can I rewrite the TPAT if I'm not successful on my first attempt?
Applicants are allowed one (1) attempt at the TPAT per application. If an applicant does not score a passing grade, their application will be deemed ineligible. Applicants may submit a new application to the same, or a different, ICT program in the future and will need to rewrite the test as part of their new application.
Do I need to wait to rewrite the test?
See previous question. There is no required waiting period between TPAT attempts.
How long are my test results valid?
A qualifying score is valid for as long as the current version of the TPAT is an entrance requirement or one year, whichever is longer.
If I choose to defer my application to another intake, can I use my test results?
Yes, as long as the results are still valid (see previous question) and you have achieved a qualifying score for the intake for which you are applying. If you previously scored between 50 to 54.9 per cent on the TPAT and are applying to the Fall 2023 intake (or later), you will need to rewrite the test. Applicants must always meet the current admission requirements to be admitted to a program at MITT.
If I exit the program and re-enter at a future date, will I need to rewrite the test?
As long as your TPAT results are still valid and you have achieved a passing score for the intake you are applying for, you will not need to rewrite the test. If you previously wrote a different version of an admissions test (e.g., the Programming Aptitude Test or PAT), or a previous version of the TPAT, you will need to write the current version of the TPAT. If you previously scored between 50 to 54.9 per cent on the TPAT and are applying for the Fall 2023 intake (or later), you will need to rewrite the test. Applicants must always meet the current admission requirements to be admitted to a program at MITT.
What does it mean if my test results were “voided” or “invalid”?
If a score is “voided” or “invalid”, it means that an issue was identified during the test that resulted in it being declared invalid. This could be caused by something outside of the test taker's control, such as a loss of internet connection or due to non–compliance with the test proctor or academic integrity concerns.
Admissions or the test centre proctor will communicate why the test results were invalid and the next steps. Please note that non-compliance with the test centre proctor may also be grounds for denial of a rewrite and a loss of application.
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