This test is optional for freshmen with polytechnic diploma. It helps to assess if they have adequate background in Alevel equivalent mathematics, which is a prerequisite to most basic mathematics modules offered by the Department.
Students who are reading or who have read MA1301FC/MA1301X are not allowed to sit for the proficiency test.
Students without Alevel equivalent mathematics and who do not wish to sit for this test would have to read and pass MA1301 as one of their regular modules (upon admission/matriculation), before they are allowed to read other modules carrying Alevel mathematics as prerequisite.
Students who sit for but do not pass this test would have to read and pass MA1301 as one of their regular modules (upon admission/matriculation), before they are allowed to read other modules carrying Alevel mathematics as prerequisite.
Students who sit for and pass this test would be considered to have Alevel equivalent mathematics and hence be allowed to read modules carrying Alevel mathematics as prerequisite (upon admission/matriculation). However, they will not be given any grades or credit for MA1301 as this is a proficiency test and NOT an Advanced Placement Credit Test (APC).
Students who possess a polytechnic diploma and who have also obtained one of the following certifications are considered to have passed the MA1301 proficiency test and may therefore proceed to read modules carrying Alevel mathematics as prerequisite, without sitting for the test. They may still read MA1301 if they choose to do so.
Nanyang Polytechnic
(1) Graduate DPP Transcript comprising the three Diploma Plus modules: Analytical Geometry, Applied Calculus and Advanced Calculus.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
(1) Diploma Plus Programme (Certificate in Advanced Computing Mathematics); or
(2) Diploma Plus Programme in Advanced Engineering Mathematics.
Singapore Polytechnic
(1) Certificate in Engineering Mathematics (CEM); or
(2) Certificate in Mathematics for Engineering (CME); or
(3) Certificate in Engineering Mathematics & Science (CEMS); or
(4) Diplomaplus Certificate in Mathematics for School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology (PCM); or
(5) Certificate of Completion of the Advanced Mathematics Programme (AMM); or
(6) Certificate of Completion of the Higher Mathematics Programme (HMM).
Temasek Polytechnic
(1) Certificate in University Preparatory Mathematics or Certificate in University Preparatory Programme Mathematics
(updated May 2017)
Test schedule for AY2019/20 cohort:
Application will close after 5pm, 26 June 2019.
For students admitted to School of Computing, download application form here.
For students admitted to Faculty of Engineering
and other noncomputing faculties, click here to apply(link to be updated).
There is no shortlisting exercise for this test  applicants should turn up for the test as scheduled. There will also not be any separate acknowledgement of application, or notification or reminder about the test.
Listed below are papers from past years for reference. No answers will be provided.
For those who are keen, try these practise problems (answers and hints provided in the document).
These are two standard ALevel mathematics textbooks:

Pure Mathematics 1 by L
Bostock and S Chandler

College Mathematics Volume
1 by Ho Soo Thong, Tay Yong Chiang and Koh Khee Meng

Introductory Mathematics (Revised Edition)
by Ng Wee Seng, McGrawHill