Mathematics & Mathematics Education

Mathematics Qualifying Test

(For August 2016 Intake)

All Polytechnic Diploma holders who have been granted admission to the Bachelor of Science (Education) or Bachelor of Arts (Education) Programme at the National Institute of Education and who wish to read Mathematics as their Academic Subject are required to sit for a Mathematics Qualifying Test (MQT). Only those who perform satisfactorily in the MQT will be eligible to read Mathematics as their Academic Subject.

The MQT is a test of aptitude for solving mathematical problems. It covers all topics in Secondary School Elementary Mathematics and Additional Mathematics. In addition, questions on mathematical reasoning and logical thinking will be asked.

Please note that the MQT may be only taken once.

Test Result (2016)

Click here to view the result for test 2 (30 June 2016 )

Click here to view the result for test 1 (25 May 2016 )

Test Dates and Venue

Test 1 Test 2 Test 3
Date: 25 May 2016
Time: 2.00pm-3.30pm
Venue: NIE BLK7 TR722
Date: 30 June 2016
Time: 10.00 am - 11.30am
Venue: NIE BLK7 TR722
Date: 21 July 2016
Time: 3.30 pm - 5.00pm
Venue: NIE BLK7 TR708

Please note:
-Please bring along your NRIC or Passport for identification purpose when you sit for the test.
-Please also bring along your pen and scientific calculator for the test.


If you are offered admission to NIE and you need to sit for the MQT, you will have to register for the MQT.
CLick here to register

Sample Questions

Click the following link to download a set of sample MQT questions:

MQTsample.pdf (You need Acrobat Reader to open the file)

Please note that the document above is intended to provide MQT candidates with an idea of some possible types of MQT items. The actual format of the MQT may differ from that of the sample provided.


For enquiries on the MQT, please contact:

Asst Prof Zhu Ying