Placement Tests

Placement Tests in  Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Once admitted, students may be required to take placement tests in Physics and Chemistry. Those admitted to Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Medicine are exempt from these examinations.

It is highly recommended to study in the Pre-University Education Center.  The center offers courses for those who need to prepare for the placement tests and for the studies at the Technion. A year-long program offers intensive basic knowledge courses in Hebrew, Mathematics, Physics and English. A special program caters to new immigrants and newcomers to Israel.

Those who think that they have all the knowledge that is needed for the placement tests can register only to them in this website

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Mathematics Placement Test

When applying for all study programs, except architecture and landscape architecture - the matriculation certificate must meet one of the following two conditions:

  1. Certificate that includes 5 units of Mathematics with a grade of 70 or higher. If the grade is lower than 70, the candidate must pass a math placement test and receive a grade of 70 or higher. The math placement test  is an internal test of the Technion.
  2. The certificate includes 4 units of Mathematics, and provided that the candidate has passed a math placement test and received a grade of 70 or higher.

When applying for Architecture and / or Landscape Architecture - a matriculation certificate that includes at least 4 units of Mathematics with a grade of 70 or higher, without the need to pass the placement test in Mathematics.

Exemptions for foreign matriculants recognized by the Technion

Further information can be found here.

Physics Placement Test

A Physics placement test is required for all students at the Technion. The test is a prerequisite for all Physics courses in the first year.  The Physics test has two parts: mechanics and electricity. Each part is about two and a half hours. You may choose to do both on the same day or test on separate dates.

Students with prior studies in Physics at high school or college level may submit diplomas and syllabus to us for consideration.

Chemistry Placement Test

The Chemistry placement test is required for students in the following programs: Education in Biology and Environmental Studies l Materials Engineering l Biology l Chemical Engineering l Biotechnology and Food Engineering l Biology l Environmental Engineering l Biochemistry Engineering.

The Chemistry placement test is required for all students at the Technion in the programs above. The test is a prerequisite for Chemistry courses in the first year.

Please note that all the preparatory courses and placement tests are in Hebrew.

More information.

Exemptions from Placements Tests

פטורים מבחינות הסיווג לבעלי בגרות זרה
Exemptions from placement tests
Type of TestMath Placement testPhysics PlacementTestChemistry Placement Test
Exemption from Two Parts Exemption from One Part
APCalculus BC - 4 or higher
Physics C- 3 partsExemption from Mechanics: Physics C Mechanics
Electricity Exemption: Physics C Electricity and Magnetism
4 or higher
BAC

14 or higher10 or higher15 or higher
OSSD

70 or higher70 or higher70 or higher
GCSE

Advanced Level
B or higher
High level- B or higher
B or higher
IEB

High level - 5 or higher

5 or higher5 or higher
Australian Matriculation A or higherA or higherA or higher
IB
High level- 5 or higher

5 or higher5 or higher