# Entrance Exams

**Structure of the entrance competitions:**

- Personal achievements contest (portfolio) - 15 points maximum
- Interview – 100 points maximum

The final score for the admission is calculated according to this formula:

The final score = min (100, portfolio points + interview points)

Thus, the highest possible score for the admission is 100 points.

The passing score for the Educational programme «Mathematics» is 31 points which means that students with a final score of 30 and less cannot be admitted to education. Applicants with a highest admission scores have right to take part in the competition for partial or full exemption from tuition fee.

#### Individual achievement contest

The format: portfolio is evaluated in absentia of the applicant on the basis of documents submitted to the Selection Committee.

Main criteria for portfolio evaluation:

- learning outcome,
- personal achievements ,
- scientific publications ,
- professional experience.

#### Interview

The structure of the interview:

Part 1: A conversation about your motives for entering the master’s degree program and your professional interests (5-10 minutes), maximum 10 points.

Part 2: A basic field of study test (60 minutes), maximum 90 points.

The total score for the interview will be obtained by adding part 1 points to part 2 points.

Part 1 in more detail:

Format: a conversation with the examiner.

An applicant will have to explain in English his motives for entering the master’s degree program and talk about one of the problems of the area of his professional interests (for instance, a summary of his graduate qualification work at the previous level of education, or any mathematical problem that he has interest in at all).

Evaluation criteria: the following things are being assessed:

*the applicant’s ability to conduct a conversation in English**the applicant’s ability to clearly explain the chosen mathematical problem**the applicant’s ability to clearly formulate his point of view and prove it reasonably**the applicant’s knowledge of general scientific research methods.*

Maximum score for Part 1 of the interview – 10 points.

Part 2 in more detail:

Format: the applicant receives a writing assignment on the following areas of mathematics:

*differential calculus of functions of one and several real variables**integral calculus of functions of one and several real variables**linear algebra**analytic geometry**ordinary differential equations**general algebra**general topology**probability theory*

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**Part 1:** A conversation about your motives for entering the master’s degree program and your professional interests (5-10 minutes), maximum **10 points.**

**Part 2: **A basic field of study test (60 minutes), maximum **90 points.**

The total score for the interview will be obtained by adding part 1 points to part 2 points.

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*Part 1 in more detail:*

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**Format:** a conversation with the examiner.

An applicant will have to explain in English his motives for entering the master’s degree program and talk about one of the problems of the area of his professional interests (for instance, a summary of his graduate qualification work at the previous level of education, or any mathematical problem that he has interest in at all).

**Evaluation criteria:** the following things are being assessed:

· the applicant’s ability to conduct a conversation in English

· the applicant’s ability to clearly explain the chosen mathematical problem

· the applicant’s ability to clearly formulate his point of view and prove it reasonably

· the applicant’s knowledge of general scientific research methods.

Maximum score for *Part 1 *of the interview – **10 points.**

*Part 2 in more detail:*

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Format: the applicant receives a writing assignment on the following areas of mathematics:

· differential calculus of functions of one and several real variables

· integral calculus of functions of one and several real variables

· linear algebra

· analytic geometry

· ordinary differential equations

· general algebra

· general topology

· probability theory

**Part 2 writing assignment consists of the following things**:

1. *Theoretical questions (formulate a definition or theorem). *

Two questions are given, each is rated from 0 to 5 points.

Maximum score for theoretical questions – **10 points.**

*2. **Tasks of the basic level of difficulty. *10 tasks are given, each is rated from 0 to 5 points.

The maximum score for tasks of a basic difficulty level –

**50 points**

*.**3. **Tasks of increased complexity. *There are two tasks of increased complexity, each is rated from 0 to 15 points. Maximum score for tasks of increased complexity –

**30 points**.

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The total score for the Part 2 will be obtained by adding theoretical questions points to tasks points.

Maximum score for the Part 2 – **90 points.**

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Maximum score for the interview – **100 points.**