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Can I take the test at home?

Yes, you can take the test at home.

You can take the test anywhere you want. You have to be alone, in a quiet and well-lit space, however.

Do I need a webcam?

Yes, you need a webcam.

Make sure to have a computer or laptop with a webcam, microphone and speakers which are installed and working correctly.
A built in camera and mic in a laptop will work just fine. You can use the ProctorU platform to test your hardware.

Do I need a microphone?

Yes, you need a microphone.

Make sure to have a computer or laptop with a webcam, microphone and speakers which are installed and working correctly.
A built in camera and mic in a laptop will work just fine. You can use the ProctorU platform to test your hardware.

Do I need speakers?

Yes, you need speakers.

Make sure to have a computer or laptop with a webcam, microphone and speakers which are installed and working correctly.
A built in camera and mic in a laptop will work just fine. You can use the ProctorU platform to test your hardware.

Do I need to bring my ID?

Yes, you need to bring your ID.

Make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID. If you do not have a photo ID, you may not be able to take your exam.

Can I bring pen and paper?

You are allowed to use paper and a pencil to make notes.

You cannot use a pen during the exam. You will have to destroy your notes afterwards.

How many attempts do I get?

Most university programs allow for 3 attempts.

However, there are some exceptions. Click here to see exceptions.

Do I need to purchase additional attempts/resits?

Yes, you will need to purchase additional attempts separately.

The price differs per test type. Learn more about pricing here.

How can I prepare for the exam?

You can purchase practice material, as well as a mock exam which simulates real exam.

You can purchase practice material consisting of explanations, examples and endlessly randomized practice exercises. The exercises provide feedback on incorrect attempts, or attempts that are in the wrong form. You can also purchase a mock exam which simulates the real exam.

Maastricht University's Faculty of Economics and Business organises its own preparatory summer course, so for students applying to study at this faculty, the OMPT practice material will not be available.

Do I need to take the OMPT?

In most cases, your admissions office will tell you if you need to take the OMPT

In most cases, your admissions office will tell you if you need to take the OMPT, or what taking one of our exams means for your chance to be admitted somewhere during the admissions process. Some universities require you to take one of our online mathematics exams in order to be admitted, while for other universities taking one of our tests might increase your chances of enrolment.

You can always find a list of participating universities on our website, by clicking on the Register button. If you don't find the university program you want to apply to on that list, please ask your admissions office for advice on taking the OMPT.

My university is not on the list

If you don't find the university program you want to apply to on that list, please ask your admissions office for advice on taking the OMPT.

How do I schedule a test?

Please follow our step-by-step guide on how to schedule a test attempt here.

Can I use a calculator?

During the test, you are not allowed to use your own calculator. You will automatically gain access to a digital on-screen four-function calculator.

When practicing, you can use your own four-function calculator. A four-function calculator is one that only performs addition, subtraction, multiplication and division functions. Often, four-function calculators also have a square root, a percentage function, and an answer memory function (M+, M-, MS, MRC and/or MC). An example of a four-function calculator is pictured on the left.

How do I purchase a test attempt?

Once you have logged in to the platform, please click on STORE in the blue bar at the top of your screen.

You will then see a list of products. You can either purchase a test attempt, practice material, a mock exam or all three at the same time by purchasing the bundle.Once you have made your selection, click on "Add to cart". Next click on the green button labeled "Proceed to checkout". You then have to agree to the terms and conditions, after which you can click "Proceed to payment".

Can I use the exam results for more than one university?

Yes, it is possible to use one exam for multiple universities.

You can select which university programs you can use the exam results for when registering.

What is the passing grade?

The passing grade differs depending on the university program you are applying to.

Please verify what grade you are required to get with your admissions office.

How long does it take to receive my results?

It takes us a maximum of 5 business days to check and grade your results.

This goes for both the mock exam and the real exam.

Can I review my test results?

No, you cannot review your tests results.

Though you can review your mock exam online, we have to make sure the integrity of the real exam is well-protected. Therefore, it is unfortunately not possible to review the answers online.

Is my exam graded by a real person?

Yes, your exam is graded by a real person.

All exams, and mock exams, are checked and graded by trained mathematicians. Only the practice material is checked by a computer.

What should I do when I encounter an error during my exam?

Continue with your exam as best you can, and contact us after the exam has ended.

The proctor is only there to check for exam fraud, and will not be able to answer any questions about the exam. If you run into any errors, it’s best to continue with your exam as best you can and use the contact form below to contact us afterwards while you’re still being recorded. This ensures you lose as little time as possible during the exam.

Do you offer a book I can use to prepare for the exam?

No, we only offer digital practice materials.

Everything we offer, including the practice material and the mock exams, are digital only.

Can I take my exam during public holidays?

Yes, our exams are available all-year-round, without any exceptions.

However, keep in mind that it is possible that the exact time you want to take your exam might not be available due to the smaller number of available proctors. However, we do not expect you to have to divert from your desired start time by more than 60 minutes.

Do you provide a formula sheet during the exam?

No, we do not provide a formula sheet.

However, it is possible to write down a few formulas on a piece of paper the moment your exam starts.

How long is my certificate valid for?

Please check with your admissions office if your certificate will be acceptable.

We do not have an inherent validity to our certificates. Each university can decide this for themselves.

If I fail 3 times this year, can I take 3 more next year?

Please check this with your admissions office.

We leave it up to each university to decide whether or not they will accept students who take the exam more than 3 times over the course of more than 1 year.

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