Architettura - Architecture TIL test

Admission rules for the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Architettura-Architecture for a.y. 2024/25 will be defined based on the guidelines that will be given by the Ministerial Decree to be published by the MUR in the coming weeks.

Below there is some information for the a.y. 2023/24, for which the test was organized locally following ministerial guidelines.


👉Test type and access rules for a.y. 2024/25 may change as result of decisions made by the MUR at national level.

Information regarding a.y. 2023/24

For the admission test applicants had 100 minutes to answer 50 questions. Questions were divided in 5 sections covering 5 different disciplines. The number of questions are organized as follows:  

  • 10 Reading comprehension questions
  • 10 Prior school knowledge, History (including art history) and General Knowledge questions
  • 10 Logic reasoning questions
  • 10 Drawing and Representation questions
  • 10 Mathematics and Physics questions

Each question had 5 possible answers (identified with A,B,C,D,E), only one of which was correct. The score was based on the following criteria:

  • 1 point for each correct answer
  • A penalty of 0,25 points (-0,25) for each incorrect answer
  • 0 points for each unanswered question

At the end of the TIL-A test candidates will immediately see the score obtained; the same score will also be available on their personal page of the Apply@Polito platform. 

Those who did not provide answers to any questions will not be placed into the ranking list.

In order to book the test, you must register on the Apply@poliTO platform and fill out all the required data. After the registration to the admission test, the specific registration fee should be paid, respecting the terms and deadlines indicated in the Call for applications for admissions to the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architettura-Architecture 2024/25.

If you want to participate in the TIL-A test, we remind you that under the Apply section named “Select your course” you must necessarily select the degree in Architettura-Architecture.

Information regarding a.y. 2023/24

In order to get ready to take the TIL test please consult Annex A  of the DM n. 451 del 08/05/2023 called Programmi relativi alla prova di ammissione ai corsi di laurea e di laurea specialistica/magistrale a ciclo unico, direttamente finalizzati alla formazione di Architetto a.a. 2023/24The Italian version shall constitute the sole authentic text and will be referred to for any legal matters.


The English translation of the topics indicated of the Annex A of the Ministerial Decree is a support to the student community and has no legal effects

For admission applicants are required to understand and analyse different written texts, have an aptitude to logical-mathematical reasoning, have sufficient general knowledge with special focus on history, geography, social sciences and institutions, design and representation, mathematics and physics.  The required skills and knowledge reflect the education offered by high schools that organize teaching in accordance with the National Guidelines for High Schools and with the Guidelines for Technical Schools and Professional School, in preparation for the State Examination for Professional Practice. 

Reading comprehension

The questions intend to assess the applicant’s ability to understand written texts of various kinds in the Italian language and with different communicative purposes. The questions are about scientific or narrative texts by classical or contemporary authors, or current news published in newspapers or texts from general or specialized journals.

Logical reasoning

The questions seek to test the applicant’s ability to use logical reasoning  in a manner consistent with the premises. These premises are set out in symbolic or verbal form and concern cases or problems, including abstract issues, which require different forms of logical reasoning to be solved. 

Prior school knowledgeThe questions or even short texts of various types and themes help to verify the applicant’s skills acquired in school and his/her general culture or knowledge of issues that are part of the contemporary public debate. In particular, the questions seek to verify:

  • the applicant’s ability to orient himself/herself in space and time, i.e. to contextualise important historical-cultural phenomena in geographical space and historical time, including specific artistic-architectural events, works of architecture or art movements;
  • the applicant’s knowledge of the main national and international institutions;
  • the applicant’s understanding of legal and economic issues and citizenship.

For non-EU applicants residing abroad:

  • general knowledge questions on international issues studied in school or part of the contemporary public debate complete this assessment.

Drawing and RepresentationThe test assesses of the applicant’s ability to analyse graphs, drawings, iconic representations or correspondences with the objects in question. The test also verifies if the applicant has the elementary notions of representation (plans, elevations, axonometric projections).

Mathematics and PhysicsThe test seeks to verify if the applicant masters the following topics: 

  • Sets of numbers and arithmetic calculation (natural, relative, rational, real numbers; sorting and comparison of numbers; order of magnitude; operations, powers, radicals, logarithms), algebraic calculation, Euclidean geometry (polygons, circumference and circle, measures of lengths, surfaces and volumes, isometry, similarities and equivalences, geometric places), analytic geometry (fundamentals), probability and statistics (fundamentals), elements of trigonometry (fundamentals)
  • elementary principles of Mechanics: definition of fundamental physical quantities (displacement, velocity, acceleration, mass, momentum, strength, weight, work and power); law of inertia, Newton’s law and principle of action and reaction), fundamentals of Statics
  • elementary notions on the principles of Thermodynamics (general concepts of temperature, heat, specific heat, expansion of materials)
  • Basics of Electrostatics and Electrodynamics: Coulomb’s law, field and electric potential, capacitors, capacitors in series and in parallel, direct current, electrical resistance, Ohm’s law, resistors in series and in parallel.

After the registration on the Apply@polito platform, on your personal page you will have at your disposal specific multimedia materials that can help you prepare for the admission test. A test simulator is also available.


After registering to the Apply@polito platform, you will be able to:

  • register for the admission test
  • get information on general issues and on the programmes you are interested in
  • use teaching materials and take simulation tests: in this section you will find study materials to perpare for the admission test, simulation tests and preparatory study materials, including the video lessons of the bridging course in mathematics (useful if you need to fill in any gaps in your math knowledge)