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Arrupe Jesuit University Aptitude Test

Arrupe Competency & Aptitude Test (ACAT)


Date: July 27, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM – 13:00

Venue: Arrupe College.

The Nature of the Examination.

It is a computer  or paper based test. This means that candidates should expect to do the test using a Microsoft Windows computer. Some basic knowledge of computer operation: use of mouse and keyboard; web browser, Microsoft Word Document, and Calculator are expected. The test will comprise of four Areas: English Grammar, Basic Mathematics, Critical Thinking and Ethical Thinking.

First Test

English Grammar and Verbal Thinking: There will be two sections

Section A (1 Hour)

There will be 50 Objective Questions in this Section –

They are Reading and Listening Comprehensions, vocabulary and grammar.

Section B (1 Hour)

There will be one Essay Question in this Section. The candidate is expected to choose an essay question and write on it. The topics will not be made available before the test.

Break: There will be a 30 Minute Break after the first examination.

Second Test

Quantitative Reasoning & Mathematics. (1 Hour)

This will comprise of basic Algebra, arithmetic, statistics (including probability theory), set theories, and trigonometry.

There will be only one section in this test; and there will be only 30 Questions.

Third Test

Critical Thinking and Ethical Thinking. (1 Hour)

Section A (30 Minutes)

Critical Thinking.

There will be 30 Questions in this section: What is expected in this section is not the candidate’s knowledge of a particular content, for instance, definitions and meaning of words or concepts but rather natural logical reasoning abilities.

Section B (30 Minutes)

Ethical Thinking

There will be 30 Questions in this section: What is expected in this section is not the candidate’s knowledge of particular ethical content or knowledge of scriptures but moral reasoning.


The results will be made available to the candidates and their superiors at least two weeks after the test. The main purpose of the test, at this time, is to find the best way to assist students in their academic development.

N:B: Please note that Arrupe is still accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Academic year into BA & MA degree programs.


First Test Sample Questions.


  1. Choose the right proposition for the following question: Mandela was absorbed _________ his work when the phone rang.

A. In

B. With

C. At

D. Of

2. Choose the right word to fill in the blank space: We ____ at a desk to write a letter to the King of Baganda

A. Sit

B. Seat

C. To be seated

D. Seating

3. Choose the sentence that best negates the following: She works well alone

A. She do works well alone

B. She does not works well alone

C. She does not work well alone

D. She not does works well alone

4. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

I receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility. It’s an award that speaks to our  highest aspirations ­­ that for all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice.  And yet, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the considerable controversy that your  generous decision has generated. In part, this is because I am at the beginning, and not the  end, of my labors on the world stage. Compared to some of the giants of history who’ve  received this prize ­­ Schweitzer and King, Marshall and Mandela ­­ my accomplishments are  slight. And then there are the men and women around the world who’ve been jailed and beaten in the pursuit of justice; those who toil in humanitarian organizations to relieve  suffering; the unrecognized millions whose quiet acts of courage and compassion inspire even the most hardened cynics. I cannot argue with those who find these men and women ­­ some known, some obscure to all but those they help ­­ to be far more deserving of this honor than I. (Speech of President, Obama)

5. The speaker is better than the following individuals

A. Schweitzer

B. King

C. Marshall and Mandella

D. None of the above.

6. What is the synonym of the word: Ameliorate?

A. Ameliorate

B. Enrich

C. Better

D. Destroy

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