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General Information about the Entrance Exams

Below is a table listing the possible dates and locations where you can take the University entrance exam for 2017.

New dates are updated as they arrive, Please check this page every few weeks:


 Exam Location

 Veterinary Programme
(5.5 yr)
Warsaw, Poland

 Veterinary Programme
(6 yr)
Brno, Czech Republic

 General and Dental Medical Programme
(6 yr) 
Košice, Slovakia

Pharmacy Programme
(5 yr)
Brno, Czech Republic **

 Medical Programme
(6 yr) 
Bratislava, Slovakia


6.5.17 -    


29.4.17 -    










Once a month







- 21.6.17   -




6.5.17 29.7.17   -
Slovakia TBA TBA






Sri Lanka TBA TBA -  




Singapore TBA TBA -  

30.6.17 TBA -   -
Greece TBA TBA -   -
Cyprus TBA - -   -
Turkey TBA TBA -   -






* The application period of the Pharmacy study program in Brno University is over for the coming academic year (begins in September 2017).

** Pharmacy entrance exam for Brno University will be scheduled individually with the applicant.

How do I register for the entrance exam?

Every applicant is required to take the univerisy entrance exam. Once you have submitted your online application form and paid the application fee, contact your country’s IMS coordinator  to register for the entrance exam. 

For those who feel unprepared, IMS offers an intensive preparation course.

For sample questions on past exams, please click here.

Below are topics and sample questions from past exams.

Topics covered in the biology entrance exam

Topics covered in the chemistry entrance exam

Sample questions from past chemistry entrance exams

Sample questions from past biology entrance exams

Topics covered in  the biology entrance exam

  1. The study of life.
  2. The cell: The basic unit of life. The common function and structure of all cells. Amino Acids.
  3. The two types of cells: Prokaryotic and  eukaryotic. Nucleoid, cell wall, cell membrane. Nucleus mitochondria, endoplasmatic reticulum, ribosomes,  Golgi bodies, centrioles, cytoskeleton, vesicles, lysosomes, plasma membrane, Cartilage, Chloroplast.
  4. The chemical reaction: Glycolysis, fermentation,  photosynthesis, ATP, enzymes. Lipids, Fagocytosis, Cytokinesis.
  5. Transport in the cell: Diffusion, osmosis, passive and active transport.
  6. The cell cycle: The cycle in prokaryotes the cycle in eukaryotes - four phases of growth and division. Meiosis: the stages of meiosis, Mitosis.
  7. Foundations of the genetics: Genes on chromosomes, environmental effect on gene expression, Disease.
  8. DNA: The structure of DNA, replication, transcription, translation. The gene mutation - a change in base sequence. Chromatida, Recombination.
  9. RNA, mRNA
  10. The reproduction and development of the organism: Fertilisation, embryonic development and postembryonic development.
  11. The noncellular organism: Viruses and viroides.
  12. The protists: iGeneral characteristics and classification.
  13. Infection Disease
  14. Vitamins
  15. Immune Response
  16. Steroid, Hormones
  17. Blood type
  18. Nervous system, Blood system, Respiratory system

 Topics covered in the chemistry entrance exam

  1. Atomic theory of matter. Structure of the atom. Isotopes. Atomic orbital. Electron configuration of elements. Types of radiation (beta,alpha,gamma,cosmic).
  2. Atomic symbols and chemical formulas. Systematic naming of anorganic compounds.
  3. Periodic table of the elements. Periods and groups.
  4. Mass and moles of substance. Atomic weight, molecular weight. Definition of mole. Avogadro´s number.
  5. Calculations involving solutions. Mass percentage. Molar concentration.
  6. Ionic and covalent bonding. Polar covalent bond. Hydrogen bond. Moment dipole, electrolyte.
  7. Chemical reactions. Rates of reactions. Chemical equilibrium. Equilibrium constant. Type of reaction: elimination, hydration, hydrogenation.
  8. Acid - base concepts. Brönsted - Lowry concept of acids and bases. Relative strength of acids       and bases. The pH concept. Buffers.
  9. Oxidation - equilibrium reduction. Oxidation numbers.
  10. Saturated hydrocarbons. Alcanes and cycloalcanes. Nomenclature.
  11. Unsaturated hydrocarbons. Alkenes and alkynes. Nomenclature. Addition reactions. Aromatic hydrocarbons.  
  12. Derivatives of hydrocarbons. Alcohols, phenols and ethers. Physical and chemical properties. Nomenclature.thiols.
  13. Aldehydes and ketones. The oxidation of aldehydes and ketones. Nomenclature.
  14. Carboxylic acids. The reactions of carboxylics acids. Esters, anhydrides, amides.
  15. Amines. Chemical properties. Nomenclature.
  16. Carbohydrates. Monosaccharides, disaccharides, polysaccharides. Optical isomerism.
  17. Lipids. Fats and oils. Chemical properties., Saponification
  18. Proteins.
    1. Types of proteins
    2. Vitamins
    3. Enzymes : type, names
    4. Compound that toxic for human
    5. Anticoagulant of blood
    6. Structure of amino acid
    7. Bases in DNA: structures, names
    8. Antibiotics: structure, mode of action (tetracycline, peniciline, …)
    9. Aspirin: structure
    10. Histamines
    11. Cholesterol , Derivatives  of cholesterol
    12. Natural rubber

Sample questions from past chemistry entrance exams

1.  We have 45g pure KCL (100%). How many ml H2O must we add to  prepare a 20% solution?

2. Calculate pH of KOH solution when its concentration is 10-2

3. Give the n and 1 numbers for the orbitals.
   3 d
   4 f
   6 s

4. Propanon is reduced to...............................................    .

5.  Total oxidation of methanol gives............................................    .

6. R1COO - R2 is a general formula for.........................................    .

7.  Determine the oxidation numbers of the elements in the compound  KMnO4.

8. What kind of bond exist in the molecule of BaCl2.

9. Write the electron configuration of the element having atomic number 12.

10. Benzyl is a radical derived from
 a) benzen
 b) phenol
 c) toluen
 d) naphthalene

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Sample questions from past biology entrance exams

1. Mutations are abrupt inheritable changes in:
a)  chromosomes
b)  phenotype
c)  centromere

2. The cell division process witch produces two daughter cells is:
a)  fertilisation
b)  conjugation
c)  mitosis

3. Formation of haploid cells by a distinctive form of cell division is:
a)  meiosis
b)  mitosis
c)  fertilisation

4. Can a light microscope reveal the presence of the plasma / cytoplasm /
membrane directly?
a)  yes
b)  no

5. Witch organism have cell walls:
a)  animal cells
b)  plant cells
c)  mycoplasms

6. The four /4/ classes of biological molecules are:..........................................

7. The intake of fluid droplets by a cells is :
a)  exocytosis
b)  phagocytosis
c)   pinocytosis

8. Nucleotides of  RNA contain the following different bases:
a)  A, G, T and U
b)  A, G, C and U
c)  A, G, C and T

9. Nucleotides of DNA contain of following four different bases:
a)  A, G, C and T
b)  A, G, C and U
c)  A, G, T and U

10. The intracellular locations sites of protein synthesis are within:
a)  chromosomes
b)  ribosomes
c)  endoplamic reticulum

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