The Bergen Academies (BCA, BCTS) Entrance Exam  

The Bergen Academies (BCA, BCTS) entrance exam is composed of 40 mathematics questions (1 hour) and a essay writing test (45 minutes). 

The following sample test and practice problem sets were downloaded from the Bergen County Academies admissions website. These sample tests are publicly available and may be used for you to get a rough idea of what the Bergen Academies or Bergen Tech entrance exam may look like. Each year, however, there have been changes to the Bergen Academies entrance exam in terms of the difficulty level, the topics tested, the weight of each topic in the exam (the mathematics section), and the genre of the story (the essay section). The Bergen Academies entrance exam is the same as the Bergen Tech (Teterboro Campus) entrance exam. 

 

BCA / BT Sample Test 1 (math)  - the link to Sample Test 1 is temporarily inactivated.

BCA / BT Practice Problem Set 1  (#4 in Practice Problems Set 1 is worded vaguely. Ignore this problem.)

BCA / BT Practice Problem Set 2

BCA / BT Practice Problem Set 3

BCA / BT Practice Problem Set 4

BCA / BT Practice Problem Set 5

BCA / BT Practice Problem Set 6

BCA / BT Practice Problem Set 7

Here are some questions and answers about the Bergen County Academies entrance exam. 

When is the Bergen County Academies Entrance Exam administered?

The Bergen County Academies (BCA) Entrance Exam (or the Bergen County Technical School, Bergen Tech, Teterboro Campus) takes place on the first Saturday and the first Sunday of January unless the test dates fall on January 1st or 2nd. You may choose from Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon.

How long is the Bergen Academies Entrance Exam?

The Bergen County Academies entrance exam itself takes 1 hour 45 minutes: 1 hour for the mathematics section and 45 minutes for the essay section. However, on the entrance exam date, it takes more than three hours from arrival to release.

What mathematics topics are tested in the Bergen County Academies entrance exam? Do you need to know algebra 2 or high school geometry?

The mathematics topics that appear in the Bergen Academies entrance exam vary year by year. You do not need to know the topics covered in algebra 2 or high school geometry even though they are helpful. If you have learned pre-algebra and basic geometry concepts, you are ready to prepare for the test. If you have learned or are learning algebra 1, algebra 2, or high school geometry, you are generally in a better position than those who are taking pre-algebra in 8th grade.

We will add more questions-and-answers about the Bergen County Academies Entrance Test. 

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