The BBU Math-CS Contest 2022

Rules of the BBU Math-CS Contest 2022

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science is organizing a simulation of the Admission Competition on the 25th of March.

1. Aim of the competition

By organizing the BBU Math-CS Contest 2022, the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Babeș-Bolyai University is offering the opportunity to all those who wish to study at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science to take a test similar to the written competition from the admission period in July 2022. This year, the results obtained in the BBU Math-CS Contest 2022 will not be considered part of the average admission grade to the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, taking place in July 2022.

2. The subjects of the competition

In the BBU Math-CS Contest 2022, the candidates will receive either a mathematics subject or a computer science subject, depending on the option expressed at registration. The subjects will be in a multiple-choice format, as a grid test, similar in structure and difficulty to those that will appear in the July 2022 admission competition. The subjects will be written in Romanian, Hungarian, German, or English depending on the choice made when applying.

3. Evaluation of the grid test

  1. Each question has at least one correct answer and at least one incorrect answer. There are no "I don't know" answers.
  2. Each question has an associated 'p' mark which the candidate receives if he/she ticks all the correct answers and only those.
  3. If a question has an associated 'p' score and has a number of correct answers 't', and a number of incorrect answers 'f', then:
    1. If one of the correct answers, “t,” is ticked, then the candidate receives "p/t" marks
    2. If one of the incorrect answers, “f”, is ticked, then the candidate receives "(-0.66)*p/f" points (i.e. is penalized).
    3. The score for this question is minimum "0" (if the result of the evaluation of all ticks made by the candidate is negative, then the result is replaced by "0") and maximum "p".

4. Date and venue

The BBU Math-CS Contest 2022 will take place online, on the 25th of March 2022, at 3 p.m.

5. Competition calendar

  • Registration: 28th of February 2022 – 17th of March 2022, 6 p.m.
  • Candidates' login to the competition platform: 17th of March 2022 – 18th of March 2022
  • Simulation of the competition: 19th of March 2022, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Competition: 25th of March 2022, 3 p.m.
  • Posting of provisional results on the faculty website: 26th of March 2022
  • Posting of final results on the faculty website: 28th of March 2022

6. Conditions of participation

The BBU Math-CS Contest 2022 is addressed to high school students in the 12th or 11th grade and to people who have obtained the baccalaureate diploma in previous years and who wish to test their knowledge in order to be admitted to the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Babeș-Bolyai University.

7. Registration

To apply for the competition, candidates must take the following steps:

  1. Payment of the participation fee: The participation fee for the competition is 250 RON. The participation fee for the competition must be paid via bank transfer, postal money order or internet banking to the account opened at BN Trezoreria Cluj, Account No.:
    RO35TREZ21620F330500XXXX
    Cod Fiscal 4305849 (this information is mandatory)
    To be added:
    UBB-FMI
    Surname, Name (NOT ANOTHER PERSON)
    Taxă de participare concurs Mate-Info UBB 2022
    
  2. Please prepare a scanned copy of the document showing the payment of the participation fee.
  3. Please prepare a scanned copy of the ID card.
  4. Fill out the online form on the faculty page at the following address:
    http://www.cs.ubbcluj.ro/concursul-mate-info-ubb-2022/inscrierea-unui-candidat-nou/
  5. Following the registration, the candidate will receive a confirmation e-mail with the necessary information for logging on to the competition platform.If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail within 24 hours, please send an e-mail to admitere@cs.ubbcluj.ro. The candidates are requested to check both their inbox and the spam/junk folder in their mailbox. The confirmation e-mail will contain a competition number, a username, a login password, and the address of the competition platform. At the end of each day of the registration period, the competition numbers of the registered candidates will be posted on the faculty page at the following address:
    http://www.cs.ubbcluj.ro/concursul-mate-info-ubb-2022/lista-candidati/
  6. Candidates are required to log in to the competition platform using the information received by e-mail (described in point 5) and to activate their competition account starting with the 17th of March 2022.
  7. On the 19th of March 2022, between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. each candidate is required to log on to the competition platform and take a mock test of the contest. At the beginning of the test, the candidate shows his/her identity card in such a way that the image in the webcam shows the ID card and the candidate's face at the same time. The purpose of this demonstration test is to get candidates used to the competition platform.

The processing of candidates' personal data will be done in compliance with the European GDPR Regulation 679/2016.

All the steps listed above are mandatory for a candidate's full registration and participation in the contest.

8. Competition topics

The competition topic, as per Annex 1 and Annex 2, is identical to the topic of the written exam of the admission competition in July 2022. The two annexes form an integral part of these rules and can be found on the faculty page at the following addresses:

Annex 1: http://www.cs.ubbcluj.ro/tematica-matematica-admitere/
Annex 2: http://www.cs.ubbcluj.ro/tematica-informatica-admitere/

9. Conduct of the competition

On the 25th of March 2022 at 3 p.m. the competition will start. The competitors will have 3 hours to solve all the multiple-choice questions. The questions must be solved in the order shown. The competition platform will not allow the candidate to go back to the previous subjects. The questions have different levels of difficulty.

At the beginning of the competition, the candidate shows his/her ID card in such a way that the image in the webcam shows the ID card and the candidate's face at the same time. The candidate may use blank sheets of paper as drafts. It is mandatory that the participant has the web camera open and always working during the competition.

10. Technical requirements

To be able to use the competition platform, candidates are required to meet the following technical requirements:

  • a desktop PC or laptop, no tablet or phone
  • a recent version of Chrome or Chrome-based browser
  • internet connection with adequate speed and stability (minimum download speed 1Mbps, minimum upload speed 3Mbps)
  • the clock and time zone on your computer must be set correctly (to the Romanian time zone)
  • functional and tested webcam/microphone
  • the candidate must calibrate his/her webcam so that it is filmed directly from the front, with the whole face visible in the image
  • adequate lighting in the room throughout the contest

11. Anti-fraud rules

The candidates are required to observe the following rules. Failure to comply with these rules will result in the candidate being eliminated from the competition.

  • The candidates are not allowed to wear headphones; they are allowed to use loudspeakers whose sound is picked up by the microphone.
  • The candidates are not allowed to wear sunglasses, their eyes must be visible; glasses are allowed
  • The candidate must be alone in the room during the examination
  • The candidate is not allowed to open any application other than the browser with the examination platform
  • The candidate is not allowed to use more than one monitor
  • When requested by the competition platform, the candidate is obliged to share the entire screen
  • Only blank sheets, writing instruments, and a bottle/glass of water are allowed on the candidate's desk
  • At the beginning of the test, the candidate shows his/her ID card in such a way that the webcam image shows the ID card and the candidate's face at the same time.

Dean,
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Anca Andreica

Information about the previous edition of the Mate-Info UBB competition is available at this address.