IMS Preparation

IMS Preparation courses in Zurich

Every year in March, many Swiss students take the IMS entrance examination in Zurich (in 2020, however, the examination takes place at the end of fall). This exam is the great challenge that your children must master in order to attend an IT secondary school, short IMS, in Switzerland. The IMS is a 4-year program that starts after the third year of high school level A.

The school is attended for three full years before a one-year internship with a company is scheduled. The obtained degree is the commercial vocational Matura as well as the diploma of vocational education and training as a computer scientist. Especially the latter is becoming more and more important in today's world, which is why many students choose an IT secondary school.

In addition, the degree from the IT secondary school enables students to start their practical training, attend higher technical schools and study at universities of applied sciences. However, to benefit from the great opportunities and possibilities of this professional field, your children must first pass the IMS entrance examination. This is exactly how we have been helping a wide variety of Swiss students at the Lern-Forum in Zurich for many years.

The IMS Entrance Exam

Registration for the IMS entrance examination

In order to register your child for the entrance examination, they must attend or have completed the third year of high school, level A or B. Alternatively, registration is also possible after completing an equivalent education, but your children must not be 18 years old before May 1st of the entry year. You can easily register your children via the corresponding online portal

 

Contents of the IMS entrance examination

The entrance examination for the IT secondary school is divided into three examination subjects. Besides mathematics and German, French is also tested. The examinations in mathematics and German take 90 minutes each, whereas the examination in French takes only 60 minutes. In mathematics, geometry is covered in addition to algebra and arithmetic. Text comprehension, language review and the writing of a short essay are on the examination schedule in both German and French.

Passing the IMS entrance examination

The exam is considered passed with an average grade of at least 4.0, with the grade consisting of 40% mathematics, 40% German and 20% French. So, if your child achieves a minimum grade of 4.0 in the entrance examination, they can start at an IT secondary school in Zurich.

Successful IMS preparation

To ensure that your children have the best chances in the IMS entrance exam, we prepare them in the best possible way for the upcoming exam in our preparation courses. Our experienced teaching staff work with teaching materials adapted to the current curriculum, take a close look at the strengths and weaknesses of the students and repeat and deepen the three examination subjects, mathematics, German and French, in effective course sessions.

This is how we have been preparing countless Swiss students very successfully for the entrance examination for the IT secondary school for many years, which is probably also the reason why our IMS preparation course is extremely popular. With our preparation courses we not only significantly increase the chances of a successful entrance examination, but also significantly help your children to get started at the IT secondary school. Therefore, the professional and efficient preparation for the IMS entrance examination is a good choice for all students, which they will not regret!

  • Information & registration
  • Video IMS

Kursdaten IMS Kurse

Course Level Starting date Time Location Details Cost CHF Available
IMS 4. Woche Sommerferien 3. Sek. 09.08.21 - 13.08.21 09.00 - 12.00 Zürich Kreuzplatz Details 780.-- booked out  
IMS 4. Woche Sommerferien 3. Sek. 09.08.21 - 13.08.21 09.00 - 12.00 Zürich Kreuzplatz Details 780.-- many Register
IMS 5. Woche Sommerferien 3. Sek. 16.08.21 - 20.08.21 09.00 - 12.00 Zürich Kreuzplatz Details 780.-- few Register
IMS (13 x)
Mi 16.45 h + Sa 12.30 h
3. Sek. ab 28.8.21 12.30 -15.30 Zürich Kreuzplatz Details 2280.-- many Register
IMS (13 x)
Mi 13.30 h + Sa 9.00 h
3. Sek. ab 28.8.21 09.00 -12.00 Zürich Kreuzplatz Details 2280.-- few Register
IMS 1. Woche Herbstferien 3. Sek. 11.10 21 - 15.10.21 12.30 - 15.30 Zürich Kreuzplatz Details 780.-- many Register
IMS 1. Woche Herbstferien 3. Sek. 11.10.21 - 15.10.21 09.00 - 12.00 Zürich Kreuzplatz Details 780.-- many Register
IMS 2. Woche Herbstferien 3. Sek. 18.10.21 - 22.10.21 12.30 - 15.30 Zürich Kreuzplatz Details 780.-- many Register
IMS 2. Woche Herbstferien 3. Sek. 18.10.21 - 22.10.21 09.00 - 12.00 Zürich Kreuzplatz Details 780.-- many Register

Prüfungsarchiv ZAP Informatikmittelschule

Exam archive short-track Gymnasium
after secondary year 2/3

Examinations 2018

Mathematics tasks

Mathematics SOLUTIONS

Deutsch Sprachprüfung Text 

Deutsch Sprachprüfung Aufgaben

SOLUTIONS Language exam German

Aufsatzhemen

French language exam

French Text Listening

French Audio text French

Language test SOLUTIONS
 

Testing tasks 2017

Mathematics Tasks

Mathematics SOLUTIONS

English text Language exam

English language exam

English language exam

SOLUTIONS English

essay theme

French language exam

French Text Listening

French Audio text French

Language test SOLUTIONS
 

Examination tasks 2016

Mathematics Tasks

Mathematics SOLUTIONS

English text Language exam

English language exam

English language exam

SOLUTIONS English

essay theme

French language exam

French Text Listening

French Audio text French

Language examination SOLUTIONS

 

Examination tasks 2015

Mathematics Tasks

Mathematics SOLUTIONS

English text Language exam

English language exam

English language exam

SOLUTIONS English

essay theme

French language exam

French Text Listening

French Audio text French

Language examination SOLUTIONS

 

Testing tasks 2014

Mathematics Tasks

Mathematics SOLUTIONS

English text Language exam

English language exam

English language exam

SOLUTIONS English

essay theme

French language exam

French Text Listening

French Audio text French

Language examination SOLUTIONS

Will the IMS exam 2021 take place? - school year 2022/2023

This year the exam will be held regardless and will take place after the autumn holidays. The grades of the certificates do not count.
Subjects: Mathematics, German, French (no oral examination)

Date of the entrance examination

Mon./Tue. 1./2. Nov 2021

BMS preparation

FMS preparation

Matura preparation

  • Multicheck Preparation

    Are you in the process of deciding on a career or vocational training position? We offer prep courses for the Multicheck and Basic-Check.

  • Typing

    10 finger typing and spelling for children and adolescents.

  • Login

    Log in to view saved essays

  • Essay Practice at Home

    Write an essay and have it corrected by teachers. Essay training in Zurich and Aargau.

  • Buy Teaching Materials

    Buy Teaching materials and exercise material. Lern-Forum Shop.

  • Lern-Forum Shop

    Lern-Forum Shop. Exercises available for purchase. Learning material for examination preparation. German, Mathematics and French Preparatory material for purchase.

  • Gymivorbereitung Online

    Mit unserer Gymivorbereitung online bieten wir Ihren Kindern auch in diesen komplizierten Zeiten die Möglichkeit, sich auf die zentrale Aufnahmeprüfung im März vorzubereiten.