Experience and advice


Preparation for the entrance examination is done through preparatory classes and the Manual for the entrance examination to the Faculty of Forestry and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and the Department of Ecological Engineering in the protection of soil and water resources by Dr. Dragica Obratov-Petković, Dr. Matilda Đukić and Dr. Milka Glavendekić. The manual is available in the book shop of the Faculty.
Entrance exam in biology is taken through a test. The test consists of 20 questions and each correct answer brings 1.5 points. The maximum number of points is 30.
The biology test from the last entrance exam pdf 

In the entrance examination the candidates are anonymous, and for each candidate the test is taken under a code. At the entrance exam the candidates get a list of questions and four answers, one of which is correct, as well as a separate form in which the correct answer should be rounded. Entrance exam lasts 90 minutes, and is taken in the premises of the faculty according to a pre-defined schedule. The use of additional means and equipment is not allowed.

Exam – Aptitude for the studies of landscape architecture
Given that the examination of a candidate’s aptitude generally requires solving of spatial-logical problems, as well as the skill of drawing, there is no manual for the preparation of this exam. Candidates should count on their talent, acquired visual experience, general knowledge and education that included some areas of primary and secondary schools, such as Art classes, Geometry and Geography. Examples of tests from previous years are available to applicants in preparatory classes. Information on the entrance exam with an example of a test case, and the drawing of still life from the entrance exam can be obtained from the Faculty bookshop.
The Exam Aptitude for the studies of landscape architecture consists of two parts: Drawing Test and Test of aptitude

A) Drawing
This part of the exam involves freehand drawing. The task is a study of still life (analytical work), and the artistic technique is drawing with a pencil.
This exam lasts for up to 2 hours (120 minutes).
The total number of possible points in this exam is from 0 to 15, and the work is evaluated based on two sets of criteria:

  • the composition, character design, proportion, volume, texture, valer, shadow, line quality (this group of criteria is evaluated from 0 to 10 points);
  • creativity (is valued with 0 to 5 points).

    B) Test of aptitude for the studies of landscape architecture

This part of the exam has 10 tasks, which are solved by circling the correct answers. Four answers are offered for each task. Each correct answer carries one and a half points, which means that the test can bring from 0 to 15 points. This exam lasts 1 hour (60 minutes).
Tasks of the test includeseveral areas:

  • The notion of space
    Involves solving spatial problems, and testing of the aptitude of perceiving objects and subjects drawn from a variety of angles, perceiving size ratios (bigger or smaller), a sense of proportion (proportionate diminishing or enlargement of the image), testing of the aptitude of a candidate for  the presentation of threedimensional space in a drawing, etc.
  • Understanding of natural phenomena in space
    It includes tasks that demonstrate an understanding of various natural phenomena, which would be tested, among other things, through: determination of cardinal directions on the basis of a situation shown on a map, recognition of natural phenomena (elements of the relief and hydrography) on a part of a topographic map, logical reasoning about the environment based on the presented situations in sketches and the like.
  • Technical logics
    Tasks include knowledge and understanding of the measures of length, and volume, assessment of dimensions of objects in space, understanding of the principles of proportional relations, and understanding of the concept of a situation, solving logical problems related to the stability of some elements of construction and the like.
  • General culture
    One or two questions may include elementary informedness of the candidates about arts and other areas of general culture that are relevant to the field of landscape architecture.