What are Entry and Exit criteria in Test Plan?

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  • Nov 22nd, 2005

Criteria comes in every phase of testing( Static & Dynamic testing) They are 4 types of criteria. 1. Enter Criteria 2. Suspension Criteria 3. Resuspension Criteria & 4. Exit Criteria 1. Enter criteria: This is the first stage and starting of the Phases2. Suspension Criteria: when your sending the document to verify by developer& Test lead.at that time Suspension Criteria comes screen3. Resuspension Criteria: there is any changes want to done in your document . at that time Resuspension Criteria comes on Screen.4. Exit Criteria: You completed your testing .at that time Exit Criteria comes on Screen


  • Dec 1st, 2005

entry Criteria :- Functional procedures i.e checking the functionalities exit criteria:- Req. procedures i.e satisfies the req.s

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Suresh Parthasarathy

  • Dec 2nd, 2005

Entrance criteria:

1)All source codes are unit tested

2)All QA resource has enought functional knowledge

3)H/W and s/w are in place

4)Test plans and test cases are reviewed and signed off

Exit criteria:

1)No defect over a perod of time or testing effort

2)Planned deliverables are ready

3)High severity defects are fixed



  • May 14th, 2007

Entry Criteria : SRS/BRS,Developement Plan,TRM

Exit Criteria: Reviewed Testplan

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Sudhananda Reddy

  • Aug 15th, 2007

Entry Criteria :
It ensures that the proper environment is in place to support the entire system test process. Item must meet in entry criteria:

  • All test hardware platforms must have been successfully installed, configured and Functioning properly.
  • All standard software tools including testing tools must have been successfully installed and functioning properly.
  • All documentation and design of the architecture must be made available.
  • All personnel involved in the system test effort must be trained in tools to be used during testing process.
  • A separate QA environment (with its own webserver, database and Application server instance) must be available.

  • Proper test data is available.
Exit Criteria: 
It ensures that the project application has been satisfactorily completed before exiting the system test stage and clarifying the application as complete. Items must be meet:

  • Application must provide the required services.
  • Ensure all application documentation has been completed and is upto date.
  • 100% of all Priority 1 and priority 2 bugs must be resolved.


  • Jun 24th, 2011

This would depend on the type of test plan you were writing.

If you are writing a low level test plan (stage test plan) the entry and exit criteria for each stage will be different

However the exit criteria for one stage can generally be used as the entry criteria for the next stage. There will of course be other criteria as well.

General Stages being Unit, Unit integration, System, System integration, UAT or BAT and Prod

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Muhammad S Khan

  • Apr 4th, 2012

What is entry and exit criteria in software testing ?

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Dillip Palai

  • Apr 13th, 2012

Entry criteria:

1)All source codes are unit tested

2)All QA resource has enought functional knowledge

3)H/W and s/w are in place

4)Test plans and test cases are reviewed and signed off

Exit criteria:

1)No defect over a period of time or testing effort

2)Planned deliverable is ready

3)High severity defects are fixed

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Entry and Exit criteria is completely task dependent. Means, it depends on what task you need to do or you have to perform.

In general, entry criteria is a set of conditions that permits a task to perform, or in absence of any among these condition will not allow to perform that task is taken as the Entry Criteria of that task.
E.g. If you have to write Testcases, what you will required to do that,
1. The requirement doc,
2. Complete understanding of the flow,
3. The testcase format/Tool that is used in your organization
and many more
Simillarly if you need to execute TCs the Entry criteria should be
1. The test cases,
2. Environment should be set
3. Test data should be available
4. Availability of application etc....

The Exit criteria is a set of conditions based on which you can say this particular task is finished.
E.g. System Testing
1. The requirement should be completely covered.
2. The Sev2 and above issues must be fixed.
3. The documentations must be done for that application and so on...

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Shahuraj Patil

  • Oct 13th, 2012

explain quality control and quality assurance and its processes with example?

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