We have Entry and Exit criteria in our Test Plan which describes the process of accepting the application and what test we will perform to accept(Entry) the app for testing. Then we also describe in detail what tests must be passed in order for us to release(Exit) the software for distribution. These are entry and exit criteria. I don't know about points.
I think criteria (start/enter criteria) should be about
- the test-infrastructure you need to be ready for test
- Test software (thing about tools) that should be ready
- A certain planned man days of work from the development team they should help you
- stability of the software before it gets tested (maybe a pre-test round to decide that)
- requirements/specification ready/detailed/reviewed until a certain point.
Exit criteria could be
- all cases executed
- out of money/budget
- too many bugs found to continue
What rich says seems to more as acceptation criteria, but anyways, the question was not clear about this.
There are more criteria that are placed in the testplan such as criteria for the depth of testing and types of testing, when to start a certain kind of test...