The type of admissions test you should take depends predominantly on the course you choose to study, and the university you choose to study at.
The exams are subject-specific tests taken by applicants for Medicine, Philosophy, Politics, Economics, Law, Mathematics and other related courses.
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The UGAA gives Admissions Selectors the opportunity to see a sample of an applicant's original work, produced under examination conditions, and seeks to assess applicants from a variety of backgrounds in a fair and equitable manner. The assessment is three hours long and will consist of English sections and a Mathematics section.
STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper) Mathematics is a well-established mathematics examination designed to test candidates on questions that are similar in style to undergraduate mathematics.
STEP is used by the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick. Other universities sometimes ask candidates to take STEP as part of their offer – in such cases, the university can advise on which papers to take.
The test consists of up to three 3-hour paper-based examinations: STEP 1, STEP 2 and STEP 3. Candidates are usually required to sit either one or two of the examinations, depending on the requirements of the universities they have applied to.
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BioMedical Admissions Test is a subject-specific admissions test for applicants to medicine, veterinary medicine and similar courses at universities. BMAT is a 2-hour, pen-and-paper test divided into three sections.
The CAT is a subject-specific admissions test for applicants to all University of Oxford Classics and joint schools undergraduate degree courses. The test is divided into three papers: the Latin Translation Test, the Greek Translation Test and the Classics Language Aptitude Test (CLAT). Each paper is 1 hour. The number of papers you take depends on which course you are applying for.
English Literature Admissions Test is a pre-interview admissions test for applicants to English undergraduate courses at the University of Oxford. ELAT is a paper-based test lasting 90 minutes.
It is a 2-hour, subject-specific admissions test for applicants to the University of Oxford’s undergraduate degree courses in History and its joint schools.
It is a 2-hour 30-minute, subject-specific admissions test for applicants to the University of Oxford’s undergraduate degree courses in Mathematics, Computer Science and their joint degrees.
The tests are for applicants to certain undergraduate degrees in Modern Languages, Linguistics and their joint schools at the University of Oxford.
The MLAT is a paper-based test, which consist of several parts for different language and linguistics courses, as well as a Philosophy paper for the joint course of Philosophy and Modern Languages. Candidates will need to take a maximum of two papers. The Philosophy paper is 60 minutes long, and each other paper lasts 30 minutes.
It is a 30-minute admissions test for applicants to certain undergraduate degrees in Oriental Studies and its joint schools at the University of Oxford.
The Physics Aptitude Test is a paper-based test. It is a 2-hour, subject-specific admissions test for applicants to all University of Oxford Engineering, Materials Science and Physics undergraduate degree courses.
If you are applying to study Mathematics courses at Durham University, Lancaster University, the University of Warwick, the University of Sheffield or the University of Southampton, you are encouraged to take this test as part of your application. The test is not compulsory, however a good performance on this test may result in a reduced offer. You will also be able to share your results with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) if you're applying to study Mathematics and Economics or Mathematics with Economics.
The test is 2 hours 30 minutes long. It has two papers which are taken consecutively.
The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) Cambridge is a 90-minute multiple-choice test, which is used for applicants to Land Economy at the University of Cambridge.
The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) Oxford is a 2-hour pre-interview test for applicants to undergraduate courses at the University of Oxford.
The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) UCL is a 90-minute, multiple-choice test, which is used for applicants to R990 European Social and Political Studies (ESPS) and R992 European Social and Political Studies (ESPS): Dual Degree at UCL.
You can find here the list of courses with pre-interview written assessments.
The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. Therefore, please understand that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council’s liability will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or retesting at a later date.