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British Council 

Below is a list of admission tests we currently administer on behalf of UK universities:

BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test)

BMAT is a two-hour subject-specific admissions test taken by applicants of certain medicine and veterinary medicine-related courses at selected institutions in the UK.

BMAT consists of three sections:

Section 1: Aptitude and Skills (60 minutes)
Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications (30 minutes)
Section 3: Writing Task (30 minutes)

  • Information for candidates 2017 (BMAT) – available in Downloads section below
  • Registration form 2017 (BMAT) – available in Downloads section below

PAT (Physics Aptitude Test)

PAT is a two-hour, subject-specific admissions test for applicants of all University of Oxford’s Engineering, Materials Science and Physics undergraduate degree courses.

  • Information for candidates 2017 (PAT) – available in Downloads section below
  • Registration form 2017 (PAT) – available in Downloads section below

MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test)

MAT is a two-hour and 30-minute, subject-specific admissions test for applicants of the University of Oxford’s undergraduate degree courses in Mathematics, Computer Science and their joint degrees.

As of 2013, Imperial College London started using MAT for all of its undergraduate Mathematics course applicants.

  • Information for candidates 2017 (MAT) – available in Downloads section below
  • Registration form 2017 (MAT) – available in Downloads section below

HAT (History Aptitude Test)

HAT is a two-hour, subject-specific admissions test for applicants of the University of Oxford’s undergraduate degree courses in History and its joint schools.

  • Information for candidates 2017 (HAT) – available in Downloads section below
  • Registration form 2017 (HAT) – available in Downloads section below

TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment) Oxford

The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) helps universities to identify whether you have the critical thinking and problem-solving skills which are essential for success in higher education. The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) Oxford is a 2-hour pre-interview test for applicants to undergraduate courses at the University of Oxford.

TSA Oxford is a pen-and-paper test. It consists of two sections:

  • Section 1: Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA)
  • Section 2: Writing Task

Also note that:

  • Information for candidates 2016 (HAT) – available in Downloads section below
  • Registration form 2016 (HAT) – available in Downloads section below

English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT)

The English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT) is a pre-interview admissions test for applicants to English undergraduate courses at the University of Oxford and English at the University of Cambridge. Assessment arrangements for mature applicants to the University of Cambridge vary – please check the University of Cambridge website for details. It is one of the elements admissions tutors use to decide whether to invite a candidate for interview.

ELAT is a paper-based test lasting 90 minutes. It tests candidates’ close reading skills, and their ability to shape and articulate an informed response to unfamiliar literary material.

For more information, kindly visit the Admissions Testing Service website

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