Cambridge and Oxford Admissions Testing
Depending on their chosen institution and course, candidates may need to take an admissions test as part of their application (some joint degree courses require candidates to take two tests).

Cambridge and Oxford work closely with universities, governments and employers to enhance their selection processes and offers a range of tests to support selection and recruitment for universities, governments and employers around the world.

The tests…

  • help institutions select applicants with the greatest potential for success.Cambridge and Oxford research shows that candidates with positive university admissions test scores are more likely to thrive on-course
  • make comparing a large pool of international applications easy, as the admissions tests provide a trustworthy benchmark for students’ abilities
  • give every person the opportunity to let their true potential shine
  • include free preparation material to help applicants prepare for a test, including practice papers, guides and support materials
  • cover skills essential for higher education, including problem solving, critical thinking, written communication and the application of subject knowledge.
Important registration information…

When you register for the exam you must provide us with the following information:
  • your name, gender, date of birth and UCAS number exactly as they have been entered on your UCAS application
  • the name of your university/ies, course/s and course code/s
Important note: If you have special requirements which require access arrangements (extra time, modified papers etc.) you must complete the relevant information on your application form. Any access arrangements which require modified papers MUST be requested before Wednesday 13 September (Tuesday 18 April for STEP).

Cambridge assessments and Oxford tests

University of Cambridge pre-registration assessments

University of Oxford
admissions tests

ENGAA (Engineering Admissions Assessment)

CAT (Classics Admissions Test)
NSSA (Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment)

HAT (History Admissions Test)
TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Admission)
Oxford ELAT (English Literature Admissions Test)


MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test)


MLAT (Modern Languages Admissions Test)


PAT (Physics Admissions Test)


Philosophy test (for Philosophy and Theology only)


GAT (Geography Admissions Test)



Other admissions tests and assessments

 BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test)

Dates and fees

 Admissions Tests and Assessments
FeeTest date
Deadline
ENGAA (Engineering Admissions Assessment)
130.00 €
18 October 2023
24 September 2023
NSAA (Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment)
BMAT (The BioMedical Admissions Test)
290.00 €
18 October 202324 September 2023
STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper) - Paper 2
CLOSED
STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper) - Paper 3
CLOSED
TSA (The Thinking Skills Assessment)130.00 €
18 October 202324 September 2023
TMUA (The Test of Mathematics for University Admission)290.00 €
18 October 202324 September 2023
Oxford CAT (Classics Admissions Test)130.00 €
19 October 202324 September 2023
Oxford ELAT (English Literature Admissions Test)
Oxford GAT (Geography Admissions Test) - new for 2023
Oxford MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test)160.00 €
19 October 202324 September 2023
Oxford HAT (History Admissions Test)130.00 €
20 October 202324 September 2023
Oxford MLAT (Modern Languages Admissions Test)
Oxford PAT (Physics Admissions Test for Physics, Engineering and Materials Science)
Oxford Philosophy test (for Philosophy and Theology only)


Registration forms

 Please complete the registration form and send it to us via email to [email protected]


- BMAT registration form (PDF)

- Oxford Admission Tests registration form (PDF)

- University of Cambridge pre-registration asssessments registration form (PDF)

- TMUA registration form (PDF)

- TSA registration form (PDF)
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