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Our experienced tutors specialise in admissions test preparation, offering targeted assistance to students, enhancing their test preparation, and multiplying their chances of success

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  • Work with a carefully selected Oxbridge-graduate test tutor
  • Get first-hand knowledge and subject-specific guidance
 

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Our experienced tutors are here to help you with your admissions test prep, and address any areas that you may struggle with, reducing your anxiety when it comes time to take your tests.

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Admissions Tests

What are the Different Admissions Tests?

UK university admissions tests are specialised assessments used by various universities across the United Kingdom to evaluate the aptitude, skills, and knowledge of applicants for specific courses or subject areas. Admissions tests are a crucial part of the selection process for many top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, ensuring that candidates possess the required abilities for success in their chosen field of study.

The LNAT (Law National Admissions Test) is a standardised test used by certain UK universities to admit students into their law programs. It assesses reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and critical thinking skills, key attributes for legal studies. Universities like Oxford, UCL, and King’s College London require LNAT, making it an essential component of the admissions process for aspiring law students.

The BMAT (Biomedical Admissions Test) is utilised by universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, and Imperial College London for admissions into medical, biomedical, and veterinary courses. It tests scientific knowledge, problem-solving abilities, and communication skills, ensuring that candidates have the foundational knowledge required for success in demanding medical fields.

For prospective medical and dental students, the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) evaluates mental abilities and behavioural attributes necessary for clinical practice. Universities like Newcastle, Southampton, and Edinburgh use this test to identify candidates who demonstrate the essential skills and attitudes for their medical and dental programs.

Required by Oxford and other institutions offering Classics and related courses, the CAT (Classics Admissions Test) evaluates linguistic and analytical abilities. The test ensures that students have the skills required for studying ancient languages and cultures, distinguishing them for rigorous academic pursuits in this field.

The TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment) is used by universities like Oxford and Cambridge to assess problem-solving and critical thinking skills for various undergraduate courses. It ensures that candidates have strong analytical abilities, making it a vital part of the admissions process for courses that demand higher-order thinking.

University of Cambridge NSAA (Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment) tests knowledge and skills in mathematics and science, tailored to Natural Sciences, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, and Veterinary Medicine (all three of these courses require NSAA) applicants. It’s a fundamental step in identifying candidates with the aptitude needed for demanding scientific studies in one of the UK’s leading institutions.

Designed for applicants to History Admissions Assessment (only History requires it, other subjects like HSPS may offer an at-interview assessment) courses at Cambridge, the HAA (Humanities Admissions Assessment) evaluates analytical and critical thinking skills. It is essential in identifying candidates with the intellectual rigour needed for studies in disciplines like Philosophy, Politics, and Sociology.

Used by Oxford for History and related courses, the HAT (History Aptitude Test) assesses the ability to analyse historical material and make substantiated judgments. It is a critical factor in admissions to ensure candidates have the necessary skills to excel in historical studies.

The Geography Admissions Test (GAT) for Oxford is a specialised examination designed for prospective students seeking admission to the University of Oxford’s undergraduate Geography programme. This challenging test assesses applicants’ geographical knowledge, critical thinking abilities, and analytical skills. It serves as an essential component of the admissions process, enabling Oxford to identify candidates with a deep passion for geography and the academic potential to excel in this field. Success in the GAT is a significant step towards gaining entry into Oxford’s esteemed Geography programme, known for its academic excellence and innovative research opportunities.

The Modern Languages Admission Test (MLAT) for Oxford is a highly regarded assessment used by the University of Oxford for evaluating prospective students seeking admission to their modern languages programs. This comprehensive test assesses candidates’ language skills, including their proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in their chosen modern language(s). Additionally, the MLAT evaluates candidates’ analytical and critical thinking abilities, as they relate to the study of languages and cultures. Success in the MLAT is a significant factor in securing a place in Oxford’s modern languages programs, making it an essential step for aspiring linguists and scholars aiming to join this prestigious academic institution.

The Philosophy Admission Test, often referred to as the “Philosophy Test,” is a renowned assessment conducted by the University of Oxford as part of its rigorous admissions process for aspiring philosophers. This challenging examination is designed to gauge candidates’ aptitude for philosophical thinking, their analytical reasoning abilities, and their grasp of foundational philosophical concepts. Prospective students who excel in the Philosophy Test demonstrate their readiness to engage in profound philosophical inquiries and discussions within the esteemed halls of Oxford, fostering an environment of intellectual curiosity and scholarly excellence.

Required for English courses at universities such as Oxford the (ELAT English Literature Admissions Test) focuses on literary analysis and interpretative abilities. It helps identify candidates with the skills required to analyse and interpret literary texts at an advanced level.

The English Admissions Assessment (EAA) is a crucial component of the admissions process at the prestigious University of Cambridge. Designed to evaluate a candidate’s aptitude for English literature and language, this assessment seeks to identify students with the potential to excel in the rigorous academic environment of Cambridge. Through a series of thought-provoking questions and tasks, the EAA assesses critical thinking, analytical skills, and a deep understanding of English literature. It is an opportunity for aspiring students to showcase their passion for the subject and demonstrate their readiness to embark on a challenging academic journey at one of the world’s most renowned universities. Prepare well, and let your passion for English shine through in the EAA to enhance your chances of joining the vibrant academic community at Cambridge.

The MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test) is used by Oxford and Imperial College London to assess mathematical understanding and logical reasoning for Mathematics applicants. It is also used by Oxford for Computer Science (but not Imperial). Encouraged by other universities, such as Warwick. It ensures that students have the mathematical aptitude required for highly specialised mathematics & computer programs.

Oxford’s PAT (Physics Aptitude Test) evaluates problem-solving skills and physical and mathematical understanding for

Physics, Engineering Science, and Materials Science applicants. It identifies candidates with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, essential for success in these technical fields.

Specific to University of Cambridge, the ENGAA (Engineering Admissions Assessment) tests mathematical and physics skills related to engineering courses. It helps to identify candidates with the necessary technical acumen and analytical abilities to succeed in engineering studies

The Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA) is an essential assessment designed by the University of Cambridge to evaluate a student’s mathematical aptitude and readiness for higher education. This rigorous examination goes beyond the conventional curriculum and seeks to assess problem-solving abilities, mathematical reasoning, and creative thinking. TMUA provides aspiring Cambridge students with an opportunity to showcase their mathematical skills, making it an integral part of the admissions process. It challenges candidates to tackle complex mathematical problems, demonstrating their potential to excel in mathematics at the university level. Aspiring mathematicians and scientists should consider taking the TMUA to demonstrate their readiness for the academic rigours of Cambridge University.

Ace Your Admissions Tests

Admissions Test Packages

Ace Your Admissions Tests

Admissions Test Packages

Need extra help with your admissions test? Our Admissions Test Tuition Package helps you perform at your very best with one-on-one admissions test tuition.

We have over 1,800 tutors covering every subject offered at Oxbridge universities and the relevant entrance exam, who are all eager to share their first-hand knowledge and experience in personalised one-to-one tutoring with upcoming applicants.

Here’s what you’ll receive with this ideal package:

  • A carefully-selected Oxbridge-graduate test tutor who is an expert in your chosen subject
  • Private tutoring with expert Oxbridge-graduate tutors conducted online by Zoom
  • First-hand knowledge and subject-specific guidance 
  • Sharpened skills for admissions tests
  • Insight into the application process

Our 4-hour or 6-hour one-to-one packages of Admissions Test tuition help applicants like you develop the necessary skills to improve your performance. Each package also comes with access to Oxbridge Applications’ bank of mock admissions tests.

Once purchased, you will typically be set up with your tutor within five working days, following which, you will be able to schedule the timing of your sessions directly with them.

Composed of four 60-minute one-on-one sessions, the Admissions Test Course involves a different mock test weekly. You will then be led through a tailor-made session each week and go over your mock test.

Our responsive and dedicated tutors monitor your weekly improvement to hone in on your strengths. This helpful course is designed to fit the unique needs of each student.

This course is particularly recommended for students who have completed Admission Test Day and have already been introduced to their test.

Need Thorough Admissions Test Preparation? Purchase Our Mock Tests.

Being fully prepared for your admissions test is key. We have compiled a library of mock tests that you can purchase. Designed to give you a clear idea of what the real experience of the exam will be like, these full-length exams provide a great way to practise and prepare for your Oxbridge admissions test.

These tests are developed by test experts based on annual investigations into the previous year’s tests and are updated to reflect any changes in content and difficulty levels.​​​​​​​

Browse by test, or purchase a pack of two. Tests are for individual use only and owned by Oxbridge Applications.

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