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Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing
Administering our tests
In partnership with the University of Oxford
The Physics Aptitude Test (PAT) 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.
Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing is working in partnership with the University of Oxford to administer the PAT.
The University of Oxford’s Department of Physics is responsible for the setting and development of the PAT, including the test format and scoring. For general information about the test, see the University of Oxford’s Department of Physics website.
For details of the PAT test syllabus and past papers, see the University of Oxford’s Department of Physics website.
The PAT takes place on Wednesday 31 October 2018, usually at 09.00 GMT. The scheduled start times for international centres will vary, depending upon where they are in the world. For exact timings, please check with your school or centre.
Most candidates will sit the PAT at their own school or college. Other candidates need to find an open centre.
Test results are not published automatically, but candidates may request their test score as part of the usual University of Oxford feedback process.