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We work with the University of Cambridge to produce and deliver a range of pre-interview assessments. These assessments are required for a number of undergraduate courses, as part of the application process.
The courses currently using the pre-interview assessments are listed below.
If you’re applying for a course with a pre-interview assessment your centre needs to register you by 15 October 2019, separately from your UCAS application.
As late registrations are not accepted, you need to ask your centre to register you well before the registration deadline.
The assessment procedure for mature students is different to other students. In some cases mature students are not required to take a pre-interview assessment. For full details, visit the University of Cambridge website.
For preparation materials, click on the assessment name in the table.
Section 1 (multiple choice)
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic
Arts-Humanities Admissions Assessment (AHAA)**
Critical response to text(s)
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Chemical Engineering via Engineering (H810) requires the Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA).
Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences (H813) requires the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA).
Cambridge Test of Mathematics for University Admission (CTMUA)
Multiple choice covering Mathematical Reasoning
Economics Admissions Assessment (ECAA)
Problem solving and Maths for Economics
Essay on topic of economic interest
Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA)
Multiple choice covering Physics and Maths
You will need to take ELAT.
Geography Admissions Assessment (GAA)
Thinking Skills and Reading Comprehension
Interpretation of graphical data
Critical response to text(s)
History and Modern Languages*
Arts-Humanities Admissions Assessment (AHAA)** and MML at-interview assessment
History and Politics
Human, Social, and Political Sciences
You will need to take TSA: Section 1.
Linguistics Admissions Assessment (LAA)
Analysis of language data, analysis of quantitative data and short essay
You will need to take BMAT.
Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA)
Structured sets of Physics/Chemistry/Biology (open response)
Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Admissions Assessment (PBSAA)
Part A (compulsory)
Plus either Part B Mathematics and Biology or Part C Reading Comprehension
* If you are applying for History and Modern Languages, you will take both the Arts-Humanities Admissions Assessment (AHAA) and the MML at-interview assessment.
** Arts-Humanities Admissions Assessment (AHAA) consists of two sections. Section 1 will have identical questions. Section 2 will have subject-specific questions. Please ensure you answer the appropriate question or questions for your subject in Section 2.
If you are applying to study Mathematics, you need to take the Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP). This test takes place in June of Year 13.
Visit the University's website for full details of all pre-interview and at-interview assessments.
If you are applying to the University of Oxford to read History, or any history related course, please go to: https://www.admissionstesting.org/for-test-takers/hat/about-hat/
The assessments take place on Wednesday 30 October 2019, usually at 09.00 GMT. The scheduled start times for international centres will vary, depending on where they are in the world. For exact timings, please check with your school or centre.
Find out more about registration and Access Arrangements.