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The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) Oxford is a 2-hour pre-interview test for applicants to undergraduate courses at the University of Oxford. It is designed to help tutors assess whether candidates have the skills and aptitudes needed to study the following courses:
If you're applying for a joint course, you may also need to take a separate test in your other subject. You can confirm which test(s) your course requires at ox.ac.uk/tests. Separate registration is required for each test.
The information in this section is for applicants to the University of Oxford. For information about TSA: Section 1 for Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, please visit this section.
TSA Oxford is a pen-and-paper test. It consists of two sections:
Separate answer sheets will be provided for each section. Calculators cannot be used.
Please note, applicants for Chemistry, and History and Economics are not required to do the writing task.
TSA Oxford takes 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.
Most candidates will sit the test at their own school or college. Other candidates can find an open centre.
Find out more about registration and Access Arrangements.