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In 2021, TSA Oxford will be a computer-based test. You should confirm with your school or test centre whether they will provide the computer or whether you need to bring your own.
Details have been updated in these web pages.
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 consists of two sections:
In 2021, TSA Oxford will be a computer-based test. You can find a computer-based demonstration test with the other information on how to prepare for TSA Oxford.
Calculators cannot be used.
In the computer-based test, the word limit for TSA Section 2 is 750 words.
Please note, applicants for History and Economics are not required to do the writing task.