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Admissions tests

Many of our courses require applicants to take an admissions test, and we use these tests to help us choose between all the excellent candidates who apply to study at Oxford. To make your application as competitive as possible it's very important that you register for and take any admissions tests that are required for your course. Please use the dropdown menu below to check whether your course requires you to take a test or tests.

Please note, to comply with social distancing measures, the test date for the HAT, TSA and PAT has been moved to Thursday 5 November. This will affect students applying for the following courses:  
- Economics and Management
- Engineering Science
- Experimental Psychology
- History
- History (Ancient and Modern)
- History and Economics (both the HAT and TSA (Section 1) will be sat on Thursday 5 November)
- History and English 
- History and Modern Languages (please note, the MLAT will remain on Wednesday 4 November, so you will be required to take the tests on separate days)  
- History and Politics
- Human Sciences
- Materials Science
- Physics
- Physics and Philosophy

All other Oxford admissions tests and the BMAT will go ahead as planned on Wednesday 4 November. The LNAT must be taken by 15 October.

Make sure you get your test candidate entry number from your school or test centre as proof of entry by 6pm on 15 October. Please note that school error will not be taken into consideration if the deadline for registering for these tests is missed.

The Geography Admissions Test is suspended for 2021 entry. Candidates applying for Geography do not need to sit any admissions test. Their applications will be considered on the basis of the other information making up their application. We will review this position for 2022 entry. All other Oxford admissions tests will proceed.