Arrangements for Oxford's admissions tests will be different for applicants who are located in China and Pakistan.
If located in China, students will need to contact the British Council to register for their Oxford admissions test. For 2023, the British Council will administer paper-based tests to ensure as many Chinese applicants as possible have access to a testing facility at this time.
British Council national service hotline: +86 010 581033306
Normal opening hours are: 09:00-12:00, 13:30-17:00, Monday to Friday.
The British Council is closed on public holidays.
If you have any concerns about your Oxford applicants being unable to reach a British Council centre, please contact TCS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If located in Pakistan, students will need to contact the British Council to register for their Oxford admissions test. For 2023, the British Council will administer paper-based tests to ensure as many Pakistani applicants as possible have access to a testing facility at this time.
British Council Information Centre: 0800-2200 (from within Pakistan), 0092-4235718040 (from outside Pakistan)
Normal opening hours are: 09:00-18:00, Monday to Saturday
Belarus, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela
Unfortunately, it will not be possible for Oxford’s own admissions tests, administered by TCS, to be taken in Belarus, China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela this year. Our paper-based tests are administered by the British Council, whose centres in these countries are either currently closed or unable to deliver our tests.
Please contact the college to which you have made an application, and they will consider your application without a test score. They will use the rest of the information available on the UCAS form as well as any written work, if this is required for your course. If you are shortlisted, your performance at interview will also be taken into account.
Oxford's own admissions tests are:
- CAT (Classics Admissions Test)
- ELAT (English Literature Admissions Test)
- GAT (Geography Admissions Test) - new this year
- HAT (History Admissions Test)
- MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test)
- MLAT (Modern Languages Admissions Test)
- PAT (Physics Admissions Test for Physics, Physics and Philosophy, Materials Science and Engineering Science)
- Philosophy test
Registered candidates will take their test on the following dates:
- 19 October: CAT, ELAT, GAT and MAT
- 20 October: HAT, MLAT, PAT and Philosophy test
All the resources on the individual test pages are relevant and valuable preparation for Oxford's admissions tests.
TSA and BMAT
The TSA and BMAT tests will be taken by candidates on 18 October. Any questions regarding either of these tests should be directed to Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing (CAAT). In 2023, they will deliver paper-based TSA and BMAT tests for the final time but will not be delivering Oxford's own tests.
Arrangements for Law applicants, who need to take the LNAT (National Admissions Test for Law), will be the same as in previous years.