Admissions tests

Register for your admissions test anytime between 1 September and 29 September (except for the LNAT taken by applicants for Law).

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 note, in 2023 the registration deadline for all Oxford admissions tests is 29 September (except for the LNAT) so before our UCAS deadline of 16 October. 

Registration isn't automatic and just completing your UCAS application won't register you for the test so please make sure you follow the process carefully. We strongly recommend that you register as soon as possible after 1 September even if you have not yet submitted your UCAS form. 

We also strongly advise that you spend some time preparing for your test, exploring our test resources and practising using the past papers available from your test page (see menu below). Evidence suggests that people who have researched and practised their test do better and you can do this by using our online resources. 

NOTE: Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing (CAAT) recently announced its decision to withdraw from delivering its admissions testing services over the next two years. In 2023, they will deliver paper-based TSA and BMAT tests for the final time but will not be delivering Oxford's own tests. We are delighted to announce that from now, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will manage the delivery of Oxford's own admissions tests. 

The TSA and BMAT tests arranged by CAAT will be taken by candidates on 18 October. Any questions regarding either of these tests should be directed to CAAT.

2023 dates for Oxford's own admissions tests run by TCS are as follows:

  • 19 October: CAT, Oxford ELAT, GAT and MAT
  • 20 October: HAT, MLAT, PAT and Philosophy test

This year, there will be a new test for Geography applicants. Details of the GAT (Geography Admissions Test) will be confirmed shortly. 

Further information on arrangements for Oxford's own admissions tests for 2024-entry will be available shortly on individual test pages. Start by using the dropdown menu below to check whether your course requires you to take a test or tests and then follow the link to the relevant test/s webpage. 

Arrangements for the LNAT (National Admissions Test for Law) will be the same as in previous years and details of the timeline will be available shortly on the LNAT website. 

Make sure you get your test candidate entry number from your school or test centre as proof of entry by 29 September. Please note that school error will not be taken into consideration if the deadline for registering for these tests is missed.

Information for schools, colleges and other test centres