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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.

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.

Teachers and Exams Officers may also like to read our guidelines for test administrators in preparation for running the Oxford admissions tests.

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.