As part of the selection process there will be a follow-up interview for shortlisted candidates, where problems in the test may be revisited.
We strongly recommend that all candidates who sit the Classics Language Aptitude Test work their way through at least one sample paper.
Test: Candidates intending to study Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, or Persian must take the Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT). For details please see the separate entry for Oriental Studies.
Test: All candidates must take the Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT). How to register: Specimen paper: Please see the Computer Science website.
Test: All candidates will need to take both the Modern Languages Admissions Test (MLAT) AND the Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT).
Separate registration is required for each of the two tests and the registration deadline is 15 October.
Test: All candidates must take the Classics Admissions Test (CAT). For details please see the separate entry for Classics.
Candidates intending to study Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, or Persian must take the Language Aptitude Test within the CAT, even if they are taking Latin and/or Greek to A2 level (in addition to any other parts required).
The passages, vetted by experienced teachers, are carefully chosen to be of a difficulty suitable to students at A2 level or equivalent.
Tests: Candidates must take the Classics Admissions Test (CAT) AND the Modern Languages Admissions Test (MLAT).
For further information, please see the separate entries for Classics and for Modern Languages.
Candidates will be asked to complete two pieces in a variety of media from a number of possible subjects.
Candidates themselves do not need to make any special arrangements for the test, as this will be organised for them by their college.
If you are not used to translating without these aids, then we suggest that you practise doing so, and try to learn vocabulary, before sitting the test.