We accept requests from UK universities, institutes and candidates to administer their university admission tests at specified times of the year. We also provide invigilation services for Skype interview for universities.

Below is a list of admission tests we currently administer on behalf of UK universities:

BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test)

BMAT is a two-hour subject-specific admissions test taken by applicants of certain medicine and veterinary medicine-related courses at selected institutions in the UK. 

BMAT consists of three sections:

Section 1: Aptitude and Skills (60 minutes)
Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications (30 minutes)
Section 3: Writing Task (30 minutes) 

  • Exam date : 31 October 2018
  • Exam start time : 3.00 pm Hong Kong time
  • Exam venue : Pui Ching Primary School, 80 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Registration deadline (Standard Entry):  28 September 2018 (10.00 am Hong Kong time); (Late Entry): 15 October 2018 (10.00 am Hong Kong time) - We will need to register you well before Cambridge Assessment’s registration deadline because they do not take in any late registration. Application is only considered successful after an entry number is provided by British Council.

CAT (Classics Admissions Test)

CAT is a subject-specific admissions test for applicants of all University of Oxford’s Classics and joint schools undergraduate degree courses.

CAT is divided into three papers: Latin Translation Test, Greek Translation Test and Classics Language Aptitude Test (CLAT). Applicants are required to take one or two papers, depending upon the course applied for. Each paper lasts one hour.

  • Exam date : 31 October 2018
  • Exam start time : 3.00 pm Hong Kong time
  • Exam venue : Pui Ching Primary School, 80 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Registration deadline:  15 October 2018 (10.00 am Hong Kong time) - We will need to register you well before Cambridge Assessment’s registration deadline because they do not take in any late registration. Application is only considered successful after an entry number is provided by British Council.

ELAT (English Literature Admissions Test)

ELAT is a pre-interview admissions test for applicants of English undergraduate courses at the University of Oxford. It is one of the elements admissions tutors use to decide whether to invite a candidate for interview.

The 90-minute ELAT is designed to enable applicants to show their ability in the key skill of close reading. Candidates write one essay comparing two or three passages set for comment, focusing on elements such as language, imagery, allusion, syntax, form and structure.

  • Exam date : 31 October 2018
  • Exam start time : 3.00 pm Hong Kong time
  • Exam venue : Pui Ching Primary School, 80 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Registration deadline:  15 October 2018 (10.00 am Hong Kong time) - We will need to register you well before Cambridge Assessment’s registration deadline because they do not take in any late registration. Application is only considered successful after an entry number is provided by British Council.

HAT (History Aptitude Test)

HAT is an one-hour, subject-specific admissions test for applicants of the University of Oxford’s undergraduate degree courses in History and its joint schools.

  • Exam date : 31 October 2018
  • Exam start time : 3.00 pm Hong Kong time
  • Exam venue : Pui Ching Primary School, 80 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Registration deadline:  15 October 2018 (10.00 am Hong Kong time) - We will need to register you well before Cambridge Assessment’s registration deadline because they do not take in any late registration. Application is only considered successful after an entry number is provided by British Council.

MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test)

MAT is a two-hour and 30-minute, subject-specific admissions test for applicants of the University of Oxford’s undergraduate degree courses in Mathematics, Computer Science and their joint degrees.

Imperial College London uses the MAT for all of its undergraduate Mathematics course applicants. 

  • Exam date : 31 October 2018
  • Exam start time : 3.00 pm Hong Kong time
  • Exam venue : Pui Ching Primary School, 80 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Registration deadline:  15 October 2018 (10.00 am Hong Kong time) - We will need to register you well before Cambridge Assessment’s registration deadline because they do not take in any late registration. Application is only considered successful after an entry number is provided by British Council.

MLAT (Modern Languages Admissions Tests)

MLAT are for applicants of certain undergraduate degrees in Modern Languages, Linguistics and their joint schools at the University of Oxford.

The MLAT is a paper-based test, which consist of several parts for different language and linguistics courses, as well as a Philosophy paper for the joint course of Philosophy and Modern Languages. Candidates will need to take a maximum of two papers. The Philosophy paper is 60 minutes long, and each other paper lasts 30 minutes.

  • Exam date : 31 October 2018
  • Exam start time : 3.00 pm Hong Kong time
  • Exam venue : Pui Ching Primary School, 80 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Registration deadline:  15 October 2018 (10.00 am Hong Kong time) - We will need to register you well before Cambridge Assessment’s registration deadline because they do not take in any late registration. Application is only considered successful after an entry number is provided by British Council.

OLAT (Oriental Languages Aptitude Test)

OLAT is a 30-minute admissions test for applicants of certain undergraduate degrees in Oriental Studies and its joint schools at the University of Oxford. The test is designed to assess a candidate’s ability to analyse how languages work, in a way which does not depend on their knowledge of any particular language.

  • Exam date : 31 October 2018
  • Exam start time : 3.00 pm Hong Kong time
  • Exam venue : Pui Ching Primary School, 80 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Registration deadline:  15 October 2018 (10.00 am Hong Kong time) - We will need to register you well before Cambridge Assessment’s registration deadline because they do not take in any late registration. Application is only considered successful after an entry number is provided by British Council.

PAT (Physics Aptitude Test)

PAT is a two-hour, subject-specific admissions test for applicants of all University of Oxford’s Engineering, Materials Science and Physics undergraduate degree courses.

  • Exam date : 31 October 2018
  • Exam start time : 3.00 pm Hong Kong time
  • Exam venue : Pui Ching Primary School, 80 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Registration deadline:  15 October 2018 (10.00 am Hong Kong time) - We will need to register you well before Cambridge Assessment’s registration deadline because they do not take in any late registration. Application is only considered successful after an entry number is provided by British Council.

Philosophy Test

The Philosophy Test is a one-hour, subject-specific admissions test for applicants to the joint course of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Oxford. 

  • Exam date : 31 October 2018
  • Exam start time : 3.00 pm Hong Kong time
  • Exam venue : Pui Ching Primary School, 80 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Registration deadline:  15 October 2018 (10.00 am Hong Kong time) - We will need to register you well before Cambridge Assessment’s registration deadline because they do not take in any late registration. Application is only considered successful after an entry number is provided by British Council.

TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment) Oxford

TSA Oxford is a two-hour pre-interview exam for applicants of undergraduate courses at the University of Oxford. The TSA Oxford is a pen-and-paper test. 

TSA Oxford consists of two sections:

Section 1: Thinking Skills Assessment
Section 2: Writing Task

  • Exam date : 31 October 2018
  • Exam start time : 3.00 pm Hong Kong time
  • Exam venue : Pui Ching Primary School, 80 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Registration deadline:  15 October 2018 (10.00 am Hong Kong time) - We will need to register you well before Cambridge Assessment’s registration deadline because they do not take in any late registration. Application is only considered successful after an entry number is provided by British Council.

TSA S1 (TSA Secion 1)

Candidates applying to the University of Oxford to study Chemistry or History and Economics combined degree, or to the University of Cambridge to study Land Economy must take the Thinking Skills Assessment Section 1 (TSA S1). Applicants for History and Economics also need to take the History Aptitude Test (HAT).

TSA S1 is a 90-minute test that consists of 50 multiple-choice thinking skills questions. Test-takers for these subjects will not be required to take Section 2 (the writing task).

  • Exam date : 31 October 2018
  • Exam start time : 3.00 pm Hong Kong time
  • Exam venue : Pui Ching Primary School, 80 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Registration deadline:  15 October 2018 (10.00 am Hong Kong time) - We will need to register you well before Cambridge Assessment’s registration deadline because they do not take in any late registration. Application is only considered successful after an entry number is provided by British Council.

Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA)

The Test of Mathematics for University Admission is designed to give you the opportunity to demonstrate that you have the essential mathematical thinking and reasoning skills needed for a demanding undergraduate Mathematics or Mathematics-related course. TMUA is 2 hours 30 minutes long. It has two papers, Paper 1: Mathematical Thinking Paper 2: Mathematical Reasoning, which are taken consecutively.

If you are applying to study Mathematics courses at Durham University, Lancaster University, the University of Warwick, the University of Sheffield or the University of Southampton, you are encouraged to take this test as part of your application.

  • Exam date : 31 October 2018
  • Exam start time : 3.00 pm Hong Kong time
  • Exam venue : Pui Ching Primary School, 80 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Registration deadline (Standard Entry):  28 September 2018 (10.00 am Hong Kong time); (Late Entry): 15 October 2018 (10.00 am Hong Kong time) - We will need to register you well before Cambridge Assessment’s registration deadline because they do not take in any late registration. Application is only considered successful after an entry number is provided by British Council.

University of Cambridge pre-interview assessments

Candidates applying to undergraduate courses of the University of Cambridge are required to take pre-interview assessment(s) as part of the application process.

Each pre-interview assessment consists of two sections and duration for each asessment is 2 hours.

Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic Admissions Assessment (ASNCAA)
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Admissions Assessment (AMESAA)
Economics Admissions Assessment (ECAA) 
Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA)
Geography Admissions Assessment (GAA)
History Admissions Assessment (HAA)
Human, Social, and Political Sciences Admissions Assessment (HSPSAA)
Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA)
Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Admissions Assessment (PBSAA)

  • Exam date : 31 October 2018
  • Exam start time : 3.00 pm Hong Kong time
  • Exam venue : Pui Ching Primary School, 80 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Registration deadline:  15 October 2018 (10.00 am Hong Kong time) - We will need to register you well before Cambridge Assessment’s registration deadline because they do not take in any late registration. Application is only considered successful after an entry number is provided by British Council.

STEP (Sixth Term Exam Paper)

STEP Mathematics is a well-established mathematics exam designed for candidates on questions that are similar in style to undergraduate mathematics. STEP is used by the University of Cambridge as the basis for conditional offers. Other universities sometimes ask candidates to take STEP as part of their offer – in such cases, the university can advise on which papers to take.

The exam consists of up to three three-hour paper-based exam: STEP 1, STEP 2 and STEP 3. Candidates are usually required to sit either one or two of the exams, depending on the requirements of the universities they have applied to.

  • Exam date : STEP 1 - June 2019 (To be announced)

                        STEP 2 - June 2019 (To be announced)

                        STEP 3 - June 2019 (To be announced)

  • Exam start time : To be announced 
  • Exam venue : British Council - 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
  • Registration deadline:  To be announced 

                                   

Special arrangements

In most cases you will need to contact your examining board or university directly for a special need request. The examining board will contact the British Council about the arrangements and will inform you about the approval of your request. 

You can contact us for a special need request if you have registered with us for your exam. You will need to provide a medical certificate issued within the last two years at the time of registration.

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