The English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT) is a pre-interview admissions test for applicants to English undergraduate courses at the University of Oxford and English at the University of Cambridge.
ELAT is a paper-based test lasting 90 minutes. It tests candidates’ close reading skills, and their ability to shape and articulate an informed response to unfamiliar literary material. Candidates write one essay comparing two passages, focusing on elements such as:
- form and structure.
ELAT test format
Candidates are given six poems or passages from drama and/or prose (fiction or non-fiction), and are asked to carry out this single task:
Select two of the passages (a) to (f) and compare and contrast them in any ways that seem interesting to you, paying particular attention to distinctive features of structure, language and style.
The six passages will be linked by a common theme, which will be given in the introduction. Candidates may choose any two of the six to compare. Answer sheets will be provided.
Exam date : Thursday 4 November 2021
Exam start time : 3:00pm (Hong Kong time)
Exam venue : To be confirmed in the exam confirmation email
Registration deadline (Standard Entry): Friday 8 October 2021 (10:00 am Hong Kong time)
**Please note that the registration made after the registration deadline will not be processed.
Registration has to be completed before Cambridge Assessment’s registration deadline as no late entry is accepted. Application is only considered successful after an entry number is provided by British Council.
Registration link: https://forms.office.com/r/iC5V6pf5nS
A payment form will be sent to you after you have completed the online registration