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)

The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is an admissions test for applicants to Medicine, Biomedical Science and Dentistry courses at certain universities.
 
BMAT is a 2-hour test divided into three sections.
 
Section 1: Thinking Skills (60 mins)
Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications (30 mins)
Section 3: Writing Task (30 mins)
 
 
Exam date : Wednesday 3 November 2021
Exam start time : 3:00pm (Hong Kong time)
Exam venue : To be confirmed in the exam confirmation email
Registration deadline (Standard Entry - HK$2,594):  Monday 27 Sept 2021 (10:00 am Hong Kong time);
                                           (Late Entry - HK$2,961): 1 October - 8 October 2021 (before 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.
 
A payment form will be sent to you after you have completed the online registration
 
The arrangement of the computer-based test will be confirmed and communicated to you at a later stage.

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.

The Classics Admissions Test is a paper-based test, divided into three sections: 

the Latin Translation Test

the Greek Translation Test 

the Classics Language Aptitude Test (CLAT)

Each section lasts 1 hour.

 

Exam date : Wednesday 3 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

Economics Admissions Assessment (ECAA)

The format for the 2021 assessment will be as follows:

Section 1: Multiple choice questions in mathematics (60 minutes)

Section 2: Essay (60 minutes)

 

Exam date : Wednesday 3 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

Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA)

Assessment format

Section 1: Mathematics and Physics multiple-choice questions. (60 minutes, no calculator)

Section 2: Advanced Physics multiple-choice questions. (60 minutes, no calculator)

 

Exam date : Wednesday 3 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

ELAT (English Literature Admissions Test)

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:

  • language
  • imagery
  • allusion
  • syntax
  • 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

HAT (History Aptitude Test)

The HAT is a test of skills, not substantive historical knowledge. It is designed so that candidates should find it equally challenging, regardless of what they have studied or what school examinations they are taking. The HAT tests the following skills and attributes:

  • the ability to read carefully and critically;
  • the adoption of an analytical approach;
  • the ability to answer a question relevantly;
  • ability to handle concepts and select evidence to support points;
  • originality and independence;
  • precision and clarity of writing.

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

MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test)

The Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) is a subject-specific admissions test, lasting 2 hours and 30 minutes and sat under timed conditions.

The MAT is designed to be approachable for all students, including those without Further Mathematics A-level or equivalent. It aims to test the depth of mathematical understanding of a student rather than a breadth of knowledge. The mathematical knowledge and techniques required to do the questions are taken from a syllabus roughly corresponding to AS-level Maths, with a few extra topics from A-level Maths.

 

Exam date : Wednesday 3 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

MLAT (Modern Languages Admissions Tests)

The Modern Languages Admissions Test is a paper-based test which consists of 10 sections. Which sections you take depends on the course you are applying for.

 

There are eight individual sections for each of the following languages: Czech, French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. The other two sections are: the Language Aptitude Test (LAT: for those applying for new languages as beginners and for Russian on its own), and the Philosophy test (for those applying for Philosophy and Modern Languages). The Philosophy section lasts 60 minutes while each other section is 30 minutes.

Please note that there is no longer a Linguistics test section. 

 

Exam date : Wednesday 3 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

Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA)

The format for the 2021 assessment will be as follows:

Section 1: Multiple choice questions in mathematics plus one science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) (60 minutes)

Section 2: Extended multiple choice questions in Biology, Chemistry or Physics (60 minutes)

Exam date : Wednesday 3 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

OLAT (Oriental Languages Aptitude Test)

The OLAT is a paper-based test, lasting 30 minutes and sat under timed exam conditions. The OLAT is designed to assess your ability to analyse how languages work, in a way which doesn't depend on your knowledge of any particular language. 

 

Exam date : Wednesday 3 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 

PAT (Physics Aptitude Test)

The Physics Aptitude Test (PAT) is a subject-specific admissions test, lasting for 2 hours and sat under timed conditions.

 

The PAT is designed for candidates who have studied the first year of A-level (or equivalent) Maths and Physics, and covers similar material to that of the GCSE and A-level syllabus.

 

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 

Philosophy Test

The Philosophy Test is a paper-based test, lasting 60 minutes and sat under timed exam conditions.

 

The Philosophy Test is designed to test a candidate's philosophical reasoning skills. There is no expectation that you will have undertaken any formal study of philosophy, and it is not a test of philosophical knowledge.

 

You will normally be asked to undertake a comprehension exercise and write a short essay or answer a structured question. Tutors are looking for the use of precise and careful reasoning to answer the question asked, and particularly answers which anticipate and are able to answer objections to the reasoning given. You should avoid stating an opinion without evidence or argument to support it.

 

Exam date : Wednesday 3 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

TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment) Oxford

The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) Oxford is a 2-hour pre-interview test for applicants to undergraduate courses at the University of Oxford. It is designed to help tutors assess whether candidates have the skills and aptitudes needed to study the following courses:

  • Experimental Psychology
  • Geography
  • Human Sciences
  • Philosophy and Linguistics
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
  • Psychology and Linguistics
  • Psychology and Philosophy.

TSA Oxford consists of two sections:

Section 1: Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA)

Section 2: Writing Task.

 

Separate answer sheets will be provided for each section. Calculators cannot be used.

 

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

The arrangement of the computer-based test will be confirmed and communicated to you at a later stage.

TSA S1 (TSA Secion 1)

Candidates applying to study History and Economics* (LV11) and Economics and Management (LN12) will be required to take the Thinking Skills Assessment: Section 1 (TSA S1) as part of their application. 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). Applicants must ensure that they are registered to take the test called Thinking Skills Assessment: Section 1 (TSA S1).

* Applicants for History and Economics also need to take the History Admissions Test (HAT).

Separate answer sheets will be provided for each section. Calculators cannot be used.

 

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

The arrangement of the computer-based test will be confirmed and communicated to you at a later stage.

Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA)

The Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA) 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 which are taken consecutively.

Paper 1: Applications of Mathematical Knowledge    (75 mins)

Paper 2: Mathematical Reasoning                              (75 mins)

No calculators or dictionaries are allowed.

 

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 - HK$2,410):  Monday 27 September 2021 (10:00 am Hong Kong time);

                                           (Late Entry - HK$2,648): 1 October - 8 October 2021 (before 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

The arrangement of the computer-based test will be confirmed and communicated to you at a later stage.

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.

From 2021, STEP 1 will no longer exist and only STEP 2 and STEP 3 will remain.

If you were planning to take STEP 1 as part of your university application, please check with your chosen university to see which alternative option(s) they will accept.

The exam consists of up to two three-hour paper-based exam: 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 2 - To be confirmed

                         STEP 3 -  To be confirmed

  • Exam time : 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Hong Kong time) 
  • Exam venue : To be confirmed
  • Registration deadline:  To be confirmed
    If you require access arrangement, you must complete your registration with us no later than 2022.
  • Registration link: To be confirmed
    A payment form will be sent to you after you have completed the online registration

                                   

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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