University of Cambridge pre-interview assessments

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Courses with pre-interview written assessments

For preparation materials, click on the assessment name in the table.

Course name

Pre-interview assessment Section 1 (multiple choice) Section 2
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic Admissions Assessment (ASNCAA) Reading Comprehension

60 minutes

Critical response to text(s)

60 minutes

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Admissions Assessment (AMESAA) Reading Comprehension

60 minutes

Critical response to text(s)

60 minutes

Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering via Engineering (H810) requires the Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA).

Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences (H813) requires the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA).

Economics Economics Admissions Assessment (ECAA)

 

Problem solving and Maths for Economics

80 minutes

Essay on topic of economic interest

40 minutes

Engineering Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA) Maths/Physics

80 minutes

Structured sets of multiple-choice Maths and Physics questions

40 minutes

English

You will need to take ELAT.

Geography Geography Admissions Assessment (GAA) Thinking Skills and Reading Comprehension

80 minutes

Interpretation of graphical data

40 minutes

History History Admissions Assessment (HAA) Reading Comprehension

60 minutes

Critical response to text(s)

60 minutes

History and Modern Languages* History Admissions Assessment (HAA)and MML at-interview assessment Reading Comprehension

60 minutes

Critical response to text(s)

60 minutes

History and Politics

You will need to take the History Admissions Assessment (HAA)

Human, Social, and Political Sciences Human, Social, and Political Sciences Admissions Assessment (HSPSAA) Reading Comprehension

60 minutes

Essay

60 minutes

Medicine

You will need to take BMAT.

Natural Sciences Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA) Maths/Science

80 minutes

Structured sets of Maths/Physics/Chemistry/Biology (open response)

40 minutes

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Admissions Assessment (PBSAA) Part A (compulsory)

Thinking Skills

Plus either Part B Mathematics and Biology or Part C Reading Comprehension

80 minutes

Essay

40 minutes

Veterinary Medicine Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA) Maths/Science

80 minutes

Structured sets of Maths/Physics/Chemistry/Biology (open response)

40 minutes

* If you are applying for History and Modern Languages, you will take both the History pre-interview assessment and the MML at-interview assessment.

If you are applying to study Mathematics, you need to take the Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP). This test takes place in June of Year 13.

The University has published full details of all pre-interview and at-interview assessments.