Every year, Oxford University receives countless applications from well-qualified candidates of excellent academic achievements alongside outstanding personal statements, a wealth of relevant experiences and unrivaled passions. On top of these, the admissions would require an additional affirmation to distinguish the solid applicants and the vague aspired ones i.e. the admission test or the pre-interview assessment.
The Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) is an aptitude test required by Oxford University as part of the requirement for subjects such as Computer Science, Computer Science and Philosophy, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics and Philosophy, Mathematics and Statistics.
All candidates can take The MAT, including those without Further Mathematics in A-level or equivalent. The knowledge and techniques required are taken from a syllabus roughly corresponding to AS-level Maths, with a few extra topics from A-level Maths.
The test aims to test the depth of mathematical understanding of a person. There are 7 questions in this test, and the questions that the students are supposed to answer depend on the course they are applying for.
In addition to Oxford, there are several other universities that also require or consider the MAT. Applicants who are also applying to courses at other universities should attempt the questions required by the Oxford course they are applying for.
Candidates are required to register through an authorised test centre by 15 October. The next test dates are 3 November 2021 and 2 November 2022.
We strongly suggest candidates make thorough preparation for the MAT as it’s not possible to re-sit a test. Students who also plan to take TMUA, the admission test required by other universities, need to start the preparation for both tests as early as possible. If you need professional coaching service on pre-interview assessments asd well as advice on university admission, please feel free to contact us.