The British Council cooperates with Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing providing admission tests to the best UK universities and colleges. The exams are subject-specific tests taken by applicants for Medicine, Philosophy, Politics, Economics, Law, Mathematics and other related courses. They include:

  • BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test) 
  • MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test)
  • STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper)
  • TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Admission)
  • University of Cambridge pre-interview assessments
  • University of Oxford admissions tests

Visit Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing for detailed information about admissions tests, including which courses require you to take a test, how to register, key dates, test format, how to prepare and how to get your results.

Test dates and format

Exam Exam date Exam format
STEP 2 09/06/2022 Paper based
STEP 3 20/06/2022 Paper based
BMAT To confirm Computer based
TMUA To confirm Computer based
TSA / TSA S1 To confirm Computer based
ECAA, ENGAA. NSAA. CAT, MAT, MLAT, OLAT, Philosophy Test To confirm Paper based
ELAT, HAT, PAT To confirm Paper based

Registration deadlines

Exam Registration deadline Late registration deadline
STEP 03/05/2022* ---
BMAT To confirm To confirm
TMUA To confirm To confirm
TSA / TSA S1 To confirm ---
ECAA, ENGAA. NSAA. CAT, MAT, MLAT, OLAT, Philosophy Test To confirm ---
ELAT, HAT, PAT To confirm ---

 *STEP Access Arrangements: The deadline to apply for access arrangements is Tuesday, 19 April 2022.

Exam fees

Examen Test fee Late test fee
STEP 290€  ---
BMAT* To confirm To confirm
TMUA* To confirm To confirm
CAT / MAT To confirm  ---
All other tests To confirm  ---

* Test Fees include CAAT Registration Fee and Late Registration Fee.

How to register for the Admissions Testing exams?

You can sit the Admissions Testing exams at British Council.

Access the online STEP registration form and fill it in with your details. At the end of the form you will find our bank details to pay the exam fees by bank transfer.

Information about the venue and time of the exam will be sent to candidates by e-mail approximately 7 days before the test date.