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
BMAT 18/10/2022 Paper Based
TMUA 18/10/2022 Paper Based
ENGAA, NSAA 19/10/2022 Paper Based
CAT, MAT, MLAT, OLAT, ELAT, HAT, PAT, Philosophy Test, TSA, TSA S1 02/11/2022 Paper Based

Registration deadlines

Exam Registration deadline *
BMAT 1-28 September 2022
TMUA 1-28 September 2022
TSA / TSA S1 1-28 September 2022
ECAA, ENGAA. NSAA. CAT, MAT, MLAT, OLAT, Philosophy Test 1-28 September 2022
ELAT, HAT, PAT 1-28 September 2022

Please note that no entries will be accepted after the registration deadline (28/09/2022).

Access Arrangements: The deadline to apply for access arrangements is Wednesday, 14 September 2022.

Exam fees

Exam Test fee
BMAT 270€
TMUA* 270€
CAT / MAT 230€
All other tests 180€

How to register for the Admissions Testing exams?

You can sit the Admissions Testing exams at British Council.

Access the online registration form and fill it in with your details. At the end of the form and at the end of this page 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.