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 3/11/2021 Computer based
TMUA 4/11/2021 Computer based
TSA / TSA S1 4/11/2021 Computer based
ECAA, ENGAA. NSAA. CAT, MAT, MLAT, OLAT, Philosophy Test 3/11/2021 Paper based
ELAT, HAT, PAT 4/11/2021 Paper based

Registration deadlines

Exam Registration deadline Late registration deadline
BMAT 29/09/2021 13/10/2021
TMUA 29/09/2021 13/10/2021
TSA / TSA S1 13/10/2021 ---
ECAA, ENGAA. NSAA. CAT, MAT, MLAT, OLAT, Philosophy Test 13/10/2021 ---
ELAT, HAT, PAT 13/10/2021 ---

 Access Arrangements: The deadline to apply for access arrangements is Tuesday, 28 September 2021.

Exam fees

Examen Test fee Late test fee
BMAT* 240€ 290€ 
TMUA* 240€ 270€
CAT / MAT 220€  ---
All other tests 170€  ---

* 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 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.