Admissions Testing Support

November 2017 session: Local start times


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This article contains information for Admissions Testing centres running tests in November 2017.


The admissions tests and pre-interview assessments listed below are scheduled to take place in November 2017.


BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic Admissions Assessment (ASNCAA)
English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT) Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Admissions Assessment (AMESAA)
Classics Admissions Test (CAT) Economics Admissions Assessment (ECAA)
History Aptitude Test (HAT) Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA)
Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) Geography Admissions Assessment (GAA)
Modern Language Admissions Test (MLAT) History Admissions Assessment (HAA)
Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT) Human, Social, and Political Sciences Admissions Assessment (HSPSAA)
Physics Aptitude Test (PAT) Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA)
Thinking Skills Assessment Oxford (TSA Oxford) Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Admissions Assessment (PBSAA)
The University of Oxford Philosophy Test   
  Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA)*


If you are running any of the tests/assessments listed above, you can find the local time that you should start your tests in the attached document.


The standard scheduled exam date is 2 November 2017, however, for countries where the times are marked as "F D", you should run your tests/assessments at the listed time on the following day i.e. 3 November 2017.


The scheduled start time for centres in the UK is 09.00 on Thursday 2 November 2017.


*Please note that, although the Test of Mathematics for University Admission takes place on Wednesday 8 November the same local start times apply.


Timetable Variation


If you are unable to run the test/assessment at the scheduled time, please complete the online Timetable Variation Request form (submissions in relation to the November 2017 session can be made from 1 September). This includes scenarios where a candidate has a timetable clash and/or needs to take more than one admissions test/assessment.


If you require any assistance regarding these procedures, please get in touch.


Information for candidates


If you are a candidate, please contact your test centre directly to confirm the exact start time of your test/assessment - please bear in mind that you may be required to arrive at the centre in advance of the start time.

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