Welcome to our TSA pratice tests. The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) is primarily used by both Cambridge and Oxford University to select graduate or scholarship candidate.

How do I register for the TSA?

Our TSA practice test papers

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How should I take Thinking Skills practice tests?

The following Oxford University courses will require you to take both the Thinking Skills Assessment and an additional 30-minute Writing Test:

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What does the TSA assess?

The Thinking Skills Assessment evaluates candidate’s ability to organise ideas in a clear and concise manner and communicate them effectively in writing. Questions are not subject-specific and candidates must answer one question from a choice of four.

The Thinking Skills Assessment practice consists of the two elements of the Thinking Skills Assessment.

Which skills does the TSA test?

  • Problem-solving skills:
    • Numerical reasoning.
    • Spatial reasoning.
  • Critical thinking skills:
    • Understanding arguments.
    • Reasoning with everyday language.
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Why is the Thinking Skills Assessment fundamental to your educational success?

The TSA is a

  • Pre-interview assessment for Oxford and Cambridge.
  • 90-minute Section 1 paper
  • 50 multiple-choice questions.
  • Average time required to answer each question is 1.8 mins.
  • The CTA is a non-calculator test.
  • It is administered by local test centres nationwide.

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We offer Thinking Skills Assessment practice.

Free TSA practice

TSA Specimen Test Oxford – Cambridge Assessment

Past Papers (2020)

Thinking Skills Assessment practice from 2019

2018 Past Papers Thinking Skills Assessment practice

TSA Past Papers (2017)

TSA 2017 Section 1
2017 Section 1 Answers
​​​Section 2
2017 Thinking Skills Assessment practice

Thinking Skills Assessment Past Papers (2016)

TSA 2016 Section 1
2016 Section 1 Answers
​​​Section 2
2016 Thinking Skills Assessment practice

2013 Thinking Skills Assessment Past Papers 2012

2011 Thinking Skills Assessment Past Papers 2010

  1. Oxford 2010 Section 1
  2. TSA Oxford 2010 Section 1 answer Oxford 2010 Section 1 score conversion

2009 Thinking Skills Assessment Past Papers 2008

Thinking Skills Assessment practice

Our Practice Aptitude Test Books

  • Passing Verbal Reasoning practice test book. This is regularly featured in Amazon’s top ten study guide. It includes a section on LNAT and other critical thinking tests.