Welcome to our 2024 Oxbridge Admissions tests and Thinking Skills Assessment practice tests, including free TSA practice. 


Our 2023 Oxbridge Admissions Tests practice, incl. Thinking Skills Assessment practice tests

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

University of Oxford admission tests

If someone is interested in applying for the University of Oxford, then there is a massive chance that they will need to sit for an admission test as almost all the education courses there have admission tests as the entrance criteria. One will need to register separately for sitting on an exam and the deadline for the registration are to be kept in mind.

The admission test is different from one university to another. For example, the admission test syllabus and rules in Cambridge will be different from the ones at Oxford. One will have to register for the UCAS application process, where the deadlines will be different. As per the UK time, the deadline for the UCAS application is by 15th October, 18:00. Furthermore, one will need to complete a supplementary application questionnaire. The applications that are outside the EU will require a process that needs to be completed by the Cambridge Online Preliminary Application. Several application tests are ongoing in Cambridge at the moment and they are;

  • Cambridge Admission Assessment
  • Biomedical Admission Test is also known as BMAT
  • Sixth Term Examination Paper also known as STEP
  • Thinking Skills Assessment Cambridge also termed TSA Cambridge
  • Cambridge Law Test which is to be taken by law students
  • Finally, there are other courses that are specific to the subject students are studying.

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.
  • Plus, our Numeracy Test Practice book, which reached Number One when the publisher Pearson offered it for free (throughout the UK’s first 2020 lockdown).
  • In fact, our Numerical Reasoning Test Practice book reached Number One when the publisher Pearson offered it for free (throughout the UK’s first 2020/21 lockdowns).   
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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:

    • And then next, the PPE course at Oxford University.

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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.

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)

    • Section 2 2020 Thinking Skills Assessment practice

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

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

2009 Thinking Skills Assessment Past Papers 2008

School Entrance Tests‘ University Admissions past papers

Thinking Skills Assessment practice