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MAT test practice for Oxbridge entry

  • Oxford and Cambridge are collectively known as Oxbridge. These are two of the most popular universities in the world.
  • Both Oxford University and Cambridge University welcome international students as well.
  • Their application process is very rigorous.
  • Select your Oxbridge degree first. So, not your Oxbridge college.

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What is the MAT?

The Mathematics Admission Test (MAT) is a paper-based test. The questions are specifically related to mathematics. 

MAT test Format 

Key features for the first MAT test paper, Mathematical Thinking, are:

  • 20 multiple-choice questions (MCQ)
  • Test duration is 75 minutes.
  • The questions are prepared to assess the mathematical abilities of the applicants whether they can apply their mathematics knowledge to new situations.
  • Based on pure mathematics that includes, algebra, sequences, series, Geometry, trigonometry, integration differentiation, graphs, basic functions, etc.

For the second MAT test paper on Mathematical/Logical Reasoning, the key features are:

  • The second paper contains 20 multiple-choice questions.
  • Test duration is also 75 minutes for this. 
  • Assesses the capabilities of the candidates whether they can apply the logic to solve the elementary concepts using mathematical arguments.
  • No calculators or dictionaries are allowed while taking the test.
  • There is no pass or fail in this test.
  • The scores are determined based on the number of correct answers given by the candidates.
  • Once the candidates request their results, the results are published, and feedback is provided.

When is the MAT test?

The MAT is conducted at the end of October or the beginning of November every year. It is optional at many universities while mandatory at many.

Benefits of taking MAT

Candidates can assess their capability and aptitude towards mathematics
Scoring in MAT strengthens the candidate’s application for admission to the university.
It helps the candidates to be aware of the university’s Maths
The candidates take it as a challenge and prepare themselves accordingly

How long is the MAT examination?

The examination goes for 2 hours and 30 minutes to be exact and one cannot take any breaks in between. 

Structure of MAT

There are 10 multiple choice questions in the MAT question and each one contains four marks. The questions that come in the MAT examinations always come from something that the students are familiar with.

Oxbridge MAT test practice