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IMPORTANT: On 10th November 2022, Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing announced that BMAT, ENGAA, NSAA and TMUA will be discontinued from 2024. These tests will run for the last time in 2023.

No replacement has yet been announced. Keep in touch with ITS for more information about how to UK medical schools and selected University of Cambridge courses will be conducted.

Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing (CAAT) provides required admissions tests which are part of the application and selection process for a range of undergraduate programmes at top UK universities.

If you are thinking of applying to Medicine, Mathematics, or various courses at Oxford or Cambridge, you may need to take a CAAT pre-application test.

ITS is an official Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing Centre (No: HK109) in Hong Kong.

We can help you enrol for and take CAAT tests at our school in Central, Hong Kong. We can also provide advice on which test you might need and when to take it. Finally, we can help with your preparation.

Get started on your CAAT preparation. Don’t leave it too late to get advice so that you won’t miss your chance to apply for a course at top UK universities.

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Enquiries will be entertained on a first come, first served basis* therefore all test takers are encouraged to enrol as soon as possible


  1. No seat reservations can be made for these enrolments. Potential candidates must ensure that all required information has been written on enrolment forms for this to be processed. This includes a valid, accessible email address and UCAS ID.
  2. You do not need UCAS ID if you are either using the test for a non-UK university or if your UK university application is not for the academic year following the one in which you take the test.

Which exam do you need for UK university entrance?
If you are applying for a course which has a pre-admissions test and it’s not listed below, please contact us to see if we can help.

CAAT tests: 

University of Cambridge pre-interview assessment
A range of undergraduate programmes at Cambridge require a subject specific pre-interview test. You can find out the list of departments with this requirement and more information from the University of Cambridge website.
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BMAT – BioMedical Admissions Test
Students applying to Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Biomedical Science and Dentistry at certain universities require this test.
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ELAT – English Literature Admission Test 
Required by approximately 10 UK universities as a pre-admissions test for students intending to read Law. The test consists of multiple choice and an essay. The deadline for taking the test varies, depending on the student’s choice of universities.
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HAT – History Aptitude Test
Required by candidates who are applying for History at Oxford.
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MAT – Mathematics Admission Test
Required by candidates applying for Mathematics or Computer Science at Oxford.
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MLAT – Modern Languages Admissions Test
Required by candidates who hope to read either Modern Languages or Linguistics at Oxford.
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PAT – Physics Aptitude Test 
For potential candidates of Engineering, Materials Science or Physics at Oxford.
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STEP – Sixth Term Examination Paper
Required at a number of universities for Mathematics.
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TSA Oxford - Thinking Skills Assessment
This is a requirement for a number of different courses at Oxford. Further details can be found on the University of Oxford website.
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Other CAAT tests:
IMAT - International Medical Admissions Test
IMAT is a subject-specific admissions test in English for applicants to medicine and surgery and dentistry courses taught in English at certain Italian universities.
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Other tests:
The following tests are commonly used for entry to UK courses but are not part of the CAAT suite. ITS provides preparation for them but cannot administer the exam itself. ITS only administers the Cambridge Assessment Admission tests listed above.

LNAT – Law National Admissions Test
Required by approximately 10 UK universities as a pre-admissions test for students intending to read Law. Run by the LNAT Consortium.

UKCAT – UK Clinical Admissions Test 
Required by a number of UK universities for admission to Medicine and Dentistry. It is run by the UKCAT Consortium.

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