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Classics Admissions Test (CAT)

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ITS has run these Oxford entrance tests for many years. Oxford is now changing the way they are run. Details for 2024 will be posted here when they become available.

The CAT is a requirement for applicants to Classics and any joint degrees which include this subject at the University of Oxford.

It consists of three separate computer-based tests:

  • the Latin Translation Test
  • the Greek Translation Test
  • and the Classics Language Aptitude Test (CLAT)

Each paper lasts 1 hour and is sat under fully invigilated exam conditions. Which papers you take depends on the course you are applying for, and whether you are studying Latin or Greek to A-level or equivalent.

The test is now run by Tata Consultancy Services and ITS Education Asia is an authorized centre (#35351) for this test. Exam dates are held each year in October. Candidates can enrol directly with ITS, where we are BOTH the enrolling and examining centre for this test.

Exam Exam Fee
CAT/ELAT/GAT/HAT/MAT/MLAT/PAT/Philosophy Test/TSA Oxford HKD2500

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 a 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.

Use this Queries button to ask about both prep and test enrolment. Click "Other" and write your query.
For test enrolment, please state:
"Send enrolment form for [test name]"

If you want further advice about preparation, please contact us.

See all info on the official CAT page.

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