Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)

 

Everyone who applies to study Physics or Physics and Philosophy at Oxford must sit the Physics Aptitude Test. There are no exceptions. The Department of Physics is working in partnership with the Admissions Testing Service to administer the above admissions test.

Please note that the format of the Physics Aptitude Test has evolved. In 2015, multiple choice questions were eliminated. Long physics problems worth 20 marks were also eliminated in favour of shorter questions worth less than 10 marks each. Candidates are still urged to plan their time and attempt all the questions on the paper.

Calculators, formula sheets, tables and data books are not permitted.

Candidates are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with the format of the test and the syllabus.

More info at www.physics.ox.ac.uk