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Most applicants are required to take a subject-specific written admission assessment. This might be before shortlisting for interview (pre-registration required) or after they've been shortlisted for interview (Cambridge College registered).

These are designed to supplement the information in their application, and provide an assessment of relevant skills and, where appropriate, their levels of knowledge and understanding for the course applied for.

The written assessments form part of our holistic assessment of applicants, rather than being a stand-alone mechanism for interview selection – a student’s written assessment performance isn’t considered in isolation but taken into account alongside the other elements of their application.

For further information, please see Admissions assessments. If you have any questions about our written assessments, please contact us at assessment@admin.cam.ac.uk.

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