4x 20-30 min interviews; same day
Questions on experiments; personal statement; diagrams
Free online resources
Be calm and confident; engage with the interviewers.
Remember this advice isn't official. There is no guarantee it will reflect your experience because university applications can change between years. Check the official Cambridge and Oxford websites for more accurate information on this year's application format and the required tests.
Also, someone else's experience may not reflect your own. Most interviews are more like conversations than tests and like, any conversation, they are quite interactive.
Test taken: BMAT
Number of interviews: 4
Skype interview: No
Interview spread: all in one day
Length of interview: 20-30 minutes
I interviewed at two different colleges, which had really different vibes. My first two were at St Hilda's, and felt more relaxed, they just asked me some problem questions that were mainly experimentally based.
My second two were at St Edmund Hall, which felt somewhat more formal (ie.
I used some online resources that I found available.They have basically published a free online book that covers all the info on the test so I just looked over it, to see what holes I had in my knowledge
I did not prepare at all for my interviews, which
I think they are just looking for people who can think on their feet and engage with them, so being as calm and confident (but not cocky) really would have helped me a bit more.