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.
Number of interviews: 2
Skype interview: No
Time between each interview: 1 day
Length of interviews: about 45 minutes each
In my first interview, we talked about the written work I had sent in. For me, this was an essay on Stalin's rise to power. My interview was six years ago now, but I do remember having a really interesting conversation about how authoritarian rulers gain widespread support.
In my second interview, I was asked to analyse an unseen source. It was nerve-racking and I felt like it didn't go very well, but my interviewers were reassuring. Looking back, I think they were interested not in how much I knew, but in the way I thought and if I could think flexibly in a
I had a look at previous exam papers online.
Be kind to yourself and don't stress about not knowing everything there is to know. I think the aptitude tests and interviews are about seeing if you have the potential to flourish in the Oxbridge environment (in a