5x 25 min interviews, over 3 days
All interviews: problems, short conversation at start about personal statement
Past papers, some help from teachers
Do all past papers; remind yourself of A-level maths.
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: 5
Skype interview: No
Interviews spread over 3 days
Length of interviews: about 25 minutes each
In all of the interviews the main focus was on a problem - there was a little conversation at the start, to try and make me feel more comfortable, about my personal statement.
I made lots of mistakes working out the problems, but that didn't matter and thinking clearly with pen and paper was the most important thing.
None of the interviewers gave me problems to pre-prepare - I knew nothing about what I'd be asked.
I did past papers and had
Make sure to do all the past papers for the
It would also be worth reminding yourself of basic A-level maths so you don't, as I did, make mistakes that stress you out, which you could avoid.