Physics @ University, Oxford in 2016

Interview format

1x 1 hr Skype interview

Interview content

2 physics questions, 1 maths question

Best preparation

Past papers / questions

Advice in hindsight


Final thoughts

Don't panic.

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.

Interview Format

Test taken: PAT

Number of interviews: 1

Skype interview: Yes

Length of interview: 1 hour each

What happened in your interview? How did you feel?

I was given 2 physics questions and 1 math question. I solved them and the tutors were happy.

How did you prepare?

Do the PAT past papers! If you have access to past interview questions, go through them.

What advice do you have for future applicants?

Looking back, what advice would you give to your past self?

Don't panic. Solve the problems in the interview and you'll stand a good chance of getting in.