Classics Admission Test in UK

CAT-Classics Admission Tests is a subject-specific admission tests used by the University of Oxford Classics and Joint Schools to assess the applicants wanting to pursue the Undergraduate degree course at the University. The Admissions Testing Service is collaboration with the University of Oxford administers the Classics Admissions Test (CAT). It is a paper-based test and is divided into three papers: the Latin Translation Test, the Greek Translation Test and the Classics Language Aptitude Test (CLAT). Applicants are required to take one or two papers, depending upon the course applied for. Each paper is of an hour.

Students applying for the following courses at the University of Oxford are required to take the Classics Admission Tests: Classics I and II (Q800, Q810), Classics and English (3-year course QQ38; 4-year course QQH8), Any Classics and Modern Languages course and Classics with Oriental Studies (Q8T9).


The CAT comprises of three papers:

Latin Translation Tests and Greek Translation Test

Candidates studying one of both of those languages to A2 level or equivalent are required to sit the Latin and Greek translation tests. These tests consist of short passage in prose and verse in the classical language that needs to be translated into English.

Language Aptitude Tests

Candidates studying neither Classical languages to A2 level or equivalent must sit the language aptitude test. It is designed to assess the applicants ability to analyse and interpret the language. 
Interviews are also held along with the above mentioned tests. 

Registration and Fees

Applicants can sit the CAT at their own school or college. If they’re not attending school or college, then in that case, the applicants can find a centre via the Open Centre Network and give the test. 

Check the official website as fee varies every year.  


Applicants can get their results from University of Oxford feedback process.
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