What is the PAT?

The Physics Aptitude test is a 2-hour calculator paper that applicants for Physics (both 3 and 4 year courses), Physics & Philosophy, Materials Science, and Engineering at Oxford.


Find mini-mock papers and more on the PAT in our online resources

PAT Mock Tests & Answer Packs

Time for the PAT Mock tests

We have three PAT practice papers. Written by our expert consultants, our practice papers replicate the style, format and timing of the real examinations, giving you the chance to practise your approach to the test as well as the skills required. 

Each practice paper includes a set of model answers with detailed commentary on how to crack individual questions.


What Does The PAT Involve?

The Physics Aptitude Test is a written test that includes:

A mixture of Physics and Mathematics questions

Some multiple choice questions 

Calculators  are allowed.

The syllabus required for the PAT corresponds roughly to the GCSE and AS Level syllabus for Mathematics and Physics.

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