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PAT Oxford Results 2021 – Check Your Score And More!

All you need to know about PAT 2021 exam results.
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PAT Oxford is conducted because majority of the applicants to Oxford University have great personal statements, top notch references, and top grades. It can therefore be quite difficult for the administration to choose amongst so many well-qualified candidates. Especially as candidates come from all over the world and apply for different qualifications.

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PAT gives the university extra information of every student who has applied for a given course, wherever they are from. Considered cumulatively with the other elements of the application, this helps Oxford in identifying the very best candidates. However, there is no specific score that will guarantee your application will be shortlisted. The tests change each year, and your test score will be considered compared to the scores of other students who apply for the same course as you. In this article we will discuss what PAT Oxford exam is & how to check PAT Oxford result/score. Read on to find out!

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What Is PAT? 

The PAT is designed for candidates who have studied the first year of A-level (or equivalent) Maths and Physics, and covers similar material to that of the GCSE and A-level syllabus. 

The Physics Aptitude Test (PAT) is an exam, set by academics at the University of Oxford, which forms part of your application. Here’s some important pointers about PAT Oxford –

  • The PAT test is a 2 hour, single session assessment.
  • The PAT includes math and physics which is equivalent to the first year of A-level (however, schools teach content in different orders; you should check and revise anything you’re unfamiliar with prior to the test.
  • Usage of calculators is allowed but one has to follow a pretty strict set of rules to be allowed so you may not be able to use your usual A-level calculator, especially if it’s an expensive graphical calculator. You can read the restrictions here.
  • There are 24 questions which include everything from 2 mark multiple choice questions to 10 mark linked-calculations.

However, you must make sure to go through the PAT syllabus carefully  as you may find that there are a few topics that you haven’t yet covered in school. In that case, we recommend talking to your teacher about how to effectively tackle these subjects before writing the PAT Oxford. This may require you to do independent study by reading through your textbooks or going through  online resources provided by your exam board. You can Click Here to know how to prepare in detail.

If you are applying for one of the following courses you will be required to sit the PAT as part of the admissions process: Engineering, Materials Science, Physics and Physics and Philosophy.

PAT Oxford Result!      

Results for the PAT are not automatically published anywhere. They are to be requested as part of the usual feedback process. Feedback on admissions decisions should be requested from the individual college which considered the application, prior to 15 February in the year after the application was made. Admissions tutors will get the results of all tests directly in time to form their shortlisting decisions in November. So applicants do not need to send their results to the university separately.  

If you wish to get further information on any aspect of your application, including a decision not to call you for an interview, or the reasons why your application was unsuccessful. You should make a request, in writing, to the Tutor for Admissions of the relevant college. Although you may, if you are called for an interview, be interviewed by one or more colleges, it is only from the college to which you initially applied, or to which you were llater assigned, that you will get feedback about the outcome of your application.

Feedback will generally be provided by a letter or an email within some twenty working days of receipt of the request.  However, requests for feedback received prior to 31 December will be treated as having been received on the day colleges and departments reopen after the New Years. Colleges will not generally provide feedback when the request is made after 15 February.

What’s A Good Score In PAT Oxford?

In total you have 24 questions equalling 100 marks, 120 minutes in which you have to answer them. So, if you want to leave yourself time to read questions properly, review your solutions and any skipped questions at the end, you should aim for about two and half minutes spent on each question. Of course, this is not straightjacketed  science and you should always make an approach that suits your needs. If a question is worth 1 mark then it is very likely that it won’t require as much effort as a question worth 4 marks would.

Most students taking the PAT will be getting a score of 80%+, and it can be really off putting when you start doing PAT test papers and suddenly 80% seems like an impossible feat to achieve!  You should expect less marks, particularly early in your preparation, and you must not let that demoralize you!

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In general, you want to be in the top 1/3rd of applicants to make sure you get through to the interview stage. So you should be aiming to score 60 or more most years (although as you can see by the massive drop in average score in 2019 PAT Oxford score, some papers are trickier than others).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Oxford Pat hard?

It is aimed at Year 12th Students in the UK – equivalent to Grade 11th in the US and it is an extremely difficult admissions test.

How is the PAT Oxford marked?

There is no passing mark as such for the test, but there is a threshold mark, below which candidates will not be placed on the interview short-list. This mark will not be determined until the results of the tests are available.

Do I have to pay?

No. They don’t charge candidates to take this test. However, please note down that some independent test centres do charge some administration fee from candidates. You can contact your centre for details.

Summing Up!

Oxford is a tough nut to crack. Even smartness cannot guarantee you a seat at there. Thus it becomes essential to secure good marks in it’s PAT. You Can Click Here to check out how to prepare for PAT Oxford in detail.

Here at Filo we have more than 10,000 professional tutors at your fingertips to help  you in sailing through the PAT test with ease. Click here to download the Filo App and get closer to getting admission in your dream college!

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