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    (Original post by gavinlowe)
    There's a limit to how much information I think it's appropriate to give. However, the mean (across all candidates taking the MAT in its different variants) was just under 45, with a standard deviation of a bit over 14. We look at more than just the raw MAT score in deciding short-listing, but the default threshold also corresponds to a mark of about 45. Clearly, it was a slightly harder test this year.
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    Hey does anyone know if we can find out our MAT scores? Does Oxford release the scores at any point?
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    (Original post by kapur)
    Yea im taking a gap year . I was doing maths in DU but i really didnt like it so i dropped out :P
    what board are you doing btw ?
    I might take a gap year if I don't get into the uni of my choice , the probability of which seems to be increasing with the time I've been waiting for :P SSC . You've done CBSE right?

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    Hey does anyone know if we can find out our MAT scores? Does Oxford release the scores at any point?
    I don't think they do. I'm not sure though!

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    (Original post by ksv4196)
    Hey does anyone know if we can find out our MAT scores? Does Oxford release the scores at any point?
    From the MAT page:
    "Test results are not published automatically, but candidates may request their test score as part of the usual University of Oxford feedback process."
    You'll have to write to the college you applied to and ask for your score, but I think you have to wait until January to do this.
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    (Original post by ksv4196)
    Hey does anyone know if we can find out our MAT scores? Does Oxford release the scores at any point?
    EDIT: Realized that this had already been answered. Never mind.

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    You can find out in early January by contacting your assigned college, I think. MAT scores are not released to everyone who took the test (unlike other exams like the TSA), but made available to those who ask for their scores.


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    (Original post by gavinlowe)
    There's a limit to how much information I think it's appropriate to give. However, the mean (across all candidates taking the MAT in its different variants) was just under 45, with a standard deviation of a bit over 14. We look at more than just the raw MAT score in deciding short-listing, but the default threshold also corresponds to a mark of about 45. Clearly, it was a slightly harder test this year.
    Hi, are those figures for this year? There may be hope after all!! Also in terms of GCSE context, is it just the number of A* grades that are counted, or is each grade given a score and a cumulative/mean mark taken?

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    If the mean is 45 and standard deviation is 14. Marks is a typical Normal distribution,so 68% of the applicants get from 31 to 59. 60 will be really good.
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    (Original post by gavinlowe)
    There's a limit to how much information I think it's appropriate to give. However, the mean (across all candidates taking the MAT in its different variants) was just under 45, with a standard deviation of a bit over 14. We look at more than just the raw MAT score in deciding short-listing, but the default threshold also corresponds to a mark of about 45. Clearly, it was a slightly harder test this year.
    I'm assuming this is for the computer science questions? Do you know the average score on questions 1-5?
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    (Original post by CD315)
    I'm assuming this is for the computer science questions? Do you know the average score on questions 1-5?
    "...(across all candidates taking the MAT in its different variants)..."

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    (Original post by CD315)
    I'm assuming this is for the computer science questions? Do you know the average score on questions 1-5?
    'MAT in all the different variants', I think, implies the mean of everyone (M and CS) who sat it.

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    (Original post by yl95)
    'MAT in all the different variants', I think, implies the mean of everyone (M and CS) who sat it.

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    (Original post by seohyun)
    "...(across all candidates taking the MAT in its different variants)..."

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    Oops, misread that. Sorry
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    (Original post by Oxford Computer Science Dept)
    Pretty much all the MAT marking was completed late on Sat eve. (A small handful of scripts are still in transit.) A rough "line in the sand" has been drawn and was circulated to tutors yesterday. (This line takes into account MAT score, GCSE scores contextualised to a school's performance.) The tutors can now see the candidate's application (including reference, etc) and the breakdown of the MAT scores. The tutors are now focussing on candidates at the borderline and deciding on who out out of these middleground people to interview. Decisions on this should be finalised by Wednesday of next week. The colleges send out the invitations to interview/rejections. They will all have their own way of doing this. There's not fixed order. So it's quite possible that two candidates who applied to different colleges but for the same course will hear several days apart. Does that help?
    Hi, would the MAT requirement for applicants who have already started university study elsewhere be completely different?

    I had 4 midterms and a programming contest right before the MAT. Thus I was so exhausted during the test, and didn't do well. I think my score would only be around 80 or so.

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    (Original post by hilbert_spaces)
    Hi, would the MAT requirement for applicants who have already started university study elsewhere be completely different?

    I had 4 midterms and a programming contest right before the MAT. Thus I was so exhausted during the test, and didn't do well. I think my score would only be around 80 or so.

    Thank you!
    Yes, for those who already have their grades in hand you'll be compared more to the cohort of students who are accepted as opposed to the applicants. Also, as you had already started university, you'll be expected to do better as well - however, a score of 80 is more than fine even under these circumstances.
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    (Original post by yxcai)
    If the mean is 45 and standard deviation is 14. Marks is a typical Normal distribution,so 68% of the applicants get from 31 to 59. 60 will be really good.
    This year was really low-scoring, eh? I wonder if even one person managed a perfect score...

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    (Original post by souktik)
    This year was really low-scoring, eh? I wonder if even one person managed a perfect score...

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    Unlikely, it's usually down to luck you'd get full marks, normally the highest score is 95-98 (well, it was for the 2010 admissions test).
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    I don't think they do. I'm not sure though!

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    Okay, Thank you!
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    (Original post by souktik)
    EDIT: Realized that this had already been answered. Never mind.

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    You can find out in early January by contacting your assigned college, I think. MAT scores are not released to everyone who took the test (unlike other exams like the TSA), but made available to those who ask for their scores.


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    Oh that's too bad, I wanted to find out now! Thank you!
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    (Original post by Oxford Computer Science Dept)
    Pretty much all the MAT marking was completed late on Sat eve. (A small handful of scripts are still in transit.) A rough "line in the sand" has been drawn and was circulated to tutors yesterday. (This line takes into account MAT score, GCSE scores contextualised to a school's performance.) The tutors can now see the candidate's application (including reference, etc) and the breakdown of the MAT scores. The tutors are now focussing on candidates at the borderline and deciding on who out out of these middleground people to interview. Decisions on this should be finalised by Wednesday of next week. The colleges send out the invitations to interview/rejections. They will all have their own way of doing this. There's not fixed order. So it's quite possible that two candidates who applied to different colleges but for the same course will hear several days apart. Does that help?
    So we should hear by the first week of December?
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    (Original post by souktik)
    This year was really low-scoring, eh? I wonder if even one person managed a perfect score...

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    Some years someone gets full marks. But not this year.
 
 
 
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