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    Okay so I'm applying for Oxford this year for Compsci and I obviously have to sit the MAT, I've been practicing some past papers since the middle of September. The highest I've gotten is low 60s so I obviously improvement.

    1. What score do people who typically at least get an interview get? What score should I really be aiming for?
    2. What's the best way to do/practice for question 7? It tends to be a bit hit and miss for me but I can never get 15 marks
    3. Any advice on exam technique?

    I saw average scores on the website but those averages are for people who apply for Maths and I can't find anything Compsci to give myself a baseline. Anything would be appreciated ^^
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    (Original post by kousei)
    I saw average scores on the website but those averages are for people who apply for Maths and I can't find anything Compsci to give myself a baseline. Anything would be appreciated ^^
    The 2016 gives average scores for both Maths and Maths+CompSci (i.e. Q12345 vs Q12356) and they are virtually identical (all differences < 1%). I would very much doubt you'll see significant changes for the pure CompSci results.
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    (Original post by kousei)
    Okay so I'm applying for Oxford this year for Compsci and I obviously have to sit the MAT, I've been practicing some past papers since the middle of September. The highest I've gotten is low 60s so I obviously improvement.

    1. What score do people who typically at least get an interview get? What score should I really be aiming for?
    It varies from year to year, depending on the difficulty of the MAT. Last year, most candidates with a score over 60 were shortlisted; and few with a score below 40 were shortlisted. We have a "discretionary band", where we consider much more than just the MAT score, in particular educational background; this corresponded to roughly 40-60 last year.

    2. What's the best way to do/practice for question 7? It tends to be a bit hit and miss for me but I can never get 15 marks
    That's a slightly vague question. As with most things, practice helps. Don't worry about not getting full marks: not many candidates do. Of course, you could try asking here about specific questions that you found difficult.

    3. Any advice on exam technique?
    Some obvious things: read the question carefully; do plenty of practice papers; think a bit about timing.

    Gavin
 
 
 
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