Imperial college computer science pre-interview assessmentWatch
I am applying to Imperial College London to study computer science. I have heard that they do a pre interview assessment which involves maths and logic questions. I have heard many people say that you can't prepare for this exam, however I have very poor algorithmic thinking/logic skills. Is there anything I can do to indirectly help me for this exam. For example would UKMT senior maths challenge papers help me?
The pre-interview test is not that difficult and the vast majority of candidates score 80-100% on it every year, it really isn’t anything that warrants extensive preparation.
The logic questions can be practiced by completing TMUA paper 2s, there are also some harder ones on the MAT papers that you will have to look for individually. UKMT won’t be much help to be honest, it’s a different style of Maths.
The pre-interview test is not that difficult and the vast majority of candidates scalriore 80-100% on it every year, it really isn’t anything that warrants extensive preparation.
I'd say the assessment isn't even as hard as the TMUA paper 2s. From my experience a closer comparison would be Bebras computing challenge questions. The paper's just testing you on puzzles/logic/algorithms. And you don't need to know any languages to be able to do them.
I am a computer science applicant and had my test on 3rd Nov. I have not heard anything from the College yet - does this mean its end of the road for me because I have seen so many people getting interviews who had done their exams on the same date. Btw, nobody in my schools has had any updated from Imperial either......