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PAT 2024 format

Hi, I’m a high school student from France looking to apply to Oxford for physics this September. My school is affiliated with the UK so I’m not applying independently but I have some questions about the Physics Admission Test (PAT).

I initially thought that the PAT would be done on paper, at school/an exam centre. However on Oxford’s Physics department website (, it says: "From October 2023, a digital calculator will be included with the *online PAT* “. On the Oxford undergrad website though, I can’t find any info confirming that the PAT is now online . And if it is online, does this mean we have to bring our own laptop to the exam?

If anyone could provide any info that would be great, thanks!
i would email Oxford to learn the location of sitting the PAT :smile:

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