# TSA Section 1 2023 / Oxford E&M (2024 entry) thread

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Does anyone else remember any questions/ answers they put?
Original post by Anonymous
Oh I forgot to account for the hourssss

Oh no!
Original post by Anonymous
If I recall correctly my workings were

18 + (18×2/3) = 30
30 x 14 = 420
12 + (12×2/3) = 20
20 × 9 = 180

180 + 420 = 600

were there not 15 daytime hours? So then it would be 630?
Original post by Anonymous
were there not 15 daytime hours? So then it would be 630?

i think it was 15
i think some of the parallel reading q in that were awful!
Original post by Anonymous
I ended up getting C, I originally put B but realised you could do it with 3 and then panickedly changed to C. In order for it to be correct, you needed to have 1 country landlocked by an odd amount of countries.

Original post by Anonymous
were there not 15 daytime hours? So then it would be 630?

I'm rather sure it was 14; I don't recall it adding to 24 hours for whatever reason; perhaps I put 630 too though: I could easily be misremembering my answer 🤷*♂️
were there more ps than ct questions in that it felt like it!!
Original post by Anonymous
were there more ps than ct questions in that it felt like it!!

Think it's always 25 - 25; but I see what you mean; feel there were more CT questions near the end.
Yeah did not go well, I found s2 better than s1
what about the weight one? like all the scales are off by up to 2 kg. 94-95?
Original post by Anonymous
what about the weight one? like all the scales are off by up to 2 kg. 94-95?

I think I might have went the wrong way, I put 91 - 98 (if I recall) most probably wrong, it was rushed answer for me in the last 3 minutes (I think I came back to it in the end)
Original post by Anonymous
Was it just me who found this years a lot harder than past papers? I usually have like ten-fifteen mins left but today I ran out of time.

same here
Original post by Anonymous
Critical Thinking was pretty good but the Problem Solving… it was so time consuming I had to guess 5 of them. This year was really tough, I’d go as far as saying it was the hardest TSA they’ve ever made.

I'm the exact same on having to guess 5 of them. I think I've done all the exams except 2020 and I would agree that this was probably the toughest.
Original post by Anonymous
what about the weight one? like all the scales are off by up to 2 kg. 94-95?

yes i got that! i felt like it was wrong so spent forever trying to figure out any other way 😅
I did option C for section 2 bc i read the others quickly and thought they were very philosophy oriented. I dont remember there being one on voting, what was that question??
Original post by upthechels
yes i got that! i felt like it was wrong so spent forever trying to figure out any other way 😅

Original post by Anonymous

three scales all correct to within 2kg of what was measured. it asked for the smallest interval of what the weight could be.
I got 94-95 too!
It was similar to another past paper question to do with temperature. I can't remember the year though.

Original post by upthechels
yes i got that! i felt like it was wrong so spent forever trying to figure out any other way 😅
Original post by Anonymous
do you guys remember what you put for the parallel reasoning Qs?

and the 2nd question - hot drinks and cold drinks.

what was Q2? i can’t remember
Original post by jamfina
I thought the critical thinking was harder than usual but the problem solving was easier and cause that’s usually my worst bit I finished with a few minutes to spare. I BOMBED the essay though, truly the worst thing I’ve ever written.

bro how du u find ct harder but ps easier? For the last 15 questions I finished ct first then turned to ps