Our Thinking Skills Assessment Practice

The Thinking Skills Assessment practice consists of the two elements of the Thinking Skills Assessment. Here’s our Premium TSA practice. Plus a useful, TSA video introduction.

The Thinking Skills Assessment assesses:

  • Problem-solving skills:
    • Numerical reasoning.
    • Spatial reasoning.
  • Critical thinking skills:
    • Understanding arguments.
    • Reasoning with everyday language.

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  • Average time required to answer each question is 1.8 mins.
  • The CTA is a non-calculator test.
  • It is administered by local test centres nationwide. Here’s a list of TSA test centres.

Secondly, a 30 min writing test. For certain courses listed below you need to take this second 30-minute Writing Tests: 

This evaluates candidate’s ability to organise ideas in a clear and concise manner and communicate them effectively in writing. Questions are not subject-specific and candidates must answer one question from a choice of four.

Why the Thinking Skills Assessment is fundamental to success in higher education.

Introducing Thinking Skills

The Thinking Skills Assessment is primarily used by both Cambridge and Oxford University to select graduate or scholarship candidate

Critical thinking and problem solving are included in the World Economic Forum’s report

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Key Facts

The TSA is a

  • Pre-interview assessment for Oxford and Cambridge.
  • 90-minute Section 1 paper
  • 50 multiple-choice questions.

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Rob Williams latest book 

Are you chasing a job that you really want, but need to take a verbal reasoning test to get it? With the help of this book, you’ll sharpen your skills and quickly become confident in your ability to pass. 

Brilliant Passing Numerical Reasoning Tests book – also available for download from the Apple Store.