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Most subjects which previously used TSA Cambridge as an admissions test will now be using either pre-interview assessments, or other at-interview assessments in 2016. Please visit the University of Cambridge undergraduate admissions website for more information.
The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) Cambridge is a 90-minute multiple-choice test, which is used for applicants to Land Economy at the University of Cambridge.
TSA Cambridge is a paper-based test. It consists of 50 multiple-choice questions, testing problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
TSA is a multiple-choice test giving 1 mark per question.
Scores are calculated on the TSA scale to one decimal place (running approximately 0–100). The scale is an estimate of the candidate’s ability, which makes scores comparable by factoring in question and overall test difficulty, using the Rasch statistical technique.
Marking of TSA Cambridge is automated. The Admissions Testing Service does not accept requests for re-marks.
Candidates take the test at interview, at the College they have applied to. Candidates will be informed by the College where and when they need to take TSA.
The Admissions Testing Service does not release TSA results directly to candidates. Results will be passed to the Cambridge College you applied to. How the results are used varies – to find out more, contact the College you applied to.