2x 30-40 minute interviews
First interview - SAQ questions, interpreting a study; Second interview - response to unseen reading
Reading things that interest you
Be yourself and follow your intuition
Remember this advice isn't official. There is no guarantee it will reflect your experience because university applications can change between years. Check the official Cambridge and Oxford websites for more accurate information on this year's application format and the required tests.
Also, someone else's experience may not reflect your own. Most interviews are more like conversations than tests and like, any conversation, they are quite interactive.
2 interviews of about 30-40 minutes each. They were both in the morning.
The first interview was with two college fellows (with tea). First, they asked me a few personal questions relating to my
The second interview started with some reading time (I think it was quite short, something like 15 mins). The interview revolved around how I had approached the reading, and then (if I remember correctly) the themes were broadened and I was asked to link it to some reading I had done in my free time.
Overall, the interviews did not feel too intimidating as I was always offered tea and the fellows were quite unthreatening. It was only after they had ended that I realised how challenging the questions had been, how tired I suddenly felt and how quickly everything had happened!
Reading books I was actually interested in. This was something I was lucky enough to do in my own time as I had already finished exams. I did not do any mock interviews.
The best advice I was given was just to be myself and follow my intuition.