2x interviews, over 1 day
All interviews: text given beforehand; Politics: political philosophy, personal statement; Philosophy: dualism; Economics: maths problem
12 timed past papers
Focus on test first; talk about subject with parents, friends and teachers.
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.
Number of interviews: 2
Skype interview: No
Both interviews on same day
Length of interviews: 45 minutes in total
Politics - I was given an excerpt about political philosophy, and we had a discussion of what norms society should be based on.
Economics - I had to do a bunch of maths questions to do with markets not functioning correctly.
Philosophy - We discussed dualism.
Each interview was about a sheet they handed to you before. I think that for 5 minutes at the end of my politics interview they asked something about my personal statement.
The atmosphere was very relaxed and calm. I genuinely wasn't nervous at any stage, but I know most people were
I did 12 past papers under timed conditions.
Most of my preparation was for the
Try talking about intellectual shit with your parents, friends and teachers, that would be my advice for interview, and come into interviews with the attitude that you are just having a conversation. But focus on the aptitude test, this interview shit is putting the cart before the horse.