King's Engineering Maths and Physics Test

The information on this page should be read in combination with Engineering at King's and in particular the details of how to apply for Engineering at King's. Do bear in mind that the King's Engineering Maths and Physics Test is only one element of the application process.

After applicants have taken the pre-interview written assessment for Engineering, those invited for interview at King's will sit a more general King's Maths and Physics written test lasting one hour on the day of the interview. This Maths and Physics written test is set by the Directors of Studies at King's. It is addition to your interview and the Engineering Seminar, to give you another opportunity to show what you can do (see What are we looking for?).

If you are invited for interview, we will automatically organise this written test for you as part of your interview day timetable - you do not need to register for this.

Beyond the preparation you are already doing for your application, we do not expect you to do any specific preparation for the Maths and Physics written test, so we do not provide past papers or a lot of detail in advance. We want you to simply turn up and do your best. If you are looking for general maths and physics resources or events, please see the resources section on the King's Engineering page. A particularly useful website is

You will not sit the King's Physics and Maths written test if:

  • you are not invited for interview.
  • you are interviewed overseas rather than in Cambridge, UK.
    In this case, the relevant overseas interview team will inform you of any details you need about tests when you are invited for interview.

If you normally receive extra time or other arrangements for exams that you sit at school, please read about applying with a disability, specific learning difficulty or long-term illness, which includes a step-by-step guide to the application process..

Applying for Engineering | Engineering at King's