King's Mathematics Test

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

Candidates invited for maths interviews at King's sit a written test lasting one hour on the day of their interview.  The King's Mathematics Test is set by the Directors of Studies at King's, and is in addition to your interview, to give you another opportunity to show what you can do in maths (see What are we looking for?).

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

Beyond the preparation that you are already doing for your application, we do not expect you to do any specific preparation for the King's Mathematics 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. The test is designed to be taken by students from all over the world and in all different examination systems. Please do not worry about differences in syllabus. If you are looking for general maths resources or events, please see the resources section on the King's Mathematics page.

You will not take the King's Mathematics 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.

Applying for Maths | Maths at King's