Thinking Skills Assessment UCL Exam Pattern

University College London is the third largest university in United Kingdom. The university offers various courses with four academic divisions. Thinking Skills Assessment is a test to get admission in undergraduate programmes in University College London. It is a 1.5 hours exam held before the interview, with multiple question papers. The skills tested in the exam are Problem-solving skills, including numerical and spatial reasoning; Critical thinking skills, including understanding argument and reasoning using everyday language. The candidates are required to have skills to study topics like economics, geography, psychology, politics and philosophy. Candidates are advised to practice previous years papers to prepare better.

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Key Highlight
of Thinking Skills Assessment TSA UCL
exam duration
90 minutes
Exam Type
5 section problem- solving skills Numerical and spatial reasoning Critical thinking skills Understanding argument Reasoning
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Exam Date
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Exam Pattern

  • The exam is a paper based test.
  • The duration is 90 minutes.
  • There are 50 multiple choice questions.
  • There is one mark allotted for every right answer.


  • Problem-solving skills
  • Numerical and spatial reasoning 
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Understanding argument
  • Reasoning

Tips and Tricks

  • The exam will be multiple choice type.
  • Candidates must attempt questions carefully, as there is no negative marking.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Technical quotients must be studied thoroughly for the technical exam.
  • Take online mock tests to know your strengths and weaknesses.

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