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Test of Mathematics for University Admission

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The Test of Mathematics for University Admission is designed to give you the opportunity to demonstrate that you have the essential mathematical thinking and reasoning skills needed for a demanding undergraduate Mathematics or Mathematics-related course

If you are applying to study Mathematics at Durham University, you are encouraged to take this test as part of your application.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • Universities and Colleges Admissions Service application (UCAS) is required for candidates wishing to apply to Durham University for 2017 entry
  • Candidates must submit UCAS application prior to registering for the Test of Mathematics for University Admission, as the UCAS Personal ID is used in matching candidates to their Durham University application.

About the Test

The Test of Mathematics for University Admission is a two-hour multiple-choice test. It has two papers which are taken consecutively. You are required to use a soft pencil and an eraser. No calculators or dictionaries are allowed.

Paper

What does it test?

Questions

Timing

Paper 1: Mathematical Thinking

Focuses on assessing your ability to apply your knowledge of mathematics in new situations.

20 multiple choice questions

60 minutes

Paper 2: Mathematical Reasoning

Focuses on assessing your ability to justify and interpret mathematical arguments and conjectures, and deal with elementary concepts from logic.

20 multiple choice questions

60 minutes

Preparing for TMUA

The focus of the Test of Mathematics for University Admission is on mathematical thinking

It uses mathematics you will have already learned in your school studies, so there is no need to take a preparation course or to do much preparation beyond familiarising yourself with the exam format and sample questions

Please click here to download free specimen papers and the test specification. 

Documents to bring to the Test Venue

Candidates are required to bring the following documents on the test day:

  1. Statement of Entry
  2. Letter of Notification from RELC EB
  3. NRIC/Foreign Identification Document

Permitted Writing Instruments / Items

  1. Only soft pencil (e.g.: 2B) is allowed for Paper 1 and 2 (Mechanical pencil is discouraged. Do bring along an eraser.)
  2. Clear pencil cases
  3. Clear water bottles without any labels

Non-Permitted Items

  1. Dictionaries of any kind
  2. Formulae booklets
  3. Calculators
  4. Correction fluid/tape
  5. Mobile phones and all other electronic devices