We administer university admission tests for you

We accept requests from UK universities and institutes and candidates to administer their university admission tests at any time of the year. 

Below is a list of admission tests we currently administer on behalf of universities:

NOTE: Registration for 2023 Exams - Completed.

BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is a subject-specific admissions test taken by applicants to certain medicine, veterinary medicine and related courses. The BMAT is owned and administered by Cambridge Assessment, the new identity for UCLES, one of the world’s largest assessment agencies.

Test format

The BMAT is divided into three sections:

  • Aptitude and Skills.
  • Scientific Knowledge and Applications.
  • Writing Task.

Exam dates: examinations are held in October/November each year. Please visit this page in August to find out about the exact  exam fees for the current year.
BMAT – October can be taken at your chosen centre on 18 October.  

Registration: will take place from first week in September to end September.

Exam fees and venue details will be published on this page, by mid August.

Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA)

Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) tests the skills that are essential for success in higher education such as critical thinking and problem solving which school-based exams don’t cover specifically.

Students don’t need to be familiar with specific texts or theoretical frameworks – they’re simply being tested on their ability to think through problems and arguments, critically and logically

Who uses TSA? 
TSA is used by a number of leading universities, including the University of Oxford, University College London (UCL) and the University of Cambridge.

What’s in TSA? 
TSA is a pen and paper test consisting of two sections. Section two is optional. 

Section 1: Multiple-choice questions testing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. 
Section 2: Writing task.

Exam dates: examinations are held in November each year.

Registration: will take place from first week in September to the end of September.

Exam fees and venue details will be published on this page, by mid August.


Name of Exam


Local Fee (LKR)


Local Deadline

UK Deadline

Date of Exam

University of Oxford admissions tests 



25 September 

29 September  18 October 2023



25 September   

29 September   18 October 2023 



25 September   

29 September   18 October 2023



25 September  

29 September   18 October 2023

Cambridge pre-interview assessments



25 September 

29 September  18 October 2023 



25 September 

29 September   18 October 2023 

How to register

Below steps are to be followed after the timelines are published above. 

Step 1 – Download the relevant application from the “Downloads” section given below and complete it using the following information:

· Centre Name: British Council Colombo

· Centre Number: LK001

· Centre Contact Details: info.lk@britishcouncil.org


Step 2 – Make the payment using “Online Bank Transfer” to our account given below.

Important: We accept ONLY Online Bank/Payment Transfers or Over the Counter Payments at Banks. EasyPay/ATM/CDM Machine Payments NOT Accepted.

Bank: HSBC

Branch: PO Box 73, Colombo 1

Account Name: British Council

Account Number: 001-002377-002

Swift Code: HSBCLKLX

Currency: LKR

Narration: Exam Name - Candidate Name

Step 3 – Email the following documents to lk-bankdeposits@britishcouncil.lk with the subject line ‘’UAT Exams – Exam Name – Candidate Name” before the given deadline.

· Duly completed Application Form

· Copy of ID (NIC or Passport)

· Online Bank Transfer Slip

Note the “Reference Number” received in the automated reply.
E.g. CS-12345678

Step 4 – Fill this Online Form before the deadline.

We will clear the payment within 5 days of submission.


·         Please ensure the above steps are duly followed and the form is accurately filled.
·         Late, Incomplete and/or Inaccurate responses will be rejected.
·         We will only consider the first response. Hence, refrain from multiple submissions.
·         Candidates will receive their admission 4 days prior to the exam date via email.

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