Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing at CISL San Diego


For more information on CISL’s Cambridge Assessment Admissions testing, see the information below or email us at [email protected]

About the Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP)

STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper) Mathematics is a well-established mathematics examination designed to test candidates on questions that are similar in style to undergraduate mathematics.

For more information about this exam, please see the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing website:


has been discontinued. If you were planning to take STEP 1 as part of your university application, please check with your chosen university to see which alternative option(s) they will accept.

Test dates

STEP 2: 14 June 2021

This exam starts at 9:00 am. and lasts for 3 hours. Please arrive 15 minutes before the exam starts to check in with appropriate identification.

STEP 3: 17 June 2021

Registration dates

Candidates wishing to take STEP need to register by contacting our Centre Exams Manager by email at [email protected] to request the registration form.

Registration for the test opens on 15 March.

Registration closes on 7 May at 16:00 BST.

Important: The deadline above is for centres to register candidates and not for candidates to provide their details to the centre. You must submit your registration details by May 5, 2021

We will not accept any requests for late registration.

Test format

STEP 2021 will be paper-based, administered at our exam centre. We will be following COVID19 safety protocols to ensure the safety of our staff and candidates.


The fee is $373 per exam.


Information about IMAT in 2021 will be added as soon as it is available.

BMAT September

Due to the ongoing challenges of the global Covid-19 pandemic, BMAT – September will not go ahead in 2021.

November session

The dates for the November test session for 2021 and 2022 have now been agreed, and are:

3 November 2021
2 November 2022

This session currently includes:

University of Cambridge pre-interview assessments
University of Oxford admissions tests
BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) – November
Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA)
Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT).