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# How to prepare for TMUA

In 2021, TMUA will be a computer-based test. You should confirm with your school or test centre whether they will provide the computer or whether you need to bring your own.

Details have been updated in these web pages.

## Preparing for TMUA

The focus of the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA) 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 test format and style of questions. We recommend that you read the test specification and notes on Logic and Proof and answer the question papers below under timed test conditions.

**Test specifications **

TMUA test specification 2021

TMUA notes on Logic and Proof (enhanced test specification) 2021

**Computer-based demonstration test**

Please use this demonstration test and the instructions to familiarise yourself with the functionality of TMUA in computer-based format.

Please note, however, that you will not be provided with a score. You can find practice tests in paper-based format, with answer keys and explanations, to help you evaluate your progress.

The demonstration test is intended to be viewed on a desktop computer, rather than a mobile device, to accurately reflect the test-day experience.

**Past papers with worked answers**

### 2020

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2020 – Paper 1

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2020 – Paper 2

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2020 papers answer keys

**Worked answers**

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2020 – Paper 1 worked answers

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2020 – Paper 2 worked answers

### 2019

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2019 – Paper 1

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2019 – Paper 1 answer sheet

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2019 – Paper 2

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2019 – Paper 2 answer sheet

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2019 papers answer keys

**Worked answers**

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2019 – Paper 1 worked answers

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2019 – Paper 2 worked answers

### 2018

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2018 – Paper 1

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2018 – Paper 1 answer sheet

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2018 – Paper 2

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2018 – Paper 2 answer sheet

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2018 papers answer keys

**Worked answers**

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2018 – Paper 1 hand written worked answers

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2018 – Paper 1 worked answers

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2018 – Paper 2 worked answers

### 2017

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2017 – Paper 1

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2017 – Paper 1 answer sheet

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2017 – Paper 2

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2017 – Paper 2 answer sheet

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2017 papers answer keys

**Worked answers**

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2017 – Paper 1 hand written worked answers

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2017 – Paper 1 worked answers

Test of Mathematics for University Admission 2017 – Paper 2 worked answers

### Additional papers

**Specimen papers**

Test of Mathematics for University Admission specimen paper – Paper 1

Test of Mathematics for University Admission specimen paper – Paper 2

Test of Mathematics for University Admission specimen papers answer keys

**Worked answers**

Test of Mathematics for University Admission specimen paper – Paper 1 hand written worked answers

Test of Mathematics for University Admission specimen paper – Paper 1 worked answers

Test of Mathematics for University Admission specimen paper – Paper 2 worked answers

**Practice papers**

Test of Mathematics for University Admission practice paper – Paper 1

Test of Mathematics for University Admission practice paper – Paper 1 answer sheet

Test of Mathematics for University Admission practice paper – Paper 2

Test of Mathematics for University Admission practice paper – Paper 2 answer sheet

Test of Mathematics for University Admission practice papers answer keys

**Worked answers**

Test of Mathematics for University Admission practice paper – Paper 1 hand written worked answers

Test of Mathematics for University Admission practice paper – Paper 1 worked answers

Test of Mathematics for University Admission practice paper – Paper 2 worked answers

Please note, the practice papers above were the 2016 test papers, but the timing allowed for each section has been changed to 75 minutes.

### Introduction to the Test of Mathematics for University Admission

This presentation provides information about the Test of Mathematics for University Admission and advice on how to approach the test.

Our presenter Julian also works through some sample questions. You may find it helpful to download the questions before watching the presentation.