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Download FREE Guidebook and Sample Materials for the GAA Geogrpahy Admissions Assessment

The GAA is the Geography Admissions Assessment for Cambridge University. It is a Pre-Interview Assessment for students applying to study Geography at Cambridge University. The GAA is a 120 minute exam. (Section 1 – Thinking Skills and Reading Comprehension – 80 minutes; Section 2 – Essay – 40 minutes)

Cambridge University has introduced new pre-interview assessment tests, needed for 2018 entry onwards. The tests take place at the beginning of November (register via the Admissions Testing Service). They play an integral role in the decision to offer students an interview and in turn, a place to study.

The ability to think logically and intuitively when faced with a problem and to analyse a given argument are Cambridge essentials. The GAA is used by the university tutors to judge whether or not you are capable and have the skill and aptitude to succeed in the demanding Geography Undergraduate course.

As an exam that has only existed for a short amount of time, there are only a small number of resources available! Here, you can download our FREE GAA Guidebook and Sample Materials to help focus your revision.


As a new test, there is little information available, so download the guidebook & sample materials to find out:

  • What is GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment)?
  • Why does Cambridge ask for GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment)?
  • How difficult is the GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment)?
  • What is the format of the GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment) and what are the exam conditions?
  • How should I start preparing for GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment)?
  • Do I need to know subject specific content to sit the GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment)?
  • How important is my GAA (Geography Admissions Assessment) score?…and more