Newspapers and the media have been for years talking about the mysterious and unpredictable questions that students applying to the University of Oxford might get confronted with during interviews.
“If you could be any type of biscuit, what kind would you be and why?”
The University of Oxford themselves have now said this is not the opening questions of the interview. General questions asking about the students personal statement or previous life experiences are more general questions. However, Oxford University have said that during the interview, students will get asked the ‘typical’ interview questions that everyone talks about.
“Ladybirds are red. So are strawberries. Why?”
“Why do some animals have stripes and others do not?”
“Why do human beings have two eyes?”
“Can archaeology ‘prove’ or ‘disprove’ the bible?”
These are just few of the sample interview questions that Oxford University provide. The questions tend to not have a right or wrong answer, they are mainly meant to see how the student thinks and the way they answer.
Is this the same for Cambridge University?