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Oxford International School Bishkek » Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT)


Oxford International School Bishkek is located in the capital city of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. The school prides itself on offering a range of teaching programmes catered to students’ needs. The school uses Cambridge International Examination qualifications as its syllabus and operates within the standards of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS).


Oxford International aims to establish itself as the principal source for prestigious education programmes in the Kyrgyz Republic. The school is currently in the process of becoming an International Baccalaureate World School (IB). It offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities including basketball, chess, choir and cooking.

Oxford International School Admissions Criteria

Oxford International School uses a Cognitive Abilities Test as part of its admissions criteria for Years 7, 8 and 9. To learn more about the school’s admissions policy, parents can contact Oxford International directly at [email protected], or by telephone on +996 700 55 11 55.

How to Apply for Entry to Oxford International School

To apply for a place at Oxford International School, parents need to complete the school’s online registration form, which can be found on the school’s website, here. Applications are accepted from March onwards.

The Oxford International School Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) 

As part of the school’s admissions process, students applying for Year 7, 8 and 9 places are required to take a Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) in early May.

The Oxford International CAT provides the school with an indication of each student’s academic ability. It assesses students’ reasoning skills in four main areas:


– Quantitative reasoning

– Verbal reasoning

– Non-verbal reasoning

– Spatial awareness


Oxford International also uses the CAT as a predictor for exam results at the end of Year 11. The school uses the test to provide students with academic targets to work towards. Students with the highest CAT scores are offered reduced school fees.

How to Prepare for the Oxford International School CAT4 Assessment

When it comes to preparing for the Oxford International School CAT, organisation is key. For many students the CAT will be their first experience of taking an assessment under exam conditions.


At Pretest Plus, we would encourage students and their parents to get acquainted with the test structure and the type of questions that could be asked. Our post about independent school Cognitive Abilities Tests provide a good introduction to the test format. Additionally, we’d recommend reading the following resources from our blog:


Year 7 CATs: Everything Parents Need to Know

Study Skills for the Cognitive Abilities Test in Primary School

How to Improve CAT Scores


One of the most effective ways for students to prepare for the CAT is to introduce practice tests and courses into their study. At Pretest Plus, we publish CAT practice tests and courses that are designed to improve students’ confidence in the lead up to their assessment. We have four 90-minute practice tests that contain 8 modules covering Verbal, Non-Verbal, Quantitative and Spatial Reasoning questions. Each module can be taken separately.


All of our tests are pitched at the same difficulty level and each one contains a different set of questions. The first practice test can be used to provide an indication of the student’s current cognitive abilities. The remaining tests can then be used as a way of measuring their progress as they work through a planned study schedule.

Oxford International School CAT4 Practice Tests and Courses


Practice Tests

You can learn more about our highly accurate online CAT4 practice tests by clicking on the links below. These CAT Practice Tests are available to take online immediately after purchase. Each module is marked automatically and is then available for review with answers and explanations provided for every question. We also provide comparative ranking statistics on a per module basis so you can quickly identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses.


CAT4 Practice Test 1

CAT4 Practice Test 2

CAT4 Practice Test 3

CAT4 Practice Test 4


Video Courses

The following online video courses cover everything your child needs to know for each section of the CAT4 assessment. Each course consists of a series of lessons that go through each question type in great detail, providing step-by-step explanations and techniques to help your child recognise the underlying patterns to look out for. They cover every possible question type that could come up in the CAT4 test.


CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Video Course

CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning Video Course

CAT4 Spatial Reasoning Video Course

CAT4 Verbal Reasoning Video Course


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The information in this post was correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


Please note that Pretest Plus is an independent publisher of practice tests and not affiliated with or endorsed by any other test publisher.


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Year 7 CATs: Everything Parents Need to Know

How to Improve CAT Scores





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