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University of Cambridge Natural Sciences Undergrad Interview Questions

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Natural Sciences Undergrad Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at University of Cambridge.

Interview

I had 3 interviews. The first one was general one, about my interests and my motives. The second one was with 2 fellows about biology and the third was with a chemist. First one was around 15 mins, and the other 2 around 30-40mins each.

Interview Questions

  • Asked about mechanisms of gene recombination and pH regulation. Asked about chemical structures.   Answer Question

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    Natural Sciences Undergrad Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Two interviews. I applied for Physical natural science (chemistry and materials science).

    First interview started off with chemistry questions about formulae for molecules and how I would deduce some. Followed to sketching mathematical functions which are seen in chemistry (Morse potential).

    Second interview was completely on maths. More sketching function. Sketching quickly using whatever tricks you know

    Interview Questions

    • sketch the following function

      I can't remember the specific form of the functions. one was the Morse potential.
      others heavily involved trig functions multiplied by exponentials etc.   Answer Question

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    Natural Sciences Undergrad Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Cambridge in November 2016.

    Interview

    Tricky questions, derive the equation for simple harmonic motion from energy conversation, suggest a mechanism for protein ligation, and a bunch of higher level maths. Note also some questions on biology and earth sciences came up

    Interview Questions

    • Derive the equation for simple harmonic motion from energy conservation   1 Answer
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