The BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test) is administered by the Admissions Testing Service of Cambridge Assessment, used by a small number of Universities and medical schools to assess an applicants potential in an academically demanding medical setting. The test is not intending to decide upon their fitness to practice medicine however forms a component of the selection alongside the applicant’s academic and personal history, UCAS application and medical school interview.
Registration opens: Mid 2014 Registration closes: Mid 2014 Test date: Late 2014 Test fee: £44 (for 2013, subsequent years may be higher) Results published: Late 2014
Please be advised at the time of publish, no dates for registration and testing, or test costs, have been released by the Admissions Testing Service. Please check the Dates and Costs link for more up to date information.
Cambridge: compulsory for the standard 5-year course (A100). Optional for graduates applying to the graduate-entry programme (A101) if they wish to use it to fulfil the academic requirements to study medicine at Cambridge.
Imperial College London: required for the standard 5-year course (A100).
University of Oxford: required for the standard 5-year course (A100) and 4-year graduate course (A101).
University College London: required for the standard 5-year course (A100).
University of Leeds: required for the standard 5-year course (A100).
Brighton and Sussex Medical School: required for the 4-year graduate course (A101).
The BMAT is a 2 hour pen and paper test consisting of 3 sections: Section 1: Aptitude and Skill (60 mins—35 multiple choice or short answer questions) Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications (30 mins—27 multiple choice or short answer questions) Section 3: Writing Task (30 mins – 1 from choice of 3 short essay questions)
Further information can be found on the BMAT Specification leaflet.