BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is a subject-specific admissions test taken by applicants to Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and related courses at the following institutions:
- University of Cambridge
- Imperial College London
- University of Oxford
- Royal Veterinary College
- University College London
- Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
- Brighton and Sussex Medical School
- University of Leeds
The BMAT is a two hour pen-and-paper test divided into three sections. The BMAT does not require a great amount of extra study as it relies on skills and knowledge that candidates should already have. The test consists of the following three sections:
Section 1: Aptitude and Skills - 60 minutes
There are 35 multiple choice or short answer questions.
Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications - 30 minutes
There are 27 multiple choice or short answer questions.
Section 3: Writing Task - 30 minutes
Candidates need to answer one essay question from a choice of four questions.
Official BMAT Guide - Preparing for the BMAT
Limited copies of the official BMAT Guide Preparing for the BMAT are on sale at our Napier Road office. This is the only BMAT preparation book approved by the Admissions Testing Service, and contains specimen questions and answers designed to help you prepare and practise for the BMAT.
Important information for BMAT test-takers
BMAT test-takers are encouraged to access free materials available on the BMAT website, especially the BMAT Section 2: Assumed Subject Knowledge guide, which contains an outline of the scientific and mathematical knowledge which BMAT Section 2 questions can draw upon.