It is a required test for the top medical schools like:
- University of Cambridge (required for veterinary medicine applicants)
- Imperial College London
- University of Oxford Medical School
- Royal Veterinary College
- University College London
- Leeds’ School of Medicine
- Brighton & Sussex Medical School (Graduate entry)
- Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Singapore)
- University of Leiden (Netherlands) – February exam only
- University of Navarra (Spain) – February & November exams
- University of Malaya – February exam only
BMAT Test Format
| ||Items ||Time (mins)
|Aptitude and Skills ||35||60
|Problem Solving ||12||30 approx.
|Understanding Argument||10||15 approx.
|Data Analysis & Inference ||12||15 approx.
|Scientific Knowledge and Applications ||27||30
|Mathematics ||5-7||6 approx.
What is a good score?
Questions in Sections 1 and 2 are worth 1 mark each. Total raw marks for each section are converted to BMAT’s scale, which runs from 1 (low) to 9 (high). Typical BMAT candidates will score around 5.0, roughly half marks. The best candidates will score around 6.0, and a few exceptional candidates will score higher than 7.0.
Writing Tasks in Section 3 are marked by two examiners. Each examiner gives two scores – one for quality of content (on a scale of 0–5), and one for quality of written English (on the scale A, C, E).