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You can take the test either at home or another suitable location. It must be a private location where you will be free from disruption. The room should be well lit and have walls and a closed door. Other people cannot be present during the test. The only exception to this is if you are under 18, you will need a legal guardian with you for the authorisation process.
Please ensure the following:
You will not be able to access any personal items during the test. This includes the following:
Permitted exceptions are:
Yes, you can cancel your test booking for BMAT – February on Metritests. Please see key dates and refund details below:
Once your cancellation request has been processed, you will receive an email confirming the outcome. Please note that if a refund is made, it may take up to 21 days for the refund to reach your account. Some banks/credit card providers may take longer, so please check with them if you are concerned.
*Your consumer rights will not be affected.
All computers must have a microphone and an integrated webcam or a USB webcam to enable the use of Artificial Intelligence. Headsets are not permitted.
Network Speed: Mercer Mettl requires a minimum upload bandwidth speed of 512 kbps.
Please note: The Mercer Mettl platform is not supported on mobile devices (e.g. phones / smartphones / iPads / tablets) or on Chromebooks.
Additional information: when starting the test, candidates may be asked to install the ‘Mettl extension’. Some users may have issues downloading this in Chrome. If so, please use the latest version of Firefox as this does not require an extension to be installed.
For the full technical requirements, please see the proctored exam specifications on the Mercer Mettl website.
If you are under the age of 18 on your test day, you must have your parent or guardian’s permission to take the test. This is to authorise that you have their consent to be recorded by the Mercer Mettl Remote Proctoring System.
Your parent/guardian should be present at the start of your test only while you are having your ID check to provide consent for you to take the test. This is because minors (under 18) are not legally allowed to consent to themselves being recorded by a third party.
Artificial Intelligence technology will be able to detect another person in the room. Parents/guardians will need to ensure that they are not in the same room as the candidate during the test but that they are available should assistance be required.
Please read our Safeguarding policy for further information.
Yes, you will be emailed a demo link in advance of the test day. Details about when you will receive this can be found on the BMAT – February dates and costs page.
Dictionaries – including bilingual dictionaries – and calculators cannot be used.
For more information about computer-based tests, please read our Support site article.
Yes, we will share detailed guidelines about your remote proctored test including a step-by-step guide to preparing your test environment and starting the test. This will be available a few weeks before the test.
No. Extra time is not allowed for candidates without English as their first language.
The word limit for the BMAT writing task is 550 words. You will have 30 minutes to complete the task.
To keep you on track during the test, your word count and the word limit will be clearly displayed at the bottom of the screen.
You may use rough paper to plan you answer.
Access Arrangements are available if you have a disability or special requirement and are entitled to support for other public exams. You must inform the Proctor of any approved Access Arrangements at the start of the test.
Standard arrangements include extra working time. Other arrangements may be available on a case-by-case basis. You can request these when you register for the test by using the ‘Other’ option under ‘Access Arrangements’. Your case will then be referred to Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing.
You must indicate which Access Arrangements you need when you register and pay for the test. You will be asked to provide evidence. Instructions will be sent to you once you have registered.
We will not accept any requests for Access Arrangements after registration has closed.
For more information about our policies and processes, please visit our Support site.
Requests for special consideration are used to indicate to institutions that a candidate suffered temporary illness, injury or indisposition at the time of the assessment. They may also be used to indicate that there were problems with an aspect of the administration of the test, such as a fire alarm during the test session.
Yes, you can submit a Results Enquiry.
For certain tests, if a candidate thinks a Malpractice case or a Results Enquiry outcome was incorrectly handled, they can submit an Appeal.