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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).
Combining the scores for Section 3: If the two marks for content are the same or no more than one mark apart, the candidate gets the average of the two marks. If the two marks for written English are the same or no more than one mark apart, the scores are combined like this: AA = A, AC = B, CC = C, CE = D and EE = E.
For example, a writing task given a 4C by one examiner and 4A by the other will get a final score of 4B. A writing task given 3C by one examiner and 2C by the other will receive a mark of 2.5C.
If there is a larger discrepancy in the marks, the writing tasks are marked for a third time, and the final mark is checked by the Senior Assessment Manager.
Section 3 marking criteria
Results were released on 2 March 2020.
You need to use our Metritests system to check your BMAT results and release them to your chosen institution(s). You do this by logging into the Metritests account you created to book the test.
Results are not sent to institutions automatically. You need to select which institutions receive your results. This can be done at any stage after purchasing the test, though you may want to wait till results are released. It’s a good idea to make your selection(s) as soon as possible after the results are released, to ensure the institutions receive them in good time.
Please check the institution website for any information about when they need the results.
You are responsible for sharing your results via Metritests. Universities will not consider results provided in any other way.
To share your results with your chosen institution(s):
If you do not make your selection using the Metritests system, your test results will not be provided to the institution.
Before results are released on 2 March, you can add or remove selected institutions. After this, once your results have been published, you cannot remove an institution or course from the results website – the institution(s) will instantly receive your results – but you can add further institutions.