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Important information about BMAT – November 2021
In 2021 BMAT – November will be a computer-based test in all countries except Singapore and Thailand. You should confirm with your school or test centre whether they will provide the computer or whether you need to bring your own.
In Singapore and Thailand BMAT – November will be taken as a paper-based test.
Details have been updated in these web pages.
Follow our simple step-by-step guide below to find out how to register for the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT).
Firstly, speak to the Exams Officer at your school/college to find out if they are registered to run our admissions tests. If they are, then proceed to the next step.
If not, you have two options:
If you are attending a school in the Singapore school system (see list below), or have graduated from one in the last year, please contact the SEAMEO Regional Language Centre to register for the test.
If you are in Singapore but are not attending a school in the list above, you can register for the test by contacting the British Council, Singapore.
If you are an international student, use our website to find the nearest test centre.
To be registered for the test, you will be asked to provide the following:
If you are taking BMAT – November on computer (all countries except Singapore and Thailand), please confirm whether your school or test centre will provide a computer or whether you need to provide your own.
Please note: The deadline to apply for modified papers is 30 September 2021. The deadline to apply for all other Access Arrangements is 15 October 2021.
As proof that you are registered for the test, make sure you get your candidate entry number from your Exams Officer. Your entry number will start with a B, followed by five digits.
To ensure you know what to expect from the test day, check the full details with your test centre. They’ll be able to provide information about the test including the specific location, timings and what to bring with you on the test day.
To prepare for the test, we provide everything you need for free on our website. Visit the BMAT preparation page.
Your school/college may be eligible to apply to become a test centre. The deadline to apply is 30 September 2021.
Details of how to do this can be found on our Customer Support Site.
You will take the test on your own computer at home or at another suitable location. The test will be monitored by a remote Proctor. You will receive detailed guidance about this before the test date.
Yes, your Exams Officer can cancel your test registration for you but only up until 15 October 2021 and your standard registration fee will be refunded. Late registration fees are not refunded.
If you paid additional administration fees, it is up to your test centre as to whether they will refund these fees. Please speak to your test centre directly.
Please inform your test centre as early as possible of any special requirements.
Access Arrangements are available if you have a disability or special requirement and you are entitled to support for other exams.
Examples of Access Arrangements include, but are not limited to:
Your centre will:
For more information about our policies and processes, please visit our Customer Support Site.
For test-takers in the UK, we provide a reimbursement scheme. To find out if you are eligible, please visit the BMAT – November dates and costs page.
Please note that by registering and taking the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT), you are agreeing that data provided as part of the entry or admission process may be passed to Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing and any institution involved in your application for a place at one of the BMAT institutions, and also that your data may be anonymised and used for research purposes (including by the General Medical Council for the purposes of the Medical Act 1983 and the UKMED Development Group). You also agree that if you obtain a place on a course where BMAT results form part of the admissions process, then your university may supply Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing with data about your application and results in subsequent assessments at that university, unless you specifically notify the university in writing. We store personal data securely and will ensure if test-taker data is used in publications or research that it is used anonymously.