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Once you’ve registered for the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT), your test centre will be able to advise on specific details about the test day. For general tips and advice, see below:
Before the day of your test, check the start time of your test and the specific location.
Find out how long it takes to travel to your test centre and make sure you arrive before the scheduled start time (your test centre can advise).
You must bring valid photographic identification to the test (passport, driving licence or provisional driving licence, or student ID).
Make sure you bring the equipment you need:
Dictionaries (including bilingual dictionaries) and calculators are not allowed.
Do not bring food or drink into the test room (apart from a clear bottle of water with any labels removed).
Your test centre may give further instructions about what to bring or do on the test day.
Turn off your mobile phone and any other electronic devices. You will not be able to bring these to your desk.
Your test centre will advise where to put your personal belongings.
Each section of the test is completed one after the other. You will be told when you can start each section, based on the time given (Section 1: 60 minutes, Section 2: 30 minutes, Section 3: 30 minutes). You cannot use the time from one section for another.
Listen to the invigilator at the test centre and follow their instructions. If you have any questions, need help or want to leave the room, raise your hand and an invigilator will come to your assistance.
Do not talk to other test-takers.
If you applied for Access Arrangements due to a disability or special requirement, adjustments will be made for you on the day of your test.
Stay in your seat until you are told that you may leave the room.
Do not take any question papers, answer sheets or rough paper out of the room.
If you have any questions or problems, tell the invigilator immediately.
Find out when your results will be released, how to access them and how to share them with your chosen universities by visiting the BMAT – September results page.
You can request Special Consideration if you experienced issues on the test day such as:
You will need to complete an online form within five working days of the test day for us to inform your universities of any special consideration.
For more information about our policies and processes and to access the form, please visit our Customer Support Site.
No. Extra time is not allowed for candidates without English as their first language.
A candidate who requires a laptop as part of an Access Arrangement must be accommodated in a way that does not disturb other candidates and the laptop screen must not be visible to other candidates.
If the candidate using a laptop is allocated a separate room to take the test, they must have a separate invigilator.
Candidates using a laptop should format their work in Arial font, size 11, single spaced. Automatic spell checkers and grammar checkers must be disabled. The word limit for each BMAT writing task is 550 words – candidates can be marked down for going over this limit.
At the end of the test, the candidate using the laptop must be present when their script is printed off, to confirm that the work is theirs. The candidate’s name, candidate number, candidate initials and centre number should be clearly written on the printout.