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IMAT does not require a great amount of extra study as it relies on skills and knowledge that candidates should already have.
Candidates can familiarise themselves with the test format by reading the test specification and preparation guide and looking at past papers.
Please note: the number of questions in each section of IMAT may vary from year to year. For information about the content of this year’s test, download the test specification.
IMAT test specification 2018
IMAT preparation guide
Past Paper 2016
Past Paper 2016 answer key
Past Paper 2015
Past Paper 2015 answer key
Past Paper 2014
Past Paper 2014 answer key
Past Paper 2013
Past Paper 2013 answer key
Past Paper 2012
Past Paper 2012 answer key
Past Paper 2011
Past Paper 2011 answer key
Please note, the information below is for IMAT (MIUR) test-takers.
Candidates for Humanitas University should visit the Humanitas website for information.
What do I need to bring with me on the day of the test?
You must bring the following documents/items with you on the day of the test:
Do not bring your photographic ID to your desk. If your photographic ID is displayed on your desk, you will be disqualified.
Do not bring any electronic items such as calculators, mobile phones, smart watches, digital sound recorders, MP3 players, cameras, etc. into the test room or you will be disqualified.
Where do I need to go on the test day, and when?
If you are taking the test outside Italy, your test centre will contact you in August with details of the venue address and when to arrive. If you are taking the test in Italy, the venue details will be published on the UniversItaly and university websites on 1 September, please check there for full details of the test day arrangements. Please plan your journey in advance to arrive in good time.
What will happen on the day of the test?
The instructions for taking the test are quite complicated and it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct papers. Before the test, you will be given an envelope containing your test documents. You must check everything carefully to make sure you have received the right papers, when instructed.
Please be aware that you may be required to remain in the test venue for up to four hours from the start of the test. Please ensure your travel arrangements take this into account.
IMAT answer sheet sample
IMAT candidate data sheet sample