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The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is an admissions test taken by applicants to study Medicine, Biomedical Science and Dentistry Courses at certain universities.
** If you’re applying to Thailand universities, please visit their websites to check application details, as nationality or other restrictions may apply.
† If you're applying to Nazarbayev University School of Medicine, please contact them for information
As well as being an entry requirement, BMAT gives you the chance to stand out from the crowd and show your potential to succeed on a demanding science-based university course.
Applicants must only take BMAT once in an admissions cycle.
Students taking BMAT - September must not register for BMAT - October.
The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is a 2-hour pen-and-paper test divided into three sections. Separate answer sheets will be provided for each section. There will be a 10-minute break in between each section for collection and distribution of question papers and answer sheets for the next section. Calculators may NOT be used in the BMAT.
Refer to table below:
Here is a wide range of free resources to help you prepare for BMAT.
1) Practice Papers - Use the practice and past papers below to get a good understanding of the test format, different question types and skills BMAT assesses.
2) Section 2 preparation - The guide provides an overview of the scientific and mathematical knowledge which BMAT Section 2 questions can draw on
3) Further resources
♦ BMAT test specification - The specification summarises what each section of BMAT tests and briefly outlines the scientific and mathematical knowledge that Section 2 question can draw upon.
♦ BMAT preparation guide - This guide provides a lots of useful tips on how to prepare for the test.
♦ BMAT section 1 question guide - This guide gives you examples of the different question types and lots of tips on how to best approach Section 1.
The BMAT will take place on Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at 15:00hrs concurrently at the following 3 venues:
Hwa Chong Institution 661 Bukit Timah Road Singapore 269734
Click here to view the map of HCI.
Raffles Institution 10 Bishan Street 21 Singapore 574013
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Victoria Junior College 20 Marine Vista Singapore 449035
Click here to view the map of VJC.
Candidates currently attending the above schools will take BMAT at their respective school. RELC EB reserves the right to assign candidates from other schools/colleges/polytechnics to sit the BMAT at any of the listed test venues. The decision made will be final.
RELC Examinations Bureau (RELC EB) has been appointed by the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing to administer the BMAT for candidates currently attending or have graduated from a school/college/polytechnic in Singapore, regardless of whether they intend to study at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Universities in the United Kingdom, Universities in Thailand, University in Spain, University in Croatia, University in Hungary or University in Astana, Kazakhstan.
To view the list of approved institutions under the Singapore School Systems, please click here.
** RELC Examinations Bureau Office address : Regional Language Centre, 30 Orange Grove Road, Examinations Bureau Level 3, Singapore 258352.
Standard Entry • RELC EB accepts submission of Online Registration Form and payment during this period. • Payment must be made via AXS station only. • After payment, the online Registration Form must be submitted to RELC EB by the next day.
MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (MOE FAS) Closing Date • Candidates under the MOE FAS will need to submit a copy of the printed Online Registration Form and non-subsidised portion of fees directly to their school by this date.
Last Day for modified question paper requests • Candidate has to submit their Access Arrangement Request for Enlarge Question Paper with supporting document by this date.
One Day before Closing of Standard Entry • Payment for Standard Entry must be made at AXS station before 23:30hrs Singapore time on this date. • After payment, the online Registration Form must be submitted to RELC EB no later than 15:00hrs Singapore time on 1 October 2019.
Last Day of Standard Entry & Access Arrangement Request • Payment for Standard Entry must be made at RELC Office before 15:00hrs Singapore time on this date. • After payment, a copy of the online registration form must be submitted to RELC EB. Please indicate “000” at the AXS receipt column. • Candidate has to submit their Access Arrangement Request (e.g. extra time, use of laptop) with supporting document by this date.
Late Entry • Payment for Late Entry can be made at AXS station during this period. • After payment, the Online Registration Form must be submitted to RELC EB by the next day.
One Day before Closing of Late Entry • Payment for Late Entry must be made at AXS station before 23:30hrs Singapore time on this date. • After payment, the Online Registration Form must be submitted to RELC EB no later than 15:00hrs Singapore time on 15 October 2019.
Last Day of Late Entry • Payment for Late Entry must be made at RELC Office before 15:00hrs Singapore time on this date. • After payment, a copy of the online registration form must be submitted to RELC EB. Please indicate “000” at the AXS receipt column. • Candidate who missed the 15 October deadline should contact Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing directly for advice.
Last Date for Withdrawal and Request of Refund of BMAT Standard Entry Fee • All duly filled refund form and all supporting documents must be submitted to RELC EB by this date no later than 15:00hrs Singapore time. (Please note that only BMAT Standard Entry Fee is refundable. The Centre Administration Fee, BMAT Late Entry Fee and the Centre Late Fee are non-refundable and non-transferable)
BMAT takes place at 15:00hrs at Raffles Institution, Hwa Chong Institution and Victoria Junior College. Candidates must report to the assigned test venue by 14:30hrs.
BMAT Online Results Release Date • No paper results will be issued. All results will be issued via Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing Metritests System.
Please submit the Online Registration Form to RELC EB by the next day after making payment via AXS station.
Candidates need to choose at least ONE University on the Online Registration Form. Candidates are only allowed to choose either University of Cambridge or University of Oxford in the Online Registration Form.
Candidates who need to obtain BMAT Candidate Number in order to apply to other Universities not listed in the Online Registration Form and UCAS or COPA application should email their request with their Full Name and NRIC/FIN to firstname.lastname@example.org. Processing each request will take at least 3 working days.
For payment made from 1 - 29 September and from 2 - 13 October 2019 before 23:30hrs (Singapore Time), the Online Registration Form must be submitted to RELC EB by the next day following payment date.
For payment made on 30 September and on 14 October 2019 before 23:30hrs (Singapore Time), the Online Registration Form must reach RELC EB no later than 1 October 2019 and 15 October 2019, 15:00hrs (Singapore Time) respectively.
There is no AXS payment on 1 and 15 October 2019. On these dates, payment can only be made at RELC Office at 30 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258352. A copy of the online registration form must be submitted together with payment before 15:00 h on 1 October 2019 (Singapore Time) to avoid late fee charges and before 15:00 h on 15 October 2019 (Singapore Time) to avoid invalid registration.
Candidates who are currently under MOE Financial Assistance Scheme will need to submit a copy of the printed Online Registration Form directly to their school (subject to the school's approval) latest by 16 September 2019.
Upon approval, the schools will then submit the printed Online Registration Form and the collective payment of the candidates to RELC EB by 1 October 2019, 15:00hrs Singapore Time.
If a candidate is not receiving full subsidy for the BMAT, the candidate needs to submit the remaining sum to his/her school as well. The school will then submit the completed and signed registration form and full payment of the candidate to RELC EB by 1 October 2019, 15:00hrs Singapore Time.
1 September 2019 to 30 September 2019
30 September 2019
(before 23:30hrs Singapore time)
(Diners or DBS/POSB VISA/Master credit card or NETS from any major banks)
1 October 2019
1 October 2019
(before 15:00hrs Singapore Time)
Payment can only be made at RELC Office
Only PayNow is accepted at RELC Office
2 October 2019 to 14 October 2019
14 October 2019
(before 23:30hrs Singapore time)
15 October 2019
15 October 2019
(before 15:00hrs Singapore time).
Payment can only be made at RELC Office.
Only PayNow is accepted at RELC Office
There will be no refund of total fees if candidates are found to be ineligible to register for the BMAT through RELC EB.
Please click here to view the steps of how to make BMAT payment via any AXS station.
Please note that candidates who decide to withdraw from the BMAT may submit their withdrawal request via email.
All refund requests and supporting documents that are required to be duly completed must reach RELC EB by 15 October 2019 15:00hrs Singapore time. Any late or incomplete submission of the refund form and required supporting documents will not be entertained and any payment made will be forfeited.
An administrative charge of SGD 20.00 inclusive of GST will be levied for each successful withdrawal.
For withdrawal request, please email your Full Name, NRIC or Foreign Identification Number, contact number and a copy of the payment receipt to email@example.com.
Any request for withdrawal submitted would be considered final and the entry will not be reinstated.
Refund will be reimbursed directly to the applicant’s nominated bank account through Electronic Funds Transfer or by *Cheque, as determined by the applicant.
Payment of refund will be made approximately three months after the date of submission of the withdrawal request.
An administrative fee of SGD 20.00 inclusive of GST will be charged if the refund request is initiated by the applicant.
Any fees or charges arising from the refund will be deducted from the refund amount.
No interest is payable on any sum owed or owing to the applicant.
RELC EB reserves the right to offset the amount of any overpayment made in error against any liability of the applicant (including any future debt) that may be owing to RELC EB.
Centre Administration Fee, ALL Late Entry Fees and GST are non-refundable and non-transferable.
RELC EB reserves the right at any time to change the condition for refund without prior notice.
* An additional Administrative Charge of SGD 5.00 inclusive of GST applies for cheque refund.
All results will be released via https://www.metritests.com on 22 November 2019.
Applicants to universities other than United Kingdom and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKC) Singapore.
You need to use Cambridge Assessment Admission Testing Metritests system to check your results using the login details from your Confidential Results Information sheet, which you will be given on the day of the test.
Applicants to universities in the United Kingdom and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKC), Singapore:
Your results are automatically sent to any BMAT institution(s) you have applied to in the UK or LKC (as long as your choices were entered on Entries Extranet when your centre registered you for the test).
Applicants to all other universities that accept BMAT – October: Your results are not sent to institutions automatically. You need to select which institutions you want to receive your results using Cambridge Assessment Admission Testing Metritests system . You will be able to share your results with universities until 31 October 2020, but please check with your chosen university/universities for any information about when they need the results, to make sure you share them in time for your application to be considered.
How to release results to your selected institution(s) Follow three easy steps:
1. Go to your Metritests account (log in details are on the Confidential Results Information sheet you will be given on the test day). 2. Click on the test inside your Metritests account and select the ‘Share Results’ option. 3. Select the institution(s) you want to receive your results using the dropdown under ‘Institution Name’, then the degree(s) from the dropdown under ‘Course Details’, then click save. The institution will then automatically have access to your results once they are released. 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 22 November 2019, 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.
Please note that for most universities, sharing results does not constitute an application, and your results will not be considered unless you have also made a formal application to the university. Please contact the universities directly on how to do this.
Candidates can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request for a copy of their results if they have missed the deadline or if they have lost their results.
Result is valid for ONE year for candidates who have applied to the university in 2020 or for deferred place in 2021. It cannot be carried over to a re-application. Likewise, a candidate's score from one year will not affect their chances if re-applying in later years, as each application is considered afresh.
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.
To find out more about how your BMAT scores will be used as part of the admissions process, contact the relevant institution(s).
If candidates think that something might have affected their performance during their test, such as temporary illness, injury or problems with the administration of the test, candidates are able to apply for special consideration.
Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing will consider the circumstances and may, at their discretion, advice the institution(s) of the severity of the Special Consideration. The decision to take the Special Consideration into account or not is at the discretion of the institution(s). No adjustment will be made to the candidate's results.
A Special Consideration request must be received within 5 working days after the test date. Requests received after this date cannot be considered, as institutions will be making their decisions.
Notes about Special Consideration Requests
Special Consideration Online Form
A Results Enquiry request can be made if a candidate thinks that there has been an error in the processing or reporting of their BMAT results and therefore the results do not reflect their performance on the day of the test.
The complete form must be submitted within 5 working days of the results being published.
Request for Results Enquiries must be made using the online form below.
Notes about Results Enquiry requests
Results Enquiry online form
Candidate should receive the re-mark results within 5 working days from Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing.
Please be aware that results can go down as well as up after a Results Enquiry and this could affect the candidate's university application.
A Results Enquiry cannot proceed without the candidate's consent, as given on the Results Enquiry online form.
The Results Enquiry form is only to be used for querying the mark which the candidate has received as a result of the test he/she took with Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing. This form should only be used if the candidate's results are provided directly by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing.
An appeal may be made if a candidate feels that a request for special consideration or a result enquiry has not been dealt with appropriately by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing, or if a candidate has a complaint about an aspect of the administration of the test that is not covered by those processes.
In order to proceed with the appeal, candidate must complete and submit the form below.
Notes about Appeals
Appeals online form
This will tell the Head of Institution that candidate has given his/her consent to the appeal being made.
The Appeal form must be received by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing within 5 working days of the despatch of the outcome of the Results Enquiry.