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BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is a subject-specific admissions test taken by applicants to study Medicine, Biomedical Science and Dentistry Courses at certain universities (i.e. Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU Singapore, Imperial College London, Keele University, Lancaster University, Mahidol University (Thailand), **Thammasat University (Thailand), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), University College London, University of Cambridge, University of Leeds, University of Oxford and University of Navarra).
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BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

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The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is a subject-specific admissions test taken by applicants to study Medicine, Biomedical Science and Dentistry Courses at certain universities (i.e. Lee kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU Singapore, Imperial College London, Keele University, Lancaster University, **Srinakharinwirot University (Thailand), **Khon Kaen University (Thailand), **Chiang Mai University (Thailand), **Mahidol University (Thailand), **Thammasat University (Thailand), University College London, University of Cambridge, University of Leed, University of Oxford, University of Navarra, **King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, University of Malaya, †Nazarbayev University School of Medicine, University of Pécs ).

 

** 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.

 

NOTE:

 

Applicants must only take BMAT once in an admissions cycle.

 

Students taking BMAT - September must not register for BMAT - October.

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Test Information
Test Type
What does it test?
Questions
Timing
Section 1: Aptitude and Skills
Generic skills in problem solving, understanding arguments, and data analysis and inference.
35 multiple-choice questions
60 minutes
Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications
The ability to apply scientific knowledge typically covered in school Science and Mathematics by the age of 16 (for example, GCSE in the UK and IGCSE internationally).
27 multiple-choice questions
30 minutes
Section 3: Writing Task
The ability to select, develop and organise ideas, and to communicate them in writing, concisely and effectively.
One writing task from a choice of three questions
30 minutes
Further resources and videos:
  • Be familiar with the test format by reading through the test specification.

  • Read the BMAT preparation guide for advice on how to use the resources on this site and how to approach your preparation.
  • Read the BMAT Section 1 question guide for advice on how to approach Section 1.
  • Watch videos from past BMAT candidates and universities to learn more about how best to prepare for the test.

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Test Venues

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Documents to bring to the Test Venue

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Registration

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BMAT Key Dates
DATE
EVENT
1 September 2018

Start Date of Standard Entry

  • RELC EB accepts submission of Online Registration and payment from this date.
  • Payment must be made via AXS station only.
14 September 2018

Last Date of MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (MOE FAS)

  • 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.
1 October 2018

Last Date of Standard Entry

  • Payment for Standard Entry must be made at AXS station no later than 15:00hrs Singapore time on this date.
  • Online Registration Form must reach RELC EB no later than 17:00hrs Singapore time on this date.
2 to 15 October 2018

Late Entry Dates

  • Payment for Late Entry must be made at AXS station by 15 October no later than 15:00hrs Singapore time.
  • Online Registration Form must reach RELC EB by 15 October, 17:00hrs Singapore time.
  • Candidate who missed the 15 October deadline should contact Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing directly.
15 October 2018

Last Date for Withdrawal and Request of Refund of BMAT Standard Entry Fee

  • ALL withdrawal request must reach RELC EB by this date no later than 15:00hrs Singapore time.
  • RELC EB must receive all duly filled refund form and all supporting documents 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.)

26 October 2018 onwards
Receive email notification and Statement of Entry.
31 October 2018

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.

23 November 2018

BMAT Online Results Release Date

  • All results will be issued via Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing Results Online System.
  • Please make sure you register at Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing website for the sign-in no earlier than 5 days before the advertised results release date.

(Results are only available for candidates to download for 60 days from the date of issue. Candidates are strongly encouraged to download a copy for their university application.)

30 November 2018
Deadline for querying BMAT results
NOTE:
Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing and RELC Examinations Bureau reserve the rights at any time to change the above dates without prior notice.

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Submission of Online Registration Form
  • 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 bmat@relc.org.sg. Processing each request will take at least 3 working days.

  • For payment made on 1 October 2018 before 15:00hrs (Singapore Time), the Online Registration Form must reach RELC EB no later than 17:00hrs (Singapore Time) to avoid late payment charges.

  • For payment made from 2 – 15 October 2018 before 15:00hrs, the Online Registration Form must reach RELC EB no later than 17:00hrs (Singapore Time) to avoid invalid registration.

    The deadlines for payment are: 
    • Standard Entry: 1 October 2018, 15:00hrs
    • Late Entry: 15 October 2018, 15:00hrs
Registration will only be confirmed upon successful payment of the test AND upon receipt of relevant documents by RELC EB
Candidates applying under MOE Financial Assistance Scheme

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 latest by 14 September 2018.

 

The schools will then submit the printed Online Registration Form and the collective payment of the candidates to RELC EB by 1 October 2018, 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 2018, 15:00hrs Singapore Time.

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BMAT Fees and AXS Payment Guide
BMAT Fees
Registration Period
Test Fee
Payment Deadline (via AXS station)
Payment Mode

Standard Entry:

1 September 2018 to 1 October 2018

SGD 327.00

1 October 2018

(before 15:00hrs Singapore time)

AXS Station

(Diners or DBS/POSB VISA/Master credit card or NETS from any major banks)

Late Entry:

2 October 2018 to 15 October 2018

SGD 409.00

15 october 2018

(before 15:00hrs Singapore time)

AXS Station

(Diners or DBS/POSB VISA/Master credit card or NETS from any major banks)

Note:

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. 

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Withdrawal and Refund

Withdrawal from BMAT

  • Please note that candidates who decide to withdraw from the BMAT may submit their withdrawal request via email. 

    • No withdrawal is allowed after 15 October 2018, 15:00hrs Singapore time.
    • Only Standard Entry Fee is refundable. Centre Administration Fee and GST (as well as any and all Late Fees) are not refundable and not transferable. There will be a $20 admin fee applicable to each refund request.
    • All fees are non-transferable.
  • All refund requests and supporting documents that are required to be duly completed must reach RELC EB by 15 October 2018 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 bmat@relc.org.sg.

  • Any request for withdrawal submitted would be considered final and the entry will not be reinstated.

Refund of BMAT Fee
  • 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.

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Results

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How is BMAT scored

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Special Consideration

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Results Enquiries & Appeals
Results Enquiries

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.

Appeals

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.

  • Appeals Fees
  • A fee is chargeable for each application and is payable directly to Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing via credit card.
Cost
Description
£33.00
Application for Results Enquiry
£34.00
Application for an Appeal