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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 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.

 

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
Preparing for BMAT:

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.

 

4) Videos

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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 to 29 September 2019

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.

16 September 2019

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.

27 September 2019

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.

30 September 2019

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.

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.

2 to 13 October 2019

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.

14 October 2019

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.

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.

15 October 2019

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)

30 October 2019

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.

22 November 2019

BMAT Online Results Release Date

• No paper results will be issued. All results will be issued via Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing Metritests System.

29 November 20019
Candidate needs to contact Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing directly for Appeal and Enquiries of BMAT results by this date.
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 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.

     

    The deadlines for payment are: 
    • Standard Entry: 1 October 2019, 15:00hrs
    • Late Entry: 15 October 2019, 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 (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.

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BMAT Fees and AXS Payment Guide
BMAT Fees
Registration Period
Test Fee
Payment Deadline
Payment Mode

Standard Entry:

1 September 2019 to 30 September 2019

S$325.00

30 September 2019

(before 23:30hrs Singapore time)

AXS Station

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

Standard Entry:

1 October 2019

S$325.00

1 October 2019

(before 15:00hrs Singapore Time)

Payment can only be made at RELC Office

Only PayNow is accepted
at RELC Office

Late Entry:

2 October 2019 to 14 October 2019

S$407.00

14 October 2019

(before 23:30hrs Singapore time)

AXS Station

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

Late Entry:

15 October 2019

S$407.00

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. 

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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 2019, 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 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 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
£34.00
Application for Results Enquiry
£34.00
Application for an Appeal

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