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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.
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:
Please note: Section 1 has been updated for 2020 and will no longer include questions that test data analysis and inference.
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.
Due to COVID-19, students are to take BMAT in their respective institutions. For candidates from NUS High School, School of Arts Singapore and Singapore Sports School, the test venue will be at Regional Language Centre (RELC). All other external candidates, the test venue will be at Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).
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, University in Republic of Kazakhstan, University in Russia, University in Malaysia or University in Poland.
To view the list of approved institutions under the Singapore School Systems, please click here.
1 to 30 September 2020
Standard Entry • The Online Registration Form is to be submitted to RELC EB for Standard Entry during this period.
• Payment must first be made only via AXS station, prior to submitting the Online Registration Form. [Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, payment will only be made available from 10 September 2020].
• After payment, the Online Registration Form must then be submitted to RELC EB by the next day.
15 September 2020
MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (MOE FAS) Closing Date • Candidates under the MOE FAS will need to submit a copy of the Online Registration Form and non-subsidised portion of fees directly to their school by this date.
25 September 2020
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 2020
One Day before Closing of Standard Entry • Payment for Standard Entry must be made at AXS station before 11:30 pm Singapore time on this date. • After payment, the Online Registration Form must be submitted to RELC EB no later than 12:00 pm Singapore time on 1 October 2020.
1 October 2020
LAST DAY of Standard Entry & Access Arrangement Request • Payment for Standard Entry must be made at RELC EB Office (STRICTLY by appointment only) between 8.30 am to 12:00 pm Singapore time, on this date. • Please email to email@example.com to make appointment by 30 September 2020. • Following payment at RELC EB Office, the Online Registration Form must be submitted by 12:00 pm on this date. • Candidates must submit their Access Arrangement Request (e.g. extra time, use of laptop) with supporting documents by this date.
2 to 13 October 2020
Late Entry • RELC EB accepts payment and the submission of the Online Registration Form for Late Entry during this period. • Payment must first be made only via AXS station, prior to submitting the Online Registration Form. • After payment, the Online Registration Form must then be submitted to RELC EB by the next day.
14 October 2020
One Day before Closing of Late Entry • Payment for Late Entry must be made at AXS station before 11:30 pm Singapore time, on this date. • After payment, the Online Registration Form must be submitted to RELC EB no later than 12:00 pm Singapore time on 15 October 2020.
15 October 2020
LAST DAY of Late Entry • Payment for Late Entry must be made at RELC EB Office (STRICTLY by appointment only) between 8.30 am to 12:00 pm Singapore time, on this date. • Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make appointment by 14 October 2020. • Following payment at RELC EB Office, the Online Registration Form must be submitted by 12:00 pm, on this date. • NO Late Entry will be accepted after this date.
LAST DAY for Withdrawal • All completed refund forms and relevant supporting documents must be submitted to RELC EB by 12:00 pm Singapore time, on this date.
LAST DAY for Request of Refund of BMAT Standard Entry Fee • 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.
4 November 2020
BMAT takes place at 3:00 pm. Candidates must report to the assigned test venue by 2:15 pm. Test venue to be advised.
27 November 2020
BMAT Online Results Release Date • Results will be released at 09:00 British Summer Time (BST) on this date via Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing Metritests System. • Results are automatically sent to universities in the UK and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU (as long as your choices were indicated in the Online Registration Form). • Applicants need to share the results with all other universities.
4 December 2020
Candidate needs to contact Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing directly for Appeal and Enquiries of BMAT November results by this date.
Please submit the Online Registration Form to RELC EB by the next day after making payment via AXS station. (You must use a desktop/laptop with Chrome browser to access the Online Registration Form. Mobile phone and tablet are not supported.) Please click here to view the steps of how to complete the Online Registration Form. Note:
• 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 email@example.com. Processing each request will take at least 3 working days.
• For payment made from 1 - 29 September and from 2 - 13 October 2020 before 11:30 pm (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 2020 before 11:30 pm (Singapore Time), the Online Registration Form must reach RELC EB no later than 1 October 2020 and 15 October 2020, 12:00 pm (Singapore Time) respectively.
• There is no AXS payment on 1 and 15 October 2020. 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 12:00 pm on 1 October 2020 (Singapore Time) to avoid late fee charges and before 12:00 pm on 15 October 2020 (Singapore Time) to avoid invalid registration.
The deadlines for payment are:
Standard Entry: 1 October 2020, 12:00 pm
Late Entry: 15 October 2020, 12:00 pm
Registration will only be confirmed upon successful payment of the test AND upon receipt of relevant documents by RELC EB
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 15 September 2020.
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 2020, 12:00 pm 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 2020, 12:00 pm Singapore Time.
1 September 2020 to
Only on 1 October 2020
(between 8.30am to 12:00pm Singapore Time)
Payment can only be made at RELC Office (Strictly by Appointment Only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 September 2020 to make appointment)
2 October 2020 to
14 October 2020
15 October 2020
only on 15 October 2020
(between 8.30am to 12:00pm Singapore time).
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.
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 2020 12:00pm 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 27 November 2020.
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 – November: 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 July 2021, 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 27 November 2020, 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 2021 or for deferred place in 2022. 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.