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BioMedical Admissions Test

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  3. Test Results

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

BMAT is owned and administered by the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing, who is responsible for producing and marking the test. The Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing being one of the world’s largest assessment agencies also facilitates an extensive worldwide centre network at which candidates can sit the BMAT. Registration for BMAT is expected to take place every year in September.


About the Test

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.

Section 1: Aptitude and Skills

What does it test?



Generic skills in problem solving, understanding arguments, and data analysis and inference.

35 multiple-choice questions

60 minutes


Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Application

What does it test?



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

What does it test?



The ability to select, develop and organise ideas, and to communicate them in writing, concisely and effectively.

One writing task from a choice of four questions

30 minutes



Preparing for the Test

Practice papers:

  • Know about the different types of questions and how to approach them, by reviewing the practice papers and explained answers.

  • Practise under timed conditions with the past papers.


Section 2 preparation materials:


Further resources and videos:

  • Make yourself 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 approach your preparation.

  • Watch videos from past BMAT candidates and universities to learn more about how best to prepare for the test.



To view the test dates and fees for year 2016 and download the Registration Form, please click here.

Note: Candidates need to choose at least ONE university to apply to on the Registration Form. Candidates are only allowed to choose either University of Cambridge or University of Oxford in the Registration Form.

Candidates who need to obtain the BMAT Confirmation Number in order to apply to other universities not listed in the Registration Form, UCAS application or COPA application should email their request with their name and NRIC to Please allow 3 working days to process each request.


Test Venues

The BMAT will take place on Wednesday, 2 November 2016 at 3:00pm concurrently at the following 3 venues:

Hwa Chong Institution
661 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 269734
here to view the map of HCI
Raffles Institution
10 Bishan Street 21
Singapore 574013
Click here to view the map RI
Victoria Junior College
20 Marine Vista
Singapore 449035
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.


    Documents to bring to the Test Venue

    Candidates are required to bring the following documents on the test day:

    1. Statement of Entry
    2. Letter of Notification from RELC EB
    3. NRIC/Foreign Identification Document


    Permitted Writing Instruments / Items

    1. Only soft pencil (e.g.: 2B) is allowed for Sections 1 and 2 (Mechanical pencil is discouraged. Do bring along an eraser.)
    2. Only black-ink pen is allowed for Section 3
    3. Clear pencil cases
    4. Clear water bottles without any labels


    Non-Permitted Items

    1. Dictionaries of any kind
    2. Formulae booklets
    3. Calculators
    4. Correction fluid/tape
    5. Mobile phones and all other electronic devices


    Frequently asked questions (FAQs) on BMAT

    Please click here to view the frequently asked questions (FAQs).