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Preparing for IMAT


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Information for candidates preparing for the International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT).


If you're taking IMAT, you shouldn't need to complete a lot of extra study. The test is designed to measure skills and knowledge that you will be expected to have already. The information and links below should help you to get familiar with the test format however.


Test format


IMAT is a 100 minute test (comprising 60 questions) divided into four sections:

  • Section 1: General Knowledge and Logical Reasoning. This section measures your skills in problem solving, understanding arguments, data analysis and inference and has 22 multiple-choice questions.
  • Sections 2, 3 and 4: Scientific Knowledge. These sections measure your ability to apply scientific knowledge from school science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) and Maths. The three sections contain 38 multiple-choice questions in total.

You can find more information on the About IMAT page.


Useful Resources


You might want to begin your preparation by consulting the IMAT test specification.

You can also find IMAT past papers (and Answer Keys) on the Preparing for IMAT section of our website.

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