This article contains information for candidates who need to take BMAT UMalaya in 2018.
Introduction to BMAT UMalaya
What is BMAT UMalaya?
BMAT (UMalaya) tests your ability to apply scientific and mathematical knowledge, as well as problem solving, critical thinking and written communication skills that are essential to university-level study.
BMAT (UMalaya) is taken in English. It is a 2-hour pen-and-paper test, which consists of three sections. Sections 1 and 2 are multiple choice, and Section 3 is a writing task.
If you’re applying for a course in Medicine at the University of Malaya then you will need to take BMAT (UMalaya).
When does the test take place?
10 February 2018.
Preparing for the test
How can I prepare for the test?
We have a range of free resources to help you prepare for BMAT (UMalaya), including:
- specimen and past papers, which help you familiarise yourself with the format of the test
- the BMAT test specification, which summarises what each section of BMAT tests
- the BMAT preparation guide, which provides general information about the test and how you can prepare for it
- the BMAT Section 1 question guide, which provides tips on how to best approach Section 1
- the BMAT Section 2: Assumed Subject Knowledge guide, which contains an overview of the scientific and mathematical knowledge which Section 2 questions can draw upon.
For these resources, go to our BMAT preparation page.
Registering for the test
How do I register for the test?
You must follow the registration process on the University of Malaya website.
How do I request access arrangements?
If you have any special requirements for taking the test, you need to inform your university or centre (where you are taking the test) as soon as possible.
Taking the test
Candidates should use a soft pencil for Sections 1 and 2 of BMAT. It’s a good idea to have a pencil eraser too.
For Section 3 of BMAT you must use a black ink pen. Use of correction fluid is not permitted.
Dictionaries - including bilingual dictionaries - and calculators cannot be used.
After the test
How do I request Special Consideration?
Requests for special consideration are used to indicate to institutions that a candidate suffered temporary illness, injury or indisposition at the time of the assessment. They may also be used to indicate that there were problems with an aspect of the administration of the test, such as a fire alarm during the test session.
For more information, and to fill in an online form, please visit our Useful documents section.
When will results be released?
Results will be released to candidates via the Cambridge English Test Portal on 26 February. You can login to the portal with the details contained on the Candidate Results Information sheet you received on the day of the test.
Can I query my results or submit an Appeal?
Yes, you can submit a Results Enquiry. For more information, and to fill in an online form, please see the Results Enquiries section of our Useful documents page.
For certain tests, if a candidate thinks a Malpractice case or a Results Enquiry outcome was incorrectly handled, they can submit an Appeal. For more information, and to fill in an online form, please see the Appeals section of our Useful documents page.
How do I report Malpractice?
Please see the Malpractice section of our Useful documents page.
Still have questions? Get in touch - we will be happy to help!