This article contains information for centres administering BMAT September in 2018.
Introduction to BMAT September
|What is BMAT September?
Candidates applying for Medical and Dentistry courses at certain universities starting in September/October 2019, can take the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) on Saturday 1 September 2018. This means they will receive their BMAT result before the UCAS application deadline.
BMAT September is an alternative test date for BMAT in October. The test will have the same format and will be scored in the same way as the October test. Test sections will be equated so that scores across the two sessions will be equivalent. Results from either session will be considered equally by the institutions/courses participating in BMAT September, so when candidates take the test is their choice.
|Where can candidates sit the test?
You can take BMAT September in the locations below. Centre details will be available on the Metritests online booking system when registration opens.
Centres in the UK
|How do candidates register for the test?
Candidates must register via Metritests, our online booking system.
Registration opens: 25 June 2018
Follow this interactive tutorial to learn how to use Metrica. You will be able to view the number of candidates booked at your centre and their requested access arrangements. For optimal viewing expand the tutorial using the button in the top right hand corner.
Step 1: The first step is to Log in to your account. Once you have logged on you will see this homepage. Click Sessions.
Step 2: Any sessions you are running will be listed here. On the right you can see how many candidates have booked. Click BMAT September - (YOUR CITY).
Step 3: On this screen you can see the list of candidates who have already registered. Click on a candidate's Entry Code for more information.
Step 4: To see if the candidate has requested any access arrangements, click Access Arrangements.
Step 5: Any access arrangements on this screen may not have been granted yet. We will contact you about any that we do grant. This candidate has requested extra time.
Click Return to Session Entries.
Step 6: Once bookings close you will need to email all of your candidates with venue details and information for the test day. To download a spreadsheet of candidates' email addresses click Export data.
*Do not use the 'Email Venue Details' button*
Step 7: Click Log out and you're done!
|How do candidates request access arrangements?
Access Arrangements are available to candidates with a disability or special requirement, provided they are entitled to support for other exams.
Candidates request Access Arrangements when booking the test online.
We will liaise with the candidate directly regarding their request and make you aware of any arrangements well in advance of the test day.
Candidates must take evidence supporting their Access Arrangement with them on the day of the test. If a candidate has not requested an Access Arrangement at the time of booking and had it granted, it cannot be provided on the test day.
For more information about Access Arrangements, please visit our Useful documents section.
|When will I receive materials?
The despatch of test materials will take place approximately 1-2 weeks before the test date. Materials will be delivered by courier and will need to be signed for.
In the unlikely event that test materials have not been received by close of business on Friday 24 August, please contact us for guidance.
What materials will I receive?
Further details will be available here closer to the test date.
On the day of the test
|What equipment is allowed in the test room?
Candidates should use a soft pencil for Sections 1 and 2 of BMAT. It’s a good idea for candidates to have a pencil eraser too.
For Section 3 of BMAT candidates must use a black-ink pen. Use of correction fluid is not permitted.
Dictionaries – including bilingual dictionaries – and calculators cannot be used.
|What should I do if a candidate is absent?
If a candidate is not present on the test date, please mark them as absent on the attendance register.
|Can candidates keep the question papers?
No, it is your responsibility to keep all used and unused question papers in secure storage until one month after the test date, whereupon they must be confidentially destroyed.
After the test
|How and when are results released?
From 09.00 BST on 21 September 2018, candidates will be able to view their results by logging in to the Metritests account they created to register for the test.
How do I report potential Malpractice?
You can report potential Malpractice using the online form.
|This article contains lots of useful information for candidates taking the test: BMAT September 2018: Information for Candidates|
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