This article contains information for candidates planning to take BMAT in May 2019 as part of their application to the universities below.
- University de Navarra, Spain
- Lancaster University, UK
- Uni of Pecs, Hungary
- Uni of Rijeka, Croatia
- Medical Uni of Warsaw, Poland
- Pomeranian Medical Uni in Szczecin, Poland
- Vasile Goldin Western Uni of Arad, Romania
Introduction to BMAT May
What is BMAT May?
BMAT is a 2-hour pen-and-paper test, which consists of three sections and is taken in English. Sections 1 and 2 are multiple-choice, and Section 3 is a writing task.
BMAT tests candidates' 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 May is used by the following institutions/courses:
|Universidad de Navarra, Spain||Medicine|
|Lancaster University, UK||
Medicine (UCAS Extrane, UK & EU candidates only)
Foundation Year of Medicine & Surgery (UCAS Extra, UK applicants only)
|University of Pécs, Hungary||Medicine
|University of Rijeka, Croatia||Medicine|
|University of Zagreb, Croatia||Doctor of Medicine (in English)|
|Medical University of Warsaw, Poland||
MD program in English for High School graduates
|Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland||6-year MD English Program|
|Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad, Romania||Medicine in English|
When does the test take place?
7 May 2019.
Preparing for the test
How can candidates prepare for the test?
We have a range of free resources to help candidates prepare for BMAT, 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, please go to our BMAT preparation page. These preparation materials are suitable for the BMAT test in May.
Registering for the test
How do I register for the test?
To take BMAT in May 2018, you need to register for the test using the online booking system.
The registration opens on 25 February and closes on 14 April.
What are the entry fees?
The cost of BMAT is €136 / £130 / $210.
The fee and currency candidates pay will depend on where in the world you are taking the test.
How can I request access arrangements?
Access Arrangements are available if you have a disability or special requirements and are entitled to support for other public exams.
Standard arrangements include extra working time, supervised rest breaks, or enlarged question papers. Other arrangements may be available on a case-by-case basis. Candidates can request these when they register for the test by using the ‘Other’ option under ‘Access Arrangements’. Each candidate's case will then be referred to Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing.
You must indicate which Access Arrangements you need when you register and pay for the test. You will be asked to provide evidence. If you require access arrangements, they must be requested by 14 April 2019.
Modified materials (such as enlarged question papers) must be requested by 2 April.
I forgot to request an Access Arrangement when booking the test via Metrica. Can I request this now?
Please get in touch with us immediately and provide us with the following details:
- Full name
- Booking ID
- Access Arrangement(s) required
- A brief description of the reason for the arrangement(s) requested
- A PDF copy of any medical evidence to support the request
I booked the test via Metrica but I haven't received the booking confirmation email/payment email. Can these be re-sent?
Please ask the candidate to get in touch with us immediately and provide the following details:
- Full name
- Booking ID (if known)
- The email address used during the registration process
Taking the test
You 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 can 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 28 May at 09:00 (UK time). You can login to the portal with the username and password you created when registering for the test.
How can I share results with a university?
You can share your results with one or more universities via the Cambridge English Test Portal (using the Receiving Institutions function).
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!