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We’re offering an alternative test date for 2017. Find out more about BMAT – September.
For information about where you can take the test, visit the How to register page.
This year we are offering an alternative BMAT test date on 9 September at over 20 centres in the UK, for test-takers applying to certain courses. Find out more about BMAT – September.
You must only take BMAT once in an admissions cycle.
You must only take the test once, either in September or November.
Applicants must only take one BMAT in an admissions cycle. Taking the test twice may be viewed by an institution as an attempt to gain unfair advantage. If you take BMAT in both September and November it will result in scores for both tests being shared with all BMAT institutions which you are applying to.
Yes, you can withdraw your entry for the test. Your Exams Officer will need to do this for you. Your entry can only be withdrawn until Sunday 15 October 2017. If your entry is withdrawn by 15 October, your standard entry fee will be refunded. Late entry fees are not refunded.
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.
No. Extra time is not allowed for candidates without English as their first language.
Access Arrangements are available if you have a disability or special requirement, and are entitled to support for other exams.
You need to inform your centre of any special requirements when they register you for the test.
Your centre will:
For more information about Access Arrangements, please visit our Useful documents section.
A candidate who requires a laptop must be accommodated in a way that does not disturb other candidates, and the laptop screen must not be visible to them.
If this is done by separating the candidate using the laptop, they must have a separate invigilator.
Candidates using a laptop should format their work in Arial font, size 11, single-spaced. Automatic spell checkers and grammar checkers must be disabled. The word limit for each BMAT writing task is 550 words – candidates can be marked down for going over this limit.
At the end of the test, the candidate using the laptop must be present when their script is printed off, to confirm that the work is theirs. The candidate’s name, candidate number, candidate initials and centre number should be clearly written on the printout.
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.
Sorry, no. For security reasons we cannot reissue candidate PINs. If you have lost your PIN, you will need to ask the Exams Officer at your BMAT centre to download a Statement of Results for you.
No. You must take BMAT in the year you are applying to university. If you take the test again, your score from one year will not affect your chances if re-applying in later years, as each application is considered afresh.
Yes, you can submit a Results Enquiry or an Appeal. For more information, and to fill in an online form, please visit our Useful documents section.