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The Admissions Testing Service is working in conjunction with the Italian Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MIUR) to develop and deliver the International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT). IMAT is a 100 minute subject-specific admissions test in English for applicants to medicine and surgery courses. These courses are taught in English, with places open to both home and international students. You can download a list of courses requiring IMAT.
IMAT can be taken at authorised centres all over the world. See How to register for more information
The test does not require a lot of extra study as it is a test of skills and knowledge that learners are expected to have already.
The IMAT is a pen-and-paper test. It is divided into four sections:
Section 1: General Knowledge and Logical Reasoning.
Section 2, 3 and 4: Scientific Knowledge covering Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
General Knowledge and
For more detailed information about the format of IMAT, see the IMAT test specification 2016.
A candidate’s total score is calculated using the following formula:
An overall total score will be reported, together with a score on each section.
The rankings will be published on accessoprogrammato.miur.it.
Registration opens: 15 July at 15:00 (Rome time).
Registration closes: 4 August at 15:00 (Rome time).
14 September 2016
The scheduled start times for international centres will vary, depending upon where they are in the world.
Candidates wishing to sit the IMAT must pay an entry fee:
Humanitas University (HUNIMED) is using IMAT for admission to its Medicine and Surgery degree course. You can take IMAT at one of our test centres around the world. Visit the Humanitas website for details of key dates, test format, how to register and where to take IMAT.
NB: The IMAT test date and registration process for Humanitas University is different to the main IMAT test session.