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The International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT) is a 100 minute subject-specific admissions test for applicants to medicine and surgery courses at universities whose applicants are from a range of educational backgrounds.
These courses are taught in English, with places open to both home and international students. In Italy, the Admissions Testing Service works in conjunction with the Italian Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MIUR), to develop and deliver the English language version of the Italian admissions test already used for entry to courses taught in Italian.
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 IMAT test format, see the IMAT Specification.
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.
On the test day, candidates will be issued with login and password details to allow them to access their results online.
Thursday 3 April 2014: IMAT registration deadline.
Tuesday 29 April 2014:
IMAT takes place. 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:
Please note: we reserve the right to make changes to these costs. To find out the cost in a local currency, international learners should contact their centre.