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Please note, IMAT 2015 details are not yet available. The information in this section relates to IMAT 2014 and is liable to change. Updated information will be published nearer the test date.
The details of IMAT (including the test date) are set by the Italian Ministry. Information will be published on the Ministry website at least 60 days before the test is due to take place.
The International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT) is a 100 minute subject-specific admissions test for applicants to medicine and surgery courses. 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.
IMAT registration deadline: To be confirmed.
Test date: Wednesday 16 September 2015. 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.