Where does the BMAT candidate number have to be entered?
BMAT candidate numbers begin with a “B” followed by five numbers. Candidate numbers must be entered on all examinations scripts on the day of the test. Candidates will be provided on a Statement of Entry on the day of the test.
Candidates applying to the University of Cambridge entering their candidate number onto their Cambridge Application Form should only enter the five numbers from their candidate number.
UCAS advise that candidates should enter their candidate number onto their UCAS form, more information can be found on the UCAS website. 
What about access arrangements?
Access arrangements is the term given to any pre-examination adjustments based on history of need and provision. That is to say that a candidate may have dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dysorthographia, or working memory deficit and require extra time, the use of a laptop or some other physical requirement.
It is important for candidates to consult with their centre notifying them of any access arrangements the candidate may have and the candidate should be prepared to provide clinical evidence as requested.
EVIDENCE: Examinations Officers do not need to submit any evidence to Cambridge Assessment but candidates may be asked to provide evidence of any need for access arrangements at interview.
In the past, the following have been accepted as evidence, but candidates should contact the Support Team to confirm if any additional information is required should the candidate be asked to provide evidence.
• Statement of Special Educational Needs relating to secondary education and which has reached the stage where an assessment has been carried out by the LEA educational psychologist
• Psychological Assessment carried out by a qualified psychologist confirming learning disability during the secondary school period
• An assessment confirming learning disability during the secondary school period carried out by a specialist teacher
• Privately commissioned reports which must give a clear indication that there is evidence of need. The head of centre must be satisfied that there is a history of need and provision.
Would extra time be given to candidates without English as their first language?
Extra time is not allowed for candidates without English as their first language. A decision was taken by the BMAT universities that candidates applying to courses requiring the BMAT are expected to have a good command of English. The level of English required for courses can be found on each institution's website.
Special consideration is the term used for post-examination adjustments to reflect temporary illness, injury or indisposition at the time of assessment. All special considerations will be passed onto any BMAT university to which the candidate has applied. The University will be asked to take the special consideration into account when considering applications. No adjustment will be made to candidates' results.
Requests for special considerations should be sent on school headed notepaper to:
The BMAT Support Team
1 Hills Road
Are dictionaries and calculators allowed into the exam?
Dictionaries and/or bi-lingual dictionaries may not be used for BMAT.
Calculators are also not permissible for the duration for the exam.
Can BMAT fees be reimbursed?
The Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, University College London, The Royal Veterinary College, and Imperial College London are concerned that the entry fee should not be viewed as a barrier to access and widening participation. Applicants may apply for a reimbursement if they meet the following criteria:
Candidates from the U.K. in receipt of full Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Job Seeker’s Allowance or Income Support may apply for their BMAT fees to be reimbursed. Candidates from within the E.U. in receipt of full Educational Maintenance Allowance, or the equivalent, may apply for their BMAT fees to be reimbursed.
Candidates registered at a closed centre, should speak to their Exams Officer, Head of Sixth Form or Careers Officer and ask them to contact us. Candidates registered through an open centre may contact us directly by writing to:
The BMAT Support Team
1 Hills Road
Only standard entry fees will be reimbursed to candidates who have taken BMAT and applied to a BMAT university. Late entry fees and administration fees will not be reimbursed.
A copy of a candidate’s entitlement for benefits should be enclosed with the request for reimbursement of fees.
All requests for reimbursement of fees should reach the BMAT Support Team by Monday, 15th October 2012.
Can previous BMAT results be used as part of a new application?
BMAT results are only accepted by universities in the year candidates apply for university. Candidates should sit the BMAT in November 2012 if they are applying to start university in 2013.