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    Looking at the BSMS website here (https://www.bsms.ac.uk/undergraduate...uirements.aspx), last year anyone getting above 17.5 out of 28 was invited to interview - using their scoring system where A=5 points, B=4, C=3, etc for the last section.

    That only translates to a score of like 4.5, 5, 3A, which means they're interviewing anyone who gets a score that is around the mean or above. This seems like it wouldn't cut out that many applicants? It's also been lower in previous years and was more like 16 points as a cut off. Compare this to the UKCAT where universities who use it as a cut off (like Manchester, Sheffield) want around the top 30% of scorers, it seems low.

    BSMS also apparently get like 13 applicants per place so if they're not cutting out that many with the BMAT then surely they have to interview huge numbers of people?
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    (Original post by KomradeKorbyn)
    Looking at the BSMS website here (https://www.bsms.ac.uk/undergraduate...uirements.aspx), last year anyone getting above 17.5 out of 28 was invited to interview - using their scoring system where A=5 points, B=4, C=3, etc for the last section.

    That only translates to a score of like 4.5, 5, 3A, which means they're interviewing anyone who gets a score that is around the mean or above. This seems like it wouldn't cut out that many applicants? It's also been lower in previous years and was more like 16 points as a cut off. Compare this to the UKCAT where universities who use it as a cut off (like Manchester, Sheffield) want around the top 30% of scorers, it seems low.

    BSMS also apparently get like 13 applicants per place so if they're not cutting out that many with the BMAT then surely they have to interview huge numbers of people?
    May it's because the BMAT is supposedly harder than the UKCAT and is usually taken by applicants to the high end medical schools e.g Oxbridge Imperial UCL so scoring 5s in the BMAT is probably harder than getting an average score in UKCAT? Also they could do a lot of their filtering at interview or they could be giving out many more offers than places or using contextual data.
 
 
 
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