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Hello, what are the BMAT and UKCAT exams? I'm thinking of doing biomedical science do i need to sit any of these exams? And what is the content of the exams like? And what unis (in london) uses these exams?
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Mainly exams for medicine/dentistry. They don't concern you
https://www.admissionstesting.org/fo.../bmat-october/

Oxford is only biomedical science course which requires BMAT
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Hello, what are the BMAT and UKCAT exams? I'm thinking of doing biomedical science do i need to sit any of these exams? And what is the content of the exams like? And what unis (in london) uses these exams?
Can I ask what year you are in? Seems like UKCAT is coming to an end (if not ended) so I am not sure if you can sit that. The deadline for booking BMAT is 1st October but your school or college deadline might be earlier so you might want to have a look at that.

Also, like posted above, only medical schools require the BMAT and UKCAT except Oxford (Biomed) which does use the BMAT.
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Hello, what are the BMAT and UKCAT exams? I'm thinking of doing biomedical science do i need to sit any of these exams? And what is the content of the exams like? And what unis (in london) uses these exams?
The BMAT and UKCAT are used for those wishing to study medicine, dentistry and VetMed. Luckily for biomedical sciences, you don't need to sit them. London univesities which use the UKCAT are Queens, Kings etc. The UKCAT contains a verbal reasoning section (a really hard comprehension), a quantitative reasoning section (maths), abstract reasoning (identifying patterns in shapes) and decision making (the weirdest section ever where you have to make 'decisions' - its really hard) and finally a situational judgement test (which is scored in bands 1-4, 1 being the best and so on)
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Can I ask what year you are in? Seems like UKCAT is coming to an end (if not ended) so I am not sure if you can sit that. The deadline for booking BMAT is 1st October but your school or college deadline might be earlier so you might want to have a look at that.

Also, like posted above, only medical schools require the BMAT and UKCAT except Oxford (Biomed) which does use the BMAT.
I'm in year 12 now
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I'm in year 12 now
well then just dont worry about it for now. Start talking about it after easter. For now focus on your year 12 exams and work
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Hello, what are the BMAT and UKCAT exams? I'm thinking of doing biomedical science do i need to sit any of these exams? And what is the content of the exams like? And what unis (in london) uses these exams?
What is the BMAT?
The BMAT (Biomedical Admissions Test) is a 2 hour examination required for entry to a number of Medical Schools in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Spain and Netherlands as well as a selection of Dentistry and Biomedical Science courses.

When is the BMAT?
The BMAT examination can be taken on one of two dates in 2018. The first date is 1st September 2018, and is suitable for all BMAT applicants except Oxford applicants. The second BMAT examination date is 31st October 2018; this is suitable for all BMAT applicants. Students can choose to take the BMAT examination on either one of these dates at a registered centre/school.

Who has to take the BMAT?

Undergraduate Medicine Applicants to: University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University College London, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Lancaster University, University of Leeds, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Singapore), University of Malaya (Malaysia), Thammasat University CICM, (Thailand), Mahidol University (Thailand).

Graduate Medicine Applicants to: University of Oxford, Imperial College London.

Biomedical Science Applicants to: University of Oxford, Imperial College London.

Dentistry Applicants to: University of Leeds, Thammasat University (Thailand), University of Melbourne (Australia)


How to Prepare for the BMAT?
The first and most important step is to consider the BMAT like any other A-Level or GCSE examination, and ignore any mention of the BMAT as 'an examination that cannot be prepared for.' There is a statistically significant correlation between the amount one prepares for the BMAT, and one's BMAT score.

Section 1 (Aptitude and Skills) - 35 MCQ, 60 Minutes
Question Types: Problem Solving, Data Handling & Critical Thinking

A) Resources - Make use of the abundance of free practice resources available for Section 1. In addition to the Official BMAT Past Papers, Oxford TSA Past Papers provide additional practice for Problem Solving questions whilst OCR Critical Thinking Unit 2 is a very useful practice resource for Critical Thinking Questions.

B) Recognise Pitfalls - In contrast to most A-Level examinations, BMAT Section 1 is full of tricks and trips, intended to misguide students. Fortunately, there are only so-many tricks that the BMAT are able to use. Hence, each time you come across one of these, add it to your 'personal list', to avoid making the same mistake in future practice.


Section 2 (Scientific Knowledge and Applications) - 27 MCQ, 30 Minutes
Question Types: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics

A) Official Resource Guide - With this being the official resource guide, there really is no better resource for Section 2 preparation. Most students find it best to quickly review the whole guide and highlight any topics which they have not covered at GCSE level for further learning. Bear in mind that whilst Section 2 is supposed to be 'GCSE Level'; the examination can assess topics which you may not have covered until AS and sometimes even A2 due to variation in exam board specifications.

B) Timing - Half the challenge of Section 2 is the limited time; hence, it essential to practice this section under strict timed conditions. Fast mental maths, confident use of fractions and a good background Biology knowledge, will ensure that you have additional time for those challenging Physics and Chemistry calculations.

C) Resources - Once you have completed all official and BMAT specific resources, GCSE Bitesize is of some use, whilst you may wish to also consider practicing GCSE Maths Calculator papers, without a calculator in order to further improve your mental maths.

D) BMAT Subject Guide - Past Papers are categorised by subjects. Useful resource if you are stronger/weaker in certain subjects.


Section 3 (Written Task) - 1 Essay (Choice of 3), 30 Minutes
Question Types: Topical Medical Issues, Medical Ethics, Medical Philosophy, Veterinary Medicine

A) Address all parts of the question - Each question normally has three or four parts. Regardless of how good your essay is, if you do not address all parts of the question, your essay will be capped at 3/3.5 as per the Section 3 Official Marking Criteria.

B) Plan - With 30 minutes, and one A4 sheet provided, this section is the least time restricted. Essays which score highest are those which are well structured and address all parts of the question, bringing in additional topical examples and knowledge.


Free BMAT Resources
A) Official BMAT Past Papers (Style 1)
B) Official BMAT Past Papers (Style 2)
C) Past Paper Worked Solutions
D) Section 1 Practice Questions
E) Section 2 Practice Questions
F) Practice Questions
G) BMAT Subject Guide
H) Top 10 Free BMAT Resources
I) 2,000+ Free BMAT Questions

Essential Books
A) Preparing for the BMAT: The Official Guide to the Biomedical Admissions Test
B) BMAT Past Paper Worked Solutions (2003-2017)
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https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...rimary_content use this thread for specific stuff about next month's BMAT exam
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I missed the BMAT & UCKAT registration dates. Is there still anything I can do / register for the 2019 entry? I have a reasonable BMAT result from last year, but messed up a few "soft" / subjective questions from interviews last year. I think I could do really well on UCKAT (more so than BMAT) as I generally do really well on those type IQ/Cognitive (rather than specific knowledge) tests.

Could I back-submit a UCKAT result from 2019 July (when the next testing cycle begins) for 2019 entry and also take the October 31st 2018 BMAT test for 2019 entry (as although registration closed the actual tests ha not yet commenced).
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BMAT late entries can be made until 6pm tomorrow
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You can contact TRINITY GLOBAL EDUCATION for your UKCAT & BMAT test. Their counselors are very helpful . They also help you with the test preparation
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I have a daughter who want to study medicine which is best to bu UKAT or BMAT
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Is there online revision tool for her to register and practice.
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I have a daughter who want to study medicine which is best to bu UKAT or BMAT
It depends which universities she wants to apply for - different universities ask for different things.
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