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This thread is for the discussion of the follow GAMSAT sittings:

March 2023

September 2023

March 2024

September 2024


To apply in 2023 for a program commencing in 2024 ONLY the following GAMSAT results can be used: March 2022 and September 2022, March 2023 and September 2023

Click here for the GEM 2024 entry thread

To apply in 2024 for a program commencing in 2025 ONLY the following GAMSAT results can be used: March 2023 and September 2023, March 2024 and September 2024

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Reply 2
hi everyone,

hopefully this thread gets some conversations flowing it seems like i’m the only person looking at 2025 entry on TSR lol. I’m going into my third year of uni, studying physiology at newcastle. I’ll spare all the details but I know that I want to do GEM and hope I can get the 2:1 to start off my application journey.

My priority this time around is to be closer to home / my bf when he’s at home but far enough that I don’t have to completely move back home. I’m only about an hour away on the train from both lpool and manchester at home so I really want to stay in the north west.

Just wondering how everyone plans on preparing for it, how much time are you giving yourself? I’m the sort of person that can’t cram and needs a lot of time to get things down. despite me doing a STEM degree, I find chemistry and maths so hard lol. I really want to give myself the best chance at doing well, as well as getting that 2:1! any tips or things people are doing currently or will be doing in the upcoming year would be cool!
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Original post by Elsatrish1
hi everyone,

hopefully this thread gets some conversations flowing it seems like i’m the only person looking at 2025 entry on TSR lol. I’m going into my third year of uni, studying physiology at newcastle. I’ll spare all the details but I know that I want to do GEM and hope I can get the 2:1 to start off my application journey.

atm i’ve got my eyes on Liverpool, Manchester, Notts and Newcastle. my priority this time around is to be closer to home / my bf when he’s at home but far enough that I don’t have to completely move back home. I’m only about an hour away on the train from both lpool and manchester at home so I really want to stay in the north west. newcastle is okay and all but i’d rather be in a city that I know well, that’s more diverse and I can mingle with more people like me which I feel like I haven’t been able to do in ncl.

Just wondering how everyone plans on preparing for it, how much time are you giving yourself? I’m the sort of person that can’t cram and needs a lot of time to get things down. despite me doing a STEM degree, I find chemistry and maths so hard lol. I really want to give myself the best chance at doing well, as well as getting that 2:1! any tips or things people are doing currently or will be doing in the upcoming year would be cool!


Hey, I'm also looking at 2025 entry. I've just graduated with a first in computer science and am now going to work a 9 to 5 in software to save some money. I didn't study chemistry A-level so I've just enrolled in the open study college to sit the chemistry A-level next summer. Currently I'm doing about 1-2hrs a day chemistry revision. Hoping to have at least read over all of the content by Christmas and will then start fully grinding out GAMSAT revision too. The only other things that I'm doing for the GAMSAT prep (if you count A-level chemistry as something already) is reading up about current affairs concerning the NHS and healthcare, and I'm aiming to read around 20-30 pages of a novel with my breakfast/lunch or before bed. Think it's best to just start off slow, early and not attempt to bite off more than you can chew. Hopefully it will build a good routine and foundational knowledge for January when it comes to the couple months revision period before the March sitting. That's when I'll aim for more like 3-4 hours a day and say bye bye to my social life.
Reply 4
Anyone sitting September's in Sunderland? :smile:
Reply 5
What is everyone's go to resources for GAMSAT preparation?

Personally, I'm definitely going to be using the ACER preparation material along with Des O'neill to get a feel for the exams question style.

Additonally, does anyone have any opinions on Gold Standard Gamsat series - I think it would be useful for me because I am not confident in my knowledge for both section 1 + 3.
Reply 6
Original post by AJventure
What is everyone's go to resources for GAMSAT preparation?

Personally, I'm definitely going to be using the ACER preparation material along with Des O'neill to get a feel for the exams question style.

Additonally, does anyone have any opinions on Gold Standard Gamsat series - I think it would be useful for me because I am not confident in my knowledge for both section 1 + 3.


I’m pretty much the same as what you’ve just mentioned.

I managed to get pdfs for Des O’Neill S1 + S3. I also have the ACER papers (I plan on using one as a sort of diagnostic paper - see which areas i’m struggling the most with etc, then saving the rest for towards the end of my revision for timed practice.

I’ve been leeching off reddit to get ideas of how I can prepare myself - Id recommend for sure. I’ve spent the last 6 weeks or so making documents of tips, info and plans for how I’m going to allocate my time using reddit threads and discord servers. I do come from a science background but honestly I’m the most worried for S3.

I managed to get all the GS books from my Uni Library but honestly everything i’ve seen about them has made me form the conclusion that it’s not a very good source - again I have reddit to thank for that.
Original post by hapax_legomenon
Hey, I'm also looking at 2025 entry. I've just graduated with a first in computer science and am now going to work a 9 to 5 in software to save some money. I didn't study chemistry A-level so I've just enrolled in the open study college to sit the chemistry A-level next summer. Currently I'm doing about 1-2hrs a day chemistry revision. Hoping to have at least read over all of the content by Christmas and will then start fully grinding out GAMSAT revision too. The only other things that I'm doing for the GAMSAT prep (if you count A-level chemistry as something already) is reading up about current affairs concerning the NHS and healthcare, and I'm aiming to read around 20-30 pages of a novel with my breakfast/lunch or before bed. Think it's best to just start off slow, early and not attempt to bite off more than you can chew. Hopefully it will build a good routine and foundational knowledge for January when it comes to the couple months revision period before the March sitting. That's when I'll aim for more like 3-4 hours a day and say bye bye to my social life.

I can't reply to PMs until I have made to posts so replying to my previous post. Hopefully you all don't mind.
Ok never-mind, replying to my own post did nothing. To the person who messaged me, sorry that I can't reply directly to you and yes I am also planning to sit the UCAT next year. However Chemistry A-level and GAMSAT are my main priorities for now.
Hey guys, I'm a neuroscience graduate (2:1) whose previously done the UCAT but was really trying to avoid the GAMSAT at all costs. I've got a lot of research to do :P
Does anyone know when You can book the GAMSAT for March 2024? Struggling to find information online
Reply 11
I think you start registering this month so just keep checking the website and make an account
Original post by Claudiarose23
Does anyone know when You can book the GAMSAT for March 2024? Struggling to find information online
Reply 12
Original post by Claudiarose23
Does anyone know when You can book the GAMSAT for March 2024? Struggling to find information online

Usually they say September results are ‘early November’ and registration for March GAMSAT opens ‘late November’. About as clear as ACER ever get, I’m afraid.
Original post by Elsatrish1
I’m pretty much the same as what you’ve just mentioned.

I managed to get pdfs for Des O’Neill S1 + S3. I also have the ACER papers (I plan on using one as a sort of diagnostic paper - see which areas i’m struggling the most with etc, then saving the rest for towards the end of my revision for timed practice.

I’ve been leeching off reddit to get ideas of how I can prepare myself - Id recommend for sure. I’ve spent the last 6 weeks or so making documents of tips, info and plans for how I’m going to allocate my time using reddit threads and discord servers. I do come from a science background but honestly I’m the most worried for S3.

I managed to get all the GS books from my Uni Library but honestly everything i’ve seen about them has made me form the conclusion that it’s not a very good source - again I have reddit to thank for that.

Hi! I managed to find a Des O’Neill pdf online for free for section 3 but couldn’t find one anywhere for section 1. Seems like an impossible task. If I give you my email address would you mind sharing the section 1 pdf with me? I’d really really appreciate it 😊
GAMSAT registration for March 2024 is open.
Original post by hapax_legomenon
GAMSAT registration for March 2024 is open.

Thank you
Yooooo they’ve really switched up the structure this year. Written communication section is done first, online proctored, and then two weeks later you do the other sections in person
Original post by hapax_legomenon
Yooooo they’ve really switched up the structure this year. Written communication section is done first, online proctored, and then two weeks later you do the other sections in person

I've seen about that on reddit, I need to read up on it a bit more. idk if this makes it worse or better for me as first time sitter lol
Original post by Elsatrish1
I've seen about that on reddit, I need to read up on it a bit more. idk if this makes it worse or better for me as first time sitter lol

I definitely think this structure is better it breaks up the exam, allowing you to focus on each section more. When I sat the exam for the first time it was very long and I was pretty fed up by the time the science section came so there was a lot of guessing aha.
Would anyone be so kind as to share where you managed to find the Des O’Neill pdf for Section 1 specifically? I found the pdf for section 3 online but Section 1 seems impossible to find!

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