The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is a well-established admissions test, used by leading universities worldwide. The test is designed to help you select students with the right skills and aptitude for success on challenging medical, dental or biomedical courses. The key skills it tests are: critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis, communication and application of scientific knowledge

As A BMAT test centre we have a detailed knowledge of what is expected and can help you prepare for the test. You do not have to sit the test at our centre in order to sign up for the course.

The BMAT is a pre-requisite for courses such as Medicine and Dentistry at certain universities. The following are a selection of universities in the UK who require BMAT for their medicine course:

• Brighton and Sussex Medical School

• Imperial College London

• Lancaster University

• University College London (UCL)

• University of Cambridge

• University of Leeds

• University of Oxford



The BMAT is a 2 hour test comprisined of three sections.

Section 1: Aptitude and Skills ( 35 multiple-choice questions - 60 minutes)

Generic skills in problem solving, understanding arguments, and data analysis and inference.

Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications (27 multiple-choice

questions30 Minutes)

The ability to apply scientific knowledge typically covered in school Science and Mathematics by the age of 16

Section 3: Writing Task ( One writing task from a choice of three questions - 30 minute)

The ability to select, develop and organise ideas, and to communicate them in writing, concisely and effectively.


At IQPlus we help reduce the pressure of preparation by analysing each of three sections in detail. Our expert tutors will guide you through tips and tricks designed to help you achieve the correct answer faster. Our BMAT course is a one day test prep course that lasts for 6 hours. A typical schedule is as follows:

10 am Section 1 Aptitude and Skills

Tips for tackling Problem solving, understanding argument, Data Analysis and inference.

Past Paper questions. Timed test.

12pm break

12:30 Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications

Core knowledge of Maths, Biology, Physics and Chemistry. We go through the key principle in each and especially shortcuts at tackling Physics and Maths problems. Timed test

14:30 break

15:00 Section 3: Writing Task

How to structure BMAT essays. We go through example essays (good and bad). Timed Test.

Generally we will be going through lots of practice questions. You will be provided with a course booklet and question papers to take with you. We recommend you do lots of written practice as that is the format of the exam. It is not screen based testing.