BMAT Preparation – Everything You Need to Know About BMAT

Hello and welcome to this blog on ‘BMAT Preparation – Everything You Need to Know About BMAT’. This blog will provide ample tips and advice on everything you will need to know if you are, or thinking about, sitting this exam.


The Biomedical Admissions Test, more commonly known as the BMAT, is an entry exam for people who wish to study the following:

  • Medicine;
  • Dentistry.


The BMAT is required by certain universities. Below is a list of universities that requires students to undertake the BMAT assessment. Click on each university to be redirected to their official webpage.


  • University of Cambridge;


  • Imperial College London;


  • University of Oxford Medical School;


  • University College London;


  • Lancaster University;


  • University of Leeds;


  • Keele University;


  • Brighton & Sussex Medical School;


  • Thammasat University: CICM and Dentistry (Thailand);


  • Mahidol University (Thailand);


  • Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Singapore);


  • University of Leiden (Netherlands);


  • University of Navarra (Spain);


  • University of Malaya (Malaysia).



The BMAT is a 2-hour paper which comprises of three sections:


If you are taking the BMAT, you will need to pay to sit the exam.

  • £46 for UK candidates;
  • £78 for candidates outside of the UK;
  • £33 for additional late entry.


Depending on circumstances, you may be eligible for a reimbursement. You will need to apply for this when you register to take the Biomedical Admissions Test.


BMAT preparation is definitely something that you will need to consider if you are sitting the Biomedical Admissions Test.

Of course, the best way you can prepare for the BMAT is via the official BMAT website. From here, you will be provided with an array of BMAT practice resources including sample papers and test specifications.

Below I have outlined just a few key tips that I think will really help you when it comes to BMAT preparation.

1. Familiarise yourself with the BMAT process. Read through the official BMAT website.

2. Study the content of the BMAT exam.

3. Understand the different types of question that you will face during the exam.

4. Understand how to reach the correct answers.

5. Download and practice sample papers to help you prepare for the BMAT exam.

6. The first section (Aptitude and Skills) tests your ability to think critically, solve problems, and analyse data. Although no subject knowledge is required here, you need to be able to demonstrate the key skills required for subjects such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.

7. The second section (Scientific Knowledge and Applications) requires an in-depth understanding of GCSE subjects including all Science subjects and Maths.

8. The last section (Writing) will assess your written communication. Although you won’t know the topic that you’ll be assessed on, you need to show that you have the ability to organise and communicate your ideas fluently.

BMAT preparation guide

On the BMAT website, you can find lots of BMAT information, which gives all of the necessary information that you’ll need to sit the Biomedical Admissions Test.

To help you with your BMAT preparation, take a look at our blog on critical thinking test tips,


For further BMAT preparation, you can click here for more information. 

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