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BMAT & UKCAT Facts

BMAT Required by the following Universities: (in 2011) Cambridge, Imperial College London, Oxford, The Royal Veterinary College, University College London, University of Bristol UKCAT Aberdeen, Barts and The London School of Medicine, Brighton and Sussex, Cardiff, Dundee, Durham, East Anglia, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull York Medical School, Imperial College London (grad only), Keele, King’s College London, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford (grad. only), Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary London, Queen’s University Belfast, Sheffield, Southampton, St.Andrew’s, St. George’s London and Warwick (grad only) Most undergraduate medical programmes (and many dental) require UKCAT 3rd May 2011 23rd September 2011 5th July – 7th October 2011 Computer Based, multiple choice test taken at Pearson Vue testing centres. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. • • • • • Verbal reasoning Quantitative reasoning Abstract reasoning Problem solving Non-cognitive reasoning No science content No essay Calculator provided by test centre Test includes unusual question types and formats Must answer extremely large number of questions in short time

BMAT vs UKCAT:

Small number of schools, but includes Oxbridge 1st September 2011 30th September 2011 (Late registration by 14th October 2011) 2nd November 2011 Pen and paper test 1. Aptitude and Skills (60 minutes, multi-choice or short answer questions) 2. Scientific Knowledge & Applications (30 min) 3. Writing Task (30 min) • • • • • •

Registration Opens: Registration Deadline:

When the test is offered: Test Breakdown:

BMAT vs. UKCAT:

Tests science content Includes essay: one side A4 paper Calculators not allowed Test aligns with what students learn at school Delivered at schools & colleges Must answer large number of questions in short time

Fee:

2011 Fees: UK/EU Residents: £42.50 UK Residents late fee : £72.50 www.bmat.org.uk

2011 Fees: UK/EU Residents: £60 up to 31 August; £75 thereafter Test centres outside EU: £95 www.ukcat.ac.uk

N.B. Students can take each test (UKCAT and BMAT) only once per application cycle.