How to answer BMAT questions
- By: Matt Green, Nicola Hawley
This article will cover the format of the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) and explore the test in detail, examining the questions that will be asked and providing worked examples to show how to answer the questions.
Always bear in mind that the BMAT is not designed to trick you or to catch you out. You are being tested on ability rather than knowledge. Although some sections do test your knowledge, you will be questioned only on topics you should already know quite well.
The BMAT is a paper based assessment divided into three sections, each of which is designed to test specific knowledge and abilities. Unlike GCSE and A level exams, the BMAT will be testing you largely on basic skills and knowledge that you should already possess, rather than your academic ability. The test will examine a variety of qualities and abilities, including your ability to read formal English