Have you booked your BMAT exam? Now wondering what actually happens on the day? Here we have captured the whole day step by step so there will be no surprises for you when your big day arrives.
Make sure you have your valid photo ID such as passport, driver's license or student ID. You will need a soft pencil, an eraser, and a black pen and we suggest taking water in a clear bottle with no labels too.
Go to your exam venue early, ideally 15 minutes before the exam. There will be many other students taking the BMAT exam and other admissions tests. Talking to them, in the waiting area, may help you to relax and feel more comfortable.
When you walk into the exam room, find your seat, you may even be directed to it by the invigilators. Once seated, keep your ID on the table, where it will not get in your way but is in view for the invigilators.
Everyone will simultaneously start the exam. The first section is an hour long.
Expect no breaks as you will move onto Section 2 as soon as you finish Section 1. Section 2 is allocated 30 minutes to complete.
Section 3, the writing task, begins. Plan your essay before you start typing your answers. Remember the 550 word limit.
Once the examination is over, you can relax. You have finished the BMAT exam.
Before you leave, you will be given a sheet with instructions on retrieving your BMAT results including your username, password and the link to the website.
If you are taking the October BMAT, check if you need to send your BMAT to any universities. Most universities will automatically retrieve your results before you see them, but some will require sending them before you can access them. Specific instructions will be on the sheet you are given after the exam and on the website.
Write down the BMAT question you chose; you should note down what points you made in the essay as this will be useful when preparing for interviews at certain universities. Some medical schools will ask you why you chose a specific title and what you can do to improve your essay. Writing it down means you will not run the risk of forgetting what you had written, as interviews can be many months after the BMAT exam.
Go celebrate. No matter what your test results say, reward yourself. You have worked hard and deserve a treat.
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