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BMAT and UKCAT 
BMAT

What is the BioMedical Admissions Test?
The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is a subject-specific admissions test taken by applicants to certain medicine, veterinary medicine and other related courses.

Do I need to take the test?

If the medical school you are applying to requires the BMAT, you will need to take the test. The UCAS website has a list of which medical schools use the BMAT. Alternatively, you can contact your desired medical schools directly to enquire as to their use of the BMAT.

Do I need to pay for the test?
You will need to pay to take the BMAT. Up-to-date costs can be found on the BMAT website.

Do I need to prepare for the test?
The BMAT is a two-hour pen-and-paper test consisting of three separate sections. The BMAT does not require a great amount of extra study as it concerns the skills and knowledge that candidates should already have.

Where can I go for more information?
For more information visit the BMAT website

UKCAT

What is the UK Clinical Aptitude Test?
The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is used as part of the selection process by a number of UK medical and dental schools to help them choose from among the high level of applicants applying to their courses. 

The UKCAT is designed to test aptitude rather than academic achievement. It assesses a wide range of mental abilities and behavioural attributes which are considered important for doctors and dentists to possess.

Do I need to take the test?
If the medical school you are applying to requires the UKCAT, then all UK, EU and the majority of international applicants must take the test in order to enter that institution. The UKCAT can be taken in test centres around the world. Find out whether or not you need to take the test via the UCAS website.

If you are unsure if you are required to take the UKCAT, contact the universities you are applying to directly.

A list of exempt candidates can be found on the UKCAT website.

Do I need to pay for the test?
You do have to pay to take the UKCAT. Registration and test fees depend on the test centre location, not on your place of residence or nationality. Up to date costs can be found on the UKCAT website.

Do I need to prepare for the test?
The UKCAT does not require any coaching or preparation. It is designed to test aptitude rather than academic ability and therefore does not draw on any specific areas of knowledge or from a curriculum that can be learned. However, candidates are advised to practise answering the types of questions that are featured in the UKCAT in order to familiarise themselves with the format and layout of the questions.

Where can I go for more information?
For more information visit the UKCAT website.
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