New varsity admission test

THE Biomedical Admissions Test or BMAT is a new university common admission test that will be piloted in November. Oxford, Cambridge and the Royal Society of Arts (OCR) will administer it. 

BMAT provides an assessment of candidates’ potential for courses in medicine, veterinary medicine and other biomedical sciences. Students applying to the Royal Free and University College London Medical School, the Medical School of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the Cambridge Veterinary School and the Oxford Physiological Science course must sit the BMAT in November for entry in October next year. 

BMAT is a two-hour test with three elements: test of aptitude and skills (60 minutes), test of scientific knowledge and applications (30 minutes), and writing task (30 minutes). 

OCR will supply test results directly to the universities to which the candidate has applied. The test can be taken at British Council offices in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching on Nov 5. 

Application forms are available at any British Council office or you can download it from its website: 

The deadline for registration is Oct 8. For details, call 04-2630330 or 03-2723 7900. 

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