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Free resources every student should use to prepare for the BMAT test

The best things in life are free. BMAT resources are no exception! These are our top picks of free resources to prepare for the BMAT test. Official BMAT papersOfficial BMAT section 1 question guideOfficial BMAT section 2 syllabusOfficial BMAT score conversion table 2003 – 2008TSA papers for section 1OCR Critical thinking papers for section 1TMB’s BMAT conversion tables (for post-2008 papers)TMB’s BMAT ChecklistTMB’s BMAT essay marking guideTMB’s 30-day BMAT challengeTMB’s Free BMAT guides100+ bite-sized tips from past studentsFree unofficial BMAT questionsYouTube Found other free BMAT resources not listed? Share in the comments so that other students may benefit

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BMAT Guide: General info on the format, scoring and key dates

A short and concise bmat guide covering general information about the exam. The Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) gives you the chance to stand out from the crowd and show your potential to succeed in medical school. It tests your ability to apply scientific and mathematical knowledge, as well as problem-solving, critical thinking and written communication skills that are essential to studying medicine. What Is The BMAT? The Biomedical Admissions Test is a 2 hour, pen and paper examination, but in 2020 the exam will be computer-based. It is required for entry to a number of medical schools in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Netherlands as well as a selection of [Read More]

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List of every free BMAT sample questions we found online

Every year we search the internet far and wide to find free BMAT sample questions and share them here in this article. Saving you time doing it yourself!  The official BMAT exam does not endorse the BMAT sample questions below. However, they can still be helpful to consolidate knowledge and work on core skills. Become a Dentist Blackstone Tutors CBM Practice Duke’s Medical Application Kaplan OCR Critical Thinking Step Maths Wiki Jobs Found other free BMAT questions not listed? Share a link in the comments so that other students may benefit

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BMAT explained by YouTubers that passed the exam (incl. tips & more)

It always great to get advice from past candidates that took and passed the BMAT. In this article, we share such insight from our favourite YouTubers. 1. Ali Abdaal 2. Alphie 3. Chidera Ota 4. Magda Weronika 5. Phoebe Mountain Not sure where to begin with BMAT revision? Click here to take our free 30-day BMAT Challenge. It is a free ebook to kickstart and structure BMAT revision. For more of our BMAT resources, visit TMB store.

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Convert raw marks with these BMAT score conversion tables (incl. Section 3)

Use the BMAT score conversion tables below to convert raw past paper marks in all three sections.  The BMAT score conversion tables below for section 1 and 2 are based on the official conversion table document and should be used to convert your raw marks in both sections.  The section 3 conversion table on the other hand is based on the official marking criteria and the scoring system used in our free BMAT essay marking guide. Please note that our scoring system is NOT endorsed by the official BMAT exam. However, we have designed all three to bark on the side of caution, so that in most cases, a similar [Read More]

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How to mark and review your BMAT Essay during practice

Section 3 assesses your ability to communicate effectively in writing and how you organise your ideas, and present them. In this article, we will look at how to mark and review a BMAT essay. You are required to write a short (one A4 page) essay in 30 minutes. You can choose to answer any one of the three questions, which are on a general, scientific or medical theme. Select the question that most interests you, and for which you feel you can write the best answer. Do not feel obliged to answer the medical question just because you are applying for Medicine. The questions always have the same format: a [Read More]

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How BMAT universities use the exam

BMAT universities have independent approaches to how they assess BMAT results. In this article, we will explore the different ways the exam is used. A BMAT score good enough for one university might not necessarily be good enough for another. BMAT universities place different emphasis on the exam, whilst some rely heavily on it to shortlist candidates to interviews others don’t. There is also the question of at what stage is the exam assessed? With many universities using the results to determine which candidates to interview, some universities look at BMAT results at later stages in making their final decision. Nonetheless, the test is a vital part of your application, [Read More]

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How to use and attempt BMAT past papers

In this article, we will explore the different ways you can use and attempt the BMAT past papers. The official BMAT site has over 15 years worth of BMAT past papers. However, they must be utilised effectively during preparation. Let’s explore the different ways you can use and attempt BMAT papers. 1. Diagnostic test A diagnostic test is a past paper that you take at the beginning of your prep to determine your strengths and weaknesses as well as how much you need to improve. Your diagnostic results give you an estimate of how well you would do on the BMAT and which parts of the test you’re struggling with. [Read More]

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Advice From High Scoring Candidates that took the BMAT 2017

In this article, I share top tips and advice from some of the candidates that took the BMAT 2017.  We had the pleasure of speaking to 33 students that took the BMAT 2017. Their average score in section 1 and 2 were 6 and 6.5, respectively, and the lowest essay score was 4C. These were past readers of the blog and students that I reached out to on The Student Room that was giving valuable advice. During my research, I made sure the contributors fulfilled a particular set of criteria’s that were important to establish credibility: A Good BMAT score (6+ in Section 1 and 2, at least 4C in Section 3) [Read More]

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How to use the BMAT syllabus to analyse missed questions in Section 2

The BMAT syllabus outlines the science and maths knowledge assessed in BMAT Section 2. In this article, we will look at how to use it to analyse incorrect questions and pinpoint underlying issues. Section 2 questions may draw upon any parts of the syllabus and may include topics from more than one area.  The Basics In a previous guide, I shared a proven strategy to help analyse incorrect questions during BMAT practice. The article explains the three tiers to analyse incorrect answers, which are: Stimulus-type (the presented material) Question-type (the type of question) Skills/Reasoning-type (the skill or thinking required) Unfortunately, when it comes to section 2, most students only analyse [Read More]