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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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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 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]

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How to set BMAT practice tests during revision

In this article, we will look at how to set BMAT practice tests. Firstly, it is worth noting that practice tests do not necessarily mean BMAT past papers. Many books and courses include practice questions which are not from official papers that can be used to set BMAT practice tests. Generally, I recommend saving past papers for fully timed mocks under exam conditions. Whilst practice tests could be a more of a “build-up” to a full mock. So this poses the question, how do you set BMAT practice tests? Well, it depends on your goal, whether you are looking to improve your accuracy or speed. Accuracy  When focussed on exam accuracy, [Read More]

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Use this technique to evaluate performance in BMAT papers

Reviewing your results in BMAT papers is vital during practice. In this article, we will explore the SWOT analysis framework I recommend to assess performance. SWOT analysis is a framework for identifying and analysing the internal and external factors that can have an impact on your BMAT performance. The framework is credited to Albert Humphrey, who tested the approach in the 60s and early 70s. Organisations of all types now adopt it as an aid in making business decisions. However, it can be used for personal assessment, and we will apply the framework to assess our results in BMAT papers. When and why you should do a SWOT analysis A [Read More]

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How to analyse wrong questions during BMAT practice

Getting a question wrong during BMAT practice offers the opportunity to learn something new about the exam and yourself. But improvement only happens if you are reviewing questions the right way. I recommend analysing questions at three levels. 1 – the Stimulus type (the material being analysed), 2 – the Question type (the kind of question presented) and, 3 – the Skill/Reasoning type (the skill/reasoning required to solve the problem). Most students only analyse the question type, and sadly this doesn’t paint the full picture. You can find a more detailed explanation here.