BMAT® February & May Exam Information

What do I need to know about these BMAT Tests?

The BMAT February Test and the recently announced BMAT May test are 2-hour paper-based tests with the same structure and timing to the BMAT exam delivered for the October/November and September test dates.

The key differences to pay close attention to between these tests are the universities which accept them. In some cases, students will have the option to select any of the exam dates for the test, and in other cases, the university(s) students are applying to will only require one of these test dates.

How are these BMAT tests structured?

Section Topics Timing Scores
Aptitude & Skills 35 questions
Questions cover Problem Solving, Understanding Arguments and Data Analysis & Inference. Questions are multiple choice, with the student being asked to select either one or multiple answers from the ones provided.
60 minutes 1-9
Scientific Knowledge & Application 27 questions
This section covers the three sciences plus maths (GCSE level). Answers will either be multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, free response, or matching (typically used for labelling a picture, for example parts of the human body).
30 minutes 1-9
Writing 1 question (from a choice of 4)
Students have 1 page of A4 paper to answer the essay prompt. Essay topics are science-based.
30 minutes Quality score from 0-5 and a score for Quality of written English from A-E


BMAT February

Which Universities accept the February BMAT?

  • Universidad de Navarra, Spain
  • CEU Cardenal Herrera University, Spain
  • University of Pecs, Hungary
  • University of Rijeka, Croatia
  • University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland
  • Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad, Romania
  • University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Netherlands
  • University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Wageningen University, Netherlands

Please note, some of the universities in these counties also require the BMAT May test.

When do I need to take the exam?

  • Registration deadline: 27th January 2019

  • Test date: 16th February 2019

BMAT May

Do I need to take the BMAT test in May?

If you are a student applying to study medicine at the following institutions, then you will be required to take the May BMAT exam:

  • Universidad de Navarra, Spain
  • University of Pecs, Hungary
  • University of Rijeka, Croatia
  • University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland
  • Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad, Romania

When do I need to take the exam?

The following are the key dates for the BMAT test in May

  • Registration deadline: 14th April 2019

  • Test date: 7th May 2019

Test centres and registration fees

Where do I take the exam?

The BMAT February and May tests have a range of different test centres from around the world where you can take the test. To find out where exactly you can sit the BMAT for either test date please visit the BMAT February or BMAT May pages on the official test maker website.

How much does it cost to take the test?

Students taking these tests are required to pay the following fees: €136/ £130/ $210

For more information visit the official BMAT website.