How BMAT (BioMedical Admission Test) is Scored

The BMAT: BioMedical Admission Test is offered by Cambridge Assessment Admission Testings worldwide. Though its primarily a test for admission into Medical and Dental programs in the United Kingdom but also acceptable in Medical Schools of Asia, Rest of the Europe and some other parts of the world.

There are four BMAT over a year. A prospective medical student can take BMAT on a suitable date near his / her home. There are many test centers in the United Kingdom but few in other locations. Medical and Dental Schools consider BMAT Score as a measure of Medical Program success.

Its 120 minute examination divided over 3 Parts or Sections

Questions asked Sections 1 and 2 are worth 1 mark each. The test measures your success on a scale of 1 (Low) to 9 (High). The total raw marks for each section are converted to BMAT's scale. According to BMAT Official website, candidates with exceptional ability score 7.0 marks. While the best candidates score around 6 marks. Average students score 5 marks.

Part 3 of BMAT is Writing Tasks. This section is examined by two examiners. Test takes are graded by each examiner on two counts; 1) Quality of Content on a scale of 0 to 5, and 2) Quality of Written English on the Scale of A, C, E. Thus each examiner gives two scores.

Combining the scores for Section 3: If the two marks for content are the same or no more than one mark apart, the candidate gets the average of the two marks. If the two marks for written English are the same or no more than one mark apart, the scores are combined like this: AA = A, AC = B, CC = C, CE = D and EE = E.

For example, a writing task given a 4C by one examiner and 4A by the other will get a final score of 4B. A writing task given 3C by one examiner and 2C by the other will receive a mark of 2.5C.

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