Avoid these common pitfalls and Beat the BMAT.
The BMAT often seems more approachable than the UCAT, due to the time-pressured nature of the UCAT. However, you need to remember that if you find it easier, so will your peers.
Prepare fully for the BMAT and score as highly as possible to have a competitive edge against a pool of medical school applicants.
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It is important to be able to triage questions and think tactically in Sections 1 and 2 of the BMAT.
If there is a difficult question which you’ve already been working on for a couple of minutes, it would be better to skip it and complete another series of questions than to spend a further five minutes attempting to work out the answer for that single question.
Likewise, if there is a topic that you find challenging, skip it and come back after breezing past the ones you are more comfortable with.
Avoid rushing into writing from the word go. The essay is short, with a strict limit of 550 words, and there is plenty of time to plan your essay.
A well-planned essay will help make your points logically and clearly.
Medify’s Online BMAT Course contains 16 years’ worth of example essay plans for BMAT past papers to guide your essay planning.
There is no negative marking in the BMAT, so answer every question in Sections 1 and 2. Even if you make a random guess, you may gain some points.
Good luck with the BMAT!