University of Malaya

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FOR BMAT (UMALAYA) 2017

  1. When is the BMAT test?

    • Date : 11th of February 2017
      Day : Saturday
      Time : 1500 - 1800
  2. My son/ daughter took SPM in 2016. Is he/ she eligible to take the test?

    • No, application is only open for students who already had their SPM results in hand and are completing their foundation/ STPM/ Matriculation/ 'A' Level at the moment.
  3. How do I pay?

    • Please register via the online application portal at bmat.um.edu.my Kindly follow the instructions in the form which will lead you to the payment gateway.
  4. Do I get an exemption for fees?

    • Currently we do not offer any fees exemption.
  5. My son/ daughter is currently doing "A" Levels but sat for SPM in 2014/ 2013. Can he/ she apply?

    • Yes. Application is only open for students who already had their SPM results in hand and are completing their foundation/ STPM/ Matriculation/ 'A' Level at the moment.
  6. How much is the fees for the test?

    • The test fee is RM200 for Malaysian and RM500 for Non-Malaysian.
  7. Do you need my matriculation/ STPM/ PASUM/ MUET trial results or CGPA?

    • No, not at this point.
  8. How long is the test?

    • The test takes 2 hours. The BMAT (UMalaya) comprises 3 sections.
      Section 1takes 1 hour, Section 2 takes 30 minutes and Section 3takes 30 minutes.
  9. Are there any other suitable dates to take the test?

    • Unfortunately, no.
      There is only one test date - the test runs concurrently on the 11th of February 2017 in three test centers; University of Malaya (KL), Sabah and Sarawak.
  10. I cannot seem to access to the website. What should I do?

    • Please try again as we are experiencing heavy traffic of applications. The portal is open until 16th of January 2017.
  11. I read from “http://afterschool.my/be-a-doctor-with-universiti-malaya-20162017/” or other similar website. Can I trust their information?

    • Please obtain official information from the website of Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya “http://medicine.um.edu.my”. We are not liable for any misinterpretation of information on the unofficial website.
  12. I want to know more about the test. Where can I get the information from?

    • Please go to the http://medicine.um.edu.my/blog/biomedical-admissions-test-bmat-umalaya-2017/ to find out more.
  13. Does UM only accept results of BMAT (UMalaya) admission test? Any other admission test I can take?

    • UM accepts the results of all BMAT Cambridge admission tests, UKCAT, MCAT, GAMSAT and SAT for the latest sitting. UM is not responsible for any costs incurred for these tests.
  14. I have missed the deadline of the application/confirmation to the BMAT (UMalaya) test. Can I still apply?

    • The BMAT (UMalaya) application portal opens from 21st November 2016 (12.00 noon) to 16th January 2017 (12.00 noon). We WILL NOT extend the date for application.
  15. Will I be receiving any additional information after I have completed my registration and made my payment?

    • Please check your e-mail regularly as we will be sending you information of the test from time to time.
  16. I have registered but I have not made payment. Am I considered as a candidate for the test?

    • You will need to complete the payment process before your details are captured by the system. Incomplete application shall not be considered.
  17. I received the confirmation of registration after the deadline. Will I still be able to sit for the exam?

    • We believe you would have registered very near the time the application was about to close. Yes, you are allowed to sit for the exam. Since you have registered and made payment online, your information will be captured.
  18. Can I sit for the BMAT (UMalaya) test without my MUET results?

  19. What should I prepare and what should I read?