Application Guide 2023:
BMAT Scores Guide 2023 for 2024 entry
You must score well in the BMAT to help determine whether you receive an invitation for an interview at your chosen BMAT university. It is therefore important to know and understand how the BMAT is scored and to know what a good BMAT score is.
We will go through the interpretation of a BMAT score, what a good biomedical admissions test score is and you will leave with a good understanding of BMAT scoring as per the admissions assessment team.
Remember, you must register for the BMAT first in September 2023
How Is BMAT Scored?
BMAT Section 1 Scoring & BMAT Section 2 Scoring
Questions in BMAT sections 1 & 2 are worth 1 mark each where the total raw marks for each section are converted via the BMAT Scale, which runs from 1.0 (lowest) to 9.0 (highest).
The average score of most BMAT candidates is around 5.0, which is roughly equivalent to roughly half of the marks available in the test.
The best candidates are expected to score in the region of 6.0 - 7.0. You can get a maximum of 32 raw marks in section 1 and a maximum of 27 raw marks in section 2.
Each BMAT university will have its cut-off point; for example, Imperial and UCL tend to have a cut-off of around 4.7-4.9 in recent years, whilst Oxford and Cambridge admissions tend to cut-off candidates at 6.0.