IMAT

International Medical Admissions Test

Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing is working in conjunction with the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) to develop and deliver the International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT). IMAT is a 100 minute subject-specific admissions test in English for applicants to medicine and surgery and dentistry courses. These courses are taught in English, with places open to both home and international students.

Thirteen public Italian Universities which offer English taught MD degrees, require IMAT.

You can take IMAT at authorised centres all over the world. Each test centre has its own specifications including what time you are required to be present. So please be aware of that and check your centre specifications. A candidate’s total score is calculated using the following formula: 1.5 points for each correct answer, -0.4 points for each wrong answer, 0 points for each question not answered. An overall total score will be reported, together with a score on each section. The minimum score for the ranks is 20 points.

IMAT TEST FORMAT

IMAT is a pen-and-paper test and it is divided into four sections: 1. General Knowledge and Logical Reasoning and  2. Biology 3. Chemistry 4. Physics and Mathematics

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE & LOGICAL REASONING 

General Knowledge and Logical Reasoning section consists of 22 multiple-choice questions [General Knowledge: 12 questions, Logical Reasoning: 10 questions] and tests: Generic skills in problem solving, understanding argument, data analysis and inference; general knowledge.

SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE: BIOLOGY

Biology section consists of 18 multiple-choice questions and tests the ability to apply scientific knowledge from school science, Biology

SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE: CHEMISTRY

Chemistry section consists of 12 multiple-choice questions and tests the ability to apply scientific knowledge from school science, Chemistry.

SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE: MATHEMATICS & PHYSICS

Mathematics and Physics section consists of 8 multiple-choice questions and tests the ability to apply scientific knowledge from school science, Mathematics and Physics.

IMAT EXAM REGISTRATION

Registration usually opens early July, and ends late July. The registration period is usually only open for 3 weeks!

Bookings need to be made on the UniversItaly website. Please visit UniversItaly for more information.

You can take IMAT at authorised centres all over the world. Each test centre has its own specifications including what time you are required to be present. So please be aware of that and check your centre specifications. View the map of authorised test centers.

universities requiring imat

Please visit the website/s of your chosen university/universities for details.

IMAT ONLINE COURSES

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