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.
Fourteen 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
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.
Registration opens: 09:00 (Italian time) on Wednesday, 3 July 2019.
Registration closes: 15:00 (Italian time) on Thursday, 25 July 2019.
Test date: 12 September 2019.
Bookings need to be made on the UniversItaly website: universitaly.it
The scheduled start times for international centres will vary, depending upon where they are in the world.
Candidates wishing to sit IMAT must pay an entry fee:
- GBP 114.00
- EUR 130.00
- USD 164.00
The currency you pay in depends on your location when booking your test.
Humanitas University (HUNIMED) is using IMAT for admission to its Medicine and Surgery degree course. You can take IMAT at one of our test centres around the world. Visit the Humanitas website for details of key dates, test format, how to register and where to take IMAT.
NB: The IMAT test date and registration process for Humanitas University is different to the main IMAT test session.
universities requiring imat
Please visit the website/s of your chosen university/universities for details.