ONLINE PREPARATORY COURSES
IMAT ONLINE COURSE: STRUCTURE AND CONTENTS
The course is tailored to cover all the required topics for the International Medical Admissions Test, and is divided into 4 sections according to the IMAT test format: General Knowledge and Logical Reasoning, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND LOGICAL REASONING
The first section of the IMAT consists of 22 multiple choice questions (12 General Knowledge a 10 Logical Reasoning) and tests your ability to answer “General Knowledge” questions that are not necessarily based on school knowledge, and your “Logical Reasoning” skills.
General knowledge is defined as knowledge about a wide range of subjects rather than detailed knowledge of a particular subject. General knowledge cannot be studied. Just keep an eagle’s eye on what is happening around you and stay updated. Effective strategy and a strong presence of mind can help you achieve success in any exam.
The important topics covered under General Knowledge are: World History, Geography, Literature, International Organizations, Everyday Science, Awards and Honors, Economy, Current Affairs, Innovations, Technology e.t.c.
Logical reasoning covers 2 areas of questions: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Logical reasoning section makes up 30% of the scored multiple-choice questions, on the International Medical Admissions Test. The questions evaluate your thinking, reasoning and analytical skills, and test your ability to follow logical steps in different contexts, recognize limitations in arguments, solve problems and separate relevant from irrelevant information.
PROBLEM SOLVING: The problem-solving section is divided into three main question types:
1. Relevant Selection 2. Finding Procedures 3. Identifying similarity
CRITICAL THINKING: Critical Thinking can best be made clear by the following definition: In an argument, reasons are put forward as grounds for a conclusion. The argument is a good argument provided that its conclusion follows from the reasons. That is to say, if you accept the reasons, you must accept the conclusion.
Critical thinking consists of 7 types of questions:
1. Summarizing main conclusion 2. Drawing a conclusion 3. Identifying an assumption 4. Assessing impact of additional evidence 5. Detecting reasoning errors 6. Matching Arguments 7. Applying principles
MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS
PHYSICS: Vectors and Scalars, The SI system, Kinematics, Linear momentum, The concept of force, Torque, Work, Energy and Power, Density – Pressure – Archimedes Principle, Ideal gases – Thermodynamics, Electricity, Magnetism, Circular Motion, Simple Harmonic Motion.