Cambridge Admissions Testing is now available in Belfast with International House Trust Assessment!

Depending on your chosen institution and course, you may need to take an admissions test as part of your application
(some joint degree courses require you to take two tests). As well as being an entry requirement, an admissions test gives you the chance to show your potential to succeed in your course.

Cambridge Admissions test available in October:

  • Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
  • Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA)
  • Classics Admissions Test (CAT)
  • English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT)
  • Geography Admissions Test (GAT)
  • History Aptitude Test (HAT)
  • Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT)
  • Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT)
  • Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)
  • Philosophy Test
  • Thinking Skills Assessment: Section 1 (TSA S1)
  • Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) Oxford
  • Arts-Humanities Admissions Assessment (AHAA)
  • Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA)
  • Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA)
  • Cambridge Test of Mathematics for University Admission (CTMUA)
  • Economics Admissions Assessment (ECAA)
  • Geography Admissions Assessment (GAA)
  • Linguistics Admissions Assessment (LAA)
  • Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Admissions Assessment (PBSAA)

Test Venue Location:

Queen’s University Belfast
University Rd
Northern Ireland

For more information on Cambridge Assessment Admissions Tests please visit the below

How to Register for a Cambridge Admissions Test
Registration is open from 1st September to 15th October

To register for the test, complete the application form and send to:

The fee for all Cambridge Admissions Tests is £115 and you can make payment via the following Link

Note: There will be an additional late fee of £34 for registrations made after 30th of September 

Your reference number is you SURNAME


About BMAT

The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is an admissions test for applicants to Medicine, Biomedical Science and Dentistry courses at certain universities.

The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) gives you the chance to stand out from the crowd and show your potential to succeed on medical and health-related courses. It tests your ability to apply scientific and mathematical knowledge, as well as problem solving, critical thinking and written communication skills that are essential to university-level study.

BMAT is a 2-hour, pen-and-paper test divided into three sections.

Please note, the information in this section relates to the BMAT test session in October.


Test Format:

Section 1: Aptitude and Skills

Generic skills in problem-solving, understanding arguments, and data analysis and inference.

35 multiple-choice questions – 60 minutes

Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications

The ability to apply scientific knowledge typically covered in school Science and Mathematics by the age of 16 (for example, GCSE in the UK and IGCSE internationally).

27 multiple-choice questions – 30 minutes

Section 3: Writing Task

The ability to select, develop and organise ideas, and to communicate them in writing, concisely and effectively.

One writing task from a choice of three questions – 30 minutes


For more detailed information about the format of BMAT, see the BMAT test specification. Please note, the latest BMAT test specification is new for 2019-2020 and includes new topics. This should be considered as part of your preparation.


Who uses BMAT – October ?

Follow the link to see who accept results from the October session:
Please always check the website of your chosen institution(s) to confirm which BMAT test session(s) they accept.

BMAT October/November Session dates:

3 November 2021
2 November 2022

How can I prepare for the test?

The BMAT August test and the October test will have the same format and will be scored in the same way. The way you prepare for the test is the same whether you take BMAT in August or in October. We have a wide range of free resources to help you prepare for the test, including:

  • practice papers and sample solutions, which help you to familiarise yourself with the test format
  • the BMAT test specification, which summarises what each section of BMAT tests
  • the BMAT preparation guide, which provides general information about the test and how you can prepare
  • the BMAT Section 1 question guide, which provides tips on how to best approach Section 1
  • the BMAT Section 2: Assumed Subject Knowledge guide, which contains an overview of the scientific and mathematical knowledge which Section 2 questions can draw upon.

For more information on preparation check the Cambridge Admissions Website:



exam location

Queen’s University
University Rd
Belfast ,
Northern Ireland

0207 611 2484