BMAT September is an alternative test date for BMAT in October. The test will have the same format & will be scored in the same way as the October test & results from either session will be considered equally by the institutions/ courses participating in BMAT September, so when you take the test is your choice (although please note that if you are applying to Oxford, you will need to take the October exam). For BMAT September, you must register yourself online for the test when registration is open. However, for BMAT October, your school/college/ test center needs to register you for the test when registration is open.
You can see key dates for 2018 below:
Should I Take the Exam in September or October?
| ||BMAT September ||BMAT October
|Registration opens||25th June 2018||01st September 2018
|Registration deadline ||12th August 2018||01st October 2018
|Late registration deadline ||No late registration deadline available ||15th October 2018
|Test date||01st September 2018||31st October 2018
|Results released to|
|21st September 2018||23rd November 2018
Ultimately, this is your choice – but remember you can only take the test once in the application cycle!
However, it’s worth noting that whereas before you could only sit the exam after submitting
your UCAS application,the new test session in September means you can now find out your BMAT score before applying to medical school. This means you can apply strategically with
both your UKCAT and BMAT scores in hand. In addition, don’t forget that if you’re applying to Oxford you will need to sit the exam in October – even if you’re applying to other medical schools accepting September results. When you decide to take the test will depend on a variety of factors – for example, how much time you will have over the summer for UKCAT preparation, work experience, extracurricular and other commitments.