BMAT Practice

The following BMAT Practice tips are taken from The Ultimate BMAT Guide: 600 Practice Questions

The best students usually spend several hours every week practicing the style of BMAT questions.  Although the BMAT tests only GCSE level knowledge, you are unlikely to be familiar with the style of questions in all 3 sections when you first encounter them. Therefore, you want to be comfortable at using this before you sit the test.

Practising BMAT questions will put you at ease and make you more comfortable with the exam.  The more comfortable you are, the less you will panic on the test day and the more likely you are to score highly. Initially, work through the questions at your own pace, and spend time carefully reading the questions and looking at any additional data.  When it becomes closer to the test, make sure you practice the questions under exam conditions.

Timing

“If you had all day to do your BMAT, you would get 100%.  But you don’t.”

Whilst this isn’t completely true, it illustrates a very important point.  Once you’ve practiced and know how to answer the questions, the clock is your biggest enemy.  This seemingly obvious statement has one very important consequence.  The way to improve your BMAT score is to improve your speed.  There is no magic bullet.  But there are a great number of techniques that you can practice for the BMAT in order to give you significant time gains.

Ensure that you have a watch that can show you the time in seconds when you are doing BMAT Practice. This will allow you have a much more accurate idea of the time you’re spending on a question. In general, if you’ve spent >150 seconds on a section 1 question or >90 seconds on a section 2 questions – move on regardless of how close you think you are to solving it.

Practice Resources

You’re highly advised to work your way through the BMAT Past Papers and extra BMAT Practice Papers in order to maximise your score.

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