IMAT Admission Test

NEW IMAT 2021 DATE: Thursday 09 SEPT. 

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Registrations for academic year 2021-22 and to sit IMAT 2021 AND local IMAT testing centres will be available at Universitaly.it but a new Decree by the MUR – Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research will be issued about it soon.

Minimum requirements to sit IMAT:

12 years at least of pre-university education

+ only for UK and USA applicants: 3 A-Levels in Scientific Subjects OR 3 APs in scientific topics, respectively

What does IMAT stand for?

International Medical Admission Test; this admission test is required for every applicant wishing to study in an Italian university holding a medical course in English.

When is IMAT 2021 held?

The admission test 2021 will be on Sept.9th 2021

When and where do I have to register to sit the IMAT entrance test? How is the test delivered?

Registrations are usually open in July each year at this link https://www.universitaly.it/index.php  selecting the section Accesso programmato IMAT

You can select in priority order up to 13 Italian universities in which you’d like to study medicine in English.

You can take the test in Italy or in one of the other countries available. The test is absolutely the same in every testing centre.

These are the available testing centres for the 2020 edition (this MAY NOT  be the case for 2021 edition):

 

  Brasil – Sao Paulo

  Canada -Toronto

  China – Beijing

  Cyprus – Nicosia

  France – Paris

  Germany – Hamburg and Munich

  Greece – Athens

  Hong-Kong

  India – New Delhi

  Italy (Bari, Milan, Rome, Naples, Bologna, Turin, Pavia, Padua and Siena)

  Pakistan – Lahore

  Poland – Warsaw

  South Africa – Johannesburg

  Spain – Madrid

  Switzerland – Zurich

  Turkey – Istanbul

  United Arab Emirates – Dubai

  United Kingdom – London

  United States of America – New York City

 

Please note that this list is subject to change each year, with the adding or removal of some testing centres;

The test was not online for the 2020 edition even in the frame of the Covid-19 emergency; we do not know now if the test may be held online as well for the next edition.

How much do I have to pay for IMAT?

The cost to register for the exam is around EUR 130,00 and can be paid online at https://www.universitaly.it/index.php  to confirm your seat.

What is the structure of the exam?

The test is written, with the format of MCQ questions, for a total of 60 questions and 90 points as maximum score.

There are 5 possible answers, of which only one is correct.

Attention! Every wrong answer is counted as 0.4 point less, whereas every unanswered question counts zero; it is better to leave a query unanswered not to lose any points if you are not confident about the exact answer!

How much time do I have to complete the test?

100 minutes; if you are diagnosed with a learning disorder or a sever illness, you can produce a medical certificate to our dedicated SAISD office, and extra time will be allocated (30% more)

What is the min.score? 

20 points out of 90, but this score often is not enough to enter the programme!

Try to score as high as possible, since your score will be your entry ticket into the programme! In the past years, a good entering score was around 60-65 points out of 90, but please note that this is subject to change each year considering the difficulty of the test and the general preparation of the pool of candidates taking the test!

What are the topics covered by IMAT?

There are 12 questions dedicated to general knowledge and culture, 10 about logics, 18 concerning biology, 12 regarding chemistry and 8 dealing with mathematics and physics.

Here you can peruse the detailed list of topics for IMAT (updated 2020): http://www-7.unipv.it/harveymedicine/imat-admission-test/

How do I prepare for IMAT, and when?

Our advice is to start ASAP, as the score obtained in the admission test will be your entry ticket for the medical course, and there is a lot of competition to enter our medical course. 

At this webpage http://www-7.unipv.it/harveymedicine/imat-admission-test/ section PREPARING FOR IMAT ADMISSION TEST, you can find out how to best prepare for IMAT, including perusing the past IMAT editions with answer keys from the website of Cambridge Assessment Testing Centre, the organization which prepares IMAT each year.

Another great way to prepare is consulting the website medschool.it, founded by a former Harvey graduate, Alex.He has created this useful website in the past years to help applicants to prepare for IMAT and come to study medicine in Italy.

What is the most difficult part about IMAT?

From a survey launched by medschool.it to all its applicants, the hardest part about IMAT was time management. You need time and concentration to fully read and understand each question, so it is crucial to practice in advance, perhaps with past editions and using a timer to keep track of time!

Here is a list of useful suggested preparation books to prepare IMAT exam, including the BMAT question papers, very similar to IMAT questions, or Alphatest – medicine in English:

notebookPREPARING FOR IMAT ADMISSION TEST

IMAT TOPICS LIST updated 2020

IMAT test online simulator

For more detailed information about the format and downloadable samples of the IMAT test, please visit the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing website

For preparing for the IMAT test online for free, click here and/or consider an online registration to Khan Academy (free of charge).

NEW! Here you can also find all possible solutions to prepare as best as you can for the IMAT test (this website was created by a former Harvey student!): https://www.imatschool.com/

Also, please consider the possibility of enrolling in a preparatory course for the IMAT entrance exam in Italy: https://www.medschool.it/imat-news-and-preparation/imat-preparation-course-review/

open-bookBooks to prepare for IMAT

 

Critical Thinking (Text Analysis) and Problem Solving:

Alpha Test Medicine in English IMAT

BMAT 400 Practice Questions

Critical Thinking Skills by Stella Cottrell 

Thinking Skills by Cambridge Editions

The Ultimate BMAT Guide 600 Practice Questions

600 UKCAT Practice Questions

Scientific Theory:

As-Level biology and A2-Level biology

Costanzo Physiology (Kindle edition also available)

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Human Molecular Genetics

Chemistry: Structure and Dynamics

Preparation for health sciences admission tests 2020 (in Italian only) organised by COR: click here

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When will I know the result of IMAT?

Usually after 30 days from the date of the test the results are out; you can check the score in the reserved area on Universitaly.it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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