Please see below the current information about the upcoming admissions testing sessions in 2021. Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 some information and dates may change.
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The test dates for the November test session for 2021 have now been confirmed as 3 and 4 November.
STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper) Mathematics is not part of of the November session.
Please click here for a full list of tests and the dates they take place.
3 November 2021
4 November 2021
The tests listed below will be run computer-based. All other tests will be paper-based.
- BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)*
- Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA)
- Thinking Skills Assessment Section 1 (TSA S1)
- Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA)
*Please note, the BMAT will be paper-based in Thailand and Singapore.
Technical and system requirements for running the computer based tests can be found in this article.
You can now access a demo of the computer-based test on our website, please see links below.
The instructions for the demo tests can be found here.
Please use the demo tests and the instructions to familiarise yourself with the functionality of the tests in computer-based format.
However, note that you will not be provided with a score.
The demo tests are intended to be viewed on a desktop computer, rather than a mobile device, to accurately reflect the test-day experience.
Registration opens (test centres can register candidates from this date):
1 September 2021
Deadline to apply for modified papers (e.g. enlarged print):
30 September 2021
BMAT and TMUA - deadline for test centres to register candidates at the standard fee (after this an additional late fee applies):
1 October 2021
15 October 2021 at 18:00 (UK time)
Please note: we reserve the right to make changes to these dates.
If the registration deadline falls on a public or national holiday, please be aware there is no extension to the registration period. Therefore, you must ensure your test centre registers you for the test in good time.
Reminder: the 15 October deadline is the last date for test centres to register you for the test, so you will need to register with a test centre well before then. Test centres may set their own deadline in advance for accepting registrations, so please make sure you speak to them as early as possible.
How to register
You will need to register for the test via an authorised test centre that will administer the test on our behalf.
Your school may be a test centre, please check with the Exams Officer in the first place.
If your schools is not authorised to administer our tests, or you are no longer in school, you will need to contact one of the centres listed on our Find a Centre page.
Information for test centres:
Information for the November session will be published on the support site. You have to log in to the site to view this content.
- Registration forms and registration information can be accessed in the article here.
- The Notice to Candidates document can be downloaded and printed from the article here.
- Test session start times can be found here.
- Materials despatch dates for paper-based tests are detailed in this article.
- The Handbook for Centres articles can be accessed here. We no longer produce a printable version of the handbook.
We are still working on the following and we will update this article as soon as this information is finalised:
- Instructions for CB test delivery for centres
- Test specific instructions documents for paper-based and computer-based tests
In the meantime you can find a summary of the CB test delivery process here.
Please note, the Information for schools, colleges and test centres flyer has been discontinued - all information is published on the support site.
Any additional test information for the November session will be published as soon as available. Please follow this article to be notified of any updates.
9 September 2021
Registration has now closed and we will not accept any requests for late registrations.
If you are registered to take the test at a centre in Italy, venue details will be published on the Universitaly website. If you are taking the test outside of Italy, your test centre will contact you with details about the test day nearer the test date.
Candidates can cancel their IMAT registration via the Universitaly site and get a full or partial refund depending on the date the cancellation is requested:
- If you cancel before 23:59 Italian time on 26 August 2021 you will receive a full refund.
- If you cancel after 23:59 on 26 August but before the test date you will receive a 25% refund.
- Any cancellations on or after the test date will not receive a refund.
The refund can take up to 21 working days to be credited to the account. Refunds can only be made into the bank account used to pay for the registration.
- Anonymous ranking list: 23 September 2021
- Candidates' scores, Answer Sheets and Data Sheet: 1 October 2021
- Rankings with candidates' names: 6 October 2021