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What is the UMAT?

Considering a career in medicine?

Then you need to know about the UMAT.

UMAT stands for Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test.

It is a three hour exam administered by ACER (The Australian Council for Educational Research), and it tests your ability in three areas:

*logical reasoning & problem solving

*understanding people, and

*non-verbal reasoning

Most Australian and New Zealand Universities use your UMAT score, together with your high school results and your performance at an interview, in their selection of students for medicine, dentistry and health science courses.

There is help available to students who want to get the best possible results in the UMAT. Online courses such as those offered by MedEntry can greatly assist your preparation for the UMAT.

Registrations for the July 2013 UMAT test are already open, so you had better get your skates on!

New: ACER changes to UMAT exam in 2013

In 2013 ACER have made some important changes to the UMAT format.
Whilst the type of questions will not change, the structure of the exam will.
Previously the exam consisted of:
Section 1 (Logical Reasoning & Problem Solving), 48 questions, 70 minutes
Section 2 (Understanding People), 44 questions, 55 minutes
Section 3 (Non-verbal Reasoning), 42 questions, 55 minutes
Now the exam no longer has separate timed divisions for each of Sections 1, 2 and 3.
A ten minute reading only time is given at the start of the test to check for printing accuracy etc.  The three test “constructs” as ACER now terms them, are mixed up throughout the three hour exam.
Students will still receive a score for each “construct” (previously “section”), however this year students’ scores will be reported as an aggregate, rather than an average.
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Where can I sit the UMAT 2013 test?

You can sit the UMAT 2013 at any of the following locations:


UMAT ACT: Canberra

UMAT New South Wales: Armidale, Dubbo, Newcastle, Sydney

UMAT Northern Territory: Alice Springs, Darwin

UMAT Queensland: Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Townsville

UMAT South Australia: Adelaide

UMAT Tasmania: Hobart, Launceston

UMAT Victoria: Bendigo, Geelong, Melbourne, Mildura, Sale, Shepparton

UMAT Western Australia: Perth

UMAT New Zealand: Auckland, Dunedin

UMAT Singapore

UMAT United Kingdom: London

UMAT USA: Washington DC