Biomedical Adminissions Test (BMAT UMalaya 2018)

BMAT (UMalaya) is a pre-requisite entrance test for all candidates who wish to apply for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Programme for the academic session 2018/2019. This test is one of the criteria used to ensure fairness in selection of suitable candidates for the competitive MBBS programme.

For further entry requirements to the programme, please visit:


Preparing for BMAT (UMalaya) 2018

 BMAT (UMalaya) is a 2-hour, pen-and-paper test divided into three sections assessing multiple different components. Details about the format of the test are as follow:

Sections Component Tested Number of Questions Timing
Section 1:

Aptitude and Skills

Generic skills in problem solving, understanding arguments and data analysis and inference. 35 multiple-choice questions. 60 minutes
Section 2:

Scientific Knowledge and Applications

The ability to apply scientific knowledge typically covered in school Science and Mathematics. 27 multiple-choice questions. 30 minutes
Section 3:

Writing Task

The ability to select, develop and organise ideas, and to communicate them in writing, concisely and effectively. One writing task from a choice of three questions. 30 minutes

Please visit for more information on test format and samples of past question papers.


Application for BMAT (UMalaya) 2018

The application for the test is open only once a year. Please visit for application form and payment.

Application will commence on the 04th of December 2017 until 16th of January 2018. Application AFTER 16th of January 2018 will not be entertained.

Please ensure that all details provided during the online registration are complete.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To proceed to BMAT (UMalaya) registration kindly click on the following link:-      untitled-2


Test Information

 Date                     : 10th of February 2018

Day                       : Saturday

Test Time             : 1500 – 1730 (Note: All venues start and end the test at the same time)

Venue                   :

1. New Examination Building,University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

2. Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

3. Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, Kuching, Sarawak

Exact location of the venue for Sabah and Sarawak will be announced soon.



The fee for BMAT (UMalaya) 2018 is:

Nationality Fees (Per Candidate)
Malaysian RM 200
Non-Malaysian RM 500

Further information will be made available soon. Please revisit the webpage from time to time for current updates.

For more information, kindly e-mail the administrator at:

All communications will be conducted strictly via Electronic Mail (e-Mail).


General Application Process for MBBS Programme