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BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT Malaysia 2020)

BMAT (Malaysia) 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 2020/2021. 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: https://medicine.um.edu.my/bachelor-of-medicine-and-bachelor-of-surgery

Preparing for BMAT (Malaysia) 2020

BMAT (Malaysia) 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 four questions. 30 minutes

Please visit http://www.admissionstestingservice.org/for-test-takers/bmat-umalaya/ for more information on test format and samples of past question papers.

Application for BMAT (Malaysia) 2020

  • The application for the test is open only once a year. Please visit bmat.um.edu.my for application form and payment.
  • Application will commence on the 25th of November 2019 until 20th of January 2020. Application after 20th of January 2020 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 (Malaysia) registration kindly click on the following link: -

Test Information

Date 15th of February 2020
Day Saturday
Test Time 1500 - 1730 (Note: All venues start and end the test at the same time)
Venue 1. Hall 2, New Examination Building, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
2. 1st Floor, Orkid Room, Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
3. 2nd Floor, Dewan Muhibbah, Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, Kuching, Sarawak.


Nationality Fees (Per Candidate)
Malaysian RM200
Non-Malaysian RM500

*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: bmat@um.edu.my
All communications will be conducted strictly via Electronic Mail (e-Mail).

General Application Process for MBBS Programme

1. Check the entry requirements for the MBBS Programme before submitting application.
Kindly contact the Admission and Records Section at https://myum-id.um.edu.my/site/contact for further inquiries on entry requirements
2. Register through online application for BMAT (Malaysia) at bmat.um.edu.my
Application will commence on 25th of November 2019 until 20th of January 2020
Application after 20th of January 2020 will NOT be entertained.
3. Candidates to attend the BMAT (Malaysia) 2020 test on 15th February 2020; 3.00pm.
4. Candidates who sat for BMAT (Malaysia) 2020 can apply to enter University of Malaya MBBS Programme through the UPU Online website or Saluran Terbuka Universiti Malaya (SATU) at satu.um.edu.my
5. Selected candidates will be invited to attend the Selection Interview Note: (i) Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for the interview (ii) Sitting for the BMAT (Malaysia) 2020 DOES NOT guarantee you a placement to the MBBS Programme
6. Enrol into University Malaya MBBS Programme once offer letter is received.
Last Updated: 04/02/2020