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BMAT Section 2 requires you to answer 27 multiple choice questions in 30 minutes. It tests your ability to apply scientific knowledge as well as problem-solving skills too. 

You’ll need GCSE-Level Science and Math knowledge for this section. If you haven’t studied physics, you may find the physics questions the hardest. If this is the case, we recommend our science tutoring

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BMAT Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications   

BMAT Section 2 requires you to answer questions on the following topics:

  • Chemistry (7 questions)
  • Physics (7 questions)
  • Biology (7 questions)
  • Maths (7 questions)

To help students prepare you can access an online ‘textbook’ on the BMAT website. This serves as an excellent revision tool for revising the sciences. But it is important that you spend time working through all the past questions.

Remember that the average BMAT candidate scores in the region of 5.0. The best applicants will score more highly, but 6.0 represents a comparatively high score and only a select few exceptional applicants will achieve BMAT scores higher than 7.0.


BMAT Preparation: How can I prepare for Section 2?

Watch Marie’s top tips for BMAT Section 2 here!

More BMAT Section 2 tips:

  • Brush Up On Your Scientific Knowledge:  Have a look at the  Assumed Subject Knowledge Guide on the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing site. This will provide information on the science subjects that you should focus on revising, as they may feature in BMAT Section 2.
  • Practice Your Mental Maths: Take the time to do some GCSE Mathematics past papers to work on how quickly you solve sums. BMAT Section 2 is one of the most time-pressured sections of the test, so it is important to save vital time wherever possible!
  • Remain Confident: The questions you attempt may seem a lot more difficult than the level of knowledge on in the guide – remember the content will be applied in complex ways. The more familiarised you become with question types, the easier revision will become. 
  • Complete Past Papers: BMAT past papers will be particularly useful for Section 2 to familiarise yourself with the question formats. As you work through the questions and flag any topics you find difficult. Make sure you also read our detailed guide on how to use BMAT past papers too!

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