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BMAT Section 3 Essay

BMAT Section 3 is an essay-writing task that needs to be completed in 30 minutes. It tests your ability to formulate concise arguments, use of grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Section 3 is very different from the rest of the BMAT exam as it does not focus on the test of knowledge. It draws upon your skills to develop ideas and communicate them efficiently.

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BMAT Section 3: The Essay

In BMAT Section 3, you are required to write a short essay. This will cover one side of A4. But it can’t be any longer. So timing and technique are crucial.

You will be given a choice of three essays. You only have to answer one of these. And you have 30 minutes in which to do so.

Each essay option is based on a short quote or statement. These can be scientific or medically-related, but often aren’t. They are not technical. Examples might include a quote from Voltaire or Charles Darwin. The tasks the candidates can select from will be:

Many students will no longer be taking essay-based subjects. This can lead to a degree of trepidation. However, we have designed a clear and repeatable strategy for success in this section. Read more about that in our BMAT Section 3 Blog.

You can download and print sample answer sheets from the BMAT website to practice writing essays of the correct length in time.


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