Medicine exams are standardized entrance exams which are widespread in the USA, Great Britain, Australia, Ireland, partly in Western Europe and Canada. These exams are aimed at students’ analytical skills evaluation and assess their knowledge in biology, chemistry and other natural sciences before the beginning of studying at medicine university.

Comparison of medicine exams

ExamMCATBMATIMATGAMSAT
Cost420 USD105 USD–210 USD164 USD385 USD
Duration375 minutes120 minutes100 minutes340 minutes
The number of parts4343
Frequency of examination~ 6 in a year5 in a year1 in a year2 in a year
Assessment time~ 35 days20 days~ 2 months~ 2 months
Exam results validity2-3 years1 year1 year1–2 years
EducationBachelor degreeA-levels, IBSecondaryBachelor degree
Place of examination15 countries~ 20 countries17 countries6 countries
University entrance
  • the USA
  • Canada
  • West-Indies
  • Israel
  • the UK
  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Hungary
  • Croatia
  • the Netherlands
  • Malaysia
  • Italy
  • Australia
  • Ireland
  • the UK
  • Poland
  • Israel
  • Singapore
  • Min.–Max. points472–528
    • 1–9
    • 0E–5A
    -24–901–100
    Formatcomputer-basedpaper-basedpaper-basedpaper-based
    OrganizerAAMCСambridge AssessmentСambridge AssessmentACER
    Year of foundation1928200320031995

    LanguageEnglish
    the USA
  • MCAT
  • Canada
  • MCAT
  • Great Britain
    • BMAT
    • GAMSAT
    • UKCAT
    Italy
  • IMAT
  • Australia
  • GAMSAT
  • Ireland
    • HPAT
    • GAMSAT