GAMSAT-Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test

GAMSAT: An Introduction

The Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) has been developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in connective with the Consortium of Graduate Medical Schools to assist in the selection of students to participate in the graduate-entry programs.  GAMSAT Australia is offered once a year only.

GAMSAT: Purpose

GAMSAT is designed to assess the potential and the ability of the students who want to undertake the medical course. It evaluates the skills acquired through learning or prior experience and the caliber of the students.

GAMSAT: Format

The test is divided into three sections:
  • Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Written Communication
  • Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences

Timing of the Test

GAMSAT by section and time:

 Section Number of questions Time in minutes
 Section I, Reasoning in Humanities 75100
 Section II, Written Communication 2 60
 Section III, Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences 110 170

GAMSAT: Special Testing Arrangements -Conditions

The special sittings as a result of disability or other impairment which might intervene with your ability to sit for the test are made available to the candidates only if they apply for special testing conditions online via their account after registration. Therefore, the candidates must apply for the same along with an explanatory letter from a registered health practitioner. This letter must be no more than one year old.

Applicants with dyslexia should submit a copy of an appropriate educational psychologist’s report (no more than 3 years old) for consideration.  Also, if you are unable to sit for the test during daylight hours on a Saturday for religious reasons, in that case, a supporting letter from your minister of religion is mandatory to submit. The special testing arrangements are made for all the required applicants.

GAMSAT: Universities/Institutions

  • Australian National University: Medicine
  • Deakin University: Medicine
  • Flinders University: Medicine
  • Griffith University: Medicine
  • The University of Melbourne: Medicine, Dentistry and Optometry
  • Monash University: Medicine
  • The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle School of Medicine: Medicine
  • The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney School of Medicine: Medicine
  • The University of Queensland: Medicine
  • The University of Sydney: Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy
  • The University of Western Australia: Medicine, Dentistry and Podiatric medicine
  • The University of Wollongong: Medicine
  • Oceania University of Medicine: Medicine

GAMSAT: Quick facts

  • You can use valid GAMSAT Australia Results for admission to universities under GAMSAT U.K and GAMSAT Ireland.
  • Your GAMSAT score is valid for 2 years.
  • GAMSAT has been developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in conjunction with the Consortium of Graduate Medical Schools.
  • If English is not your first language, you can take in a bilingual dictionary to the GAMSAT test centre.
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