UMAT: Format

UMAT assesses the general skills and abilities acquired over the course of your education and life experience that are considered by the universities to be important to the study and practice of medicine and the health sciences.
UMAT is a 3 hour test consisting of 134 questions and there are no rest breaks.

The test consists of:

  • Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving
  • Understanding People
  • Non-verbal Reasoning
** No marks are deducted for a wrong answer. All questions have same value

UMAT Format at a glance:

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UMAT: Detailed Format

Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving
Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving involves questions based on statements or arguments  and the candidate has to draw logical conclusions based on those statements and key out the strengths and weaknesses of those statements/arguments. The questions are non-medical and non-technical. This section measures your ability to comprehend, draw legitimate conclusions, reach solutions by identifying relevant facts, evaluate information, pinpoint additional or missing information, and generate and test plausible hypotheses.

Understanding People
The questions are mostly based on texts or scenarios that feature personal reflections or interpersonal situations. There are passages that may involve interactions between the two parties. This section assesses your ability to identify, interpret, and infer the thoughts, beliefs, behaviour and/or intentions of the people represented in the situations.

Non-Verbal Reasoning
The questions appear in diagrammatic or pictorial form consisting of a sequence or a pattern. Non-verbal reasoning assesses the ability to understand, analyze and solve the problems without relying upon, or being restricted by language skills. Non-verbal reasoning is an indication of the capabilities and power of deduction and problem-solving of the candidates.

UMAT: Timing of the test

Duration: Three hours with no rest breaks.

UMAT: Test Day Essentials

Prep time will run away in a wink, and the test day will arrive before you can say ‘UMAT’.

Essentials Required:

When you report to the test centre, you must take the following things with you:
  • UMAT Admission Ticket
    The Admission ticket has all your personal details plus the date, time, and venue on it. You must take a printout of it with you on the test day. The Admission Ticket will be collected at the end of the test, so you are advised to save a copy for your own records.

  • photo-bearing identity document that includes Current Passport, driver’s license or learner’s permit, keypass or proof of Age card or 18 Card.
The identification document must contain all of the following on the one document:
  • your name;
  • your date of birth;
  • a recent photograph (embedded in the card, i.e. not laminated); and 4 your signature
  • Stationary: grey-lead pencils (medium soft hB) and eraser
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