BMAT questions Tutor

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Many of the BYT tutors have both passed as well as tutored for the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) and UKCAT exams. Here is some sample questions for the BMAT that the tutors have given for the blog. 

Section 1:

Alex scored 147 out of a total of 203 marks. 10 other girls sat the same test and none of them scored below 50%. Her percentage puts her in which decile when all her peers’ marks are ranked accordingly.

2nd, 7th, 86h, 9th, can’t tell

Ans: can’t tell

Many cars break speed limits and do not receive speeding fines. We should get rid of police time spent on monitoring this and use the police time more wisely elsewhere.

True, false, can’t tell

Ans: can’t tell

Hippopotamus is the genus and hippopotami is the family of an animal which lives in Africa.

True, false, can’t tell

Ans: true

All tabs are jags and all jags are paks therefore all paks are tabs.

True, false, can’t tell

ans: false

Section 2:

Sophie is a sufferer of Huntington’s disease, which is a dominant disease. Her husband Mike is a carrier of the same disease. What chance does each of their children have of suffering from disease?

25%, 50%, 70%, 75%, 100%

Ans: 75%

The pH of venous blood is 7.35, which value is most likely to be the pH of arterial blood?

3.6, 7.35, 7.4, 9.35, 10.35

Ans: 7.4

At which day in a typical 28day menstrual cycle does ovulation occur?

day 1, day 5, day 14, day 21, day 28

Ans: day 14

During the menstrual cycle, LH (leuteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) release are stimulated by which hormone?

Leuteinizing releasing hormone, follicle-stimualting releasing hormone, both the previous named answers, Gonadotrophin releasing hormone, oestrogen

Ans: gonadotrophin releasing hormone

The absorption of calcium in the gut is controlled by which vitamin?

Vitamin A, B, C, D, E

Ans: Vitamin D

Section 3: Pick one, 30mins.

Essay 1: Animal testing is necessary for the development of new drugs. Discuss

Essay 2: Medicine is an art and a science. Discuss