IMAT is an entrance exam test.
By surpassing this test, students can take admission in medicine, surgery, and dentistry courses in 13 public universities of Italy.
The “Cambridge Assessed Entrance Test” and the “Italian Ministry of Education” work closely with universities, and research (MIUR) to develop and deliver International Medical Entrance Test.
Let’s know about the IMAT in full detail; what are international medical entrance examinations? When does this exam begin? What is the fee for this entrance exam? Moreover, what are the subjects in the syllabus?
What is the International Medical Entrance Test Exam? or What Is IMAT Exam?
The full name of IMAT is International Medical Entrance Test.
It is a type of aptitude test used as a part of the admission process in some specialized Italian universities.
IMAT is a 100-minute subject-specific entrance test offered in English in pharmaceutical surgery and dental courses in Italy.
Since these courses are taught in English, the examinations are open to both Italian and international students.
It is necessary to give this test to every student who wants to get admission into Italian public universities. These universities offer undergraduate courses in English medium.
This test is sometimes also called an Italian Medical Admission Test.
Where can I Give an international medical entrance test?
Candidates for the International Medical Entrance Examination can sit in Italy or at examination centers located in more than 20 countries worldwide.
In order to apply for any one place in the medical course in all the public universities of Italy, candidates have to rank the universities in order of preference.
Candidates with disabilities and dyslexia are allowed extra time to complete the test and take admission to Italy’s public university.
In which University can take admission after giving the IMAT Entrance Exam?
Under this initiative, the following universities provide several seats to both home and international students to study in Italy: –
- University of Bari
- University of Bologna
- University of Messina
- University of Milan
- University of Milan-Bicocca
- University of Pavia
- University of Naples Federico II
- University of Rome ‘Sapienza’
- University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’
- University of Siena
- University of Turin
- University of Padova
- University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’
There is a different ranking between EU and non-EU candidates, so the minimum score to enter each University varies between EU and non-EU students.
What is the format and time of IMAT?
First of all, we will talk about the format of the IMAT Exam. This entrance exam consists of the following four sections.
Section one contains questions related to logical reasoning and general knowledge, and sections two, three, and four contain some questions related to scientific knowledge.
Section one contains 22 multiple choice questions related to problem-solving, reasoning understanding, data analysis, inference, and general knowledge test.
Sections two, three, and four test a candidate’s school science ability to test scientific knowledge, consisting of approximately 38 multiple-choice questions.
In this international medical entrance test, the candidates are given 100 minutes, in which the candidate has to answer 40 questions.
The total marks of the candidate are calculated using the following formula:-
- 1 point or 5 marks are awarded for each correct answer.
- -0 points or 4 marks are deducted for each wrong answer.
- Each question you have not answered is awarded zero marks.
The overall score is extracted and reported by including the score of each section.