Edunews made a request to its professionals of abroad exams to study the available question paper of BMAT. A group of professionals sat on the question paper, vis-à-vis the pattern notified by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing. After studying it thoroughly, the following observations have been made which can be taken as tips to the prospective candidates of BMAT.
Aptitude and Skill: Test takers find 35 multiple choice questions overall which includes questions on Problem Solving (13), Understanding Argument (10) and Data Analysis and Inference (12). Under Problem Solving, they find 3-7 questions each based on relevant information, analogous cases and application of appropriate procedures. Further, they come across 2-4 questions each based on reasons, assumptions, conclusions and identifying flaws under Understanding Argument. Furthermore, they observe 3-5 questions each based on textual, statistical and graphical forms in case of Data Analysis and Inference.
The test takers have to be very vigilant as they have to comprehend each task carefully and resolve the problems by the application of knowledge and skill which they have gained in their studies which includes the lab experience.
The level of questions of Aptitude and Skill is blended with challenging and difficult as the test takers have the onus of attending questions prudently through effective time management.
Scientific Knowledge and Applications: Test takers come across 27 multiple choice questions (8-9 options) in toto under Scientific Knowledge and Applications which is comprised of Biology (7), Chemistry (7), Physics (7) and Mathematics (6). In case of Biology, questions have been raised on the flow of blood through the heart, DNA, mitosis, insulin, water content in blood, lipid digestion, neurons, genetic condition, etc. In case of Chemistry, the questions have been found on redox reactions, methanol, but-1-ene, organic compound, graphene, uranium, atoms and ions, etc. In case of Physics, questions have been traced on the topics electromagnetic radiations, temperature, unit of current, electrically insulating material, electric cooling, wavelength, isotopes, friction, etc. In case of Mathematics, questions have been raised on equations, functions, equidistance, mean, geometry, probability, etc.
The level of questions is difficult as the test takers have the big responsibility of understanding the questions diligently and identifying the best option out of 8-9 related options given under each question. Many of the test takers might stumble due to time wrong decisions in allocation of time to the questions judiciously.
Writing Task: The test takers have to develop their idea in writing such that the selected topic should be properly organized and communicate effectively to the concerned. As per the notified pattern, they find 4 tasks out of which, they have to choose one convenient to them. The test takers have to draw a proposition or implication, place argument or counter argument, either in support or against, bring out positive and negative aspects, make reconciliation wherever required to ease out the problem and draw conclusions logically which can convince whomsoever it may concern, including the examiner.
In this connection, Edunews proposes the following as tips to the prospective candidates of BMAT:
- Be diligent while selecting the statement out of 4 statements given in the question paper.
- Understand the task you are expected to perform for which you can refer the pattern notified by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing.
- Draw proposition or implication on the statement prudently for which, spend time to read the statement again and again if required, but be careful about the time allotted for the purpose.
- Identify the causes for the problems and their ill effects.
- Every such statement will be having two faces namely the cushion and the thorns; you identify both of them cleverly without leaving any stone unturned.
- In an endeavor to resolve the problem in the statement, you need to reconcile the positive and the negative factors tactfully.
- The language that you use should be fluent and flawless.
- While developing, you might encounter certain problems by way of questions which you need to address logically and sequentially.
- The opinion that you express should be palatable to others, therefore they should have basis.
- The general knowledge that you gain over a period of time can be a supportive factor to make the task unambiguous.
- The quality and standards of the task can be stepped up by referring some of the newspapers on daily basis which can provide your insight at different perspective.
- If the prospective candidates of BMAT are able to abreast themselves with latest ongoing development around the world, will be a greater cushion to perform the task assigned.
- Beware of the length of the task to be performed and the time allotted for the purpose.
- At the end, come out with your own by way conclusion which can convey very effectively about the consistency and stability of yours in the venture that you do.