PrepGenie UMAT https://prepgenie.com.au/umat Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:33:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 Basic Information About UMAT 2017 https://prepgenie.com.au/umat/basic-information-about-umat-2017/ https://prepgenie.com.au/umat/basic-information-about-umat-2017/#respond Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:30:20 +0000 http://prepgenie.com.au/umat/?p=1932 The UMAT is almost knocking the door. All of you, who are planning to sit for this examination, must have …

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The UMAT is almost knocking the door. All of you, who are planning to sit for this examination, must have felt it in your nerves, as the registration process is all set to kick off in early December. Getting registered for UMAT plays a big role in intensifying your preparation, and forces you to pull up your socks. Nevertheless, if you are still unaware of a few basic facts regarding the important dates of the examination, then get an idea about them right now!

  • December 2016- Registration Opens. In order to register, you have to log in to the official UMAT ACER website and register online only through their online systems. No other procedure of registration would be validated by the examination authorities in this regards. To get more details, you may visit the official website of UMAT test and know more about the procedure.
  • June 2, 2017- Registration Closes. The entire registration process will conclude at 5:00 p.m, but late registrations will be accepted until 16th June 2017 with a late fee of $65. Students who fail to register by then, might not get a second chance. No other procedures would be offered to these students for getting registered. Therefore, it is always better to register as early as possible, so that you do not get into trouble in the eleventh hour.
  • July 26, 2017- “The D-DAY”- Your examination will take place on this particular day, to decide the course of your career. Make sure that you are well prepared before this day so that you do not suffer from any kind of tension, anxiety or apprehension during UMAT . All candidates who have registered for the examination are expected to sit for the test on this particular day. However, in a few exceptional cases, like sudden illness or a mishap on the part of the candidate, the authorities might consider the matter and settle for yet another date only for the particular individual, provided he furnishes adequate information about it. This date would be decided by the authorities, only after Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
  • Results would be declared in September 2017. The date is yet to be decided.

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The registration for the UMAT  this year is all set to open on December 2016. With that, it is essential for you to keep a few things in mind, so that you do not get into any kind of unwanted trouble before or during the examination.

Registration fee:
The registration fee for the UMAT  is $250, which would include the cost of registration, one UMAT preparation material, test results and the basic stationery items required for the examination. All students must make the payment in Australian dollars only. However, in case you are Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card holder, then you will be benefited with a Concession Fee of $150. The holders of New Zealand Community Services cards and private health insurance membership cards are not entitled to get this privilege.

If you are sitting for this examination from anywhere outside Australia or New Zealand, then you have to pay $185 in addition to the normal registration charges.
A late fee of $65 would be applied, if registration is not done on time. This condition would apply to every candidate sitting for the examination.

Identification:
A wrong identity card might drive you out of the examination hall right away. Make sure that you carry an identification document bearing your photo. This photo should be embedded and not laminated. It should also contain your name, date of birth and signature. The preferred identification documents would be your passport, your current learner’s permit or driving licence, Keypass, Proof of Age Card, 18+ cards. However, if you are unable to produce any of these documents, then you may be allowed for the UMAT paper, in lieu of a formal and authentic certified letter of identification on an official letterhead from a reliable authority of your current institute like school, college, office, etc.

Alternative Test Dates:
In case you are unable to attend the UMAT exam on July 26, 2017 due to illness, then you must produce a proper medical certificate, supported with detailed explanation of your illness from an authentic medical professional. This has to be produced at least a week before the examination or within three days after the examination. If the authorities find your reason justified enough, they would schedule another date within two weeks after the UMAT gets over. However, there would be just one alternative test date allotted for all the candidates who apply for it, and only a few major cities would support these facilities.

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Once the UMAT written exams are over, you have a new worry to deal with: UMAT Interviews.

Preparing for the interviews can be as rigorous as the actual examination, given that the universities will give as much importance to how you fare face-to-face as your UMAT scores. It is utterly essential to ensure that you are absolutely well prepared for your UMAT interview; in many cases, this is going to be the deciding vote in your favour.

In fact, remember that some of you might have to sit for interviews in more than one university, depending upon how many give you the call.

However, it is advisable to wait for a while before you start panicking and preparing for the interview. Do not plunge headfirst into it as soon as your UMAT is over; give yourself some time to relax. For one, not much will be absorbed by your already exhausted brain after the extensive amount of pressure it has endured before and during the test. More than anything, what you really need after the test is a short period of stress-free life.

Once you feel fresh, you can get down to preparing for the interview.

Not much studying goes into this, given that the interviewers are not likely to ask you too many theoretical questions. Basically, the interview is conducted by the universities to test what the written UMAT can’t: the capability of the candidate to absorb all that will be imparted to him/her over the years. Moreover, the universities will also test you for the level of dedication you display, and also your understanding of the human psychology in various situations.

Be prepared with some questions like:

  1. Tell us something about yourself?
  2. What are your hobbies and interests?
  3. Why did you choose to study medicine?
  4. Is there anything you want to change about yourself?
  5. Tell us about an incident where you demonstrated leadership role?

But, remember that the different universities will conduct interviews in their own fashion. So there is no stereotype preparation code. Overall, remember that the universities will judge your potential to be a good doctor.

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What Skill Sets are Judged Through Understanding People https://prepgenie.com.au/umat/skill-sets-judged-understanding-people/ https://prepgenie.com.au/umat/skill-sets-judged-understanding-people/#respond Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:26:55 +0000 http://prepgenie.com.au/umat/?p=5918 Understanding People is nothing but a kind of a personality test. These tests aim to assess your facility with handling …

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Understanding People is nothing but a kind of a personality test. These tests aim to assess your facility with handling interpersonal relations in the workplace. Medicine is a people-oriented profession where you come across different cross sections of people every day. In this test, you are presented with a situation and asked to select a response. The judgements about your personality are made based on these responses.

There are some core competencies that these tests are trying to assess. The competencies being assessed and a broad definition of each are provided below:

1. Ability to communicate and influence other people.
Is able to establish a rapport with others. Successful communicators can fine tune their response to accommodate a situation as it arises. They are good listeners and communicate effectively to get their message across. Correlate well to others; have a facility with the conventions of language whether written or spoken and orients their communication according to the audience. Successfully gets across complex or technical information to laymen. Communication is impactful, precise and purposeful.

2. Team working
Can be a team player and has the ability to integrate themselves into diverse teams. The team goal comes before individual interest and is empathetic toward the other team members. Communication is open and honest and is supportive of other team members. Supports and motivates other team members.

3. Building relationships
Builds effective relationships with people within and outside the organisation. Is able to build long term relationship with people they work with and also patients. The ability should not be limited only to build but to sustain relationships over time.

4. Patient Focus
Is able to empathise and understand the needs and requirements of his patients. Applies this knowledge to deliver better service. Focuses on the needs of the patient and goes an extra mile to make them happy.

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Criteria of Universities that Accept UMAT Scores – Part Two https://prepgenie.com.au/umat/criteria-of-universities-that-accept-umat-scores-part-two/ https://prepgenie.com.au/umat/criteria-of-universities-that-accept-umat-scores-part-two/#respond Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:28:11 +0000 http://prepgenie.com.au/umat/?p=4224   Also read: Criteria of Universities that Accept UMAT Scores – Part One Tasmania: University of Tasmania : Bachelor of Medicine …

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Also read: Criteria of Universities that Accept UMAT Scores – Part One

Tasmania:

University of Tasmania : Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

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Prerequisite subjects

  • Chemistry at Australian Year 12 level (or equivalent): A grade or equivalent
  • Mathematics at Australian Year 12 Level (or equivalent) is not a prerequisite subject but is recommended.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Australian Yr 12 ATAR: 95
  • QLD OP: 4
  • MUFY: 95% (Average best 4)
  • Trinity FY: 95% (Average best 4)
  • UNSWFP: GPA 9.5
  • WAUFP: CPS 75
  • IB: 36 (including bonus points)
  • GCE A Levels: AAA
  • STPM: AAA
  • UEC/MICSS: A1 average
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (2003 onwards): 89
  • Indian CBSE/CICSE/All India State Board: 95%
  • Korean IKHCC: 3.7
  • Sri Lankan SLGCE: 15 (Aggregate of best 3 at the higher level)
  • South African Snr Cert: 32 (Aggregate of 6 subjects at higher grade)
  • Thai Mattayom 6: 3.7

Aggregates and averages of grades will encompass prerequisite subjects.

Meeting minimum academic entry requirements does not ensure entry into the program because the courses are so competitive and the median score of eligible candidates may be very high.

English Language Eligibility

  • IELTS (Academic) Overall 7.0 (no band less than 7.0), within the last 24 months; or
  • TOEFL (PBT) 600 TWE 5.0 within the last 24 months; or
  • TOEFL (iBT) 100 with no score below 21 within the last 24 months; or
  • PTE Academic 65 with no score lower than 65 within the last 24 months; or
  • Furnish proof that a minimum of 2 years full-time study with English as the sole medium of instruction and examination have been completed within the last 24 months.

ISAT Test

  • The University of Tasmania does require applicants to have an ISAT score to be regarded for entry.
  • The ISAT test results must be provided by the relevant application closing date to be qualify for entry.
  • A minimum overall percentile of 50% is required for ISAT. This test result will be used in in conjunction with academic results to determine applicants’ eligibility and ranking from amongst the applications received.

Application and Offer Deadlines

2016 Offer Round Application Closing Dates

  • Offer Round 1 – application closing date 30 May 2015
  • Offer Round 2 – application closing date 31 July 2015
  • Offer Round 3 – application closing date 02 October 2015
  • Offer Round 4 – application closing date 27 November 2015

Entry into the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree program is extremely challenging and applications will be judged on the basis of a combination of academic results and ISAT test results. If you furnished your application on time, and you did not either receive an offer or rejection notification, your application will be kept in waiting for consideration in the next offer round. Offers will be made within two (2) weeks of the stated closing dates until all available places are filled.

Scholarships

The University of Tasmania does not  give any scholarships for the MBBS program.

Bachelor of Medicine applications will not be processed till you have furnished a copy of your application fee payment receipt.

AHPRA English language eligibility for graduates of Medicine

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has announced that it is mandatory for all graduates seeking registration with the relevant National Board to show that they have achieved an overall IELTS score of 7.0. Those seeking registration as a Pharmacist should note that the overall IELTS score necessary for registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia is 7.5. Please note that only Academic IELTS scores will be accepted and test results will generally need to have been obtained within the two years preceding the application for registration.

For more information on this announcement by the AHPRA, please see Registration Requirements.

Students planning to undertake a course leading to registration with a National Board regulated by AHPRA should also see the Registration Standards of the relevant health profession for all details of the requirements for health practitioners and students. Some National Boards have registration standards, codes and guidelines in over and above to those listed at the AHPRA website.

Victoria:

i.a) La Trobe University: Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry/Master of Dentistry

Prerequisites: VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in any English; and a study score of minimum 25 in Biology; and a study score of minimum 25 in Chemistry.

Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements: Applicants are welcome to furnish supporting documentation. Non-Year 12 applicants must have finished the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test.

If you are applying for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Dentistry) / Master of Dentistry course as a non-year 12 student the primary consideration for applicants is your UMAT result. The overall percentile is the final result we assess applications on – 2015 applicants were required to be in the top 12% with scores of 88% and above.

La Trobe University gets UMAT results with four raw scores (all given equal weightage) which is then transformed into an overall percentage. The applications are graded on this overall percentage .

– For 2015 the lowest successful UMAT applicant was 88
– For 2014 the lowest successful UMAT applicant was 96
– For 2013 the lowest successful UMAT applicant was 96
Applicants may want to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit aVTAC Personal Statement online for additional information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Selection may also consider the GPA.Applicants also be asked to attend an interview. La Trobe takes into account Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria; and a regional bonus may be applicable.

i.b) La Trobe University Oral Health Science

For Admission requirements contact the university for details.

 

ii)Monash University 

Prerequisite Reminder for direct entry into MBBS  in 2016

  • Applicants should have finished Year 12 studies (or VCE equivalent) no more than two years prior, and have not started other studies at a tertiary level during that time.
  • applicants must have a study score of minimum 35 (out of a score of 50) in English as a Second/Additional Language (ESL/EAL) or 30 (out of a score of 50) in English, and at least 30 (out of a score of 50) in Chemistry.
  • the minimum ATAR to be eligible is 90 but usually a significantly higher ATAR is required due to stiff competition of elligible candidates
  • All applicants must have appeared for the UMAT.
  • Selection for interview will be judged on a amalgamation of the UMAT and ATAR results

Additional information regarding entry requirements.
The MBBS course at Monash University Clayton Campus is only available to:

• current Year 12 students; or
• applicants who have finished VCE (or equivalent) within the previous two years and have not started with tertiary studies.

Applicants who fail to be within these requirements may wish to consider graduate entry Medicine at Gippsland campus.

Prerequisites for Year 12 students

Students studying Year 12 are required to obtain a study score equivalent to at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English and a study score of at least 30 in Chemistry in VCE (or equivalent) with the ATAR floor of 90. However, to be ahead of others, scores need to be at least equivalent to an ATAR of 95 or above, be at least equal to or greater than 3 A’s at “A Level” including an A for Chemistry, IB results of 39 overall or greater or a MUFY overall score of 355 or greater.

For students who have not studied Year 12 Biology, the Faculty provides a bridging program that starts in late January each year.
For further information on this program please contact: biology-bridging-course@monash.edu

Transfers

Monash University MBBS does not consider transfers.
For students presently studying a non medical degree who are inclined to pursue medical studies, please view information about the Graduate Medical Program that Monash University offers from the School of Rural Health, Churchill.

Western Australia

The University of Western Australia Medicine (Assured Entry) 

http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/undergraduate/requirements/assured-entry-undergrad

The University of Western Australia Dental Medicine ( Assured entry) 

http://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/undergraduate/requirements/assured-entry-undergrad

New Zealand:

i) The University of Auckland : Medicine  

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)
Please note:
– All applicants are allowed only two attempts at applying to the MBChB program.
– Entry requirements may vary from year to year. For the latest information, applicants should consult the website, the faculty prospectus or the Faculty Admissions Office.

Application categories:
There are two application categories for MBChB entrance
– First Year BHSc or BSc (Biomedical Science)
– Graduate entry
The applicants need to appear for the Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) in the year of application.
Students need to register for the UMAT online.

Entry Categories

1. First Year BHSc or BSc (Biomedical Science)
In the year of application, applicants must finish (within one academic year, excluding Summer Semester) the eight required first year courses in either the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) or the Bachelor of Science (BSc Biomedical Science) at the University of Auckland, listed in the tables below. Candidates should be cognizant of the fact that only the first attempt for these courses will be regarded for medical admissions in the First Year category.
Following the successful completion of the eight prescribed first year courses, applicants achieving a minimum GPA of 6.0 (B+ average) are eligible for consideration for an admissions interview.
All eligible applicants will then be graded and called for interview based on their grades obtained in the four common courses (highlighted below in bold) that are offered in both the BHSc and the BSc (Biomedical Science) programs. If the final grades for the four common courses are not available, an interim grade (highest possible) will be temporarily assigned for the interview ranking only. Official final results will be used for the final selection.
Meeting the cut-off GPA of 6.0 (B+ average) does not assure of an interview. Circa twice as many eligible candidates as there are places available in the medical program will be interviewed. The minimum GPA required for an admission interview is determined once the university has sifted through the entire application pool for that admission period and it can differ from year to year.

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ii) University of Otago

a) Medicine

Degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB)

Admission to the Program

Note: For specific information about admission to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program, prospective students should fix an appointment with the Health Sciences Admissions Office (health-sciences@otago.ac.nz).

  • Admission to the second year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program shall be decided by the Medical Admissions Committee.
  • Admission to the second year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program is limited to a number, determined by the year, of Domestic students (but see regulation 1(i) regarding International student admissions).
  • Note: ‘Domestic student’ is defined in the Admission to University Statute 2011, clause 3.3.
  • Applications for admission may be made under the following categories:
    Health Sciences First Year (see 1(f))
    Graduate (see 1(g))
    Alternative (see 1(h))
  • The University of Otago is committed to efforts that raise the number of students of Māoriand Pacific ancestry. The Division of Health Sciences is focused on ensuring that New Zealand’s need for a diverse health workforce is met, honouring the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi and promoting academic equity for under-represented groups.
  • Applicants in any category (see regulation 1(c)) who have fulfilled the requirements as described in 1(f), 1(g), 1(h), or 1(i) may also be considered in one or both of the following sub-categories:
  • Māori
  • Indigenous Pacific (see note).
  • An applicant in either or both of these sub-categories must furnish verifactory proof of either Māoriwhakapapa or indigenous Pacific ancestry and be a permanent resident or citizen of New Zealand, and complete a written statement describing their commitment to Māori and/or Pacific health.
  • An applicant in either or both of these sub-categories must have achieved a minimum academic standard to be determined by the Medical Admissions Committee from year to year in the course of study on which the application is based.
  • Note: Students applying under the Indigenous Pacific sub-category need to provide verified evidence of family ancestry originating from one or more of the following Pacific nations: Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Fiji, Rotuma, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Palau, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Wallis and Futuna, Hawai’i, French Polynesia, Rapanui (Easter Island).
  • Applicants in any category (see regulation 1(c)) who have lived or been educated in a rural area of New Zealand (see Note) may seek admission under the New Zealand Rural Origins sub-category. If successful, these students may be required to undertake one year of the medical program in a rural immersion program. This year will not add to the overall length of the program.
  • Note: To qualify for the New Zealand Rural Origins sub-category applicants must
    (i) have completed at least four years of their pre-tertiary education at a school in a rural area of New Zealand; or
    (ii) have resided in a rural area of New Zealand for at least four consecutive years after the completion of their secondary education.
    (iii) have undertaken a combination of pre-tertiary education at a school in a rural area of New Zealand and residence in a rural area of New Zealand, for a minimum of four consecutive years.
    See the Guidelines for Admission on the Health Sciences website (otago.ac.nz/healthsciences) for definitions of rurality used for this sub-category. Applicants are strongly recommended to contact the Health Sciences Admissions Office prior to applications closing with any queries pertaining ot eligibility for the Rual Origins Sub-Category.
  • To be regarded for admission under the Health Sciences First Year category an applicant should:
  • be enrolled in the Health Sciences First Year courseat the University of Otago (see also 1(j));
  • scaled all of the papers prescribed for the University of Otago Health Sciences First Year course, with a minimum mark of 70% in each paper (but see 1(d));
  • have a current Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) result.
  • Selection of applicants who have met these criteria will be calculated on their marks in all of the Health Sciences First Year papers (67% of the score) and their UMAT result (33% of the score).
  • Note:
    (i) If an additional optional paper from the approved list is taken, and provided all of the prescribed papers are passed at or above the required minimum standard, the results in the highest scoring seven papers will be counted for admission purposes.
    (ii) To be admitted to the Health Sciences First Year course, the applicant should not have studied any university degree-level papers that include a subject that is the same, similar to, or contains significant portions of any of the prescribed Health Sciences First Year papers. Prior university degree-level study in any subject areas should not comprise of more than one year of equivalent full-time study.

Also read: Criteria of Universities that Accept UMAT Scores – Part One

b) Medical Laboratory Science 

Degree of Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc)

Admission to the Program

Notes:
(i) All prospective candidates intending admission to the second year of the Medical Laboratory Science program must have finished the requirements of the Health Sciences First Year course at the University of Otago (or equivalent for the Two or More Years of University Study, Graduate and Alternative admissions categories).
(ii) For specific information about admission to the Medical Laboratory Science program intending students should make an appointment with the Health Sciences Admissions Office (health-sciences@otago.ac.nz).

  • Admission to the second year of the Medical Laboratory Science program shall be determined by the Medical Laboratory Science Admissions Committee.
  • Admission to the second year of the Medical Laboratory Science program is limited to 60 Domestic students (but see regulation 1(j) regarding International student admissions).
  • Note: ‘Domestic student’ is defined in the Admission to University Statute 2011, clause 3.3.
  • Applications for admission may be made under the following categories:
    Health Sciences First Year (see 1(f))
    Two or More Years of University Study (see 1(g))
    Graduate (see 1(h))
    Alternative (see 1(i))
  • In selecting Domestic students from the categories in 1(c) above, to enter the second year of the Medical Laboratory Science program, the Medical Laboratory Science Admissions Committee will first select from those applicants who have specified that they are seeking admission to the Medical Laboratory Science program only and not also to one or more of the Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy or Radiation Therapy programs offered by the University of Otago, and who, normally, achieve a minimum average of 65% for the Health Sciences First Year category, or a minimum average of B- (grade point average (GPA) of 4) for the Two or More Years of University Study, Graduate, and Alternative categories. (See Note (ii) below.)
  • Thereafter if Domestic places are still vacant in each of the applicable categories, the Committee will then choose from the group of applicants who are seeking to enter Medical Laboratory Science and one or more of those other programs.

Notes:
(i) To be considered in the “Medical Laboratory Science Single Program Preference” group, an applicant must specify that he or she is applying only for the Medical Laboratory Science professional program by close of applications (15 September) for admission to Health Sciences Undergraduate Professional Programs in the year prior to admission. Applicants in this group may apply for admission to other programs excluding Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Radiation Therapy at the University of Otago.
(ii) For guidance on how average grades are calculated, see the Guidelines for Admission into the Health Sciences Professional Programs at www.otago.ac.nz/healthsciences/students/professional/otago034699.html.

  • The University of Otago is pledged to initiatives that increase the number of students of Māoriand Pacific ancestry. The Division of Health Sciences is focused on ensuring that New Zealand’s need for a diverse health workforce is met, honouring the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi and promoting academic equity for under-represented groups.
  • Applicants in any category (see regulation 1(c)) who have fulfilled the requirements as described in 1(f), 1(g), 1(h) or 1(i) may also be considered in one or both of the following sub-categories:
  • Indigenous Pacific (see note).
  • An applicant in either or both of these sub-categories must provide verified evidence of either Māoriwhakapapa or indigenous Pacific ancestry, be a permanent resident or citizen of New Zealand, and complete a written statement describing their commitment to Māori and/or Pacific health.
  • An applicant in either or both of these sub-categories must have achieved a minimum academic standard to be decided by the Medical Laboratory Science Admissions Committee from one year to another in the course of study on which the application is based.
  • Note: Students applying under the Indigenous Pacific sub-category need to provide verified proof of family ancestry originating from one or more of the following Pacific nations: Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Fiji, Rotuma, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Palau, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Wallis and Futuna, Hawai’i, French Polynesia, Rapanui (Easter Island).

c) Dental Surgery

Admission to the Program

Notes:
(i) All prospective candidates intending to gain admission to the second year of the Dental Surgery program must have finished the requirements of the Health Sciences First Year course at the University of Otago (or equivalent for the Graduate and Alternative admissions categories).
(ii) For specific enquiries about admission to the Dental Surgery program intending students should make an appointment with the Health Sciences Admissions Office (health-sciences@otago.ac.nz).

  • Admission to the second year of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery program shall be decided by the Dental Admissions Committee.
  • Admission to the second year of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery program is curbed to 60 Domestic students (but see regulation 1(i) regarding International student admissions).
  • Note: ‘Domestic student’ is defined in the Admission to University Statute 2011, clause 3.3.
  • Applications for admission may be made under the following categories:
    Health Sciences First Year (see 1(f))
    Graduate (see 1(g))
    Alternative (see 1(h))
  • The University of Otago is pledged to efforts that increase the number of students of Māoriand Pacific ancestry. The Division of Health Sciences is focused on ensuring that New Zealand’s need for a diverse health workforce is met, honouring the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi and promoting academic equity for under-represented groups.
  • Applicants in any category (see regulation 1(c)) who have fulfilled the requirements as described in 1(f), 1(g), or 1(h) may also be considered in one or both of the following sub-categories:
  • Indigenous Pacific (see note).
  • An applicant in either or both of these sub-categories must provide verified evidence of either Māoriwhakapapa or indigenous Pacific ancestry, be a permanent resident or citizen of New Zealand, and complete a written statement describing their commitment to Māori and/or Pacific health.
  • An applicant in either or both of these sub-categories must have achieved a minimum academic standard to be determined by the Dental Admissions Committee from year to year in the course of study on which the application is based.
  • Note: Students applying under the Indigenous pacific sub-category need to provide verified proof of family ancestry originating from one or more of the following Pacific nations: Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Fiji, Rotuma, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Palau, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Wallis and Futuna, Hawai’i, French Polynesia, Rapanui (Easter Island).
  • Applicants in any category (see regulation 1(c)) who have lived, or been educated, in a rural area of New Zealand (see Note) may seek admission under the New Zealand Rural Origins sub-category.

Note: To qualify for the New Zealand Rural Origins sub-category applicants must:
(i) have completed a minimum of four years of their pre-tertiary education at a school in a rural area of New Zealand; or
(ii) have resided in a rural area of New Zealand for at least of four consecutive years following the completion of their secondary education; or
(iii) have undertaken a combination of pre-tertiary education at a school in a rural area of New Zealand and residence in a rural area of New Zealand, for a minimum of four consecutive years.
See the Guidelines for Admission on the Health Sciences website (www.otago.ac.nz/healthsciences) for definitions of rurality used for this sub-category. Applicants are strongly recommended to contact the Health Sciences Admissions office prior to applications closing with any questions regarding eligibility for the Rural Origins Sub-Category.

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UMAT is used (by participating universities in Australia) in the selection process of medicine and health science programmes for applicants who are Australian citizens/ permanent residents or New Zealand citizens. It may also be needed  for other categories of applicants.  UMAT ID number is of imperative as this must be quoted on all applications for university admission. In addition to the standard quota places, each of the participating universities in Australia offers a few seats in medicine made available by the Commonwealth through the Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme. Information may be obtained by contacting the Department of Health and Ageing: Freecall: 1800 248 720 Email: MRBscholarships@health.gov.au Internet: www.health.gov.au/mrbscholarships

Flinders University Clinical Sciences/Medicine, Vision Science  

UMAT scores can be used for admission to any of the UMAT Consortium universities in the immediate year following the test. To illustrate, results from UMAT2015 can be used for undergraduate medicine or health science courses beginning in 2016 but NOT 2017. Do not register for UMAT2015 unless you are want to apply for a course commencing in 2016.

A) New South Wales

i) University of New South Wales Medicine, Optometry 

Optometry : The University website states that nothing can be foretold about what the UMAT or ATAR score requirements would be, beforehand. But, from the past records it has been seen that an ATAR of 95.00 and Mid to high range UMAT scores will enable you to be consider prospective.

Medicine : Students for UNSW Medicine Degree  judged on the basis of:

  • Academic merit
  • Results of the UMAT
  • Performance at an interview

All these three elements have equal weightage. You need to achieve highest possible grades in each. The bar for entry is 96.00 , however the average score of the admitted students is always greater than 99.60. UMAT and the interview will require the topmost grades.

ii) The University of Newcastle/ University of New England Joint Medical Program

Applicants will need to attain  score of 50 in each UMAT sub-test.
This program necessitates that applicants  complete the MSA and online PQA at either the University of Newcastle or University of New England. All applicants from NSW, Queensland, ACT and rural applicants from other states who meet the required score in  UMAT (see above) will be summoned  to attend between 23 November and 4 December, 2015. MSA and PQA will be conducted between 28 and 29 January, 2016 solely for non-rural interstate applicants.Candidates must attain a specified level in their studies. Information regarding the specific requirements will be released in late May.

iii )University of Western Sydney Medicine 

MBBS applicants Must meet the following criteria to get selected:

  • Academic threshold
  • UMAT threshold
  • Interview performance.

 The UMAT requirements will change from year to year according to the performance of the applicants of that year. The school will disclose the UMAT cut-off.

B) Northern Territory

i) Charles Darwin University Clinical Sciences
Applicants have to complete (UMAT) and achieve an  (ATAR) of at least 90 to become competitive.  Northern Territory school students may receive up to 6 bonus points.

Queensland:

Bond University Medicine:

Undergraduate Applicants: Overall secondary (High School / Year 12) academic results and/or GPA from any incomplete tertiary studies.

– Undergraduate Applicant
– Graduate Applicant
– Minimum academic rank to be considered competitive for an interview
– OP 1-2 or ATAR 97+ IB Total 39+
– Cumulative GPA of greater than 6.00 on a 7.00 point scale from a recognised tertiary program

Subject Prerequisites:
– 4 semesters at Sound Achievement (or higher) of Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent):
– English and one of:
– Chemistry; or
– Maths B; or
– Physics
Though  UMAT is an eligibility criteria for all undergrad applicants, yet, the cut-off has not been mentioned.Short-listed applicants will be invited  to attend an interview in person at Bond University on the Gold Coast, where their general aptness to medicine and readiness to undertake a highly challenging course will be weighed in a structured multi mini interview (MMI).

The University of Queensland Medicine (provisional entry)
Queensland Year 12 English (or interstate equivalent)
OP 1 (or equivalent) or entry rank 99
competitive overall score in the  (UMAT).
Provisional entry for school leavers is applicable  for students completing Year 12 (or equivalent) at the time of application.
The only subject prerequisite needed to be eligible for admission to the MD (Provisional Entry for School Leavers) is  Queensland Year 12 English.

However, your first bachelor degree at UQ have some added prerequisites.

UMAT cut-off scores
Once all applicants have been assessed, applicants are lined up  by their UMAT aggregate score. The required UMAT score depends on the number of applicants for each intake and cannot be predicted in advance.

However, as a guide, below are the UMAT requirements of the most recent MBBS and MD intakes.

UQ program
MBBS
MD
Year
2012
2013
2014
2015
Non-Bonded
180:66
188:76
180:66
179:69
Bonded (25 per cent quota)
N/A
174:52
169:70
175:56

For example: if a particular year’s requirement is  an overall UMAT score of 185 with a section 1 score of 73 it will be represented by a figure of 185:73. The UMAT Section 1 score is used as determining  factor for applicants who have the same UMAT score.

The University of Queensland  Dental science

Entry requirements for Australian students;

– OP/Entry Rank 2015
– 1/99
– QTAC Code(s)
– 712002 – B Dental Science (Hons)
Prerequisites:
Year 12 or equivalent English and Chemistry (Biological Sciences also recommended). Domestic applicants must have appeared for  UMAT; international applicants must appear for ISAT. The minimum entry requirement is rank 99/OP1, however  meeting  this minimum requirement does not  ensure a place. Entry is competitive and test cut-offs are used for sub-selection purposes. UMAT and ISAT cut-offs will change from year to year in accordance to  the standard of applicants.

Additional application information:
The Dental Board of Australia policy prevents dentists carrying the carriers blood-borne viruses from taking up  invasive procedures, the definition of which encompasses most aspects of clinical dentistry. Students are required to provide serological evidence of their status with respect to blood-borne transmissible viruses (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV). Carriers of blood-borne transmissible viruses will are not allowed to be enrolled. Tuberculosis (TB) screening is also imperative in accordance with Queensland Health recommendations.
Students must have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check).
Students must hold  a nationally accredited First Aid Certificate by first semester census date in year 1 and maintain qualification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in years 2, 3 and 4. First Aid recertification prior to the start of year 5 is also required.

C) South Australia

i.a)The University of Adelaide Medicine

Ranking Process  is based on merit
all applications will be  rated  for an offer based on a combination of scores from these three components; These components will be weighted as follows.

– UMAT Results: 20%
– Interview Results: 40%
– Academic Results: 40%

Academic Score (ATAR)
The eligibility criterion for entry into Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree at the University of Adelaide is 90 or above in ATAR, an International Baccalaureate score of 31 or above or the interstate/ overseas equivalent. Though the cut-off is 90 but the actual median ATAR score of the students is much higher because the competition is stiff.

Bonus Points
Bonus points for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree are  open to the school-leaver applicants who attended a school classified as an equity school in the year they achieved their ATAR, hold a School Card and /or Health Care Card, or who get (or whose parents get) a Centrelink means-tested income support payment.

Please note: Subject bonus points are not accepted by the MBBS degree.  For additional information go to www.adelaide.edu.au/study/ high-school/getting-in/bonus.Please go through Additional entry requirements section for details of other entry requirements to the MBBS program.

Prerequisites:
– SACE Stage 2: Biology or Chemistry or Mathematical Studies;
– IB: Biology (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) or Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) or Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3);
– OR equivalent (i.e. 1st year Human Biology as part of the Bachelor of Health Sciences program).

The applicants must complete the prerequisite subjects or equivalent. Subject prerequisites hold good for all MBBS entry pathways.

Application process can be divided into two distinct parts.
1. UMAT: all applicants must apply to sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT).
2. SATAC application to the MBBS program which must be lodged by 30 September 2015. Late applications to the MBBS program is not allowed.

Students need to have a clearance in the following areas to be considered eligible

– APHRA Student Registration
– Criminal History Clearances
– First Aid Certificate
– Immunisations
– Prescribed Communicable Infections (PCI) Screening
– Tuberculosis Screening

i.b)The University of Adelaide  Bachelor of Dental Surgery   

Year 12 applicants: 

To be eligible as a secondary school leaver, applicants should not have completed more than 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) university study (48 units) at an Australian or overseas institution.For further details of Tertiary Entrance Rules under the SACE/NTCE see the “Tertiary Entrance Booklet 2016, 2017, 2018” published by SATAC (available at their website: www.satac.edu.au from July 2015 onwards).

Academic Score (ATAR)
To meet the  academic requirement for entry into the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) program at the University of Adelaide, year 12 applicants (school leaver applicants) must attain an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 90 or above, an International Baccalaureate score of 31 or above or the interstate/ overseas equivalent.The  ATAR to be eligibility criterion for entry is 90 but a higher median score of ATAR has been noted amongst the selected students.

Bonus Points
School-leaver applicants  can get Bonus points for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree provided they attended a school categorized  as an equity school in the year they achieved their ATAR, hold a School Card and /or Health Care Card, or who get (or whose parents get) a Centrelink means-tested income support payment. For more information go to www.adelaide.edu.au/study/ high-school/getting-in/bonus.Please see Additional entry requirements section for details of other entry requirements to the BDS program.

Prerequisites:
– SACE Stage 2: two Science subjects: one chosen from Chemistry, Mathematical Studies, Specialist Mathematics, Physics; and one chosen from Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Physics;
OR
– IB: two Science subjects (one of Chemistry, Mathematics (SL or HL) or Physics AND one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics);
OR
– Equivalent University courses (i.e. 1st year Human Biology as part of the Bachelor of Health Sciences program).

Successful completion of the prerequisite subjects or equivalent is required. Subject prerequisites hold good all BDS entry pathways.

i.c)Flinders University Clinical Sciences/Medicine 

Entry requirements:
This pathway to Medicine is available to school leavers who have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) and who do not posses  an academic record of study at higher education level.
Domestic students: Applicants must complete the Undergraduate Medicine Admissions Test (UMAT) and final ranking for place offer is settled through combining scores for the test and Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (or equivalent).Flinders also  provides a range of special access schemes.

International students: Applicants must appear for the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) and attain  minimum secondary school results set by the Admissions Committee for the Doctor of Medicine and the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences / Doctor of Medicine. Final ranking is arrived at  by combining secondary school results, ISAT test results and an interview score.

Entry and English requirements
Additional requirements: Domestic applicants will need to have an ATAR of 95 or above (after the addition of any relevant bonus points for special access schemes) to be eligible for a double degree place. Ranking for offers of places to domestic students will be based on an entry score combining ATAR (90%)  and a UMAT-derived score (10%) which will be based mainly on sections 1 and 2 of the test.
International applicants meeting specified minimum scores will be ranked by their ISAT test score for a prospective  offer. Interview offer will be based on ranking. After interviews, place offers will be made by combining secondary school results, ISAT test results and an interview score.
Applications and annual fees
Domestic students
SATAC code:
214941
Mid year entry:
No
Applications:
SATAC Uniweb*
Annual fees:
Place type: Commonwealth-supported
2015: $8,209
International students
CRICOS code:
080922F
Mid year entry:
No
Applications:
School of Medicine
Annual fees:
2015: $26,100
Doctor of Medicine: $56,400

* Additional application prerequisites for domestic students:
1. Registration to sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT). Registrations open in April each year.
2. Application to SATAC. Students studying year 12 will be asked to enter their UMAT identification number when they lodge their application on SATAC’s UniWeb.
Criminal Background Check
All Health Professional students at Flinders who enroll in courses which have a clinical or placement component which may require contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults must undergo a Criminal History Screening Check prior to undergoing any placement. This requirement will apply to students in the Year 12 pathway when they start the BMBS component of the course.

i.d)Flinders University Clinical  Vision Science 

Entry requirements
There are a number of ways to you can gain entry into an undergraduate degree whether you’re still at high school, or a non-school leaver:
– Year 12 qualifications
– Foundation studies
– Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
– TAFE/VET qualifications
– Higher education transfers.
In addition there are bonus points and guaranteed entry and special entry schemes .
Admission to all courses is restricted by quota and is normally based on academic merit as determined by assessment of an applicant’s qualifications.Where students have completed SACE, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is usually  used.

Year 12 entry
The bulk of Year 12 applicants enter University via the traditional, competitive entry method, where offers are made to eligible applicants with the highest Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) until all places in the course are filled. See how the ATAR is worked out.
View the ATAR cut-off ranks for Flinders University.
Year 12 qualifications for entry into university encompass:
South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
interstate equivalents
International Baccalaureate.
Guaranteed entry
Achieve an ATAR rank equal or above the published guaranteed entry ATAR score and you will be assured a place at Flinders.
When applying, make sure you select Flinders courses first in your preferences and you will be offered a place in the highest Flinders course preference that you qualify for.
Bonus points
Bonus points contribute towards your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) when applying for Flinders University courses. Different bonus points are awarded determined by your experience and background.
Flinders offers a variety of bonus point access schemes.
Special access entry schemes
uniTEST
If you’re in Year 12, uniTEST is available to augment your chances of getting into Flinders. We will select students based on Year 12 results (60% weighting toward the ATAR score) and uniTEST performance (40%). But if you take the test and don’t perform well , then the results don’t have to be counted.
More information about uniTEST.
Principals’ Recommendation Program
Flinders University understands that your performance in Year 12 may not always be a true predictor of an ability to succeed at University. Therefore we will take into account your school’s recommendation of your academic performance and potential for university study for admission to selected Flinders courses.
More information about the Principals’ Recommendation Program.
Indigenous Admissions Scheme
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders completing Year 12, or non-school leavers are eligible to apply for Flinders via the Indigenous Admissions Scheme.
More information about who is eligible and how to apply for the Indigenous Admissions Scheme.
Pathway entry
Flinderslink
Flinderslink is another choice for you to eventually get into the course of your choice if you’re not offered your first preference.
Internal transfer
Once you’re at Flinders you can apply for an internal transfer to another course.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
Adult entry to university via the STAT is there for you if you:
are finding it difficult to start with a satisfying career without university study
completed Year 12 but not at a high enough standard for admission to the course of your desire
already have a  established  career, perhaps having studied at apprenticeship level or having pursued a TAFE/VET vocational course.
Are you eligible?
To be eligible to compete in the special entry subquota using the STAT:
you must be of  18 or over before 1 February for Semester 1 entry or 1 July for Semester 2 entry, and
if you have studied at higher education level in the last two years you must not have gathered  more than the equivalent of a total of two full-time years of higher education study or
if you have studied at higher education level and you have gathered more than the equivalent of a total of two full-time years of higher education study, at least two full academic years must have passed since your last enrolment in higher education study.
AFE/VET to uni

* Course information has further information for individual Flinders University course prerequisites
† Credit amounts vary. See below for information about credit.
Many students elect to come to  university after completing a TAFE/VET qualification. Flinders sets apart places in most of its degree courses for TAFE/VET graduates. Even if you did not finish high school (Year 12) your TAFE/VET qualification may qualify  you to enter university.
Are you eligible?
If you’ve completed a TAFE/VET certificate 3 or higher, you’re allowed to apply for undergraduate courses at Flinders.
Your study at TAFE/VET does not require to be related to your selected area of study at university. However, you will be ranked on the level of your TAFE/VET qualification – the greater your qualification, the more competitive you will be in obtaining admission to Flinders, and the course of your choice.
TAFElink – guaranteed entry
TAFElink is a sure-shot entry pathway if you’ve completed a TAFE/VET Certificate 4 or higher level qualification (provided you meet the course prerequisite requirements).
See more about TAFElink and which courses have guaranteed entry.
Dual offers
You are able to apply for a TAFE SA Diploma or Advanced Diploma that is linked to a Flinders degree. You will get an offer to both TAFE SA and Flinders University, with the Flinders offer being dependent on successful completion of the TAFE SA qualification.
More information about dual offers between TAFE SA and Flinders.
Dual awards with TAFE SA and Flinders
We offer a number of degrees in partnership with TAFE SA. These are designed with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma fully integrated into the Flinders degree.
See how it works, what the benefits are and what’s available to study.
Credit
If you’re accepted into a course related to your TAFE/VET course, you may be qualified for receiving credit for your previous study. Credit means that the University  may consider your previous studies and you won’t have to complete similar subjects at a university level. This means you will spend less time finishing your degree and pay less fees.
See if you’re eligible to receive credit for previous study.

TAFESA RTO Code: 41026
Higher education transfer

Eligibility for higher education transfer
If you’ve done one semester but no more than two years of equivalent full-time study at higher education level you will be judged on the basis of either your grade point average on those studies or any other qualification which meets the university’s admission criterion, such as your year 12 ATAR.
If you’ve done less than one semester of equivalent full-time study you will not be judged on the basis of your grade point average, but will be considered on the basis of any other qualification which meets the university’s admission requirement.
If you’ve done a total of more than two years of equivalent full-time higher education study you will only be judged on the basis of your grade point average in those studies.
If you’ve been precluded from a course at Flinders University or another university  you will not normally be eligible for admission into a course in the same discipline area.
Flinderslink – guaranteed entry pathway for Flinders students
Flinderslink is a assured entry pathway program for Flinders students who wish to change their course.
More information about Flinderslink – guaranteed entry for Flinders students.
How to apply:
Current Flinders students can apply to transfer to other eligible Flinders courses via internal transfer.
Applicants who are not current Flinders students who want  to apply for a Flinders course or current Flinders students who wish to apply for a Flinders course not available through internal transfer need to put in  their application via SATAC.
Credit
If you are accepted into a Flinders course and you have previous study in a related area you may be eligible for credit. Credit means that we may recognize your previous studies and you would not  have to complete ‘like’ subjects at a university level.
This translates into your spending  less time finishing your degree and pay less HECS.
Credit transfer at Flinders.

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You can never predict if you are going to be physically ok and in fact, in the best of health, on the day you take the UMAT. Keeping the unpredictability of human health and other factors in mind, the UMAT authorities have allowed the provision for the unfortunates to sit for the test at a later date. However, do keep in mind that all of the petitions will be looked into very carefully by the officials- for obvious reasons- and only the most genuine ones will be granted.


Do remember that the provision is only available for those candidates who are able to present before the officials some kind of ‘demonstrable illness’, as stated in the UMAT official website, and not for some minor illness that, although slightly hazardous, will not seriously jeopardize a candidate’s chances of appearing and taking the test.

If you have fallen seriously sick and will definitely not be able to sit for the test on the specified date, please notify the UMAT authorities as soon as possible. Notifications stating inability to appear for UMAT are accepted up to a week before the test, but the earlier you do it, the better. Provide adequate documentation authenticating your condition. Ensure that the medical certificate is detailed and that it has been procured from a certified doctor. The words ‘unspecified illness’ on the certificate will lead to a prompt cancellation of your request.

Notification of the problem through a phone conversation is not acceptable. It must be in writing; either in the form or an application letter via post or an email or fax at the most.

In case you have fallen sick on the day of the test and have not been able to appear, ACER must be notified within three working days from the day of the test. After that, no application for an alternative test date will be considered by the UMAT authorities. Along with the application, provide ACER with written evidence of the illness or whatever that prevented you from taking the test. A statutory statement outlining the reason for absence will be acceptable.

Considering the application for an alternative test date depends on the UMAT officials. Only the most deserving candidates will be allowed to take the test at a later date.

The alternative date will be fixed two weeks away from the day of the test. This is the only alternative date that will be provided and cannot be negotiated. Failure to appear for the test on this day too will reject your candidature.

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With only a few days to go before the UMAT, candidates have entered a frenzied preparation stage so that the ultimate dream of cracking the UMAT turns into a reality. They want to make optimal use of the time they have left, and will do well to note some last minute tips to deal with UMAT section 1 of the question paper. The first section of the paper, dealing with Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving, is perhaps the most feared part of the paper.

The reason for this is generally a perceived difficulty in solving the kind of UMAT questions that constitutes this particular section. But you have to understand, before doing anything else, that unless you stop being afraid of the questions, you cannot solve them competently enough. The trick is to think patiently and then begin to analyse. The logical progression when handling a question in this section of the paper should be: read, think, analyse and solve. You should be able to apply your logical reasoning in the second and third stages  of this kind of problem-solving instead of beginning on the wrong foot and being scared of it at the first stage itself.

In addition to these four steps in problem solving, here’s another tip that might be very useful to you when you are answering a UMAT question paper. When you answer a question in the first section of the paper, read it very carefully because chances are, you will find a hint hidden somewhere in it and it will multiply your chances of getting the right answer faster.

Do not forget that the questions of section 1 are basically meant to test your ability to comprehend things. The questions will follow the information provided to you in a graphical illustration. Your answer should be strictly confined to the piece of information upon which the question has been based. Do not commit the mistake of assuming things. It is strictly logic that is required to solve questions like these. Remember no question is impossible to solve.

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Now that the UMAT is less than a month away, preparations must be in full swing.

Besides worrying about the day of the test that just seems to get closer every day, you should also have your mind on something else.

Once you have begun taking the test, make sure that you are not indulging in any unethical behaviour. And please do not take offence at this warning; a close look at the regulations that every candidate is required to follow in the UMAT test room will reveal how easy it is to fall prey to violation, albeit unknowingly.

    1. You, not only, cannot take anything from outside, barring yourself, from into the test room, but you also cannot carry anything from the room outside with you, no matter how innocuous it may look. It will immediately be confiscated even if it is something as inconsequential as a blank sheet of paper.
    2. You must not pass anything to a fellow examinee while in the UMAT test centre. While passing a sheet of paper which happens to have answers written on it will certainly attract a lot of attention, handing across something like a calculator or an mp3 player will guarantee no less a complication.
    3. You simply must follow the instructions of the examiner to the letter. Even if you have completed the test way before the stipulated time check your answers over and over again in that extra time you saved.
    4. Put down your pencils as soon as the instructor announces the end of the exam. In the UMAT, there is no last minute writing and squeezing in a few more points before the examiner snatches the paper away from you; you might be allowed to write down what you want to, but at the cost of a severe penalty.
    5. Do NOT attempt to register for the exam if you haven’t yet reached the final year of your schooling. This step will be considered unethical behaviour even before you get to reach the test center.
    6. Be as quiet as a mouse while you are in the test room. Speak only to the examiner if you require any assistance. Communication with a fellow candidate will get both of you in a whole lot of trouble. Make sure that you are not doing anything in the test room that might be disturbing any of the fellow candidates.

 

Failure to adhere to the regulations of the UMAT will attract severe penalties. Depending on the degree of your crime, you might be asked to leave the test room, have your scores cancelled and even be barred from taking the exam at a future date.

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With the UMAT knocking at the door, candidates aspiring to crack the test are busy in going through the choicest of preparation materials. Almost every candidate has piles of practice booklets heaped up on his study table. However, one important thing that every candidate should take note of is the UMAT sample test. Often students fail to realize the importance of the sample test.

As soon as you hear about the sample test, you wonder, what exactly is it? In simple words, the sample test is a way of testing your aptitude level that is necessary for passing the examination successfully. However, this is not the sole purpose of the sample test. It is also meant to test the quality of the questions that one should ideally be practising for the test. Hence, you must ensure that before you go and get more UMAT preparation material, take the sample test. This will surely help you judge what kind of questions you are going to buy.

While solving the UMAT sample you must not make the mistake of taking it lightly. Often students take it casually thinking that it has no importance. They feel the final UMAT exam is what matters. But remember, the sample test is the first step that you take in your whole preparation course. It is the best way to judge your existing skills for it will point out the areas you need to work on. Sample tests basically give students a feel of the pattern of the question paper and make them familiar with the kind of questions they will be required to answer in the exam hall. Therefore, every candidate should see to it that they take sample tests before they start with their preparation.

There are plenty of UMAT sample questions that candidates can get access to. In order to accumulate sufficient details students can always resort to the Internet. One vital task that rests on the shoulder of every UMAT aspirant is to check the content of the sample test papers. You must be able to check whether the sample test paper bears the same pattern as that of the actual test content. This will make sure that you are getting enough practice in solving questions that are modeled on the actual UMAT, and that you have a better chance of scoring high.

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