NATIONAL MEDICAL ADMISSION TEST REVIEW
National Medical Admission Test is a nationwide exam designed to determine the scholastic aptitude of those wishing to pursue a medical career. It is a mandatory test for those who wish to take up medical studies in the Philippines. The NMAT was developed by the Center for Educational Measurement for the Board of Medical Education of the Professional Regulation Commission.
Pursuant to the Medical Act of 1959, the Board of Medical Education (BME), under DECS Order No. 52 series 1985 and in consultation with the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges (APMC), required the NMAT as a prerequisite for admission in all medical schools nationwide beginning school year 1986-87.
The NMAT is divided into two parts. Part I is a 200-item test battery on verbal, inductive reasoning, quantitative, and perceptual acuity skills administered for 3 hours. Part II is a 2-hour-30-minute test in the basic sciences namely, Biology, Physics, Social Sciences, and Chemistry, consisting also of 200 items. Qualified test takers are graduates and graduating students of degree programs.