GAMSAT UK: Registration, Dates & Booking

If you’re thinking about applying for graduate-entry medicine (GEM) in the UK, you might be thinking about taking the GAMSAT to maximise the number of medical schools you can apply to. Carry on reading to find GAMSAT 2024 test dates and everything you need to know about booking the GAMSAT UK.

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Key GAMSAT Test Dates 2024

For the March 2024 GAMSAT testing period registration was opened in December 2023.

  • Testing window:
    • Written Communication: 9 – 10 March 2024
    • Humanities and Biological Sciences: 22 – 24 March 2024
  • Registration closes: 22 January 2024 at 10am GMT
  • Late registration closes: 1 Feb 2024 at 10am GMT
  • Results released: Late May 2024

For the September 2024 GAMSAT testing period, students register from May to sit the exam in September. They key dates for this year’s September sitting are:

  • Testing window:
    • Written Communication: 31 August – 1 Septemberย 2024
    • Humanities and Biological Sciences: 13 – 15 September 2024
  • Registration opens: May 2024
  • Registration closes: Tuesday 4 July 2024 at 1pm BST (GMT+1)
  • Late registration closes: Friday 11 July 2024 at 1pm BST (GMT+1)
  • Results released: mid-November 2024
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    How do I register for the GAMSAT?

    The GAMSAT exam is administered by ACER. In order to sign up to take the GAMSAT exam you’ll need to register on the ACER website. This is separate to your medical school applications which you will make through UCAS before the October deadline.

    Once you’ve created an account you will see a list of ACER examinations. During the registration period, you will see an option to register yourself to take the exam. This will appear next to the GAMSAT icon within the ACER portal. Please make sure you meet the eligibility criteria before attempting to submit your registration.

    Once all the spaces at a particular location are full, this option will disappear from the drop-down list of centres available for you to pick from. If you require a particular location, it’s a good idea to make sure you register early or you may find yourself having to travel quite far to find a space.

    GAMSAT Eligibility Criteria:

    In order to sit the GAMSAT UK, you must:

    • have completed an undergraduate honours degree, or
    • be in the final year of an undergraduate degree, or
    • be in the penultimate (second-to-last) year of an undergraduate degree, or
    • for Exeter and Plymouth, have an appropriate level of intellectual maturity and subject knowledge to meet the demands of the test

    Can I change my registration details?

    It’s really important to keep your details up-to-date and accurate on your ACER account. Your results will be delivered by email and this is also where the test centre location will be shared with you.

    You can update your details in your online account by clicking ‘Edit’ next to ‘Registration Details’.

    When is the deadline for GAMSAT 2024?

    The GAMSAT deadline for registering for the UK March 2024 is 22 January 2024 (standard registrations) or 1 February (late registrations) and for the September 2024 sitting is 4 July 2024 (standard) or 11 July (late) at 1pm BST. If you miss the first deadline, you can still register until the late registration date but you will need to pay an additional ยฃ69 late registration fee.

    It’s a good idea to register as soon as possible as there are only a limited number of spots at each testing centre. If you leave it too late you could find yourself having to travel across the country to find a location with space for you to take the exam.

    What is the cost of the GAMSAT?

    The GAMSAT UK costs ยฃ286. If you miss the standard GAMSAT deadline, a late registration fee of ยฃ69 will also be charged.

    GAMSAT Registration FAQs

    Can I reschedule my GAMSAT exam?

    You can defer your exam to a later sitting. For example, if you decide you are not ready for the September 2024 sitting, you can change your registration for March 2025. There are strict deadlines for deferral requests so please check the official ACER website for the most up-to-date information.

    Can I cancel my GAMSAT registration?

    If you change your mind about sitting the GAMSAT or you’re no longer able to attend the exam, you can either defer your registration to the next sitting or request a refund. You will still be charged an administration fee. See the GAMSAT website for more info.

    Can I change my test centre?

    Yes, it is possible to change your GAMSAT test centre after you’ve registered! You can change your chosen location until the late registration deadline. This is subject to there being any remaining space at your preferred test centre, so if you require a particular location it is best to ensure you select this centre first and register as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

    If I have a disability, can I have special considerations?

    If you have any specific needs that may interfere with how you take the test, you can apply for reasonable adjustments to be made. You need to apply as soon as possible after you’ve registered. These requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis to ensure your needs are met.

    You must submit this request before the late registration deadline. To apply, fill in the online form after completing GAMSAT registration and give details about your condition. You’ll be asked to attach supporting documentation from a registered health practitioner. This needs to be less than one year old for health-needs or less than three years old for learning disabilities. For a learning disability, you can still submit an old report as long as you have a recent letter from a psychologist stating that it is still valid.

    Unfortunately, no special circumstances can be given to test scores once you have sat the test. Therefore if you have a condition that you believe will impact your ability to take the exam, it is really important to apply for adjustments before exam day.

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      Frequently Asked Question

      โ†’What is the GAMSAT UK?

      The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) is an entrance exam used by some medical schools in the UK, Ireland, and Australia to assess the aptitude of applicants for graduate-entry medical programs.

      โ†’How do I register for the GAMSAT UK?

      To register for the GAMSAT UK, you must first create an account on the official GAMSAT website. Once you have created an account, you can complete the registration form and pay the registration fee.

      โ†’When are the GAMSAT UK test dates?

      The GAMSAT UK is typically administered twice a year, with test dates in March/April and September/October. Exact test dates can be found on the official GAMSAT website.

      โ†’What is the format of the GAMSAT UK?

      The GAMSAT UK is a six-hour test consisting of three sections:

      Section 1 (Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences)
      Section 2 (Written Communication)
      Section 3 (Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences).

      โ†’How is the GAMSAT UK scored?

      The GAMSAT UK is scored on a scale of 0 to 100, with a score of 50 considered an average score. The score is calculated by taking the weighted average of the scores from all three sections.

      โ†’What is a good score on the GAMSAT UK?

      A “good” score on the GAMSAT UK depends on the specific medical schools to which you are applying. Generally, a score above 60 is considered competitive, while a score above 70 is considered very competitive.

      โ†’Can I retake the GAMSAT UK if I am not happy with my score?

      Yes, you can retake the GAMSAT UK if you are not happy with your score. However, there are restrictions on the number of times you can take the test, and some medical schools may only consider your most recent score. It is important to research the policies of the medical schools to which you are applying regarding GAMSAT UK scores.

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      Vikram NadkarniMedic Mind Tutor

      8 July 2021

      As results for September GAMSAT are given mid November, is there not a UCAS medicine application deadline for mid October? Will it be too late to apply for 2022 graduate medicine when the 2021 GAMSAT score is given mid november

      Vikram NadkarniMedic Mind Tutor

      8 July 2021

      As the UCAS deadline for medical applications is the 15th October for the following year. Can one wait for their GAMSAT scores from September (given mid November) and apply with the result afterwards directly to the universities instead of via UCAS? Or would it be too late?

      AnonymousMedic Mind Tutor

      5 August 2021

      When does the date for your GAMSAT test come out?

      Paul WhiteMedic Mind Tutor

      7 January 2022

      Are you given a specific date to sit the test as I have work commitments which canโ€™t on some dates within the window.