NMAT / MCAT in Philippines & USA
National Medical Admission Test (Philippines)
The National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) is a nationwide examination required for the entrance to any medical school in the Philippines.
It is considered as equivalent to the MCAT, which is held in the United States.
The test consists of Part I and Part II. Part I is a 200-item test with four subdivisions,
which are on Verbal, Inductive Reasoning, Quantitative and Perceptual Acuity Skills and is a three-hour exam. Part II is a two-hour-30-minute test in the field of basic sciences such as Biology, Physics, Social Sciences and Chemistry, all of which form 200 items.
Qualified test takers are graduates and graduating students of degree programs. So that is 5 hours and 30 minutes exam in a day.
Generally its results come in about 15 working days, and a candidate can get the admission as per college requirements. The grading system is percentile ranking from 1- to 99+ and marks are given ranging from 200 to 800.
For Foreign Students in Philippines.
Its only mandatory to appear NMAT Examination, Minimum SCORE or PERCENTILE is NOT Required as long as you are taking admission in Medical School as Foreign Student. You can secure your CHED Eligibility Certificate as long as you have appeared NMAT Examination.