Structure and content
The purpose of GAMSAT is to assess the candidate's ability to understand and analyse material, to think critically about issues and, in the case of the Written Communication section, to organise and express thoughts in a logical and effective way. GAMSAT questions are based on material drawn from a variety of sources. They typically require candidates to read and think about a passage of writing, to interpret graphical displays of information, to use mathematical relationships and to apply reasoning skills to tables of data.
Since problem-based learning techniques are central to modern medical curricula, GAMSAT focuses on the assessment of problem solving ability across a wide range of subject areas.
GAMSAT is divided into three sections:
I Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences
II Written Communication
III Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences
GAMSAT is delivered as a digital test in 2023.