Permitted testing aids
When candidates report to the test centre, they must bring:
- printed GAMSAT Admission Ticket, and
- acceptable current and photo-bearing identification document, and
- pencils (medium soft No.2 or HB recommended), pencil sharpener, pens (blue or black ink), and eraser.
Candidates may bring a clear bottle of drinking water (no labels attached) into the test centre with them.
Candidates whose native language is not English may bring a printed bilingual dictionary into the test for use in Section I and Section II only. The pages must be unmarked and all notes removed. Electronic or English-English dictionaries are not permitted. Dictionaries containing definitions of English words into the nominated language are acceptable but there must not be a translated definition back into English. Any candidate taking up this option must submit the dictionary to the supervisor for inspection before the test begins. The final decision on the suitability of dictionaries will be made on the test day by the test supervisors.
Clocks are provided in the test room. Candidates may wear an analogue wristwatch, but any alarm or stopwatch features must be switched off.
Valuables such as wallets, keys and mobile phones may be placed under the desk during the test. Mobile phones must be switched off and placed face up under the desk. Mobile phones must not be worn on the body and must not be accessed during the test.
Candidates are advised to bring only essential items, as neither the test centre nor the GAMSAT Office can be held responsible for the security of their belongings. There will be limited space to store bags and candidates will not be allowed to access their bags until the lunch break.
Note: All other items, including but not limited to calculators, stopwatches, audio or recording devices of any kind, digital watches, smart watches, note paper, pencil cases, rulers, coloured pens/pencils, and highlighters are prohibited and their use will be considered an act of misconduct.
Access to food (including sweets and nuts), earplugs, medication or other medical equipment (e.g. support cushion) during the test will only be permitted due to a medical condition and can only be allowed if candidates have been granted reasonable adjustments.
There may not be canteen facilities at the test centres, candidates are advised to bring lunch.
Large spaces like test centres can be difficult to heat/cool. To avoid being too cold or too hot, it is recommended to wear layers, which will allow candidates to adjust to their own comfort level.