Finally, the NMAT exam

After much anticipation with taking the NMAT, yesterday proved that it wasn't a piece of sugary confection. It's ampalaya mixed with tausi and soggy okra. It's everything you wish you wouldn't have to eat again.

I arrived at De La Salle about an hour earlier (6am) and already the examinees seated in the benches were filling up the rows from end to end. So yes, if you would be taking the exam, come early. CEM probably had us line up about 7am, checking the identification sheet and admission slip. I went to CEM a week ago to pick up my admission slip because the one they mailed never came (a likely story considering how reliable snail mail is in the Philippines). If you don't receive yours a week before, consider going to their office for the duplicate copy, or you can just get it from them on the day of the exam (they bring all the duplicate copies on the testing venue).


Okay, so about the exam

The exam started at around 8am. The first part is given for three hours, which is apportioned for the different subtests. My plan was to finish the easy parts first, which meant jumping from English to Perceptual Acuity, Inductive Reasoning then Quantitative exam. I pretty much sailed through English, finishing it about 10 minutes earlier than the alloted time. Feeling quite perky about this, I decided to push with Inductive Reasoning--and until now I can't reckon if it was a good or bad decision. Well it didn't help that we weren't allowed to write on the test booklet , considering how the exam is highly 'challenging'. There were some items that you can take less than a minute answering, but there were some that would just contort your brain to forms you have never imagined. It's a mental exercise really.

There's nothing much to say about Perceptual Acuity. All you need to have is a good set of eyes, and well, highly sharpened perception. After I was done with the three exams, blanks and all, I think I had 40-50 minutes left with Quantitative. As expected I didn't finish it. I tried the practice exam under real time conditions, and I thought this would be the most problematic section for me. (Math had never been my forte) Well at least I was right. I probably was only sure of 15 items, and the rest of 40 were left to the grace of fate and my mighty Mongol pencil. Better any answer than none at all.

The second part was given after lunch. My baon saved me from the trouble of hunting down a place to eat. RJ's advice was really helpful to note. Most of the food establishments around La Salle are closed during Sundays, and there are quite a number of examinees too, so it would save you from the hassle if you would just bring packed lunch. The line in the canteen extended from the cashier to the outside of the cafeteria door (so just imagine how many people are lining up).

If the first part was Apocalypse, part two was Redemption. I finished the exam within the alloted time, plus it wasn't that stressful because you can have an inkling of the answer as long as you have sentido comon (common sense).


Bits of Advice


So what could I say that would be helpful for you. First answer the practice exams. I overheard some examinees answering it the day before, and some others leaving out some subtests altogether. Don't do it. If you're aiming for a decent score, the practice tests would lend you a good grip of what will be given during actual exam. There are even some items that were just rehashed from the practice tests.

For the first part, I think the more substantial thing to focus on is time management and sharpening your analytical skills. And you can't sharpen your noggin if you only do it once, so I believe practice is the key here.

As for the second part, all the things you need to study for is IN the practice set. So you can't leave it to the wind and put off answering the practice exams if you find the questions unfamiliar. Everything is in there, you just need to brush up on the topics especially if you don't have a strong Chem/Bio background. The concepts are very basic, and the computations are not very difficult since they do not allow calculators. I don't think I can emphasize it that much: answer and review the practice set.

As for the MSA NMAT reviewer, I think it is too difficult. Too difficult compared to the actual exam, especially in the Qualitative and Physics part. I am just echoing what many of previous NMAT takers have said, don't get yourself too down if you can't even get past the first question in the MSA reviewer. It's not going to be THAT hard. Well on the plus side, I think it would be quite helpful for the Perceptual Acuity, Inductive Reasoning, Sociology and Bio subtests.

Lastly, unless you feel quite confident with your Math, Physics, Bio, Chem and other subtest skills, try reviewing. I would probably have a better time answering the exam if I had just graduated from High School. But since I am a not-so-fresh college grad, I pretty much forgot most of what I had taken up five years ago. So try brushing up on your HS books. Truth be told what I reviewed was my brother's 4th year Physics and Chem books. And man, I'm glad I did. I don't know what my score would be yet, but I found the second part more tolerable than the first one. (You would be surprised by the things you have forgotten.)

According to our proctor, the results would be released by mail after 3-4 weeks. I do not have high hopes about my score, considering how I might have as well played Russian roulette with my Quantitative subtest. Anyway I'm just glad its over. Well if the reason you're reading this is because you will also be taking the NMAT, I wish you good graces. It was a fun carnage for me. :)

Related post:

NMAT Review resources
My NMAT Result

96 comments:

John Arenas said...

what is the practice set? is this the one that you'll be getting once you apply for the NMAT exam? or you can purchase this from the book store? Thanks!

Aubrey said...

Yes this is the one that CEM gives you after application

_Lhon17_ said...

Hey, this is amazing.Actually i took NMAT last Dec2007 and got good grade. But it wasn't enough for my application in my dream med school.haha, so i am planning to retake this dec2009. ur blog is so helpful.

Aubrey said...

Hi Lhon,
Are we referring to the same dream med school? :P I'm really happy that you find my blog helpful. I hope you get a better score next time around. :)

Alea said...

hi aubrey,,,sobrang nakakatulong ang blog mo..thanks a lot..

i'll be taking my NMAT on december..do u have any suggestions about review centers? and how much ung NMAT exam?

Aubrey said...

Hi Alea. I think I'm not qualified to give review center recommendations since I didn't actually enroll in one. You might want to try self-studying, but of course you would have to put in time for it to work. There are quite a number of review centers offering an NMAT review, so it's a good idea to check their websites out.

All in all you would have to pay 1,500 for the NMAT.

Bella said...

hi, aubrey! great blog! i, too, am a not-so-fresh college grad,i graduated 3 years ago. and, my undergrad course is marketing. i plan to make a career shift to medicine. i forgot about my childhood dream until recently. i don't know what my chances are, but hopefully i will make it. any advice for me? hehe. i'm pretty much in a confused state. thanks! :)

Aubrey said...

Hi Bella. I'm glad that you've had a re-awakening of your dream of becoming a doctor. If you were to ask me, I believe that you should go for it. However, it would also be wise to really think about why you're seeing medicine in a new light. Weigh the circumstances (how you would go about financing your studies, the time needed to finish med, etc) before you fully decide to enter med. You could read around my blog, or visit forums for filipino doctors, so you get the full picture. I highly recommed pinoy.md (http://pinoy.md/ipb/). Hope I helped :)

bella said...

thanks, aubrey! i'll do my own share of planning. hehe. good luck on your med journey! and super thanks again, you really enlightened me. :)

Anonymous said...

hi aubrey,, im also planning to take the NMAT and hopefully fulfill my childhood dream of doing the rounds in the hospital which was reinforced by my all time fave tv show greys anatomy.. hehe

btw, i have really no idea of how to get into med school, i only learned of the NMAT just recently. what are the things i need to do/pass/accomplish before finally i a am a 1st year med student.. tnx a lot,,


i hope u can give me a reply in my email btz_al@yahoo.com

tnx a lot. god bless

Judge said...

thank you thank you thank you so much on that info! I'm planning on taking the NMAT this December, but I have totally no idea how, or what it is. At least your blog gave me a better insight to the experience. So, thanks. :)

ailyn said...

hi aubrey. Ur blog is really great!! do u have other review materials for the nmat? specially for the perceptual acuity? I do not have a good set of eyes. :( can u help me??pls.. My email add is rnai@ymail.com. Thanks.

Aubrey said...

The MSA reviewer has a lot of challenging items for perceptual acuity. I think it's an effective way to practice. As for internet resources, I've tried to search before but I found none. You might also want to try for yourself though. :)

latebloomer said...

thanks heaps aubrey for all the info you've shared.. i'll echo what others have said that your entries are very enlightening. just wondering though, how can i get to sit for the NMAT exam? do i just go to CEM and pay for the application form (w/ practice set i suppose) or do i have to prepare certain documents before i could apply to sit for the NMAT exam? thanks in advance =)

Aubrey said...

Applying for the NMAT is basically a walk in the park. If I remember correctly you would only need to bring your TOR, and two 2x2 pictures.

And I do not mind you sharing the word about my blog. Really thank you as well for visiting. :)

AYA MINAMINO said...

Hi! Your blog is very helpful!!! I plan to take the NMAT this Decemeber but I don't kn how to get an applcation form in the first place. Where is the CEMI office located (somewhere in Makati if I'mot mistaken). the websie of CEMI is not available. Thanks for sharing your experience! Just reading it gives me the chills hehe. So wat did your scores turn out to be?

Aubrey said...

Hi Aya. I just wrote an NMAT FAQ. Here's the link: http://aubreythinksthat.blogspot.com/2009/06/nmat-faq.html
Got 94.

Treb said...

Hi Aubrey.. did you get the score that you had aimed for? Can you give me a hint of your dream med school? IM kinda interested with this school which has a naked man for a symbol.. LOL

Aubrey said...

Hi. My only aim was to get a 90 something, and fortunately I did get it. Scored 94. I am planning to apply in the naked man school on Sept. :P I will be posting about it once I pass my application.

eliahkim said...

Hi, im kim, im planning to take NMAT this comming december..can you give me sort of advice...and where i can apply for the NMAT exammination..?, does the practice test of NMAt is available in any bookstore??Thanks.

Anthony said...

hi, im planning to take NMAT this december.. i just have a little problem regarding the application. are there any other requirements aside from the Php 1,500.00?

kung pwede po sana pa mail nalang :)
coffee_tsokolate17@yahoo.com

thanku po. :]

Czarinah said...

hey thanx for your blog. It really is so helpful. I've been wishing to take the NMAT exam and hopefully enter medical school..thanx to you I have now the grace to finally take a step forward. Goodluck to your career and God bless you. More powers!

P.S. I've been searching the intertnet. Where could I probably go & search on to get the requirements for the NMAT exam?..thanx again, and more graces.. :D

ace said...

hi! thanks for your very informative posts about nmat. :) i might take the nmat next year, and actually, i was kind of apprehensive because of the feeling/thought that i might not get a score decent enough to get me into any med school that i want to enroll in. BUT! thanks to your encouraging words, i now feel a lot better about taking the exam. i hope i'll be able to prepare for it well and that i'd get a score as high as yours. :) thanks again, ate aubrey! :D

Anonymous said...

thank you for your blog. :) i'll follow that packed lunch tip.

um, i snored through my high school years and into my early college years. i got kicked out of dlsu coz of too many failures (FAs).

during my third and present year at my current university, i have turned the page and made a 180degree turn. i devoted myself to my studies. however, now that the nmat is coming up, i feel that i dont know anything. i enrolled at msa and got some knowledge there but i think its just not enough. i want to get into uerm but i dont know if i can reach the cutoff score. is the nmat really hard for people with weak science foundations?

Aubrey said...

Hi Anonymous. I believe I read somewhere that NMAT review centers are really quite helpful, although I didn't enroll in one myself. Well considering that you did take the effort of devoting your time for review, the only thing left to do would be to trust in your abilities. The science questions are quite basic, honestly I've encountered more difficult ones in the past, so don't sweat it too much. Sorry my thoughts are scattered. I wish you well on your exam. God Bless! :)

icedgreco said...

thanks for this post. i discovered your blog days before i took the December 2009 NMAT. you've helped me a lot. :)

i can't wait for the results. :D

wao. said...

Hello Aubrey :)

I'm planning to take the NMAT this April and your blogs have pushed me even stronger to take it early (I'm currently a 2nd year medtech student). I would just like to ask, when you took the exam, were there advanced chemistry topics like Org or Biochem? and perhaps Histology and Anatomy for Biology? or is it really just the basics that come out?

Also, how do we get the practice exams? I really want to get a high score for NMAT~!

Thanks for all your help and your blogs :D It has really helped a lot and given me more confidence :)

Aubrey said...

Hi. I believe it would be a little too early to take the exam now since you're only in second year (schools assign a validity period for your exam, it's usually a year or two before the SY you're applying for). And yes it would only cover the basics. HS books got me through :)

em-em said...

hi ms. aubrey.. i'M a BSN graduate last march 2009 and pass the nursing board exam dis november.. if u don't mind can i ask someting about this NMAT cause i don't i have enough idea, the only thing i know is i need to take this examination before i can pursue medicine.. i really dream to become doctor someday hope u can help me and guide me, thank you in advance..

Aubrey said...

Hi. Here's the link to my post on NMAT FAQs: http://aubreythinksthat.blogspot.com/2009/06/nmat-faq.html

Anonymous said...

hi aubrey..just want to ask if there are another schedule for NMAT exam, how to apply for it, and where,..im from mindanao and i wanted to apply for pinoy md and one of their reqmnts is the NMAT..can i take it near my place???
thank you so much.. Godbless

daves said...

hello aubrey... you mentioned i think in another post that we can answer the question set according to our liking.. am i right? meaning i can answer the quantitative part before the perceptual acuity part right? i will take the NMAt this april and according to the instruction...each part of the test has a time limit... the examiner will tell you when to start and stop... in this way... can i still answer the last part first?

Aubrey said...

I am not sure if the instructions have changed. But as far as I can remember, during the time I took it, we were allowed to move from one subtest to another. I think the time limit was meant to cover for all the subjects. Although, as I've mentioned, I'm not sure if it they've tweaked the whole thing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aubrey, I got the MSA NMAT reviewer. I only got the answer and explanations volume. Is the questions volume a separate book? Just wanted more tips on how to pass it. I really am freaking out regarding the exam because the MSA reviewer is way too difficult.

Aubrey said...

MSA is too difficult compared to the actual exam, so don't freak out that much. :) The questions volume (volume 1) is quite helpful especially if you're trying to simulate actually taking the exam, but of the two, of course the answers vol is more important. I think you could work with that already. Don't bother with the Physics part of the MSA, its too much. Although it provides good practice for the Social sciences part, and perceptual acuity.

rose said...

hello there,

i took my NMAT last APRIL 2010 and i got 98%. i was really surprised when i saw my grades coz i didn't expect it at all. i didn't enrol in any review center coz it's too expensive. i didn't bought any MSA reviewer coz i've read from forums that it's harder than the actual exam. what i did was i studied the sample exam they've given and focused on the topics involved in it. high school books in chemistry, physics, and biology are enough to supply you with the knowledge you need for the exam. the topics in sparknotes site are very helpful too. it has the summary of all the subjects included in the exam.
(btw, thanks aubrey for all your tips those are sooo helpful).
during the exam, i lacked some time in the first part of the exam. i think about 10 minutes or so. but in the second part, since i'm from a science course, i finished it 30 minutes earlier than the time so i got plenty of time to check my answers. and in fact, it dit show on my grades that i got better score in the 2nd part. now, i'm waiting for the application period for the next school year to start, and hopefully be accepted in my dream med school.
thanks again aubrey!! love your site!

Aubrey said...

Thanks for sharing Rose. Made me smile. Hehe. God bless on your dream med school!

tine said...

hi aubrey

I'm planning to take the NMAT this december. I'm just wondering, whats is the diffenece in taking the April and December NMAT.

Nice blog!

Aubrey said...

Nothing really. People just speculate that the April exam is easier than December but really there's been no proof of this yet. :)

Joie said...

hi :) i just would like to ask, when is the best time to take the NMAT? during 3rd yr or 4th yr college ? :) thanks :D

Aubrey said...

Third year will provide you a good leeway if you're intent on going straight to med after college. And also if you might want to take the test again :)

Anonymous said...

ms aubrey. i'm taking nmat this december po. does the nmat result have an expiry? and i just have to ask, i suck din po kasi sa computations, are you just exaggerating po na 15 lang yung sure mo? kasi topnotcher ka naman pala. ang talino mo haha baka kasi dun ako mapu-pull down sa math at physics. i'm poor talaga pag numbers. :( but you're really inspiring po. thank you.

GO Ü said...

aubrey, thanks for your blog! Ü it really gave me h0pe about taking the NMAT exam. Ive been wanting to take that but there are some issues that is pulling me back.but n0w its clear. :) i'll take my NMAT after my bsn Board Exam 2011 :)

Aubrey said...

As your name says...GO! :)

Aubrey said...

Hi Anonymous. I was not exagerrating. I remember myself melting from my seat after skipping item after item and realizing I'm already at the end of the qualitative exam. Haha. I think the other subjects pulled my grades in.

NMAT doesn't have an expiry per se, but most schools would require that your results be within the past two years.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aubrey, are you an Alumnus of FEU-IN? I would also like to ask, where did you take your lacking physics units? Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi AUBREY! You really and continuously inspiring me to pursue my dreams. I really wanted to be a doctor, but because of some problems, im half decided about it. Im also a nurse, I took and luckily pass this last november NLE exam.Now Im thinking of taking the NMAT,I wanted to give NMAT a try and get a descent or better a high score.Your tips and advices are really helpful to me, :) but aside from those, can you give us more tips or bits of advise on how we can manage our time? because i think if I browse on all of the subjects and just start reading at this moment,that I think will be a little too late for me to start and study all of those stuff. esp, those formulas that i will be needing for the exam, I just think I suck when it comes to computation i just find it soooooooo hard na kahit lahat na ng neurons ko paganahin ko, magcocolapse at di din talaga kakayanin. :) Do you believe that studying SMART,is far better than studying HARD? na, we dont need to browse on all of those subjects and dig deeper? we just need to learn what its needed for the exam? parang board exam din ba yan ng nursing or mas mahirap?Predictable ba o hindi? ;)

one more question, do you know when this december CEM will give NMAT exam?
your reply will be much much much appreciated. THANK YOU and praying to GOD that He shower you more graces from heaven. YOU ARE SUCH A BLESSING TO US! continue your GOOD WORK. NICE BLOG!

Anonymous said...

any information on examination sites ng NMAT this December??? pls post. much better kung somewhere sa region 1.hehe thanks. Ms. Aubrey. IDOL ka tlaga. sana pumasa din kami pag nagtake kami nyan.hehe

Aubrey said...

I took my lacking units at PCU. FEU, PCHS and EAC also offer supplementary units.

Aubrey said...

Hi Anonymous. I feel really humbled by your kind words. Thank you very much.

Regarding the quantitative exam, I think we can't get away with reading and memorizing the formulas. The numbers on the exam itself can easily be tackled but you would really need to know how go about putting numbers together. Anyway the other materials are not that challenging since we already took them up in High School.

I do think that methodical studying is far better than having to read everything and memorizing to the last dot. Even more important is understanding and integrating newly learned information with previously learned material. So yes I agree that we should focus on studying smart than studying hard. (Please note though that I consider hard work and focus to also be significantly important).

For the NMAT, go over HS Physics, Chem books. Also try to brush up on Biology and Sociology basics.

I hope everything goes out well!

Aubrey said...

Hi Anonymous. I can't really give much information about satellite testing centers. But do check their website for more comprehensive info on testing locations.

Anonymous said...

hi again aubrey! :) im the one who question you about studyind smart and all, just want to express my thank you again... you are really helping me a lot... thanks thanks thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Aubrey, what are your brother's books? Can I borrow them? Please? HAHAHAHA. Thank you!

_AnxiousFirstTimer_ said...

thanks so much for the helpful blog. being a fresh grad, i'd just like to know if you're familiar with the application to UST, they're deadline for submission of requirements which includes a photocopy of your NMAT results is on the 10th of december 2010, i don't think one would be able to submit a copy of that since the exam is on december and it takes 2-3 weeks before the results are released. do u know of anyone who has been in this exact situation?

Anonymous said...

hi, where can i find practice tests? i really want to go to med school. and im planning to take nmat on dec '10

steph said...

hi aubrey, im an MLS student planning to enter medschool next school year, the Lord willing.and i would just like to ask, can we take the NMAT exam even though we only have 3 units in physics?thanks!i'll be waiting for your reply..God bless

thesecretlife said...

Hi Aubrey!

Im about to take the NMAT this December 2010, and I was wondering what this practice set you are talking about. Where can you buy this? :)

and how long did you self-study? i skipped out on review centers coz i believe i can self-study.

Can cover everything in the NMAT exam in a month (say, October to November in time for the December exam, since its the sembreak?)? or do i need MORE TIME to study? :)

THANK YOU SO MUCH! This blog has been really helpful. :)

Issa

Anonymous said...

hi aubrey, I'm also an RN. I would probably have the same scenario as you had regarding the lacking units in physics.. I'll be taking the NMAT this dec., so with the units I still need to get, the earliest possible SY I might be enrolled is 2012-2013?? thanks! great blog! =)

Aubrey said...

Basically 4th year HS Physics and Chem. And I don't think it's still with us. Sorry on that.

Aubrey said...

Hi Anonymous. I'm not that sure but I think UST allows 'to follow' NMAT results. Confirm with them first though. And also have other choice schools just in case.

Anonymous said...

hi aubrey! i've read ur blog re: ur ust application. I'm a bit worried with my chances of getting accepted. I am discouraged by the fact that you weren't able to pass given that you have high nmat score and good grades. Can you give me insights on what happened during the interview? thank you very much, looking forward to your reply.

Anonymous said...

hi aubrey, i was the one who asked regarding ust application, I didn't mean to offend you or anything, Im just a bit discouraged with my chances since my grades were just average and i dont have a nmat grade yet. I hope you could help me. Thanks

Aubrey said...

It really wasn't much of an interview than a pen and paper psychological exam. Truth be told, I also thought I had good chances of getting in, but I guess UST takes into account other factors as well eg (personality type, UST graduate, MD parents fr UST, etc.)

Anonymous said...

hi aubrey! i recently passed my NLE and am planning on taking NMAT this december of 2010. My choices are WVSUCM and UPCM. Do you have a site where I can view the list of tuition fees of different med schools? thank you. You're an inspiration!

Alex said...

Hi aubrey, i just wanted to ask if there are like any limitations on how many times you can take the exam? and if there is, whats gonna happen after?

Anonymous said...

hi miss aubrey, I found your blog is so amazing. BTW, I planned to take the NMAT this dec.. what if I apply through online? Should I wait for the admission test to be mailed?

Anonymous said...

hello from california!

i'm taking the nmat in los angeles on nov. 6 and i had a few questions. are we not allowed to write on the test booklet? how are we supposed to answer the quantitative portion? thanks!

Anonymous said...

sabi sa site. ID form lng dadalhin. para sa mga dec 2010 takers, eto lng ba talaga? wala nang admission slip? or any forms?. baka mag panic tayo kung kulang ang ating nadala during exam. ty.

marielle said...

hi aubrey! i just want to ask if there's any site where i can view the results of NMAT? i took the exam last april 2009 but got no mail until now.. thank you

Anonymous said...

i got a 99! thanks for the blog aubrey! :)

_Lhon17_ said...

Hi Aubrey!
It's me Marlon. I never thought you'll be a batchmate. Rock on!!!

Anonymous said...

i just take the december NLE examination and i was interested in our blog , a lot of messages was inspired me a lot to pursue my Dreams of Becoming a med someday !! heha!! i just wanna ask BSN degree has no lacking units if i enter in one universities!! exmple SLU !! they have just said to me that BSN degree lack of some units for requirements in Premed Help plz to all who just enter in a Med school!!

Anonymous said...

Aubrey! I scored 98 on my NMAT! Your tips and comments really helped me a lot. Thanks again, now off to UST-FMS :-) But the BEST strategy for the exam is TO PRAY.

peach said...

hi, where can i buy MSA NMAT reviewers?tnx:)

Anonymous said...

hello,
can i ask when is the next nmat examination this year, thanks a lot
poleen

Anonymous said...

hi aubrey..

papano ba malalaman na ok na magparegister for nmat.. plan ko kasi magtake this december. thanks ;)

J said...

Hi Aubrey. I found your blog to be most useful and it really increased my drive to really want to do well in the exam. I recently took the exam with very little preparation (I was a PT Intern then) and well, I didn't get a good score (63) so I wasn't accepted in my schools of choice. Anyways, rummaging through ideas for my 2nd NMAT test attempt, reading this blog made me think about things more. I'll be taking it again this December and I will take your tips into serious consideration during my preparation. I'll let you know how fared. Once again, thanks for this wonderful blog.

Anonymous said...

hello ms.aubrey! i came across the link of your blog when i used the keyword 'nmat reviewer' at google. and your blog is worth the click :) anyway, im thinking of taking nmat on april 2012. im also thinking of just doing a self study using a college entrance test reviewer. im a little hesitant though because im not good in math, chem and physics.. in short im not a fan of computations.. and i forgot how to self math problems already. lol. i hope reading hs books will really help and i can have a good nmat grade :) thanks for sharing your 'nmat experience' thru your blog! i wish you well! :)-yf

Lovely Crizzara said...

hi aubrey!im planning to take NMAT, but I dont know where will I start, thats why I started searching for answers to my questions, it just so happened that I found your site. I live here at batangas and theres no med school here. And Im not familiar about Manila and schools also, thats why I need your help, if its ok for you..how will I start? by the way Im LOVE, 21..heres my eadd lovely_crizzara@yahoo.com. thank you..it would be of great help. God bless you..

Anonymous said...

kelan po pwede magregister para sa nmat for december...thank you po

iamnursenuelits said...

how much does it cost?

Anonymous said...

hello aubrey! im kiambi... i will be taking NMAT this december... Im A RN, and i am so nervous because, im not good in math, physics, chemistry(oh no, thats the most impt subjects i must know). do you think i still have the chance to review and learn starting today till i get the exam on december?... i need a supportive advice, words of encouragement... i really wanted to be a doctor..... Thanks, i hope you will respond....God bless

Anonymous said...

hello aubrey! im kiambi... i will be taking NMAT this december... Im A RN, and i am so nervous because, im not good in math, physics, chemistry(oh no, thats the most impt subjects i must know). do you think i still have the chance to review and learn starting today till i get the exam on december?... i need a supportive advice, words of encouragement... i really wanted to be a doctor..... Thanks, i hope you will respond....God bless

Anonymous said...

hello aubrey! im kiambi... i will be taking NMAT this december... Im A RN, and i am so nervous because, im not good in math, physics, chemistry(oh no, thats the most impt subjects i must know). do you think i still have the chance to review and learn starting today till i get the exam on december?... i need a supportive advice, words of encouragement... i really wanted to be a doctor..... Thanks, i hope you will respond....God bless

Anonymous said...

hi aubrey.. how do you get the practice exam? through email?or mail? :) hope you reply thanks :)

Anonymous said...

i really like your blog. i have plan to take my NMAT exam this December and hoping to pass and aim a higher grade to enroll in my dream Med school. thanks to your blog, got tips..

Anonymous said...

hello aubrey .. Im quite wondering if you're now a doctor in OM .. ? thanks ..:D

charraluminarias said...

Hi Ms. Aubrey! :) I would like to ask what I should do if I did not reach the minimum subject credits for the subjects biology and math for the NMAT?

Anonymous said...

hi Aubrey, your blog is such a great help, I'm just puzzled about the problem solving, is there a scratch paper given on the exam for solving purposes? thank you very much and God bless.

Ovy said...

Im scared.. im still studying right now.. gossshhhhhh

Ryan said...

Just stumbled on this blog while surfing the net. (Ironically, already took the NMAT this December, 2011 so why I'm still looking around for facts about an exam I had already taken is beyond me, hahahaha). Anyway found your writing style delightful and some of your insights about the NMAT are valid. Generally, the NMAT is NOT that hard. For those who remember college entrance exams, the UPCAT and ACET (I personally found the ACET harder but I digress) are much harder then the NMAT. Anyway, here are my insights based on the 2011 NMAT:

1. It's actually the perceptual acuity and inductive reasoning part of the NMAT that makes it hard. Personally, I finished Part I with only a minute to spare because of these two parts.

2. Well, technically inductive reasoning and perceptual acuity just requires intense focus, in other words; you need to be OC.

3. Just brush up on high school level math. You don't need to learn trigonometry for the NMAT.

4. There is a reading comprehension part and some may find that difficult but remember that there is still the perceptual acuity and inductive reasoning part to face; budget your time accordingly. (I've heard people who failed to finish Part I because of failing to budget their time accordingly or failing to consider that there are more items to face.

For Part II (I've divided because I didn't find Part II that hard; well that might be because I graduated BS Biology)

1. For the Science part of the NMAT; DO NOT FRET. You don't need to be a BS Biology major to answer the Biology questions. It's just what the authoress has said; it's high school level. I personally found the Biology part to be harder (because large chunks of it contain Ecology questions; it has been a long time since I took up Ecology).

2. For the Physics part, you won't even need to compute. It's more conceptual rather than quantitative.

3. Chemistry questions asked here are also more of high-school level. They might include Organic chemistry (example; what is the pathway to synthesis an ester? of course this is multiple-choice) and a bit of Biochemistry but these types of questions only comprise 5-6 items of the 50-item Chemistry part of the NMAT.

4. Social sciences part is more of a mixture of political, sociology, anthropology and psychology. Most are common-sense questions especially the Psychology-questions. The only problem is that they might ask you who develop this type of personality theory and there is no common sensing these types of questions.

Anyway, I prepared for the NMAT by enrolling in a review center, touring my prospective medical schools and a week before the NMAT I answered the practice set given by CEM. Take note of these 3 facts:
Enrolling in a review center does not guarantee a 90+ percentile ranking (I did get a 90+ but the point is if you're not going to do some personal work; it's not going to do anything for you.

The practice sets given by CEM IS NOT the actual test. It's there just for practice.

On the day of the NMAT, don't bring your review materials and the practice set given by CEM because its not going to work. This is an exam you should have prepared for in advance. So just relax during the date and avoid discussing the exam with the other applicants.

Anonymous said...

multiple choice ba? i'll probably flank it if its identification...

where can i get the said reviewer?@ the bank? or @ the CEM office provided if i brought with me my paid form? pls elp me

Anonymous said...

Bakit ganun. nahirapan talaga ako sa NMAT yesterday (March 25, 2012) :( I pray to still do good though with God's help

Anonymous said...

Hi Aubrey. I'll be taking my NMAT this dec 2. Ur blog really helped me a lot in reviewing the needed parts in the actual exam, I believe. I just want to ask coz I am planning to take the april 2013 nmat too, would it matter if I pass which result has a higher regradless of the latest result or they are particular with the latest one? thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi...
May I know the schedules for NMAT 2013, pls post! Thank you so much...

shnatshan said...

hi aubrey, thanks for sharing your experience,and its actually helpful ;) im planning to take the NMAT exam this coming November ;) i hope and pray that all my sacrifices (reviewing late at night) will be paid off... ;)