The Philippines is considered as an attractive destination for studying medicine by the Indian medical students like me. Yes, I opted to study medicine overseas and found the medical study in Philippines was something worth going for. However, before you choose to go with any medical college here, there were certain things one must be aware of; NMAT being one of them. Truly speaking, for me, NMAT wasn’t a tough nut to crack. This mbbs test is essential if you are seeking entry to any medical school in the Philippines. In other words, National Medical Admission Test is a tool designed to improve and advance the selection process of medical applicants who want to get admission in the top medical schools here. In this way, competent and capable candidates are screened for a medical degree in the Philippines.
Well, as an Indian medical student, I didn’t find NMAT that tough. After completing my 10+2 from India, I enrolled for BS course, which is about two years. Once my bachelors was completed, I was eligible to take this test. Since Philippines follows US education system so this degree course is mandatory for admission in MD course and you cannot apply for MD without qualifying the NMAT exam.
So, here’s what NMAT is all about and seriously I find it too easy to crack:
NMAT is carried out in two parts: Part 1: Mental Ability and Part 2: Academic Proficiency
Part 1 comprises of four subparts, which are as follows:
# Verbal: This covers word analogies and reading comprehension. Its comprehension part covers a wide range of topics from social, scientific, medical, philosophical, and literary spheres.
# Inductive Reasoning: Under this section, there are questions based on sequences and series, arrangements, puzzles, coding-decoding, direction sense, blood relation based questions, weakening, strengthening, assumption based questions and so on.
# Quantitative: This portion of the mbbs test covers fundamental operations, problem-solving, and data interpretation, which requires basic maths knowledge and reasoning.
# Perceptual Awareness: Under it, you will be asked to solve hidden figures, mirror images, and identical information, which will test your presence of mind, focus, and attention.
Coming over to Part 2, this will contain questions related to Biology, Physics, Social Science, and Chemistry, which will test your basic knowledge about all these subjects that will be in the form of comprehension, application (process), analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
All in all, NMAT will measure your mental and academic skills that are required to pursue medical study in the top medical colleges of the Philippines. All you have to do is practice by taking a lot of practice tests, which will not just improve your speed but will also make you conceptually stronger. So manage your time, study hard, and keep your basics strong. If you will follow these three tips effectively, nobody can stop you from doing mbbs study in Philippines. Prepare well and head towards your goal of studying mbbs abroad. Just get, set, and go!
If I can do it, so you can!
Are you among those fortunate ones who have successfully made it to the medical college? Well, congratulations for you have got yet a valid reason to boast of your success after years of hard work and dedication.
For all the doctors out there and the ones who are aspiring to be, everybody knows the medical school is nothing less than an adventure trip, where you are thrown with a tidal wave of information at every other hour.
A doctor’s profession is a respectable and esteemed one. However, the career path and the way to becoming a doctor is not an easy one. Besides you having to do extremely well in your academics your application