IMAT (International Medical Admission Test) 2021


International Medical Admission Test or IMAT is conducted by the Italian Ministry of Education University and Research to offer admission to aspirants who wish to pursue medicine in Italian universities. It is an international level exam. Candidates can apply for IMAT to pursue medical courses taught at the undergraduate level in Italy. If you are interested in applying for IMAT, read on as in this blog we shall discuss IMAT briefly.

Exam Name International Medical Admission Test
Conducted ByItalian Ministry of Education University and Research
Exam LevelInternational Level
Course LevelUndergraduate
Mode of ExaminationPen and Paper

Important Dates 2021

It must be noted the dates mentioned are tentative and subject to change.

Application Form ReleaseJanuary 12th, 2021
Application Form Submission DeadlineApril 28th, 2021
IMAT ExamSeptember 9th, 2021
Result DeclarationTBA
Counselling ProcessTBA

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for studying at medical universities in Italy, students must meet the basic eligibility criteria. We have mentioned the eligibility criteria below: 

  • Students must have appeared for XIIth and cleared it from a recognized board.
  • Students must have secured a good score in IMAT to be eligible for admission.
  • Students must complete the application form providing all the necessary information

IMAT Paper Format 

IMAT is a pen and paper based test conducted for aspirants across the globe to offer admission to Italian universities for medicine at the undergraduate level. 

  • The paper consists of 60 MCQ based questions. Each question has 5 options, of which candidates have to choose one.
  • The duration of the test is 100 minutes.
  • No calculators are provided during the test.
    • For every correct answer, +1.5 is rewarded.
    • For every incorrect answer, -0.4 is reduced.
    • For no answer, 0 is marked.
  • The maximum possible marks for the IMAT paper is 90.
  • The IMAT paper is divided into 4 sections. 

IMAT Syllabus

IMAT paper is divided into 4 sections. 

Let’s have a look at the syllabus of each section now :

Section 1 – GK and Logical Reasoning

Section 2 – Biology

  • Cell and its life
  • Bioenergetics
  • Chemistry of Living Things
  • Reproduction and Inheritance
  • Inheritance and Environment
  • Anatomy of humans and animals
  • Physiology of humans and animals

Section 3 – Chemistry

Section 3 – Physics and Mathematics



How to Apply for IMAT?

Candidates are supposed to register through the official site. Students must log on to the official website and Apply Online. They are required to fill in the required details to get a unique id and password to go further with the application process.

IMAT Test Centres

The exam centres for IMAT are listed below. Students must choose their preferred exam centre while filling up the form.

BakuNew Delhi
TorontoTel Aviv
Sao PauloLondon
AthensNew York
Hong KongJeddah

Colleges accepting IMAT 

We have listed some of the Universities In Italy that accept IMAT scores:

Application Fees

The application fees for IMAT has to be paid in the online mode. The application fee for IMAT 164 USD.


What is the application fees?

The application fees for IMAT is 164 USD.

How many sections does the paper have?

The paper has 4 sections – Logic/Gk , Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

What is the scheduled exam date of IMAT 2021?

The examination is supposed to be held on 9th September 2021

So, this was all about IMAT. Facing any difficulty with the application process? Our Leverage Edu experts are here to guide you through. Stay connected for more such informative content!

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