GAMSAT Practice Test

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( — August 16, 2021) —

While the practice questions will build your confidence and allow you to identify mistakes and ways to improve, practice tests should also be a staple feature of your GAMSAT preparations.

Making sure you’re doing as many GAMSAT practice tests requires you to complete each of the five subtests in the given time and will support you to prepare for the GAMSAT by mimicking the exam experience. This provides you with the opportunity to develop your speed when answering the GAMSAT questions and techniques that will help you to complete them within the time limit.

The more experience you gain with the practice tests, the more confident and calm you will feel on the exam day, as you’ll be aware of the expectations and time restrictions, and you’ll have experience of prioritising questions and knowing when to move on from a question which is taking too much time.

GAMSAT practice tests will also provide a more realistic expectation of your GAMSAT score under test conditions, so you’ll know when you’re ready to tackle the GAMSAT.

How to Study for the GAMSAT in 3 Months

If you have three months, here are your GAMSAT priorities:

  • Gauge your performance by taking a free online practice test. This first practice test will key you into your strengths and weaknesses and help you determine your baseline score.

  • Let your baseline guide your content review. Focus on the sections, topics, or question types you need help with the most before moving on to comprehensive prep. For example, you may decide to start with any subjects not covered by your pre-req courses.

  • Consider taking GAMSAT preparation courses to keep you on track. Plenty of GAMSAT test takers do study on their own, but it doesn’t hurt to review with experts who know the exam inside and out. Choose a course that works with your schedule and goals. If you’re prepping while going to school and also working in a lab, online test prep that’s flexible and convenient could be your best bet.

  • Practice, practice, practice. Practice questions and tests will show you where the holes in your knowledge are. When you miss questions, try to determine why. If it’s due to being shaky on the material, you need more review on that topic. Make sure you simulate the conditions of the actual GAMSAT for some of your practice tests.

One Week Before the GAMSAT

Adjust your sleeping schedule so that you are going to bed and getting up in the morning at the same times as on the day before and morning of the GAMSAT. Prioritize getting a reasonable amount of sleep during the last few nights before the test.

Take a trip to the test center at least a day or two before your actual test date so that you can easily find the building and room on test day. This will also allow you to gauge traffic and see if you need money for parking or any other unexpected expenses. Knowing this type of information ahead of time will greatly reduce your stress on the day of your test.

Check your test center’s policy on cell phones ahead of time. Some centers do not even allow them to be kept in your locker, where you will keep your other personal items.

Don’t do any heavy studying the day before the test. This is not a test you can cram for! Your goal at this point is to rest and relax so that you can go into test day in a good physical and mental condition.

Eat well. Try to avoid excessive caffeine and sugar. Ideally, in the weeks leading up to the actual test you should experiment a little bit with foods and practice tests to see which foods give you the most endurance. Aim for steady blood sugar levels during the test: sports drinks, peanut-butter crackers, trail mix, etc. make good snacks for your breaks and lunch.