IMAT 2021 survival kit

September 9th is getting closer and closer; you are probably exhausted and dream about the vacation that awaits you after the test. 

The next couple of weeks will be the most challenging period of your preparation. You need to remain calm and stay focused. Don’t panic and keep going! 

Stress and fear can lead you down the garden path. You’ve worked hard for many months, so we can’t have that happening on the test day!

Here is a list of things you need to bring with you to the test. Save this list and check you have everything before you leave your house. 

  1. Identity document: you must bring an original ID with you (a copy won’t do!). It must be the one you specified during the registration on Universitaly.

  2. Universitaly receipt: this reminder can be downloaded from Universitaly. It states your full name and surname, the test centre you selected and the time and date of your payment.

  3. Cambridge confirmation email: it’s the email you received after paying for the test.
    Here is a brief excerpt from the email: “Your registration has been successful for the IMAT test at *name of the Univerisity of first choice* in Italy on 9 September 2021 at 12:00 (Italian time).
    This email also reports your Reference Number.
  4. Water and a snack: since you’ll be spending a few hours at the test centre, you want to bring an energy snack and a water bottle. Don’t drink too much before the test, and use the restroom before the test starts.  If you decide to eat or drink during the actual exam, make sure not to spill water or crumbs on the papers.
  5. Watch: remember to bring a watch, not a smartwatch, which is not allowed, just a regular watch (analogue or digital, whatever you prefer). Most test centres have wall clocks, and they announce the remaining time on the speakers. However, you’ll feel much more comfortable checking the time whenever you need to. 

Note that mobile phones, smartwatches and other devices are not permitted. 

You don’t need to bring a pen as you are only allowed to use the one provided by the test centre. 

Finally, remember to rest as well as possible the night prior to the exam. Have a rich breakfast in the morning and only revise the most mnemonic topics (short term memory is astonishing!). 

You are all set! Good luck!