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Only GRADUATES or GRADUATING STUDENTS (by the end of the current schoolyear) of college (Bachelor's) degree programs are qualified to take the NMAT. 

Be sure you have the following before you register:

  1. A valid e-mail account which you will use for your online application.
  2. One recent unretouched digital photo with these specifications: 2"x 2" or at least 600x600 pixels, with white background. Click for Specifications of Digital Photo.
  3. Passport, only for foreign applicants or those taking the NMAT in foreign test centers.

The Center for Educational Measurement, Inc. (CEM) has been commissioned since 1985 by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) through its Technical Committee for Medical Education, to develop and administer the National Medical Admission Test (NMAT).

NMAT Online Registration System

Welcome to the NMAT Online Registration System (ORS).  All NMAT applicants must read the following information and those posted at the Bulletin of Information Menu before they proceed with their registration.


  1. Applicants must be GRADUATES or GRADUATING STUDENTS of any baccalaureate degree course at the time of testing.
  2. Applicants currently enrolled in the UP College of Medicine Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine (INTARMED) program may take the NMAT on their second year in the program.


  1. Accomplish the Application Form online. Fill up the required fields in the form. Please make sure that all information entered are true and correct.
  2. Proceed with accomplishing online the Student Information Questionnaire (SIQ).
  3. Choose your preferred mode of payment -- either by credit card or by bank payment. For applicants of NMATs that are administered abroad, only payment by credit card shall be accepted.
  4. Check your e-mail account -- inbox and spam mailbox -- for your NMAT Identification (ID) Form and a confirmation of your payment if you paid by credit card. Download and print a copy of your NMAT Identification (ID) Form. You will submit it to your Examiner on the day of the test.
  5. Make sure that all information given on the NMAT ID Form is correct. If you need to change some or all the information given on these forms, follow the instructions below.

 Editing of application form

  1. Editing of NMAT ID Form can only be done during registration period. Click the Edit Registration link under the Online Options of this website and proceed accordingly. This option is automatically disabled once the registration period is over.
  2. If changes have been made successfully, you will receive a new NMAT ID Form. Discard immediately your old NMAT ID Form.


  1. If you choose to pay by credit card, you will be directed to the website of BPI SecurePay and will be instructed accordingly until payment is successful.
  2. If you choose to pay by bank deposit, you must go to the nearest Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) branch and accomplish a Deposit/Payment Slip using the bank reference number and CEM BPI account number given on your NMAT Identification Form.

NOTICE: Review centers are NOT authorized to collect or accept in behalf of CEM any NMAT registration and test fees from NMAT applicants.  Any untoward incident arising from your dealings with a review center, or any such entity, is solely your responsibility.

Confirmation of payment

  1. Credit card payments are automatically confirmed by e-mail once payment is successful. Check your e-mail account, both your inbox and spam mailbox, for your NMAT ID Form and payment confirmation.
  2. If you pay through BPI, you shall receive a payment confirmation e-mail in your inbox (or spam mailbox) after two (2) business days.
  3. All examinees shall get their CEM Official Receipt (OR) on the day of the test.

Examination Permit

Go back to this website one (1) week before the test date and click on the link for Room Assignment to know your test site and room assignment. Download and print your NMAT Examination Permit. If your NMAT Application Number is not included in the list, call the NMAT Secretariat at (02) 813-3686, 813-3691, 813-3694, 813-3695, and 892-1682 loc 108 immediately.