You must be a graduate or a graduating student of any college degree course at the time of testing. If you are currently enrolled in the UP College of Medicine Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine (INTARMED) program, you may take the NMAT on your second year in the program.
Your obtained NMAT scores at any given examination year are deemed sufficient and valid as basis for evaluating your application for admission to a college of medicine. You are encouraged to do well in the test and obtain your best scores to increase your chances of being accepted in the best medical schools in the Philippines.
Ensure that you have the following before you register:
- A valid e-mail account that you will use for your online application.
- A digital photo that meets the following specifications:
- Must be 2” x 2”, colored, with white background
- The height of the head (top of hair to bottom of chin) should measure 1 inch to 1 3/8 inches (25 mm - 35 mm)
- Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
- The image pixel dimensions must be in a square aspect ratio (meaning the height must be equal to the width). Minimum acceptable dimensions are 300 pixels (width) x 300 pixels (height). Maximum acceptable dimensions are 600 pixels (width) x 600 pixels (height).
- The file size must be less than or equal to 900 kB
- Must be in JPG or PNG file format
A passport is required if you are NOT a Filipino or if you are taking the NMAT in a foreign test center.
- Accomplish the Application Form online. Fill out the required fields in the form. Make sure that all information entered is true and correct.
- Proceed with accomplishing the Student Information Questionnaire (SIQ).
- Choose your preferred mode of payment — either by credit card or by bank payment. Applicants who register from abroad and will take the test in the Philippines or in foreign test centers can only pay through credit card.
- 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.
- If you need to change some or all the information given on your NMAT ID Form, follow the instructions below.
EDITING OF NMAT ID FORM
Editing of NMAT ID Form can only be done during the registration period. Follow these steps:
- Click the Edit Registration link under the Online Options on the CEM website and proceed accordingly. This option is automatically disabled once the registration period is over.
- If changes have been made successfully, you will receive a new NMAT ID Form. Discard immediately your old NMAT ID Form.
The NMAT Registration Fee covers the development, updating, maintaining, and deployment of the online registration system. This includes the online Student Information Questionnaire (SIQ), the bank and credit card payment portals, the transaction e-mails, and the downloaded materials like the NMAT ID Form, Practice Set (Parts I and II) which serves as a reviewer, and other information for the medical school applicant such as the addresses, telephone numbers, and college deans of Philippine medical schools.
The NMAT Test Fee covers the costs of test development, processing the application form, test administration, processing and scoring of answer sheets, and the printing and delivery of test results.
You can pay online using a credit card or go through an over-the-counter transaction at the bank. Payment should be made on or before the deadline for registration. Please note that you are not completely registered or fully qualified to take the NMAT if you have not paid the NMAT fees even if you have already downloaded, printed, and accomplished your NMAT Identification Form.
Credit Card Payment
Major credit cards are accepted and processed by BPI SecurePay. As soon as credit card payment is completed online, the applicant will immediately receive his/her payment confirmation e-mail together with his/her NMAT ID Form. The applicant can then view his/her application status and download the NMAT Practice Set (Part I and Part II).
All applicants taking the test in foreign test centers or those applying from abroad and taking the test here in the Philippines can only pay through credit card.
Bank payments can be made in all Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) branches nationwide. Only cash and full payment of PhP1,900.00 is accepted. If you clicked and chose to pay through BPI, you will immediately receive an e-mail that shows your assigned Bank Reference Number. The e-mail also contains a link to download and print your NMAT Identification (ID) Form.
Download, print, and accomplish the NMAT ID Form. Follow the instructions provided on your NMAT ID Form on how to proceed with the bank payment.
You shall receive your payment confirmation e-mail within two (2) banking days. You may then view your application status and download the NMAT Practice Set and Supplementary Handout as soon as payment is confirmed.
A paid applicant shall receive his/her CEM Official Receipt (OR) of payment when he/she receives or picks up his/her official NMAT Examinee Report Form (ERF).
A paid applicant should also visit the NMAT Online website two (2) weeks before the test date to view his/her room assignment and download his/her NMAT Examination Permit.
Please take note that review centers are NOT authorized to collect or accept, in behalf of CEM, any NMAT registration or test fees from NMAT applicants. Any untoward incident arising from your dealings with a review center, or any such entity, is solely your responsibility.
REFUND OF TEST FEES
Registration Fee is non-refundable. You are entitled to a ninety percent (90%) refund of your Test Fee only if you submit a letter requesting for a refund of Test Fee within the registration period. No refund shall be made after the registration period. Refund is in the form of a check that will be issued within forty-five (45) days after the registration period. You may call 8133694-95 local 104 to inquire on the availability of your check. The check is valid within six (6) months from the date of issue. Failure to claim the check within such period shall negate your entitlement to a refund.
Failure of the applicant to take or complete the test on the scheduled test date under any circumstances totally forfeits his/her NMAT Registration and Testing Fees.