Test Day Instructions

What to Bring

Bring the following documents on the day of the test:

For graduating students and second year students of the UP INTARMED program:

  • NMAT Identification Form duly signed by the School Head
  • Valid ID (e.g., Official School ID, Driver’s License, Passport, etc.)
  • Examination Permit (to be downloaded and printed from the NMAT Online Registration website one week before the test date)

For college graduates:

  • NMAT Identification Form
  • Valid ID (e.g., Official School ID, Driver’s License, Passport, etc.)
  • Photocopy of Transcript of Records
  • Examination Permit (to be downloaded and printed from the NMAT Online Registration website one week before the test date) 

Your valid ID will be verified at the test site. The photo on your ID must be recognizable as you.  ID verification may include signature comparison and photographing to ensure that you are who you say you are.

Other materials needed:

  • Pencils (No. 2 or HB) with/and erasers
  • Long transparent plastic envelope for personal valuables and other allowed items 

What to Wear

Dress comfortably and be prepared for varying room temperatures. You may find the testing room colder or warmer than you expected as energy-saving practices vary widely among testing centers.

What to Expect

There are pre-administration and post administration security procedures.  This will extend your stay in the testing room for around fifteen (15) minutes after the time limit for each part of the test has been called.  Thus, you may be dismissed from the testing room at around 11:15 AM for the Part 1 test and at around 3:45 PM for the Part 2 test.

Friends or relatives who accompany you to the test site will NOT be permitted to be in contact with you while you are taking the test.

General Instructions

  1. Report to the Test Site before 7:00 AM. Be inside your testing room as early as 7:15 AM. (Only applicants who are properly registered with the CEM will be admitted at the test site.)
  2. Attend to your personal needs before the start of the examination. No one will be allowed to go out of the testing room while the examination is ongoing. 
  3. NMAT consists of two parts – Part 1 is given in the morning and Part 2 in the afternoon. You must sit for both parts of the test. If you will not or cannot sit for Part 2, you must inform the examiner in your room and accomplish a waiver wherein you waive the reporting and release of your NMAT scores. Your answer sheet will not be processed and no official NMAT results will be processed and no official NMAT results will be released.

Rules to Follow

  1. Cellular phones and other electronic gadgets are strictly prohibited.
  2. You will place all your things in front of the room, except your pencils and eraser.
  3. You will be assigned a seat and must occupy the same seat during the morning and afternoon sessions.
  4. No one is allowed to leave the room earlier than the rest.
  5. Always put your answer sheet on top of the armchair when taking the test.
  6. The Examiner will keep the official time.
  7. Cheating in any form, will automatically invalidate the test result. If you are caught cheating, you will be dismissed from the testing room. Your answer sheet will NOT be processed and the test fee will be totally forfeited. You will be disqualified to take another NMAT.
  8. If found to be in possession of illegally obtained NMAT booklet, you will likewise be disqualified to take another NMAT.

Prohibited Items

  1. Electronic devices including cellular phones, smartphones, tablets, personal digital assistants (PDAs), digital and smart watches, etc.
  2. Recording or photographic devices (i.e., voice recorders, translators, cameras)
  3. Listening devices and media players (i.e., iPods, MP3/4 players)
  4. Calculators of any kind
  5. Books, dictionaries, printed materials of any kind, blank sheet(s) of paper, etc.
  6. Bags of any kind (i.e. ladies bag, shoulder bags, attache case, backpacks, opaque pouches/cases, etc.)

Prohibited Behavior

  1. Possession or use of prohibited items inside the testing room. These include, among others, books, notes, review materials including the NMAT Practice Set, and other printed materials; calculators, cellular phones, laptop computers, smart watches, or other similar devices.
  2. Accepting or receiving anything, including food or drinks, from any person while the examination is in progress
  3. Loitering, talking, or discussing your answers inside the room or along the corridor while the examination is in progress and during lunch break
  4. Taking the test booklet(s) or pages thereof out of the testing room, as well as copying, and/or divulging or making known the nature or content of any examination question or answer to any individual or entity
  5. Failing to follow the Examiner’s instructions after being warned
  6. Destruction of test site property
  7. Verbally or physically harassing or threatening any NMAT staff or another examinee
  8. Being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs
  9. Cheating that is depicted by, but NOT limited to, the following:
    1. Looking, glancing or copying from the work of other examinees (with or without permission)
    2. Allowing an examinee to look at or copy one’s answers
    3. Collaborating with one or more examinees when the requirement is that examinees shall work independently
    4. Using prohibited examination reference materials
    5. Possessing cheat sheet or any written answers on any body part (palm, hand, arm, thigh, etc.), piece of paper, glued in text/sheets of paper of academic relevance, etc.
    6. Exchanging answers verbally or through the use of any electronic device
    7. Obtaining test booklet and answer keys beforehand and during the test
    8. Answering the test after the time has been called

Anyone caught violating any of these rules will be disqualified from taking the test.

Absence on Test Day and Noncompletion of the Test

If you are absent on the day of the exam, your name will NOT be included in the Masterlist of Test Results (MTR). Failure to take or complete the test on the scheduled test date under any circumstances totally forfeits your NMAT Registration and Test Fees. 

NMAT consists of two parts – Part 1 is administered in the morning and Part 2 in the afternoon. You must sit for both parts of the test. If you fail to sit for Part 2 of the test in the afternoon, you automatically waive the reporting and release of your NMAT results. Your answer sheet will NOT be processed and NO official NMAT results will be released to you nor included in the masterlist.