How to study Maths and Physics for IMAT

There are only eight questions but two very vast syllabi. How should you approach these subjects for the test? 

What are the math topics for IMAT?

The IMAT programs of Maths and Physics include topics that are typically covered in high school: 

  • Physics: from measure units and vectors to hints of electromagnetism
  • Mathematics: from numerical sets and algebra up to probability and statistics
IMAT test specs and topics list

Since the average student generally devotes very little time to this test section, you might see a big difference in ranking positions if you score high enough! 

One peculiarity of this topic is that the types of exercises are always the same, and the difficulty level is nothing but high. Therefore, mastering maths and physics IMAT quizzes is within everyone’s reach, regardless of your high school subjects. 

If you have a strong basis, you must revise less and focus more on practice. You’d have to work a bit harder if you didn’t study much Maths or Physics. 

If you fall in the first category, aim for 12 points. If you are in the second one, 6-8 points would be a more realistic goal.

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Anyone who has attended our classes knows the Med School advice: practice beats theory. 

Exercises need to be selected carefully. Choose standard ones instead of those that appear too specific and entangled: on the test, you will rarely find exercises that require more than two steps to reach the result.

Try to summarise each type of exercise with its solution formula or a specific strategy. We strongly believe in explained solutions. If you do not have a book with them, try writing them yourself. Presenting a topic is the best way to learn and, above all, to understand it.

Use high school books you already know and are familiar with for the theoretical part. Use them to correct your exercises and recall the different concepts, but do not proceed to a useless and exhausting full reading.

Once confident with the basic concepts, briefly revise by creating schemes and summaries. 

Make sure to go through all the topics of the Ministerial Decree. 

Say goodbye to your calculator: try not to use it for ANY calculation, even in your daily life. All test subjects require good mental calc skills. It will save you many precious minutes. 

Most importantly, don’t give up! Maths and Physics can – and should – be a way for many of you to earn easy points. It is unlikely that you will be surprised by strange topics. 

The path to med school is long and hard but doable! 

After the test, you can forget the whole thing… or nearly so.

Good luck! 

Are you feeling overwhelmed preparing for the IMAT exam?

Don’t worry, success is within your reach with the right plan and resources. By setting clear goals, choosing effective study materials, mastering critical concepts in math and physics, managing your time wisely during the exam, and staying motivated throughout the process, you can achieve a great score on this crucial entrance examination.

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