GAMSAT Section 3 Questions
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These GAMSAT Section 3 Questions cover all the topics found in the GAMSAT – biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. Download your free practice test now and work through the questions. Be sure to check the solutions for all questions and understand the process of how the correct answer is determined.
Some Questions You May Have About The GAMSAT
How Long Is The GAMSAT ?
The day of the GAMSAT exam consists of 5.5 hours testing time, 25 minutes reading time, and a 1 hour break before section 3.
This section of the exam is called the Reasoning in Humanities section. There are 75 multiple choice questions to be completed in 100 minutes, with 10 minutes additional reading time. Students therefore have 1.3333 minutes to complete each question in section 1.
This section of the exam is called the Written Communication section. Students are required to write two essays in 60 minutes, with 5 minutes additional reading time. It is common sense that students should spend 30 minutes on each essay in this section.
This section of the exam is called the Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences section. There are 110 multiple choice questions to be completed in 170 minutes, with 10 minutes additional reading time. Students therefore have 1.545 minutes to complete each question in section 3.
The only break in the GAMSAT is between section 2 and 3. This break is for one hour. Those sitting the exam may use the bathroom during testing time however, not during reading time or in the final 10 minutes of each section. There is no additional time granted for using the bathroom.
Ensure you arrive to the exam early. If you are late, you will not be allowed in!
What Does The GAMSAT Consist Of ?
The overall Gamsat exam structure consists of three sections (sections I, II and III), which each aim at testing different skills
In Section I you are basically testing your comprehension and critical thinking skills. (i.e. your ability to interpret written information, critically analyse this information and then use this information to answer questions). You are given 10 minutes reading time and provided with a variety of stimulus types (ranging from newspaper articles and short story excerpts, to comics and diagrams) and asked to answer 75 multiple choice questions within 100 minutes.
The 75 multiple choice questions assess reasoning in the humanities and social sciences.
In Section II of the GAMSAT, you are given 5 minutes reading time and 60 minutes to answer two extended response-style questions. You are provided with two sets of 5 quotes and asked to write an extended piece of writing in response to each set of quotes. Most people will write an argumentative essay and/or a reflective essay for this section.
In Section II you are basically being accessed on your ability to formulate an argument and compose an extended piece of writing, so theoretically, you could write anything! (i.e a short story, journal article etc).
In Section III (the final section of the Gamsat exam structure) you are given 10 minutes reading time and 170 minutes to answer 110 multiple choice questions. The question cover physics, biology and chemistry.