Permitted testing aids
When you report to the test centre, you must bring your:
- printed UMAT Admission Ticket;
- current photo-bearing identification document; and
- pencils (medium soft HB), eraser and sharpener.
Candidates may bring a bottle of drinking water into the test centre with them.
Clocks are provided in the test room. Candidates may wear an analogue wristwatch, but any alarm or stopwatch features must be switched off.
Valuables such as wallets, keys and mobile phones may be placed under the desk during the test. Mobile phones must be switched off and placed face up under the desk. Mobile phones must not be worn on the body and must not be accessed during the test.
Candidates are advised to bring only essential items, as neither the test centre nor the UMAT Office can be held responsible for the security of their belongings. There will be only limited space to store bags and candidates will not be allowed to access their bags until the end of the test.
Note: All other items, including but not limited to calculators, pagers, stopwatches, audio or recording devices of any kind, MP3 players, digital watches, smart watches, note paper, pencil cases, rulers, coloured pens/pencils, and highlighters are prohibited and their use will be considered an act of misconduct.
Access to food (including sweets and nuts), earplugs, medication or other medical equipment (e.g. support cushion) during the test will only be permitted due to a medical condition and can only be allowed if candidates have been granted special testing accommodations.
Large spaces like test centres can be difficult to heat/cool. To avoid being too cold or too hot, it is recommended to wear layers, which will allow candidates to adjust to their own comfort level.