Admission Exam Test Specifications
The purpose of the Admission Exam is to assess candidates from different high school education systems, nationalities within the UAE, and those from outside countries in order to select the best students for the programs. This is a mandatory requirement as per Ministry of Education guidelines.
The admission exam includes a computer based multiple choice question test for the cognitive domain and a Multiple Mini interview (MMI) for the non – cognitive domain. The admission exam is followed by a face to face interview with the college admissions committee. The total duration is expected to be around 3-4 hours and applicants should be prepared to spend that much time.
Test Description: Multiple Choice test
||2 hours (120 minutes)
- Computer based exam
- Multiple choice questions (MCQ) with one correct answer
- Each question caries one mark
- No penalties for incorrect responses
- All questions to be attempted
|Number of Questions
||Total 100 questions from various subjects as shown below
- Biology – 40 MCQ
- Chemistry – 40 MCQ
- Physics – 10 MCQ
- Mathematics – 10
- From cells to living organism
- All body systems, structure and functions
- Heredity and genetic technology
- Natural Conservation and Environment
- Matter and its properties (Physical chemistry)
- Inorganic chemistry
- Periodic Classifications
- Acid-Base reactions
- Carbon compounds (organic chemistry)
- Electricity and magnetism
- Waves, Sound, Light and refraction
- Energy & Force
- Basic Statistics: Mean, median and mode
||Biology Read More
- Which of the following are energy foods?
(a) Carbohydrates and fats
(b) Proteins and mineral salts
(c) Vitamins and minerals
(d) Water and roughage
- The contraction and expansion movement of the walls of the food pipe is called:
(c) peristaltic movement
- Which part of nervous system controls the reflex activities of the body?
(b) Spinal cord
- Which of the following decides the sex of the child?
(a) male gamete, i.e., sperm
(b) female gamete, i.e., ovum
(c) both sperm and ovum
- What is the purpose of rain water harvesting?
(a) To hold rain water on the surface of the earth.
(b) To recharge ground water.
(c) To use water for the irrigation of crops.
(d) To rear fish
Chemistry Read More
- Na2CO3.10H2O is
(a) washing soda
(b) baking soda
(c) bleaching powder
(d) tartaric acid
- Which of the following are exothermic processes?
(i) Reaction of water with quick lime
(ii) Dilution of an acid
(iii) Evaporation of water
(iv) Sublimation of camphor (crystals)
(a) (i) and (ii)
(b) (ii) and (iii)
(c) (i) and (iv)
(d) (ii) and (iv)
- Which of the following are not ionic compounds?
(a) (i) and (ii)
(b) (ii) and (iii)
(c) (iii) and (iv)
(d) (i) and (iii)
- Which of the following will undergo addition reactions?
- An atom of an element has the electronic configuration 2,8,2. To which group does it belong?
(a) 4th group
(b) 6th group
(c) 3rd group
(d) 2nd group
Physics Read More
- The image formed by a convex lens can be
(a) virtual and magnified
(b) virtual and diminished
(c) virtual and of same size
(d) virtual image is not formed
- Which energy resource is used to generate electricity without using any moving parts?
- The direction of induced current is given by
(a) Fleming’s right hand rule.
(b) Fleming’s left-hand rule.
(c) Right hand thumb rule.
(d) Left hand thumb rule.
Math Read More
- The national center for Health Statistics reports that according to a recent study, 22 newborn deaths occurred out of 1000 live births in a hospital. What is the percentage death of the newborn?
(c ) 2.2%
- LCM of the given number ‘x’ and ‘y’ where y is a multiple of ‘x’ is given by
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) for non-cognitive domain.
||1 hour (60 minutes)
- Computer based test
- Short answer questions (50 – 150 words)
- Case scenarios/vignettes/situations are presented and the student answers question(s) related to them
||6 questions addressing the domains (one from each) shown below:
- Ethical issues
- Critical thinking
- Cultural diversity
- Insight into the healthcare system
||Multiple Mini Interview stations Read More
- Statistics have shown that effects of advanced age such as changes in vision and response time may adversely affect elderly drivers’ ability to drive safely. As a matter of fact, many doctors discuss the issue of stopping driving with their older patients as a precaution for the safety of theirs as well as the public’s. Do you think older drivers have to give up driving when they reach a certain age?
- Universities are commonly faced with the complicated task of balancing the educational needs of their students and the cost required to provide learning resources to a large number of individuals. As a result of this tension, there has been much debate regarding the optimal size of classes. One side argues that smaller classes provide a more educationally effective setting for students, while others argue that t makes no difference, so larger classes should be used to minimize the number of instructors required. Give your opinion in this regard.
- Are there enough healthcare providers /professionals in the healthcare industry? What is your opinion?
Face – Face Interview
On successful completion of the Admission exam sections 1 and 2, the applicant is called for a face-face interview with the Admission committee. The purpose of the interview with the admissions committee is to meet the applicant in person to determine suitability for the program. It also provides opportunities for the applicant to ask questions (if any) regarding the university and/or the program.
Test process and selection
- Applicants are required to apply online through the GMU website link.
- Applications are scrutinized by the admissions committee.
- Applicants whose credentials are accepted as adequate are contacted by the Admissions office via email/phone
- Applicants are informed about the date and time of the admission test and face to face interview
- Admission test is conducted on GMU campus or virtual (online) as requested.
- Applicants are short-listed by the Admissions Committee
- Final selection is recommended based on merit.
- Admission exam performance is one of the components for selecting the applicants.
Other components include the School Grade 12 final score, English Proficiency, MMI & face to face interview.
- Decision of the Admission Committee is final and binding
- Applicants selected for admission are informed via email by a selection/offer letter.