In the previous blog-post and webinar, we discussed the key principles which underpin the
phenomena witnessed in the physical sciences. In this discussion we referred to the hierarchy of
GAMSAT candidates often ask how to study for GAMSAT Section III. A useful way to begin can be to focus on the physical sciences and work your way up.
The physical sciences lie at the heart of all the other disciplines relevant to Section III of GAMSAT. This is reflected in the hierarchy of sciences:
Often members of the Academic Faculty of the METC Institute are asked, how should I study for the GAMSAT?
In order to answer this question, one has to first consider the nature and rationale of the exam. This article will focus on Section 3 of the GAMSAT as typically students reference this section when making such queries. Unlike university examinations which are designed to assess acquisition of knowledge, Section 3 of GAMSAT is written to test for competencies in problem solving via the application of knowledge. This often involves novel contexts that students have never seen. While the context is often new, the principles underpinning the assessment item should be familiar to students who have studied for the exam.