The UKCAT stands for UK Clinical Aptitude Test, and is required for entry to a medical/dentistry degree at many British universities.
The UKCAT is a computer-based test taken at Pearson Vue Centres between July and October every year.
Which Universities require the UKCAT?
Aberdeen, Birmingham (Dentistry), Cardiff, Central Lancashire, Dundee, Durham, East Anglia, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Hull, York Medical School, Keele, King’s College London, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth, Queen Mary- University of London, Queen’s University Belfast, Sheffield, Southampton, St. Andrew’s, St. George’s London and Warwick (grad only).
What is tested on the UKCAT?
The UKCAT test consists of 5 sections
Band 1- 4
What is the average UKCAT score?
In their annual report, the UKCAT Consortium release average scores, broken down by section of the test. Below are the figures from the 2013 UKCAT sitting:
Registration opens: 1st May 2014 Testing begins: 1st July 2014 Registration deadline: 19th September 2014 Bursary application deadline: 19th September 2014 Last test date: 3rd October 2014 UCAS application deadline: 15th October 2014
How much does the UKCAT cost?
£65 before 31st August 2014
£80 from 1st September 2014 onwards
£100 for Non-EU test-takers
Bursaries are available to cover the cost of the test. See www.ukcat.ac.uk for application details.
For further information about the UKCAT test and to register* please visit www.ukcat.ac.uk.
*We encourage all students to register early for the UKCAT, particularly if you would like a Test Date in September. Test Centres can fill up, so book early to avoid having to travel to an alternate test centre.