What is the UKCAT®?
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, Bristol, Cardiff, Dundee, East Anglia, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Hull York Medical School, Keele, King’s College London, Leicester, Liverpool, 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. The time granted to answer the questions in each section is reflected below, there will be an additional 1 minute of time granted per section to read instructions.
|Verbal Reasoning||44||22 minutes||300-900|
|Decision Making*||29||32 minutes||300-900|
|Quantitative Reasoning||36||25 minutes||300-900|
|Abstract Reasoning||55||14 minutes||300-900|
|Situational Judgement||69||27 minutes||Band 1- 4|
New for 2017! Decision Making, the piloted subtest in 2016, is an official section for the 2017 test and will contribute to your final test score.
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 2016 UKCAT sitting:
Verbal reasoning: 573
Quantitative reasoning: 690
Abstract reasoning: 630
Situational Judgement: N/A
Total scaled score: 1893
When do I sit the UKCAT?
Below are the key dates for the UKCAT in 2017.
Registration opens: 2nd May 2017
Testing begins: 3rd July 2017
Registration deadline: 19th September 2017
Bursary application deadline: 19 September 2017
Last test date: 3rd October 2017
UCAS application deadline: 15 October 2017
How much does the UKCAT cost?
£65 before 31st August 2017
£85 from 1st September 2017 onwards
£115 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 alternative test centre.
What is the UKCAT Humanitas?
This new test is offered in April for non-EU applicants who would like to study abroad at Humanitas University in Italy. The key dates in preparation for this test are below, and we offer our Self-Study (Humanitas) course specifically for students taking this test.
Registration and booking opens: 6th February 2017
Registration closes: 11th April 2017
Testing begins: 18th April 2017
Booking closes: 25th April 2017
Last test date: 26th April 2017
It's also important to note that students who have taken the UKCAT during the 2016 testing period, would not need to take the UKCAT Humantias test, but they can submit their results directly to Humanitas University.