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, Cardiff, Central Lancashire, Dundee, Durham, 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 insturctions.
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 2014 UKCAT sitting:
Total scaled score: 2,505 (down from 2,644 in 2013)
When do I sit the UKCAT?
Below are the key dates for the UKCAT in 2015.
Registration opens: 1st May 2015 Testing begins: 1st July 2015 Registration deadline: 18th September 2015 Bursary application deadline: 18th September 2015 Last test date: 6th October 2015 UCAS application deadline: 15th October 2015
How much does the UKCAT cost?
£65 before 31st August 2015
£80 from 1st September 2015 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.