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. From 2019 the UKCAT is being renamed to UCAT, which has also launched in Australia and New Zealand under the name UCAT ANZ.
The UKCAT is a computer-based test taken at Pearson Vue Centres between July and October every year.
Which Universities require the UKCAT?
Aberdeen, Anglia Ruskin, Aston, 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, Sunderland, St. Andrew’s, St. George’s London and Warwick (grad only).
What are the entry requirements of Medical Schools?
Use our Med School Matcher, to easily and quickly get an idea of some universities you can apply to based on your subjects and predicted grades!
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, and they include the additional 1 minute of time granted per section to read instructions.
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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 2017 UKCAT sitting:
Verbal reasoning: 570
Decision making: 647
Quantitative reasoning: 695
Abstract reasoning: 629
Situational Judgement: N/A
Total scaled score: 2540
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When do I sit the UKCAT?
Below are the key dates for the UKCAT in 2018.
Registration opens: 1st May 2018
Testing begins: 2nd July 2018
Registration deadline: 18th September 2018
Bursary application deadline: 18 September 2018
Last test date: 2nd October 2018
UCAS application deadline: 15 October 2018
Download our 2018 -2019 UKCAT & BMAT Timeline as part of your UKCAT starter kit, including:
Kaplan UKCAT Study Guide
UKCAT & BMAT key differences fact sheet
UKCAT free practice test
How much does the UKCAT cost?
£65 before 31st August 2018
£87 from 1st September 2018 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 between March and 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: 15th January 2018
Testing takes place on: 27th March, 4th April & 12th April 2018
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.