UKCAT: 10 things everyone taking the UKCAT must know!

Here are a selection of UKCAT questions that everyone must know before applying to sit the exam.

What is the UKCAT?

The UKCAT stands for UK Clinical Aptitude Test and is one that needs to be taken by students wanting to study Medicine or Dentistry at certain universities that have UKCAT as a requirement. The UKCAT exam is performed on the computer and no part of the exam is written or assessed orally.

When can I register for the UKCAT?

You can register for the UKCAT exam between the dates: 1 May – 22 September 2016. The last date to sit the exam is 5th October 2016.

Where can I do the UKCAT exam?

There are many Pearson VUE test centres located for you to take your UKCAT exam. During the registration process, you will be able to choose the closest test centre, however it is advised you register as soon as possible as test dates fill very quickly. Examples of locations: Watford, Kingston Upon Thames, Northampton, Oxford, Eastbourne, Guildford and many more

When can I do the UKCAT exam?

The testing period for the UKCAT are between the dates: 1 July – 5 October 2016.

How can I prepare for the UKCAT?

Practice Practice Practice!

There is no better why to get more accustomed to the UKCAT than practice. Practice as many questions as you can using books and even online practice questions. Read our UKCAT Tips page for more information on how to improve your UKCAT performance. If you need that extra boost to produce a high score in your exam, then have a look at our UKCAT Tuition page.

What is in the exam?

There are 5 UKCAT Sections:

Verbal Reasoning

Abstract Reasoning

Quantitative Reasoning

Decision Making

Situational Judgement

All parts of the exam are multiple choice and the exam is computer-based.

How much does it cost to sit the UKCAT?

The fee depends on when you register and where you live:

The fee for UK/EU Residents = £65 up to the 31st of August.

From the 1st of September, the fee = £80.

The fee for test centres that are located outside of the EU is £100.


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