UCAT ANZ Test Format

The UCAT ANZ assesses a range of abilities identified by universities as important to practicing in the fields of medicine / dentistry / clinical sciences.

The test is a 2 hour computer based test, sat in test centres.

The test consists of five separately timed subtests in multiple-choice format:

  • Verbal Reasoning assesses your ability to critically evaluate information presented in a written form
  • Decision Making assess your ability to make sound decisions and judgements using complex information
  • Quantitative Reasoning assesses your ability to critically evaluate information presented in a numerical form
  • Abstract Reasoning assesses your use of convergent and divergent thinking to infer relationships from information
  • Situational Judgement measures your capacity to understand real world situations and to identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour in dealing with them

Once the test has started it cannot be paused but each subtest is preceded by a 1 minute instruction section.

Eligible candidates can apply for Access Arrangements to sit an extended version of the test if they have a documented medical condition or disability and receive accommodations for exams at school/college/university. 

UCAT ANZ Subtests


Instruction section

Test Time


Verbal Reasoning 44 1 minute 21 minutes 300 - 900
Decision Making 29 1 minute 31 minutes 300 - 900
Quantitative Reasoning 36 1 minute 25 minutes 300 - 900
Abstract Reasoning 50 1 minute 12 minutes 300 - 900
Situational Judgement 69 1 minute 26 minutes 300 - 900

Each year several test forms are created, drawn from a large question bank. The test form that a candidate sits is selected at random and within each subtest questions are presented randomly. This ensures that every candidate's test experience is different.  

All test forms are equated and balanced to ensure that the scaled scores that candidates receive are equivalent between forms. Questions in the UCAT ANZ have been pretested and have passed rigorous data analysis and statistical screening.

UCAT ANZ Scoring

Detailed information on how the UCAT ANZ is scored is here.

UCAT ANZ Subtests

The information below provides an overview of the five subtests. More detailed information can be found in the Question Tutorials. The tutorials include general advice on how to approach the test as well as in-depth tips and strategies on how to approach and answer each of the different question types within all five subtests.


Verbal Reasoning

Decision Making

Quantitative Reasoning

Abstract Reasoning

Situational Judgement Test