UCAT ANZ Test Format

Details of the 2023 UCAT ANZ will be confirmed in March 2023. 

The UCAT is a two-hour computer-based test which assesses a range of abilities identified by universities as important to practicing in the fields of medicine / dentistry / clinical sciences. The test consists of five separately timed subtests which each contain a number of questions in a multiple-choice format. There are four cognitive subtests (Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning) and a fifth non-cognitive subtest of Situational Judgement.

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

Candidates can apply for Access Arrangements to sit an extended version of the test if they have a documented medical condition or disability. 

Information on scoring and marking can be found here.

UCAT Subtests



Verbal Reasoning
Assesses the ability to critically evaluate information presented in a written form.


21 minutes

Decision Making
Assesses the ability to make sound decisions and judgements using complex information.


31 minutes

Quantitative Reasoning
Assesses the ability to critically evaluate information presented in a numerical form.


25 minutes

Abstract Reasoning
Assesses the use of convergent and divergent thinking to infer relationships from information.


12 minutes

Situational Judgement
Measures the capacity to understand real world situations and to identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour in dealing with them.


26 minutes

Detailed descriptions of each subtest can be found below.

Verbal Reasoning

Decision Making

Quantitative Reasoning

Abstract Reasoning

Situational Judgement Test