UCAT ANZ Frequently Asked Questions
Can I sit the UCAT ANZ if I'm enrolled in Year 11 and taking a Year 12 subject?
No. The UCAT ANZ is only available to a candidate whose educational level at the time of sitting the test is that they are undertaking or have completed their final year of secondary schooling, or higher. For example, candidates registering for UCAT ANZ 2022 should have completed, or plan to complete their final year of secondary schooling in 2022, that is, Year 12 in Australia or Year 13 in New Zealand.
Can I sit the UCAT ANZ if I have commenced or already completed a degree?
You are eligible to sit the UCAT ANZ if you have commenced or completed an undergraduate degree. It is noted, however that not all undergraduate degree programs for which UCAT ANZ is a prerequisite will offer places for non-school leavers. Candidates are advised to check the UCAT ANZ Consortium university websites for further information.
Information on GAMSAT and graduate-entry medical and dental courses is available at the GAMSAT website.
Do international students need to sit the UCAT ANZ?
A limited number of UCAT ANZ Consortium universities require international students to sit UCAT ANZ. Please check the university websites for information and contact them directly if you have queries.
Can I sit GAMSAT instead of UCAT ANZ?
GAMSAT is for entry to medicine and dentistry as a graduate only. You should consult the GAMSAT website and the websites of the universities shown there to determine if you should sit GAMSAT.
Will I be penalised for taking the test more than once?
You can only sit the test once in any test cycle and instances of multiple testing in the same year is treated as Candidate Misconduct. However, you are able to sit the test again in subsequent years.
What should I do if I cannot sit the test?
Registration and Booking
How do I register for the test?
Bookings open at our website in early March. You must register an account with Pearson VUE and then book your test via your account by the published deadlines. Please refer to UCAT ANZ Test Cycle page for information.
Can my school register me for the test?
You need to register for your test personally – this cannot be done by your school/college.
Can I sit the test at my school?
No, the test can only be taken at Pearson VUE test centres. There are test centres throughout Australia and New Zealand and at many overseas locations. Please refer to the Test Centre Locations for information.
Can I sit the test overseas?
Overseas test centres are available in many countries and additional overseas locations can be requested. Locations are viewable in your account when bookings open. Please refer to the Test Centre Locations page for information.
How will I know the exact location of the test centre?
Full details of available test centre locations and dates will be shown when booking your test and will be given in your confirmation email and candidate account after completing your booking.
This information cannot be provided prior to the opening of bookings.
I have forgotten my username and / or password.
If you have forgotten your username or password use the forgotten username/ password links on the Pearson VUE account login page. Please do not set up a new account as multiple accounts are not permitted.
If you continue to have problems logging in then you will need to contact Pearson VUE Customer Services for assistance.
My registration email has not arrived.
Check your booking has been successful in your account.
The confirmation email should arrive soon after booking and at the latest within 24 hours. Check your junk/ spam folders of your registered email address as it may have been diverted there.
You can request the registration confirmation email be resent by contacting Pearson VUE Customer Services.
How can I pay for my test?
The booking fee is payable online at the time of booking by major credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Visa debit card). If you or your parents do not have access to a Visa, MasterCard credit card or Visa debit card check with your local bank or post shop for prepaid credit card options.
How do I know if my booking was successful?
When you have completed the booking successfully, the confirmed booking will be shown on the dashboard of your account.
You will also receive a confirmation email and payment receipt from Pearson VUE within 24 hours. If you have not received the confirmation email, check your junk/ spam folder.
You can request the booking confirmation email be resent by contacting Pearson VUE Customer Services.
What is my UCAT ANZ ID number and where can I find it?
You are assigned a UCAT ANZ ID number when you create an account with Pearson VUE. The UCAT ANZ ID number is given in the top right of your Pearson VUE account and is in the format ANZ12345678.
The UCAT ANZ ID number should be used in all correspondence regarding the test, and in your university applications.
Does registering for the test mean I have applied for university entry?
No. Applying for admission to one of the UCAT ANZ Consortium universities is a separate process from booking a UCAT ANZ test. After consulting the universities' websites, you should contact the universities of interest if you have any questions about the application procedure for university admission.
My concession application has not been approved but I think I am eligible, what should I do?
Only candidates who are named on a current Australian Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card (both issued by Centrelink) are eligible for the concession fee.
Refer to the concession FAQs at the Concession Scheme page for details.
Can I apply for the Concession Scheme if I have already paid for my test?
Yes, you can still apply as long as you do so by the Concession Scheme deadline.
See the concession FAQs at the Concession Scheme page.
Can I apply for the Concession Scheme after the concession application deadline?
No, applications are not accepted after the concession application deadline.
Where do I enter my concession voucher code?
During the checkout process there is an option to 'Add a voucher or promo code'. Enter your concession voucher code there and click apply. Refer to the Concession Scheme page.
Are there any practice questions or preparation materials available?
Yes, there are extensive resources available on the Preparation Resources page which are available to everyone, regardless of whether you have registered or booked your test yet. These have been developed so that you have everything you need to support your preparation, including a Question Tutorial, a Question Bank with over 1000 free example questions and 3 free fully timed Practice Tests which mimic the live test environment.
Do I have to pay for these preparation materials?
No, all resources contained on the UCAT ANZ website are FREE.
Candidates should be aware that whilst there are many commercial companies publishing books and offering coaching for the test, we do not work with any of these companies or endorse the use of their materials.
The preparation materials on the website refer to the UCAT, not the UCAT ANZ – is this a different test?
Although introduced to Australia and New Zealand in 2019, the UCAT has been used for over 12 years in the UK (previously under the test name UKCAT). The preparation materials provided on our website represent the content of the UCAT ANZ test and should be used to familiarise yourself with the test format and to prepare for the test.
I’ve been told I should pay for a coaching course in order to do well in the UCAT, is this true?
No. Whilst there are many commercial companies offering coaching for the UCAT ANZ, we do not work with any of these companies or endorse the use of their materials. These courses can be very expensive and we would advise you to be sceptical about their claims. Commercial organisations are not affiliated with UCAT ANZ. They may be using items that are not necessarily of the standard you will encounter in the UCAT and this may distort your performance whilst practising.
We advise all students to prepare for the UCAT by using the free OFFICIAL practice materials available on our website. Refer to the information at Prepare.
Rescheduling and Cancelling
How do I reschedule my test?
How do I to cancel and refund my appointment?
In order to obtain a refund, you need to cancel your test through your Pearson VUE account by the cancellation deadline. A refund fee is charged. If you miss the refund deadline your test fee will not be refunded.
See Rescheduling and Cancelling.
How do I reschedule my test to another country?
I missed the deadline to reschedule my test. What do I do now?
If you miss the rescheduling deadline, you can rebook a test by paying the test fee again. See Missed test appointment.
I missed my test appointment, how do I re-book my appointment?
If you miss your test for any reason, the appointment will be recorded as a 'no-show' and you will not be eligible for a refund or free reschedule. You can rebook a test by paying the standard test fee. Refer to the information under Missed test appointment.
Test day problems
I raised an issue during the test, what do I do next?
When will I receive my results?
After you have completed your test you will receive an email from Pearson VUE within 24 hours with instructions to access your UCAT ANZ Score Report in your Pearson VUE account. See information under Results.
I can't open my online score report?
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Why are my results not displaying properly on my online score report?
This might be because of the browser you are using. Please clear your cache and do not use Internet Explorer.
When do you deliver my results to the universities?
Test results will be delivered to UCAT ANZ Consortium member universities by early September. You do not need to forward your results to your chosen universities, we take care of this. Due to the number of candidates sitting our tests each year we cannot check or confirm that individual results have been sent.
How do I know how I performed on the test?
Test statistics are published by early September. A useful 'Percentile Look Up' facility is added to the Test Statistics page of our website to allow you to see your ranking within the current year's cohort of test takers.
Can you tell me about the universities' selection criteria?
We cannot provide information about selection criteria or cut-off scores. Each university has different selection criteria and admission procedures, which can vary from year to year. Our Consortium universities will provide information on their websites. Once this information is published, you should contact the universities concerned if you require further information.
What test do I sit if I want to apply to universities both in Australia/New Zealand and in the UK?
You need to sit the UCAT ANZ test. Please refer to the information at the Results page.
Can I use UCAT (UK) results to apply to Australian and New Zealand universities?
No, you must sit the UCAT ANZ. Refer to the Results page.
What is the UCAT UK and do I need to sit this test?
The UCAT UK is used as an admissions test for UK universities. Candidates should only sit the UCAT UK test if they are ONLY applying to a relevant course at one of the UCAT Consortium member universities in the UK. Note that UCAT ANZ Consortium universities do not accept UCAT UK results.
Candidates who are applying to Australian/ New Zealand and UK universities should sit the UCAT ANZ test and refer to the information at the Results page of our website.
Can I sit both the UCAT ANZ and UCAT UK test?
Candidates are not permitted to sit both the UCAT ANZ and the UCAT UK test in the same year (for example, you cannot sit the UCAT ANZ 2023 and UCAT UK 2023). This is considered candidate misconduct and all results will be withdrawn.
If you have not found the information you need at our website, please email the UCAT ANZ Office.
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