Test Tools

The test tools below should be read by all candidates preparing for the UCAT ANZ. Being familiar with these essential tips you can save yourself valuable time on test day.

On-screen calculator

A simple on-screen calculator will be available for the decision making and quantitative reasoning subtests. To access this click on the icon in the top left hand side of the screen. The calculator will look similar to this:

The calculator is integrated into the practice tests and we strongly recommend that you familiarise yourself with the functionality. 

  • To access the calculator, click on the icon at the top left of the screen.
  • The calculator can be operated by using the mouse or the number pad on the keyboard; ensure that 'Num Lock’ is on for the number pad to work.
  • You can close the calculator by clicking the X in the top right corner. The calculator will close when you navigate to another question.
  • To clear the calculator click the ON/C button.  
  • The Backspace key clears all the digits at once (equivalent to pressing the ON/C button).
  • There are no other buttons or keyboard shortcuts to delete one number at a time during calculations.

Important - the calculator opens in a separate window to the test screen. If you click off the calculator window back to the test screen (or use a keyboard shortcut, for example Alt + F to Flag for Review) the calculator will not function until you click back on it. 

If you require assistance with the calculator during your test please raise your hand to attract the invigilator.


Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can be used to navigate through the live test if you find this preferable to using the mouse. Wherever there is a letter underlined, the Alt key can be used with the underlined letter as a keyboard short cut.  An example would be Alt + N = Next (as displayed below) and Alt + P = Previous.

Keyboard shortcuts can also be used to select answers. An example would be striking the ‘B’ key to select answer response B. The mouse must be used to select the desired response in questions requiring you to drag and drop an answer.  

The shortcuts available at any time during the live test depend on which screen is currently being viewed. You can familiarise yourself with this, and other aspects of navigation, by using the practice materials available on our website.

Shortcuts in the practice materials
If the standard shortcuts do not work for you in the practice materials this may be because of the device, operating system or browser you are using.


Notebook and marker pen

You will be given a marker pen and a laminated notebook to make notes during your test. If you are not provided these when you enter the test room, please request them by raising your hand.

The invigilator will have checked the pen is working before giving it out. However please also check the pen before you start to avoid seeking assistance during the test and ensure to replace the cap when not in use to prevent it from drying out. If you require a replacement during the test, hold the pen up in the air to request one from the invigilator.

The notebook is A4 and contains several laminated pages. It is not erasable so if a replacement is required, raise your hand to request one from the invigilator. At test centres where notebooks are not available, candidates will be provided with a laminated noteboard instead.


Flag for Review

If you are struggling with a question, you may want to flag the question in order to review it, if you have time remaining at the end of the subtest.

To flag a question, click the ‘Flag for Review’ icon at the top right of the screen. It will change colour to indicate the question has been flagged.

Questions you have flagged for review will then be highlighted on the Review Screen, as will any incomplete (unanswered) questions).

You will only see the Review Screen if you have reached the end of the subtest and still have time remaining.  From there you can use your remaining time to revisit any questions you may have flagged or left unanswered.


The Navigator function at the bottom right of the screen allows you to navigate to questions within a subtest.