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. 

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 hand corner of it. The calculator will close when you navigate to another question. It can be recalled by clicking on the icon. 

To clear the calculator click the ON/C button. The Backspace key clears all the digits at once, i.e. it is equivalent to pressing the ON/C button. There are no other buttons or keyboard shortcuts to delete one number at a time during calculations. 

The following memory functions are available: 

M+ = Memory Plus     M- = Memory Minus    MRC = Memory Recall / Memory Clear 

The calculator memory is at zero until you strike M+ or M-. Each time you strike M+ the number on the display is added to the number in the calculator memory. Each time you strike M- the number on the display is subtracted from the number in the calculator memory. To recall the number in the calculator memory strike MRC. To zero out the memory, strike MRC twice (once recalls the number in the calculator memory and the second time clears the memory). You then need to strike ON/C to clear the window. There are no shortcuts for the memory function. 

If you require assistance with the calculator during your test you should 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. Not requesting these items will not be considered a mitigating circumstance.

The invigilator will have checked the pen is working before giving it out. However please check the pen is working before you start to avoid the need to seek assistance during the test and ensure to replace the lid on the pen when you are not using it so it does not dry out. If you require a replacement during the test, hold the pen up in the air to request one from the invigilator.

If another notebook is required, you should raise your hand to request one from the invigilator.