UCAT ANZ Examination Rules

During the check-in process you will be asked to read this information carefully before entering the test room. You will be asked to sign to confirm you understand the information provided and agree to follow the rules.

Exam Rules:

  • In attending the test you are declaring yourself fit to sit the test. If you are not fit, you must reschedule to a later date, even if this means losing the test fee. If you choose to sit the test against this advice, it will not be considered as a mitigating circumstance. 

  • You may only sit the test once in a test cycle. Instances of multiple testing in the same year will be treated as misconduct and all results will be cancelled.

  • Making noise that may disturb other candidates (including reading aloud) and verbal/non-verbal communication with other candidates is prohibited during the test.

  • No personal belongings are allowed in the test room including jewellery. 

  • If you need to take a break (for example, to take medication or to use the toilet), please raise your hand to notify the invigilator. The test cannot be paused, and you will lose test time whilst out of the room. You are advised to take any breaks between subtests to limit impact on test time. 

  • You are not allowed to share or discuss the test content with others.

Problems during testing:

  • If you become ill, please raise your hand to notify the invigilator. If you are not well enough to continue, ask them to end your test. You must then email medical documentation to the UCAT ANZ Office within 1 business day of your test. If you choose to continue testing, it will not be considered as a mitigating circumstance. 

  • If you experience hardware/software problems, significant noise disturbance or other distractions, raise your hand to notify the invigilator immediately so the matter can be addressed. If you do not raise the issue during your test, it will not be considered as a mitigating circumstance. 

    If the issue affects your test and you wish for it to be investigated, you must request an incident investigation by Pearson VUE within 1 day of sitting your test. The request should be submitted via the Test Incident Investigation Request Form on the UCAT ANZ website. The reporting of an incident at the test centre does not automatically result in any follow up action being taken unless a candidate requests an investigation. You should refer to the Test Incident page on the UCAT ANZ website.

General test information:

  • To ensure a high level of security, you will be monitored at all times using CCTV and/or an in-room test administrator.

  • There may be limited disturbance as test takers arrive and leave or staff assist other candidates.

  • You may request earplugs at the test centre if you wish. [However please check this list first. These test centres do not provide earplugs.]

  • You will be provided with a laminated notebook and marker pen. You should check that your marker pen is working before commencing your test. Ensure to replace the lid immediately when not in use to prevent it from drying out. If you require a replacement pen during the test, hold your pen in the air to request one from the invigilator.

  • During your test you will have access to a simple on-screen calculator. The calculator can be operated by using the mouse or the keyboard number pad. The Num Lock (number lock) key must be turned on for the keyboard number pad to work.

  • The invigilator cannot answer questions related to test content.

  • After completing the test, raise your hand. The invigilator will end your test and escort you from the room.

Your privacy: Your exam results will be encrypted and transmitted to Pearson VUE and the UCAT ANZ Office. The test centre does not retain any information other than when and where your exam was taken. The Pearson VUE Privacy Policy Statement provides additional information regarding this which you can obtain by visiting the Pearson VUE Web site (www.pearsonvue.com) or by contacting a Pearson VUE Call Centre.

Candidate Statement: By providing a digital signature, I give Pearson VUE my explicit consent to retain and transmit my personal data and test responses to Pearson VUE and the UCAT ANZ Office (either of which may be outside of the country in which I am testing). I understand the information provided above and agree to follow the Rules. If I do not follow the Rules or I am suspected of cheating or tampering with the computer, this will be reported to Pearson VUE and the UCAT ANZ Office, my exam may be invalidated, the UCAT ANZ Office may take other action, and I will not be refunded my exam fee.