UCAT ANZ

The University Clinical Aptitude Test is used in the selection process by the UCAT ANZ Consortium of universities in Australia and New Zealand

Preparation Advice and Practice Tests

We advise you to prepare for the UCAT using the free official practice materials which have been developed by the UCAT Consortium. We believe that everyone should have access to free preparation materials to support their test preparation. The resources and advice below have been produced by ourselves using feedback from previous high-scoring candidates.

The UCAT Consortium does not work with or endorse commercial companies offering coaching and resources for our test. These companies are not affiliated with UCAT in any way. 


Preparation Advice and Resources

We recommend you start by looking at the UCAT ANZ Preparation Plan and Preparation Plan video which provides a suggested approach and timetable for preparing for your test. 

Please also read the essential Practice Tips before you go any further with your preparation. These relate to important test features such as the onscreen calculator, keyboard shortcuts and the note booklet and pen available, and you should be familiar with this information before sitting your test.

You can now start your preparation using the resources below, we recommend you view these resources before moving on to the Practice Tests.

TOUR TUTORIAL

This tutorial illustrates all the functions used in our computer-based test including how to answer questions, call the calculator, move from screen to screen, and also how to utilise the flag and review function.

QUESTION TUTORIALS

These tutorials include general advice on how to approach the test as well as giving an overview of each of the different subtests within the UCAT.  Each in-depth tutorial includes tips and strategies on how to approach and answer each of the different question types within all five subtests.

PRACTICE TIPS

Refer to the important information about the on-screen calculator and keyboard shortcuts available in the test, and the notebook and marker pen you will be provided at the test centre to make notes during the test.

2021 PRESENTATION 
FOR TEACHERS AND ADVISORS

Schools can use our Presentation and these resources for advising prospective candidates about the UCAT ANZ: Preparation Plan, Poster and Flyer.

 

UCAT YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The official UCAT YouTube channel has a number of videos to support preparation. High-scoring, former UCAT candidates share advice on their preparations for the test and there are also videos showing what to expect in a Pearson VUE test centre.

CANDIDATE ADVICE

You can also read helpful advice from past high-scoring candidates on our Candidate Advice Page.

Practice Tests and Question Banks

These example questions and practice tests are produced by the UCAT Consortium and are representative of the live test. We recommend you use these official materials to prepare for your test. Don't forget to read the Practice Tips before you start using the practice tests as these contain important information regarding the on-screen calculator and keyboard shortcuts available which you should be aware of before you begin.    

Although introduced to Australia and New Zealand in 2019, the UCAT has been used for over 12 years in the UK under the historic test name UKCAT. These UCAT preparation materials 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. As practice materials are compiled from previous test questions, there may be a higher proportion of questions with a UK context than you will see in the UCAT ANZ.

UPDATE 23 April 2021
These practice materials have been refreshed. Some new questions have been added to the Question Banks and minor changes have been made to the Situational Judgement subtest of the Practice Tests.

Question Banks

Use these five question banks to familiarise yourself with the type of questions you will see in your test.  Each subtest bank contains a large number of questions which you may wish to attempt over several practice sessions.

Your progress through the question bank is not retained for future visits.  It is therefore advisable to make a note of which questions you have attempted.

These questions are intended to be viewed on desktop rather than mobile devices, so as to accurately reflect the live test experience.

Practice Tests

An essential part of your preparation should be using the official UCAT tests under timed conditions.  There are four timed practice tests for you to use as you near your test date; these can also be taken with the UCATSEN timing if you have been approved for this version of the test.  

These are intended to be viewed on desktop rather than mobile devices, so as to accurately reflect the live test experience. Please note that when you take the live test your correct and incorrect answers will not be reported.