UCAT ANZ Test Day
It is important to read the information at this page carefully to ensure your test day runs smoothly.
You should arrive approximately 30 minutes before your appointment time to complete the check-in process.
If you arrive more than 15 minutes after your appointment time you will not be allowed to take the test and will have to re-book and pay for a new test appointment on another day, (subject to availability of test appointments). This applies in cases of family emergency, accident, transport problems and security alert as well as forgetfulness and lateness.
Identification and Documentation
You must bring BOTH of the following documents with you:
A printed or electronic copy of your appointment confirmation email or appointment details in your Pearson VUE account
One piece of photographic identification from the list below which meets the requirements of the country where you are testing. You must present the original ID (not a photocopy, photo or digital ID) and it must be valid (unexpired).
A government issued original, valid licence that contains a recognisable photo will ONLY be accepted at test centres in the country of issue.
Australian Keypass Card
An original, valid Keypass Card / Keypass Under 18 Card that contains a recognisable photo.
Australian Proof of Age Card
A government issued original, valid Australian Proof of Age Card that contains a recognisable photo.
Only the following Proof of Age Cards from each state or territory are accepted:
New Zealand 18+ / Kiwi Access Card
An original, valid 18+ Card / Kiwi Access Card that contains a recognisable photo.
No other forms of identification (including Student ID cards) are accepted under any circumstances.
The name on your ID must exactly match the name on your Pearson VUE account and in your appointment confirmation email; otherwise your ID will not be accepted you will not be able to sit the test.
If you need to update your name on your account, please contact Pearson VUE Customer Services at least 5 working days before your appointment in order for this to be addressed.
If you arrive without the correct ID, your ID has expired, or the name on your account and ID do not match, you will not be able to sit the test and will lose your test fee. You will have to pay a further test fee to re-book a test appointment on another day. This will be difficult towards the end of testing when availability of test appointments will be limited. We take the security of the test very seriously, therefore test centre staff have no discretion to waive or vary the ID rules.
We provide updates about COVID-19 as it relates to UCAT ANZ testing at the COVID-19 updates page of our website. Candidates booked at test centres that are affected by lockdowns should refer to this page for updates.
Candidates sitting the test at an overseas location (outside Australia and New Zealand) should refer to the country specific testing information at the Pearson VUE COVID-19 page closer to their test date for information about COVID-19 as it relates to test centres in their location.
All candidates must take their own face mask to the test centre as most test centres will require you to wear a mask to sit the test. This applies to candidates sitting the test in Australia, New Zealand and at overseas locations. Test centres do not provide face masks to candidates.
Any surgical or cloth face mask, including a homemade face mask, is acceptable as long as your nose and mouth are fully covered. Face masks with exhalation valves and face shields are not acceptable. At test centres where facemasks are mandatory, candidates will not be permitted to sit the test without one.
Pearson VUE will operate test centres in accordance with government and local COVID-19 guidelines.
Please refer to this link for the test centres that do NOT provide earplugs to candidates. Candidates who wish to use earplugs at these test centres will need to bring their own.
Candidates sitting the test at overseas test centres (outside Australia and New Zealand) are advised to bring their own earplugs in case their test centre does not provide them. See the link above for full details.
Test centre check-in process
During the check-in process:
- Your ID will be checked.
- You will be asked to read the UCAT ANZ Examination Rules and sign to confirm that you understand them. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with these rules before your appointment as they explain what you need to do if you experience any issues during your test.
- Staff will take a digital photograph of you.
- All personal belongings (including bags, coats, hats or head coverings, jewellery, watches, calculators, papers, books, pens, food/water/drinks, wallets, keys, mobile phones, smart watches, smart glasses, all electronic devices) must be placed in the lockers provided before you enter the test room. The only exceptions permitted are religious apparel, head wear that is worn for medical reasons and small hair clips/hairbands (less than 1/2 inch wide). For clarity, nothing is allowed into the test room apart from the indoor clothes worn and any permitted Comfort Aids.
- Staff will conduct a routine visual inspection of your clothing, hands/arms and any comfort aids. This is to ensure that you do not take any non-permitted items into the test room.
If you have any concerns over the check-in process or have a medical condition / disability that you think our test centre staff should be aware of please contact Pearson VUE Customer Services at least 5 business days before your test.
Please note that due to security, test centre receptions are restricted to test takers only. If you arrive very early for your test appointment you may be offered the opportunity to commence the test early if a workstation is available, or you may have to come back closer to your appointment time if there is not space for you to wait at the test centre. If you are offered to commence the test early and do not wish to do so, you can decline and start at your official appointment time.
Test centres do not provide waiting areas for anyone accompanying you to the test centre so you should make other arrangements to meet them when your appointment is over. The duration of the standard test is 2 hours and care should be taken when making return travel arrangements to allow adequate time at the test centre in case of unforeseen delays.
Test experience and environment
After the check-in process has been completed you will be taken into the testing room and allocated a desk space at which you will find a PC and keyboard. You will be provided with a laminated notebook and marker pen. If you are not given these when you enter the test room, you should request them by raising your hand. You should check that the marker pen is working before starting your test and ask for a replacement if necessary.
There will be other people taking tests in the same room (within allowed social distancing guidelines) and there may be some limited disturbance as other test takers arrive and leave the room according to their appointment time. The test centre will endeavour for such disturbance to be kept to a minimum.
Once the invigilator has launched your test, you are under exam conditions. You will be monitored at all times using CCTV and/or an in-room test invigilator.
Refer to the Practice Tips section for important information about the on-screen calculator, keyboard shortcuts, and laminated note booklet and marker pen.
If you need a break to take medication or to use the toilets, please raise your hand to notify the invigilator. The test cannot be paused and will continue running - you will lose time whilst out of the test room. You are advised to take any breaks between subtests to limit the impact on test time.
After completing the test, raise your hand. The invigilator will end your test and escort you from the room.
This video shows what to expect at the test centre. Note that UCAT ANZ candidates receive their results in their Pearson VUE account within 24 hours of their test sitting, not when they leave the test centre as depicted here.
See Test Day Problems for information about what to do if you experience issues during your test.