10 Step Guide

Use this helpful 10-step guide to plan for your UKCAT.


1  CHECK
  • Which universities require the test and their entry criteria.
  • The location of test centres.
  • Whether you are eligible for a bursary and then apply before 19 September 2017.
  • Whether you are eligible to take the extended UKCATSEN test.

2  READ
  • The UKCAT Official Guide 2017 (published in May 2017) covers all you need to know about testing including example questions.

3  REGISTER
  • You should register for the test before 5pm on 19 September 2017.

4  BOOK
  • You need to book your test before midday on 2 October 2017.  We recommend you book as early as possible.
  • Familiarise yourself with how to reschedule or cancel your test and read our refund policy.

5  PREPARE
  • Work out a schedule for your preparation using this handy Preparation Plan.
  • Familiarise yourself with the onscreen format so you know how to use the mouse, answer questions and move through the test. Practice using the onscreen calculator and get used to the timings of each section.

6  TEST
  • Take your test between 3 July and 3 October 2017 – no exceptions!

7  RESEARCH
  • Check the information provided on consortium member websites to see how they use the test in their admissions before you submit your UCAS application.
  • After testing has finished we will publish a report on average scores and decile ranges.  A report on mean scores over the last 3 years is available now.

8  APPLY
  • Don’t forget your UCAS application should be submitted by 15 October 2017.

9  NOTIFY
  • Don’t forget you need to let us know your UCAS Personal Identification Number (PID) and details of your application choices that require the UKCAT.  We will use this information to help deliver your results to your chosen Universities.

10 RELAX
  • Once you have provided us with your application choices, we communicate your test result directly to your chosen universities.

Preparation