Registration and Booking

The UKCAT can be taken between 3 July and 3 October 2017

Registration opens at 9am on 2 May and closes at 5pm on 19 September 2017

Booking closes at midday on 2 October 2017

Candidates are strongly recommended to register and sit the UKCAT at their earliest convenience to ensure places are available at a local centre.  Each year there are candidates who book a late test and encounter problems when they fall ill or experience other issues preventing them from taking that testing slot. This can be avoided by booking to take the test early.  We advise that candidates read the section on Test Day Problems carefully.


All UKCAT candidates must register before they can book their test.  Candidates need to register for the test personally – this cannot be done by a school/college.

To register for the UKCAT candidates need to create an online account using the Pearson VUE online registration system.  They will need to provide the information requested in this questionnaire which also explains why the data is collected.  They may need to ask their parent(s)/carer(s) for assistance in answering the questions.



When the registration process is completed candidates will be sent an email containing a password which will allow them to book their test.  Candidates can sign in to their account using the link at the top of this page.


Booking a Test

All candidates should book the standard UKCAT test unless they meet the criteria to sit the UKCATSEN, our extended test which includes additional time for candidates with special educational needs.  Please see the section on Candidates with Disabilities for more information.  It is the candidate's responsibility to book the correct test.

If a convenient test location and date cannot be found please contact Pearson VUE Customer Services who may be able to assist. Please note that availability of convenient dates and times may be limited in the last weeks of testing.  For some of our testing centres, the UKCAT booking system only allows test slots to be allocated 90 days in advance. 

Test Fees

The following test fees apply in 2017:

Tests taken in the EU between 3 July and 31 August 2017


Tests taken in the EU between 1 September and 3 October 2017


Tests taken outside the EU


There is no difference in content between the UKCAT sat during the summer or autumn period. The increased price reflects demand on resources at particular times of the year. We recommend candidates sit the test during the summer period and pay the lower test fee.  Registration and test fees depend on the test centre location, not on your place of residence or nationality.

Candidates are advised to refer to our pages regarding Bursaries to see whether they are eligible to have the full cost of the test covered.