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UKCAT Test

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test is used in the selection process by the majority of UK University Medical and Dental Schools.

Test Accommodations

Accommodations cannot be handled by the online booking system and need to be requested at least 10 working days in advance of a test. 

Please register first and then contact Pearson VUE Customer Services who will advise you how to proceed.  Recent medical evidence may be required to support some requests. 

If you have already booked a test date you need to contact Pearson VUE Customer Services immediately.  It is possible, that subject to your needs, the test date, time or place may need to be changed.  Testing without accommodations in place will not be accepted as a mitigating circumstance. 

Due to the nature of the test and the test centre environment there are limitations on what accommodations can be permitted.  

The following accommodations must be arranged in advance of testing:

  • A separate room* (medical evidence required)

  • Wheelchair access*

  • Adjustable height desk*

  • Access to medication, medical equipment or medically necessary food/drink (e.g. for diabetes)

  • Changes to the test colour scheme and font size (information and examples)

  • Coloured overlays (if provided by candidate)

 *subject to test centre availability.


Pearson VUE provide a list of Comfort Aids which are allowed in the testing room after visual inspection by test centre staff.  No other items are allowed in the testing room without an approved accommodation - this includes water.


Any unapproved items you take with you will need to be stored in a locker and can only be used outside the testing room.  If they are required during testing you should raise your hand and the invigilator will assist you.  However, the test will continue running during this time.


Due to the nature of the UKCAT exam the following accommodations cannot be provided:

  • A reader or computer reader

  • A paper version

  • A scribe

  • Unscheduled or unlimited breaks