The UCAT or University Clinical Aptitude Test is an admissions test for entry into medical, dental and clinical science degree programs used by the UCAT ANZ Consortium of universities in Australia and New Zealand.
The UCAT exam replaced the UMAT exam in 2019.
The UCAT in Australia and New Zealand is a 2-hour computer-based test hosted at a Pearson VUE test centre.
Check out the Matrix UCAT Exam Simulator powered by Learnable platform. It’s identical to the real UCAT computer-based test.
Abstract Reasoning: Assesses the use of convergent and divergent thinking to infer relationships from information.
Situational Judgement: Measures the capacity to understand real-world situations and to identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour in dealing with them.
The test format for each UCAT subtest is outlined below:
*For each section, there is 1-minute instruction section
Not sure how to prepare for UCAT?
Matrix has helped thousands of students ace their UMAT (now UCAT) to get into the medical science degrees. Prepare for UCAT with our dual face-to-face classes with UCAT experts and comprehensive online-resources. Learn more about our UCAT Prep Course.
Why do we need the UCAT?
The UCAT is a compulsory entry requirement for Medicine or health-related courses at Australia and New Zealand universities.
Our affiliates over at UCAT Masterclass have comprehensive University Guides for each of the regions where UCAT is used:
The last testing date for UCAT ANZ 2020 has yet to be released.
When are UCAT results released?
Upon completion of the UCAT test applicants will be provided details of how to access their UCAT Score Report via their online Pearson VUE account. These results will be sent to the UCAT ANZ Consortium universities in early September. Applicants do not need to personally submit these results.
The UCAT results cannot be carried over from one year to the next.
Applicants can use their UCAT test results to better assist them with their university course preference options to maximise their success for entry into a Medicine or Dentistry program.
UCAT results from 2019 can only be used for courses commencing in 2020. Similarly, the results for from 2020 will only be able to be used for courses beginning in 2021.
Since news the UMAT exam was replaced by the UCAT in 2019, many students asked for advice on how to prepare for the UCAT.
Do not enrol into any UCAT courses until you have checked that it satisfies the new UCAT exam content and format.
Our UCAT team has developed effective resources for the UCAT ANZ exam. New Matrix UCAT preparation courses are open for enrolment. Spaces are limited.