UCAT 2021 Delivery

How can I sit the 2021 UCAT? 

The recent Government announcements regarding the roadmap out of lockdown has provided us with greater certainty regarding our plans for 2021 testing. 

In 2021 we intend to deliver the UCAT in Pearson VUE test centres throughout the UK and internationally.  Our two-hour computer-based test is designed to be delivered in a test centre environment, and we believe this offers the best and most secure experience for our candidates. 

Information regarding the 2021 test can now be found on our website.  Registration for UCAT 2021 opens on 2 June 2021 and booking opens on 28 June 2021. 

Testing opens on 26 July, by which time we are confident that capacity across our test centre network will be sufficient to accommodate all candidates. 

We continue to monitor the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic closely, both in the UK and internationally.  We have contingency plans to support candidates testing in 2021 should the pandemic continue to impact on test centre availability. 

What are the contingency plans for 2021? 

We expect the vast majority of candidates to sit their UCAT in a Pearson VUE test centre but if this is not possible, we will offer an online proctored UCAT, using the OnVUE platform. 

The online proctored UCAT is sat at your home or other private location whilst you are monitored by an offsite Proctor via webcam and microphone.  This test has exactly the same content and structure as the UCAT delivered in test centres. 

A decision whether to offer an online proctored UCAT will be made once we are closer to the test cycle dates.  It is anticipated that only a minority of candidates will qualify to sit the online proctored UCAT because of their circumstances. 

How can I check whether I can test at test centre? 

The easiest way for candidates to check test centre availability is by following the steps to schedule a test through their web account once booking opens on 28 June. 

Please do not contact the UCAT Office or Pearson VUE UCAT Customer Services before 28 June as we are unable to advise on availability until booking opens.  This is because we operate a live booking system and availability may change between now and the test cycle opening. 

What if I cannot sit the UCAT at a test centre? 

If you are unable to book a test at a test centre when booking opens on 28 June, please return to this page where further instructions will be published. 

Please do not contact the UCAT Office or the Customer Service Team before this page is updated on 28 June as they have no further information at present.