UCAT Frequently Asked Questions

UCAT 2022

Where can I find details about the 2022 test cycle?

Registration and Booking

Why won’t the Pearson VUE system let me register and create a UCAT account?

Can I use my existing UCAT account?

Why can't I book a test?

I have forgotten my username and/or password

I am having problems registering (creating an account)

I can sign in to my UCAT account but I have not received a registration email.

What is my Candidate ID number and where can I find it?

How much does the test cost?

Can I sit the test more than once?

Rescheduling and Cancelling

Can I reschedule my test to a different date?

If I miss the deadline to cancel or reschedule my test, can I book again?

If I cancel my test, how long does a refund take?

Bursary Scheme

Can I apply for a bursary if I have already paid for my test?

How do I obtain a refund of my test fee using my bursary voucher?

How long does a refund take?

Access Arrangements

What access arrangements are available for the UCAT?

How do I apply for access arrangements?

Can I apply for access arrangements if I have a short-term injury or illness?

Can I apply for access arrangements if I have not been entitled to them in my school/college or university exams?

Can I leave the test centre room for a break?

Can I book a test with extra time before my access arrangements application has been submitted or approved?

What if I sit a test with extra time without approval?

What if my specific exam needs cannot be met?

What if I take unapproved items with me to the test centre?

Do you tell universities about my approved access arrangements?

Do I need to apply for access arrangements again if I did so in a previous year?

How do my access arrangements affect my university application?

Test Format

Do all candidates see the same test content?

What are the test timings?

Practice Materials

How should I prepare for the test?

Do I need to pay for a coaching course in order to do well in the UCAT?

Test Day

What do I need to take with me to the test centre?

What ID is accepted at a test centre?

Where can I find the UCAT exam rules?

What steps should I take if there is a problem during my test?

How do I request an incident investigation?


How is the test scored?

How do I get a copy of my score report?

Why are results not displaying properly on my online score report?

How do I know my ranking?


What is the UCAT ANZ and do I need to sit this test?

What if I want to apply to universities in Australia / New Zealand and in the UK?

Can I sit both the UCAT and UCAT ANZ?