UCAT Frequently Asked Questions

UCAT 2024

Where can I find dates for UCAT 2024?

Who is eligible to sit the UCAT?

Registration and Booking

I don't have a Private Access Code, do I need one?

Can I use my existing UCAT account?

What should I do if my registered name on my UCAT account does not match my Photo ID?

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.

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

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?

Can I sit the test overseas?

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?

How do I change the version of the test I have booked?

Why am I unable to reschedule through my UCAT account?

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?

Do I need to apply for a bursary voucher again if I had one last year?

Who do I contact about bursary scheme eligibility and/or the application process?

Access Arrangements

Where can I find information about access arrangements for the UCAT?

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?

What can I take into the test room?

Where can I find the UCAT Test Rules?

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

Can I leave the test centre room for a break?

Test Incidents

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?

Do I need to tell you my UK university choices and UCAS PID?


What is the UCAT ANZ?

Do I need to sit the UCAT or the UCAT ANZ?

Can I sit both the UCAT and UCAT ANZ?