UCAT Consortium News



2023 Test Cycle Dates

Dates for the 2023 UCAT test cycle are now on our website.  Look out for updates to preparation materials and test information from April.



Review of 2022 test cycle

2022 was another successful year for the Consortium, with a total of 36,374 candidates sitting the test. This was slightly down on the record number of candidates in 2021 (37,230) but still significantly higher than the number of test take...



UCAT 2022 Test Cycle

Up to date information regarding the 2022 UCAT is now published on our website and all key dates are now confirmed.   New candidates considering sitting the test this year can register from 24th May and booking opens on 20th June 2022. Te...



New study on disability in medicine published

Published this month, a new study is the first report to ‘map’ disability in medicine in the UK.  Using data from the UK Medical Education Database (UKMED), the objective of the study was to examine factors associated with declaration of d...



Another record year in 2021

2021 was another record year for UCAT, with more candidates than ever before taking the test.  Over the summer of 2021 a total of 37,230 candidates sat the test, an increase of 9% from last year, and of over 26% from 2019.  The mean avera...



UCAT 2021 Information for candidates

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 an...



Information for UCAT Online candidates testing in the final week

This update is for candidates sitting the UCAT Online during the last week of testing. Some candidates are having issues testing at home.  The volume of online tests in this last week may result in more candidates encountering delays in t...



UCAT 2020 Update 22 June

Registration for the UCAT opens on 1 July. Candidate Testing Guides now available. Candidates can test at a test centre or at home. Candidates are strongly advised to test early. Candidates testing at home may use an erasable whitebo...