Candidate Misconduct

We expect our candidates to meet minimum standards of acceptable behaviour during testing and during any interactions with the UCAT Consortium, UCAT Office and Pearson VUE staff.  Please familiarise yourself with the information on our Test Day page before your test.

If you are suspected of misconduct or cheating, the Invigilator will immediately terminate your test.  They will report the violation to Pearson VUE and The UCAT Office, along with any relevant evidence. 

Misconduct during testing or in any other interactions with the UCAT Consortium, UCAT Office or Pearson VUE staff will be thoroughly investigated.  Where such allegations of misconduct are upheld, we reserve the right to take actions which may include:

  • cancellation of a booking to sit the UCAT without a refund;

  • withdrawal of all test results;

  • disqualification from sitting the test for a period in the future;

  • the sharing of the outcomes of the investigation with legitimate third parties (which may include UCAS and Consortium universities).

Examples of misconduct include, but are not limited to the following:
  • testing more than once in any test cycle;

  • sitting both the UCAT and UCAT ANZ in the same year;

  • sitting the test if you have an affiliation with a UCAT coaching business, for example in your capacity as a tutor, or as an item developer, or having some financial interest in a UCAT coaching business;

  • unacceptable behaviour or language during testing and during any interactions with the  UCAT Consortium, UCAT Office and Pearson VUE staff;

  • breach of security arrangements;

  • impersonation;

  • failure to follow the exam rules;

  • failure to follow invigilator/proctor or other staff instructions;

  • creating a disturbance;

  • using prohibited aids (e.g. notes, note paper, calculators, mobile phone, audio/recording devices, dictionaries etc.);

  • copying another candidate’s work;

  • giving or receiving assistance from other individuals during the test;

  • verbal or non-verbal communication with another candidate during the test;

  • copying or recording questions or answers from the test using any means;

  • using the test questions, their content or information about them for purposes other than sitting your test;

  • giving of false or misleading information at any point;

  • breaching any of the website terms and conditions.