UCAT Test Rules

During the check-in process you will be asked to read this information carefully before entering the test room. You will be asked to sign to confirm you understand the information provided and agree to follow the rules.

Test Rules:

  • In attending to test you are declaring you are fit to test. If you are not fit, you must reschedule. If you choose to test against this advice, UCAT will not normally take action.

  • You may only test once in any year; multiple testing will be treated as misconduct.

  • Making noise that may disturb other test takers (including reading aloud), is prohibited.

  • You must not take unauthorised items into the test room. Unauthorised items must be stored in the designated area; all electronic devices must be turned off before they are stored.

  • You must not share or discuss test content with others.

Problems during testing:

  • If you become ill, raise your hand to notify the invigilator. If you are not well enough to continue, ask to end your test. You then need to contact the UCAT Office as soon as possible. If you choose to continue testing, UCAT will not normally take any action.

  • If you experience hardware/software problems, noise disturbance or other distractions, you must raise your hand immediately to inform the invigilator. If a problem is not reported during your test, UCAT will not normally take any action. The invigilator cannot answer questions about test content.

  • If a problem affects your test, make sure you obtain an incident case number before you leave the test centre. You should then refer to the Test Incident page on the UCAT website.

General test information:

  • For purposes of security, you will be monitored at all times; both audio and video may be recorded.

  • There may be limited disturbance as other test takers arrive and leave or staff assist them. You may request earplugs to block out noise.

  • You will be given a laminated notebook and a pen. If you require a replacement, hold the notebook or pen in the air to request one from the invigilator.

  • If you need a break (e.g. to use the toilets), raise your hand to notify the invigilator. Unless you have been approved for pause-the-clock breaks, the test cannot be paused. You will lose time when out of the room. You may want to take breaks between subtests to limit impact on test time.

  • After completing the test, raise your hand. The invigilator will end your test and escort you from the room to collect your score report.

Your privacy: The Pearson VUE Privacy Policy Statement can we obtained by visiting the Pearson VUE website or by contacting a Pearson VUE Call Centre.

Candidate Statement: By providing a digital signature, I give Pearson VUE my explicit consent to retain and transmit my personal data and test responses to Pearson VUE and to the exam sponsor (either of which may be outside of the country in which I am testing). I understand the information provided above and agree to follow the Rules. If I do not follow the Rules or I am suspected of cheating or tampering with the computer, this will be reported to Pearson VUE and the exam sponsor, my exam may be invalidated, the sponsor may take other action, and I will not be refunded my exam fee.