Practice Tests and Resources
You should prepare for the UCAT using the free practice materials which have been developed by the UCAT Consortium to support your preparation:
The official UCAT YouTube channel has a number of videos to support preparation. High-scoring, former UCAT candidates share advice on their preparations for the test, plus a selection of University Admissions Tutors share their thoughts on the use of the test. There are also videos showing what to expect in a Pearson VUE test centre and a playlist of videos from our member universities.
The 2018 official guide contains definitive information regarding the test including over 130 practice items. Click the icon for an interactive version online or download a PDF. The 2019 Official Guide will be published in March 2019.
Commercial Preparation Materials
Candidates should be aware that whilst there are many commercial companies publishing books and offering coaching for our tests, the UCAT Consortium does not work with any of these companies or endorse the use of their materials. Taking advantage of these opportunities can cost candidates a great deal of money and we would advise you to be sceptical about claims they can help you do well in the test by coaching.
Commercial organisations will be using items that are not necessarily of the standard you will encounter in the UCAT and this may distort your performance whilst practising. Screen views may be different and commercial organisations are unlikely to include the new item types which you may encounter in your test. They may also not replicate the UCAT scoring and banding accurately and may give misleading indicators of your anticipated UCAT score.
There is also lots of advice available for free on the web regarding approaches to the test and many sources of free practice questions. However, unless the material has been published very recently it is unlikely to include the correct test content, test items, etc.
We therefore strongly advise candidates to use the official Practice Tests and Question Banks on our website, and to be cautious about using resources from any commercial providers as these are not affiliated with UCAT in any way.