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UCAT is the short form of the University Clinical Aptitude Test. It is a computer-based  admission test for undergraduate medical and dental courses in the UK and partner universities across the world. The test is conducted at Pearson VUE test centres. This test score is used for admission along with academic qualifications and interviews.  


The UCAT exam is conducted from July to September in a year. As an aspiring candidate, you need to register yourself at the official website, https://www.ucat.ac.uk/register/. You need to follow the onscreen instructions to complete your registration and schedule your test date.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to refer to the official website to know the eligibility criteria for NEET-UG in detail. Usually, the criteria is as follows:

Exam Pattern

The UCAT exam lasts for 120 minutes, 2 hours. Its question papers contain around 200 questions from subjects like medical ethics, reasoning, and decision making. Candidates have to score more than 650 to secure an undergraduate medical/dental seat in the top medical colleges in the UK and partner countries.  

UCAT Subtests Questions Test Time Score
Verbal Reasoning
21 Minutes
Decision Making
31 Minutes
Quantitative Reasoning
25 Minutes
Abstract Reasoning
12 Minutes
Situational Judgement
26 Minutes
Bands 1-4

EXAM Syllabus

Here is the brief of the subjects covered in the UCAT:

Visit the official website of ucat.ac.uk for a more detailed UCAT Exam syllabus. 

Exam Date

Tentative UCAT 2024 Dates 

Options Date/Time
UCAT Account Creation starts
9:30 BST on 14 May 2024
Booking opens
6:00 BST on 18 June 2024
Testing starts
8 July 2024
Access arrangement application deadline
23:59 BST on 15 September 2024
Booking deadline/UCAT account creation closing
12:00 BST on 19 September 2024
Last test date
26 September 2024
Bursary Scheme application deadline
16:00 BST on 27 September 2024
UCAS deadline
15 October 2024
Results delivered to universities
Early November 2024

Test Centers

It is a computer-based online exam. This entrance exam is conducted at several Pearson Vue test centres across 130 countries of the world, including the UK. In India, the test centres are in all major towns/cities. You can check for test centre in your city by entering your city name in the search bar of the website URL – 


Frequently Asked Questions

What does UCAT stand for?

UCAT is the short form of University Clinical Admission Test, which is a computer-based test and allows students to study medicine courses at the UK universities. Approximately 37, 000 students appear at this exam.

How many attempts can I make for the UCAT Exam?

You can appear at this test once a year. In the following year, you can sit in this exam again without having any penalty. 

Can I sit in the UCAT as a practice run year before my actual UCAT test?

No, you cannot take the UCAT exam as a practice test. However, you can take this test again in the next year if you do not score good enough to secure a seat in the UK universities and partnering medical institutions across the world.   

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