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UCAT 2022 Test Dates Announced! (formerly UKCAT)

Updated: Jun 24, 2022

UCAT 2022 dates are now confirmed by the UCAT Consortium. Everything that you need to know about Registration, Booking and Sitting your UCAT exam in 2022, for 2023 entry. Find out all the key dates here and remember to join our mailing list to be updated on any changes to these dates.

If you have decided you would like to apply to medical school or dental school, you are probably aware that you are likely going to have to sit the UCAT test, which is the most widely used aptitude test by medical and dental schools in the UK. Scoring well at the UCAT is an important component of success when applying to universities and it’s perfectly understandable if you want to focus on starting with practice tests straight away.

However, note that there are a few logistics surrounding the UCAT as well, such as registration and booking a test date that have pretty strict deadlines. You are required to sit the UCAT 2022 if you are applying for entry in 2023 (or deferred entry in 2024) to a relevant course at a UK Consortium or non-UK Associate Member University.

How Do I Register For UCAT?

Registration for an account for UCAT 2022 opens on 24th May 2022 at 9 am via the Pearson Vue website. Once UCAT registration opens , you’ll have to create an online account. When you register you should:

  • Use your legal name as it shows on your ID

  • Make sure that name matches your UCAS application

  • Answer the registration questionnaire (get a preview here)

  • Wait for your password to come via email – and contact Pearson VUE if it doesn’t arrive within 36 hours

You don’t have to book your test date at the same time as you register – you can do this at a later date. Once you’re registered, you’ll be able to apply for UCAT, and for a bursary. If you don’t register before the deadline, you won’t be able to sit the UCAT.

Where Can I Find UCAT Test Centres?

We have compiled a list of all the UCAT Test Centers in the UAE & Qatar - Find the list here

UCAT 2022 Fees

Depending on the test day you choose, the test fees might vary slightly. The prices for UCAT 2022 are the following:

  • UCAT tests taken in the UK and EU will be £75

  • UCAT tests outside of the EU will be £120

  • These prices may be subject to change as the official UCAT release further guidance of registration and booking before the 1st July.

Important UCAT Dates for 2022

Here is a summary of all the important test dates, as per the UCAT’s official website information.

In 2022, these are the key UCAT Exam dates in 2022 for you to be aware of for the UCAT Test Booking - save them into your diary. This will help you remember when UCAT registration opens. You must not miss the UKCAT deadline or the UCAT cut off date!

UCAT's website advise candidates to test as early as possible. If you choose to book a late test date and then encounter illness or other issues which prevent you from attending your test appointment you may not be able to reschedule within the test period.

UCAT Account Registration begins on 24 May 2022.

Can you reschedule UCAT?

  • How to change the date of your UKCAT?

  • You can postpone your exam so if you feel unwell or unprepared the best thing to do is to reschedule your UCAT exam. However, if you postpone the exam too late then you may not be refunded your fee, so make sure you reschedule the UCAT in advance. You can cancel or reschedule your UCAT test appointment as long as you give the appropriate amount of notice. It can be done by contacting the Pearson Vue Customer Services Team.

What should you take for your UCAT Exam on test day?

In terms of what you should bring the UCAT exam and what you need to take to your UCAT exam, you should take:

  • A printout confirmation of your booking from Pearson Vue

  • One piece of photographic identification from the approved list meets the requirements stated on the Pearson Vue website.

  • You cannot take any personal belongings into the UCAT (UKCAT), nor can you take any food or drink. Anything that you do bring will need to be stored in a locker at the test centre.

  • UCAT Calculator - remember you cannot take your calculator to the exam, this is provided as an online UCAT calculator.

  • UKCAT Whiteboard - you are provided with a whiteboard and marker pen to use. If you fill up your UCAT whiteboard, raise your hand and a new one will be provided to you.

  • UCAT Earplugs - Earplugs in the UCAT, in theory, should be provided for your UCAT exam, however, some centres may not have this. Instead, they may have ear muffs for you to use. If you prefer using earplugs it is recommended that you take them with you just in case.

  • Water - unfortunately, you may not take in any food or drink into the exam, water can be provided by asking the invigilator

  • Pens and Pencils - these are not needed for the exam as a marker is provided to be used.

  • Keyboard - This is always provided, and will always have a number pad, which is excellent for UCAT quantitative reasoning.


Attend one of our 1-1 UCAT Courses run by professionals to learn more UCAT test day tips.


UCAT Bursary

If you are in financial need, you can apply for a bursary to cover the cost of the exam fee.

The deadline date is mentioned below. To find out Bursary Eligibility and details of the Application process can be found here.

Additional Resources With Helpful UCAT related information

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UCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test) formerly known as UKCAT is an admissions test conducted by UCAT Consortium every year. UCAT is used by medical and dental schools in the UK to test a student's readiness and mental ability to study medicine and dentistry programs leading to clinical careers in healthcare. Currently, 27 out of the 34 medical schools in the UK use the UCAT/ UKCAT score as part of their admissions process.

UCAT is a 120-minute computer-based aptitude test with five timed sections with multiple-choice questions. The UCAT Exam score ranges between 1200 and 3600. Each section is scored on a scale of 300 to 900 and Situational Judgement is scored from Band 1 to Band 4 with Band 1 as the highest-rated and Band 4 as the lowest. A high score enhances the chances of getting admissions in top medical schools such as Manchester, Dundee, Liverpool, and St. Andrews School of Medicine. We at GuideMe provide one of the best UCAT/ UKCAT classes in Dubai designed to achieve high scores.

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