The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is a widely recognised exam used by UK medical schools and as of recently, medical schools in other countries, such as Australia and New Zealand, as a tool to assess candidates applying to study medicine. As such, the UCAT is an essential component of your application that is often used together with the personal statement and exam grades to score candidates and offer those who have shown good performance a medical interview.
We at theMSAG recognise that the application process can be extremely stressful, so we have collected all the information you are going to need to complete your registration for the UCAT, should you be planning to sit the exam in time for the 2020/21 medicine application cycle.
The registration for the UCAT is a two-step process using the Pearson VUE online system, which is outlined in detail below. For important deadlines and registration dates, read Important UCAT test dates 2020.
When registering for the UCAT, the website will prompt you to fill out a questionnaire, which is used to collect demographic data on medical and dental school applicants. Most of the questions require to be answered by the candidate, but there are some, which your parent or carer may have to help you answer. Once you have completed this step, you can now move on to booking a suitable date to take the UCAT.
Once you have completed your registration and booking and have decided on the date you wish to take the test on, it is time to start preparing for it. A high UCAT score is frequently used as a cut-off by medical schools when offering interviews, theMSAG UCAT Courses are a good place to start, offering comprehensive preparation with plenty of practice tests.
We hope this overview was helpful and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact at hello@theMSAG.com.
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