What is UCAT 2023?

What is UCAT 2023?

9 months ago by Rob

What is UCAT 2023?

UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. It is one of three main criteria used by most universities in Australia and New Zealand to select students into high demand health related careers such as medicine and dentistry (the other two criteria being performance in school/university and interviews).

Unlike traditional school and university exams which assess knowledge, UCAT 2023 assesses generic skills, including verbal aptitude, mathematical understanding and abstract reasoning.


Do I need to sit UCAT 2023?

Students who wish to study medicine or dentistry in Australia or New Zealand in 2024 will need to sit and succeed in UCAT 2023.


What is the format of UCAT 2023?

UCAT 2023 is a computer-based test and takes a total of approximately 2 hours.  It is highly time pressured, which means that the vast majority of students do not finish the exam. The UCAT is a test requiring extreme concentration and quick-thinking skills. UCAT 2023 is also very difficult test, unlike what students have ever sat before.

If you have ever sat a driver’s licence theory exam, the UCAT environment will be similar. You will be in a room with other candidates, some of whom may be sitting tests other than the UCAT. You will use a desktop computer, keyboard and mouse to sit UCAT.


When and where does UCAT 2023 take place?

UCAT 2023 takes place over the months of July and August. You can choose the time, date and location that you wish to sit UCAT. UCAT 2023 will take place in various testing centres across Australia, New Zealand and in some overseas locations.


What is the structure of UCAT 2023?

UCAT 2023 is comprised of five separately timed subtests:

  • UCAT Verbal Reasoning: assesses your ability to critically evaluate information presented in a written form and draw logical conclusions
  • UCAT Decision Making: assesses your ability to problem solve and evaluate arguments
  • UCAT Quantitative Reasoning: assesses your ability to use numerical reasoning to draw valid conclusions
  • UCAT Abstract Reasoning: assesses your ability to identify patterns and relationships using non-verbal images
  • UCAT Situational Judgement: assesses your ability to identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour when dealing with real life situations


How should I prepare for UCAT 2023?

The best way to prepare for UCAT 2023 can be summarized in five key steps:

  1. Understand the importance of UCAT
  2. Familiarise yourself with UCAT-style questions
  3. Learn strategies for tackling each type of UCAT question
  4. Attempt full length UCAT practice exams under timed conditions
  5. Identify your weaknesses and work on them 

Studies have shown that the earlier you start preparing for tests like UCAT, the greater your chance of achieving a high score.


How can MedEntry help me succeed in UCAT?

To help you achieve success in UCAT 2023, MedEntry provides the following:

  • 20,000 high quality UCAT questions, with detailed explanations, video solutions and performance feedback
  • 40+ subtest mocks allowing you to target weak areas
  • 20+ full UCAT practice exams
  • A structured curriculum guiding you through effective strategies for each subtest and type of question
  • Gamified skills trainers helping you build the key skills needed to ace UCAT in a fun environment
  • UCAT Workshops run by Dr Ray, who has 20+ years experience in medical entry
  • UCAT Weekly Classes, providing regular training up until you sit UCAT
  • Private UCAT Tutoring, so you can gain one-on-one support

And much more!

So what are you waiting for? Start your UCAT prep today!



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