When do I receive my results?
When you leave the test centre you will be given a copy of your test result which will look like this.
If you need any additional copies of your UKCAT score report, these will be available for a fee of ?25 GBP. You can order additional copies of your score report by contacting Pearson VUE Customer Services.
This test result is valid for the 2015 UCAS Admissions cycle (for entry into medical or dental school in 2016 or deferred entry to 2017).
How do I use my UKCAT result?
You will have your test result before the UCAS deadline so please ensure you use this to help inform your UCAS choices, otherwise you might be wasting an application.
Our Universities provide information on their websites regarding how they use the test in admissions. You can find out how each university uses the UKCAT here.
For some the UKCAT score is a significant factor in their consideration of your application. For others it may be a less significant factor or only used in marginal situations. Most Universities consider the total score (i.e. the score after each of the first four cognitive subtest scores have been added together). Some however do look at individual sub-test scores and may even have a cut-off score for a particular subtest.
Some Universities have a threshold score that candidates have to achieve in order to be considered further in their admission processes. This score is often determined each year but Universities will usually indicate on their website, threshold scores that have been used in previous years.
Other Universities use the UKCAT alongside factors such as academic achievement, personal statement and interview performance. The factor may be significant or may contribute a small amount to the final outcome.
Some universities use the score (sometimes in addition to the above uses) to discriminate between candidates who have ‘scored’ equally at some point in the process. The UKCAT score provides an additional way of ranking such candidates in order to decide who can proceed to the next stage.
A small number of Universities use the test to provide opportunities to candidates who perhaps would not have progressed to interview (for example) using traditional section methods. This may advantage candidates who have not have achieved the highest academic score but have performed particularly well in the UKCAT.