How to Interpret Your UCAT Scores

How to Interpret Your UCAT Scores

4 months ago by Rob

If you have just sat UCAT, congratulations! You have made it through one of the toughest and most gruelling tests of your career. This blog contains information on how to interpret your 2023 UCAT ANZ score report.


How do I access my UCAT Score Report?

After sitting UCAT, you will receive an email from Pearson VUE notifying you that your UCAT score report is available to view via your Pearson VUE online account. You will need to log into your Pearson VUE account to view your UCAT score report. You will receive the email notification within 24 hours of sitting your UCAT test (most candidates receive it within an hour).


How do I interpret my UCAT Score Report?

Your UCAT Score Report will provide you with a scaled score ranging from 300 to 900 for each subtest, as well as a total score for the cognitive subtests, ranging from 1200 to 3600. Subtest Scores are derived (scaled) from your raw score (the number of questions you got right) using statistical methods that are not made publicly available. You can find more information about UCAT scoring and scaling in our blog series.

Universities use your total UCAT score (i.e. a combination of your score in UCAT Verbal Reasoning, UCAT Decision Making, UCAT Quantitative Reasoning and UCAT Abstract Reasoning) when making interview offers. A separate score is provided for UCAT Situational Judgement, which is a ‘non-cognitive’ UCAT subtest.

You can find information on how universities use UCAT scores in our blog.


What UCAT score is required to get into medicine?

The score and percentile required to obtain an interview or offer depends on several factors, including: the university you are applying to, the ATAR you obtain, the state you reside in, the course (lower for courses such as dentistry), where you live (lower for rural students) and what type of place you apply for (lower for Bonded Medical Places, for example). Further offers may be made if you achieve a very high ATAR/GPA.

In general, a UCAT percentile of about 90 (less for rural students) is normally required at most universities.

A 2023 UCAT score to percentile calculator and UCAT summary statistics will be released by the UCAT consortium in the coming weeks. You can find last year’s data here:

You can also find more information in our blog on what is a good UCAT score.


What should I do now?

Now it’s time to celebrate the fact that UCAT is over!.

After taking a well-deserved break, you should focus on your school or university studies, as this is also an important factor in medical entry. You should also consider commencing interview training, as interviews are a very important (and often overlooked) element of the entry process.

Congratulations once again on your motivation in preparing for UCAT this year, and best of luck!



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