What is a Good UCAT ANZ Score?

What is a Good UCAT ANZ Score?

4 months ago by Robert

Students who sit UCAT ANZ receive their UCAT score report on the same day, often within an hour of sitting the test. Students will be notified via email once their UCAT score report is available. The format of UCAT scores can be confusing, and it can be difficult to know what is a ‘good’ UCAT ANZ score. This blog answers some common questions about UCAT ANZ scores.

 

What will my UCAT Score Report look like?

Your UCAT score report will be in the following format:

Your scores in each of the four cognitive subtests (UCAT Verbal Reasoning, UCAT Decision Making, UCAT Quantitative Reasoning and UCAT Abstract Reasoning) are added together to form an overall UCAT cognitive subtest score, which ranges from 1200 to 3600. You will also receive a separate score for UCAT Situational Judgement, ranging from 300-900.

 

How are UCAT ANZ scores calculated?

UCAT ANZ scores are calculated by converting the number of questions you got right into a ‘scaled score’. Scaled scores range from 300-900 in each subtest. Pearson VUE do not publicly release details of how they calculate scaled scores, but they use statistical tools involving IRT (Item Response Theory). For more information, check out our blogs on UCAT scoring.

 

What is a good UCAT ANZ score?

Ultimately, UCAT scores are a comparison of your own performance against others sitting UCAT. This means that achieving a ‘good score’ means performing well in UCAT compared to others. Statistics on how this year’s UCAT ANZ cohort performed have been released, and a percentile calculator is available at https://www.ucat.edu.au/results/test-statistics/.

The 2022 UCAT ANZ statistics shows how each decile converted to overall cognitive scaled scores in UCAT:

 

Percentile

Total UCAT cognitive scaled score

90th+

2980+

80th

2830

70th

2710

60th

2610

50th

2530

40th

2450

30th

2360

20th

2260

10th

2130

 

Therefore, to be in the top 10% of students sitting UCAT this year, you would need to have achieved an overall cognitive scaled score of over 2980.

 

What UCAT ANZ score do I need to get into medicine?

In general, for standard applicants to medical courses in Australia, students need to be in the top 10% of those sitting UCAT. Rural students, students who live in certain regions (for example for Western Sydney University), those from disadvantaged schools, those applying for Bonded Medical Places and those applying to dentistry generally have lower UCAT score requirements for entry.

Furthermore, at some universities, offers for medicine will be made for students who perform outstandingly well in their year 12 studies.

Note that medical interviews are also a very important part of the medical selection process.

 

Where can I get more information?

You can find UCAT ANZ test statistics at:
https://www.ucat.edu.au/results/test-statistics/

You can find information about how medical schools will use UCAT in our blog:
https://www.medentry.edu.au/blog/how-will-medical-schools-use-ucat

Read our blog for detailed advice on what to do now, based on your UCAT score:
https://www.medentry.edu.au/blog/ucat-anz-score-advice-what-should-you-do-now

 

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