University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
Imperial is joining the UCAT consortium of the UK and International universities to help select applicants for its A100 MBBS Medicine course from 2025 entry.
About the UCAT
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) assesses a range of abilities including:
- Verbal reasoning
- Decision making
- Quantitative reasoning
- Abstract reasoning
- Situational judgement
You need to take the UCAT if you are applying to:
- MBBS Medicine (Standard course A100)
You must be registered for the UCAT in advance.
How to register for the UCAT
You will need to create a UCAT account to register for the test. Dates for 2024 will be available on the UCAT website from early 2024.
Account registration usually opens in May. Tests are usually taken between July and September.
You can take the UCAT at a Pearson VUE test centre.
Test centres are located worldwide in more than 5,500 locations in over 180 countries. You can find your nearest one on the Pearson VUE website.
There is an entry fee for the UCAT.
If you are a UK student and are concerned about the cost, financial support may be available.
Check the UCAT website for details of costs.
How to prepare for the UCAT
Familiarise yourself with the format of the test. You can find details on the UCAT website.
There's also a range of preparation advice and resources available on the UCAT website, alongside question banks and practice tests.
Have a go at some past papers, restricting yourself to the time that you would have during a real test. This will help you to understand what is expected and prepare you to approach questions in an exam environment.
We don't expect you to get every question right – more information about how your tests results will be used alongside the rest of your UCAS application will be available on our course pages from February 2024.
Your results will automatically be shared with Imperial by Pearson VUE.
Medicine (Graduate Entry) – new for 2025 entry
Applicants to our 4-year Graduate entry Medicine degree, delivered in the Pears Cumbria School of Medicine, will need to sit the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT).
The bespoke course blends expertise from the MBBS course at Imperial with University of Cumbria’s longstanding reputation in training allied healthcare professionals and is focused on local healthcare needs.