Are you planning on sitting the 2020 UCAT this year?

2020 UCAT & COVID-19: Everything You Should Know

Along with the closure of schools and businesses in April 2020, there’s no doubt that the lead-up to the 2020 UCAT looks a little different this year.

While everything feels rather uncertain at this time, here are some answers to your commonly asked questions about the 2020 UCAT:

Is the 2020 UCAT cancelled?

As of March 24 2020, the UCAT ANZ Consortium expects that testing will go ahead in 2020. In the current climate, they cannot predict when the test centres in Australia, New Zealand and internationally will be operating normally.

Registration and booking options will remain open and they encourage students to proceed as normal under the current timeline.

Will the 2020 UCAT be an online-only exam?

We’ve received lots of comments on our UCAT Discussion Group over on Facebook hoping that the UCAT will be an online-only exam (that students can sit at home).

According to the UCAT ANZ Consortium, there has been no changes on the way the UCAT will be sat in 2020. We are to assume it will be in designated centres – just like the examination was held in 2019.

When will the 2020 UCAT be held?

The UCAT is typically held in July, and working from the 2019 protocol, they will choose a date and time to sit the exam.

Is the UCAT exam format changing?

No. Last year the UMAT changed to the UCAT and also involved some changes to the number of questions, and subtests in the final exam. The 2020 UCAT will be in the same format as the 2019 exam last year, and students will be tested across the five subtests which include:

Verbal Reasoning: Assess the ability to critically evaluate information presented in a written form (21 minute test time, 44 questions)

Decision Making: Assess the ability to make sound decisions and judgements using complex information (31 minute test time, 29 questions)

Quantitative Reasoning: Assess the ability to critically evaluate information presented in a numerical form (24 minute test time, 36 questions)

Abstract Reasoning: Assess the ability to identify patterns amongst abstract objects (14 minute test time, 55 questions)

Situational Judgement: Measure the capacity to understand real world situations and identify critical factors (26 minute test time, 69 questions)

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How can I study for the UCAT from home?

There are a plethora of online resources on how to study for the 2020 UCAT examination, which include practice tests, free YouTube videos and more.

At MedStart, all our courses will now be held online and can be easily accessed by students throughout Australia. This means that our MedStart Masterclass, 10,000+ Question Bank, Free Seminars, and Interview Blitz courses can be easily accessed by all students regardless of their location.

Click here to find out how MedStart can nurture your UCAT journey in 2020.

Are there any free UCAT resources available?

We have created our very own UCAT Mini Mock Exam consisting of 50 questions across all subtests. They cover: Decision Making, Abstract Reasoning, Situational Judgement and Quantitative Reasoning and come with worked solutions. Click here to gain access to our free exam and start preparing for the 2020 UCAT today.

We will keep you posted as new information is released by the UCAT ANZ Consortium.

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