UCAT Scores 2021

UCAT Information

10/21/21

UCAT ANZ 2021 final scores are now available

Where can I see my UCAT ANZ scores?

Once you've sat your UCAT exam, Pearson VUE would've sent you an email confirming that your scores are ready to be viewed.

Simply log into your Pearson VUE account to view your score report.

UCAT ANZ 2021 candidate score report

Making sense of your UCAT scores

In your report, each section of the UCAT will have a scaled score between 300-900. These are derived from your raw marks (the number of correct answers for each section).

Scaled score range for each UCAT ANZ section

The higher the performance, the greater the score. The scaled scores of the first four sections (VR, DM, QR and AR) are summed to give a total cognitive section score between 1200-3600, while the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) section is scored separately.

Final Scores for UCAT ANZ 2021

The mean total scaled score (VR + DM + QR + AR) was 2537

This represents a small (0.4%) increase compared to the 2020 final score of 2527.

For higher deciles (6th-9th), a higher score was required to achieve the same percentile in 2021. In other words, the UCAT is becoming increasingly competitive.

By using the table below, you can work out which decile you belong to. For example, if you’ve scored 2810, you’ll be in the 8th decile, meaning that you are in the top 20% of your cohort.

Decile

Total Cognitive Scaled Score

1st Decile

2150

2nd Decile

2280

3rd Decile

2360

4th Decile

2440

5th Decile

2520

6th Decile

2600

7th Decile

2700

8th Decile

2810

9th Decile

2960

To check your exact percentile, head over to the official UCAT ANZ test statistics page and scroll down to the 'UCAT ANZ Percentile Look Up'. This will allow you to see where your final scores sit compared to the rest of the UCAT ANZ candidates in 2021.

The total score will be used by medical and dental schools to decide who to interview and/or offer a place.

Situational Judgement Test Scores

The mean SJT score was 581.

Decile

SJT Score

1st Decile

478

2nd Decile

522

3rd Decile

550

4th Decile

571

5th Decile

592

6th Decile

610

7th Decile

628

8th Decile

647

9th Decile

670

The table above can be used to work out how well you performed in the SJT section. 

For example, if your SJT score is 638, you will be in the 7th decile and around the 75th percentile.

Most universities do not use the SJT score in the admissions process. However, the challenge of arranging interviews during lockdowns may mean that some universities rely more on the UCAT SJT score.

What is a good UCAT score? What UCAT score is needed to gain an interview offer?

A good UCAT score changes from year to year, as the percentile cut-offs fluctuate over time. Usually, a UCAT ANZ score of at least 80th percentile (ideally 90th) is required for entry into medical and dental programmes, unless you have a very high ATAR or are applying from a rural or Indigenous background.

Therefore, a score of 2810 or over can be considered as a good UCAT score in 2021, and a score of 2960 or higher can be considered as very competitive.

Each university uses the UCAT ANZ in different ways. Read the following articles to find out more:

Also, make sure to:

  • Get your medical interview prep on the go. Medical or dental school interviews can be challenging; the more prepared you are, the better. Don’t leave it until the last minute to prepare; even choosing the correct outfit can take a considerable amount of time and effort.
  • Do your best to gain the highest grades for your ATAR. Combine this with a great UCAT ANZ score and a respectable interview performance, and you’ll have a solid chance of landing yourself an offer.

What if my UCAT score is not very high?

An average UCAT score does not mean the end of the road for you. If you are:

  • A local applicant, 
  • A rural applicant, 
  • An Indigenous applicant,
  • A student expecting to gain an extremely high ATAR

you may still have a chance to be offered an interview.

You should still prepare for your exams and interview as much as possible to maximise your chances.

You can also consider the following options:

Find another route

There is more than one way to get into medical or dental schools.

Some universities, such as James Cook University and Bond University, don’t require you to sit the UCAT ANZ for their medical or dental programmes. 

Apply to these universities and give the interviews and examinations everything you’ve got.

Another option is to study another undergraduate degree (ideally science-based) and apply as a graduate after sitting the GAMSAT

If you have the financial means, you can also consider studying overseas, such as the UK and Eastern Europe.

Did you know? Your UCAT ANZ scores can be used for applying to UK courses.

Try again

Consider taking a gap year and resitting the UCAT ANZ next year. 

If you decide to take this route, use Medify’s UCAT ANZ Online Course to get yourself prepared well in advance. 

We have the largest question bank in the world, with 20,000+ questions, 21 full mock exams, 40+ mini mock exams, extensive video tutorials, question walkthroughs and performance feedback.

If you need more help, we also offer Live Interactive UCAT classes that include 13 hours of online teaching from expert instructors and tailored homework.

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