UCAT ANZ 2021 final scores are now available
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The mean SJT score was 581.
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.
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:
An average UCAT score does not mean the end of the road for you. If you are:
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:
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.
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.
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