The UCAT ANZ testing period is 1st July – 12th August 2022. Before you choose your test date, it’s a good idea to sit down and think about whether you have any other commitments (e.g. holidays, special occasions, a part-time job) during this time.
Ideally, you should be doing UCAT prep for at least six weeks in advance of the test – so we recommend booking your test for a date where you know you’ll have this length of time for prep beforehand.
If you have a family holiday booked for early July, it isn’t wise to book your UCAT ANZ for the day after you get back, because you won’t have had much time to prepare! If you have a part-time job, think about how you can be organised and fit your UCAT prep around this.
Remember that some test centres will have dates available across the whole testing period, while others will have a more limited range of dates to choose from.
If you’re planning to sit your test in a large city, it’s likely that you’ll have a wider choice of dates than if you’re sitting the test in a smaller regional test centre.
Get an initial sense of what the test is like (and how prepared you feel) by taking a look at some practice questions in our UCAT Question Bank.
This early stage of prep should give you an idea of the level you’re currently at and how much time you’ll need to practise. In turn, this will help you decide whether you’d like to book a test date in early July or aim for a later date.
Once you’ve familiarised yourself with the test format, the best way to practise for the UCAT ANZ is to simulate the real thing – using a computer and answering questions in timed conditions.
The more you practise, the more you’ll figure out what works best for you. You might find that you’re comfortable spending whole days on your prep, or you might prefer to spread it out more with a small amount of prep each day. This could influence when you want to sit your test, because you don’t want to go in feeling unprepared.
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