The UCAT is a two-hour standardised, computer-based exam, designed to assess the suitability of candidates to study undergraduate medicine. Suitability is measured through an assessment of a student’s critical thinking capacity, emotional intelligence and non-verbal reasoning.
Most universities use a combination of the three hurdles into medical school:
However your final score is a cognitive score, meaning it does not include situational judgement. But each university is different, and their medical entry requirements often change at short notice especially with COVID-19 and government restrictions.
|University||UCAT||UCAT Weighting||Interview Selection Criteria||Breakdown|
|University of Adelaide||Cognitive subsets||20% UCAT||Based on UCAT||20% UCAT 40% MMI 40% ATAR|
|Curtin University||90th percentile||40% UCAT||Based on UCAT and ATAR||UCAT MMI ATAR Weighting not specified|
|Flinders University||Cognitive subsets equally weighted||10% UCAT||No Interview||10% UCAT 90% ATAR|
|Monash University||90th percentile||33% UCAT||Based on UCAT and ATAR||33% UCAT 33% MMI 33% ATAR|
|University of Newcastle||Cognitive subsets||100% UCAT||100% UCAT||Interview and PQA|
|University of New South Wales||Overall cognitive score at least 50th percentile required||33% UCAT||Based on UCAT and ATAR||33% UCAT 33% MMI 33% ATAR|
|University of Queensland||Not specified. Previously it was cognitive subses, SJ and VR used as secondary and tertiary selectors||Not Specified||UCAT||Not specified|
|University of Western Australia||Approx 90th percentile||33% UCAT||100% UCAT once academic threshold is met||33% UCAT 33% MMI 33% ATAR|
|University of Western Sydney||Approx 90th percentile||100% UCAT||100% UCAT once academic threshold is met||UCAT & MMI|
|University of Auckland||Total scaled score||15% UCAT||Based on GPA||15% UCAT 25% MMI 60% GPA|
|University of Otago||Minimum score in each subset required||Threshold||No Interview||GPA|
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