UKCAT Tip 10: Prepare your materials the night before your UKCAT test day

The crucial “night before”.

As well as making sure you know how to reach your UKCAT testing centre, you must remember to bring a printout of the confirmation of your UKCAT test booking, and photo-ID.

What to bring:

  • Map to the the UKCAT Test Centre
  • Confirmation Email
  • Photographic identification

What passes as Photographic Identification

Refer to for the most up-to-date information.

Without correct photographic identification you will not be allowed to take the test.

EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) requirements

  • A current (non-expired), original signed passport
  • A current (non-expired) signed government-issued photocard driving licence (full or provisional)
  • A current (non-expired), original government-issued identity card that carries your photograph and signature

Asia Pacific requirements

In order to take the test in Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand you need to bring the following form of photographic identity to the test centre.

  • A current, original signed passport

Americas requirements

  • A current (non-expired), original signed passport
  • A current (non-expired), original signed photo driver’s license issued by your provincial or state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Free UKCAT Tips

  • Tip 01: What is the UKCAT?
  • Tip 02: What to do if you experience problems during a test
  • Tip 03: How to appeal against the result of an investigation
  • Tip 04: Visualise and mentally rehearse
  • Tip 05: Apply for a bursary as soon as possible
  • UKCAT Tip 02: UKCAT Registration Book your UKCAT Now!
  • UKCAT Tip 03: If you can, take the UKCAT test one year earlier
  • UKCAT Tip 04: Your UKCAT test day should not be the first time you locate the Pearson Vue UKCAT test centre
  • UKCAT Tip 05: Try not to book the UKCAT test day during school/university term-time
  • UKCAT Tip 06: Do not put off the UKCAT test
  • UKCAT Tip 07: Take the UKCAT test in the afternoon, not the morning
  • UKCAT Tip 08: Register for UKCAT Bursary early
  • UKCAT Tip 09: UKCAT test only lasts one medical school application cycle
  • UKCAT Tip 10: Prepare your materials the night before your UKCAT test day
  • UKCAT Tip 11: Pre-UKCAT test jitters
  • UKCAT Tip 12: Admittance to medical school is not solely based on this UKCAT test
  • UKCAT Tip 13: Eat breakfast on UKCAT test day
  • UKCAT Tip 14: The Pearson Vue UKCAT test room
  • UKCAT Tip 15: Not allowed to eat or drink in the UKCAT test room
  • UKCAT Tip 16: Rest yourself between UKCAT subtests
  • UKCAT Tip 17: That two-sided sheet of paper is all you've got (sort of)
  • UKCAT Tip 18: Every question is equally weighted
  • UKCAT Tip 19: There is one (and only one) correct answer
  • UKCAT Tip 20: The UKCAT is not a race
  • UKCAT Tip 21: Just because you didn't answer one or two questions does not mean you will get a poor score
  • UKCAT Tip 22: Plan each day for the two weeks prior to your UKCAT test
  • UKCAT Tip 23: Incorporate exercise into your UKCAT routine
  • UKCAT Tip 24: Keep focused
  • UKCAT Tip 25: Practise regularly at the time of the day that you will be take the UKCAT test
  • UKCAT Tip 26: Don't peak too soon in your UKCAT practice
  • UKCAT Tip 27: Why UKCAT Practice is Important
  • UKCAT Tip 28: Why is reading comprehension important for Medicine?
  • UKCAT Tip 29: Attempt shorter passages first, flag longer passages
  • UKCAT Tip 30: Put simply, a 'true' statement can co-exist inside the passage
  • UKCAT Tip 31: Put simply, a 'false' statement contradicts the passage
  • UKCAT Tip 32: Put simply, a Cannot Tell statement requires more information than the passage
  • UKCAT Tip 33: Look out for extreme qualifiers
  • UKCAT Tip 34: Just because the words in the question statement are not in the passage does not mean the correct response is cannot tell
  • UKCAT Tip 35: Practise by reading broadsheets
  • UKCAT Tip 36: Why is mathematics important for medicine?
  • UKCAT Tip 37: Practise your simple mathematics - quick and accurately
  • UKCAT Tip 38: Practise your speed with the simple, not scientific, calculator
  • UKCAT Tip 39: Know your GCSE Maths
  • UKCAT Tip 40: Beware of Percentages
  • UKCAT Tip 41: Why is pattern recognition important for medicine?
  • UKCAT Tip 42: Learn the simple/advanced mnemonics
  • UKCAT Tip 43: Practise the Patterns
  • UKCAT Tip 44: First Order and Second Order Rules
  • UKCAT Tip 45: Beware of common distractors
  • UKCAT Tip 46: Why is cryptography important for medicine?
  • UKCAT Tip 47: Diligence in Decision Analysis
  • UKCAT Tip 48: Shorthand shortcuts in Decision Analysis
  • UKCAT Tip 49: Only three types of questions in Decision Analysis
  • UKCAT Tip 50: Eliminating the incorrect responses
  • UKCAT Tip 51: Moving on from UKCAT Results
  • UKCAT Tip 52: What does my UKCAT score mean?