The UCAT interim results have been published. This means you can finally gauge how well you have performed compared to other UCAT 2023 candidates.
The UCAT is being sat by candidates up until 28 September 2023 and as such, the final statistics are not available (at the time of this article being updated).
However, the interim statistics provide you with a good indication of how well you did in the UCAT.
The preliminary mean total scaled score is 2568.
The table below shows the total scaled score (VR + DM + QR + AR) required to attain a particular decile rank. For example, if your total score is 2940 or above, this means you will likely be in the 9th decile rank, or top 10% of the candidates.
For the SJT section, 27% of students were placed in Band 1, 40% in Band 2, 24% in Band 3 and 8% in Band 4.
Note: The interim statistics are based on 20,334 candidates who sat the test until 15 September. The final statistics will change depending on the performance of the ~16,000 candidates who are yet to take the UCAT.
There are over 30 medical schools in the UK that require you to sit the UCAT, but they differ on how your scores are used. For example:
It is vital that you know exactly how each medical school uses the UCAT to select its applicants before you submit your UCAS application. Refer to our blog article ‘Medical Schools and Their UCAT Requirements’, which has been updated for the current admissions cycle.
If you think you may not make the minimum overall UCAT score threshold or be placed in Band 4 for the SJT, do not give up hope just yet. There are plenty of options if you are still keen on pursuing a career in medicine, including:
Read more about the alternative pathways in our Admissions Guide.
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