UCAT ANZ 2022 Results and Statistics

Your UCAT ANZ Score is a pivotal part of your application to medical and dental schools in Australia and New Zealand. For a good shot at an interview or offer you’ll need to score your best in this exam. Your score is given to you straight after the exam, but what do these numbers mean? In this article, we’ll take a look at average scores for 2022 to see which scores would of been competitive.

It’s important to remember that the average score, and cut-off scores for each university, will vary each year. It’s impossible to know what will be a competitive score as it depends on how the cohort performs on a whole. However, looking at previous years can give us a rough idea of what to expect. 

How is the UCAT ANZ score calculated?

Your score sheet will give you scaled scores ranging from 300 to 900 for each subtest. You’ll also see a total scaled score which is the total for the cognitive subtests (UCAT Verbal Reasoning, UCAT Decision Making, UCAT Quantitative Reasoning, UCAT Abstract Reasoning) ranging from 1200 to 3600. You won’t find out your raw scores as they are transferred into this scaled system. See our complete scoring guide here

UCAT ANZ 2021 Results

In 2022, approximately 14,000 candidates took the UCAT ANZ. So, what did the overall scores look like in this year? The following table shows the mean scores for each subtest and overall total score. You can also see the scores needed to reach each decile. 

The 1st decile represents the 10th percentile. So if you scored in this decile, it means that you scored higher than 10% of candidates. Therefore if your score is in the 9th decile, you’ve scored higher than 90% of candidates taking the exam. 

As you can see, UCAT Verbal Reasoning tends to have a lower score than all of the other subtests except SJT. Whereas, UCAT Quantitative Reasoning tends to have a higher score. 

What is my UCAT ANZ 2021 percentile?

If you’d like to know your exact percentile you can use the calculator here. This is based on the 2022 data so it won’t be accurate for scores from UCAT 2023.

Where should I apply with my UCAT ANZ Score?

Medical schools in Australia and New Zealand expect you to score very well in this exam. The exact score will vary between each university and may also depend on your ATAR and where you live. In general, if you are a rural applicant the score you need to obtain is often lower. You should apply everywhere to maximise your chances.

How does this compare to 2021?

The table below shows the mean score for each subtest in 2021, and their associated decile scores. While the number of applicants stayed very similar between 2021 and 2022, there is clearly a small uptick in performance with the 9th decile performance now being 20 points higher.


→What is UCAT ANZ?

UCAT ANZ is the University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand. It is a computer-based test that assesses the cognitive abilities, attitudes, and professional behaviors required for success in medical and dental programs.

→How can I prepare for UCAT ANZ?

You can prepare for UCAT ANZ by familiarizing yourself with the test format, practicing sample questions and tests, and developing test-taking strategies. There are also many UCAT ANZ preparation courses and resources available online and in-person.

→How are UCAT ANZ scores calculated?

UCAT ANZ scores are calculated based on the number of correct answers you provide across the five subtests: Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, and Situational Judgment Test. Each subtest is scored between 300 and 900, and your total score is the sum of your scores across all five subtests.

→What is a good UCAT ANZ score?

A good UCAT ANZ score depends on the requirements of the medical or dental program you are applying to. Generally, a score above the 90th percentile is considered competitive for most programs.

→What is the UCAT ANZ percentile ranking?

The UCAT ANZ percentile ranking indicates the percentage of test-takers who scored lower than you. For example, if you are in the 80th percentile, it means that you performed better than 80% of all test-takers.

→What is a good UCAT ANZ score?

A good UCAT ANZ score depends on the individual’s goals and the requirements of the programs they are applying to. Generally, a score above 2500 is considered competitive, but some programs may require higher scores.

→Can I retake the UCAT ANZ if I am not satisfied with my score?

Yes, you can retake the UCAT ANZ. However, there are restrictions on the number of times you can take the test, and you will need to pay the full test fee each time you take it.

→How do UCAT ANZ scores impact medical school admissions?

UCAT ANZ scores are just one part of the admissions process for medical schools in Australia and New Zealand. Other factors, such as academic performance, extracurricular activities, and personal statements, are also considered. However, a strong UCAT ANZ score can increase your chances of being invited to interview and being offered a place in a medical program.

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