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Bar Standards Board Certification Testing

Bar Standards Board Certification Testing

Welcome to the registration centre for the Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT).

A BCAT pass is one of the core requirements for the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). You will not be able to study the BPTC without it.

How to Register

Registration and scheduling of your BCAT takes place via the Sign in button on this page.

You can take the test from 4 February 2019 until Monday 23 September 2019. Registration for the test is available from 31 January 2019 until 15 September 2019 The BCAT costs £150 if taken in UK and EU test centres and £170 if taken in the rest of the world. You pay online at the point of scheduling your test.

You can sit the test in over 100 countries worldwide through Pearson VUE Test centres. Click on the test centre locator button to find your nearest test centre. You will be asked to select a test centre at the point of scheduling your test. You are permitted a maximum of three attempts at the test in one year, starting from the date of your first attempt.

For more information about the BCAT go to the Bar Standards Board’s website. To apply for the BPTC, go to BarSAS.

BCAT Preparation

The following resources are available to help you prepare for the BCAT:

Please note: the pass mark for the BCAT has increased from 37 to 45.

Scheduling

Appointments may be made up to one calendar day prior to the day a candidate wishes to test, subject to availability.

Please note: the payment platform is not available in the following countries. You will need to contact your preferred test centre to arrange payment and schedule your test.

  • Cameroun
  • Ghana
  • Lebanon
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Bangladesh
Last updated 2019-02-01