Candidates must report to the test centre at the address and time specified on their Admission Ticket. The test itself will start approximately 45 minutes later, depending on the amount of time necessary for pre-testing procedures.
Candidates who report to the centre after all candidates have been seated, may not be admitted. No latecomers will be admitted once the test has started.
Candidates are advised to have lunch before reporting to the test centre, as you will be occupied for many hours. You will not be allowed to take any food or drink, other than bottled water, into the test room.
Candidates are advised to bring only essential items, as neither the test centre nor the HPAT-Ulster Office can be held responsible for the security of their belongings. There will be only limited space to store bags and candidates will not be allowed to access their bags until the end of the test.
The HPAT-Ulster test consists of 3 hours testing time.
Candidates may use the bathroom during testing time, but this will not be permitted in the last ten minutes of each section (Section 1 and 2, and Section 3). No additional time will be granted for bathroom breaks.
Candidates who wish to query a particular test question on the day of the test should alert the supervisor of their concern and submit a written note before leaving the test centre. Queries will be reviewed by the HPAT-Ulster Office and candidates will be notified of the outcome. Similarly, any complaints relating to the testing venue or physical discomfort suffered should be reported immediately to the supervisor on the test day so the issue can be addressed without delay.
Care should be taken when making return travel arrangements to allow adequate time at the test centre. You should anticipate being at the test centre for up to 4 ½ hours.
HPAT-Ulster is a high stakes test administered under secure test conditions. You may not leave the test centre before the full testing time has elapsed. Candidates leaving early will not receive their HPAT-Ulster scores. Once a candidate has departed the test centre, it is not possible to re-enter and continue the test.