From March to August 2014, the Cliftons Auckland venue (45 Queen Street) will be closed on weekends due to ongoing refurbishment work. Therefore, candidates scheduled to sit the CAT MCQ examination at that venue in those months will have to be rescheduled to the Friday immediately preceding their currently scheduled examination date. The venue will not change. Affected candidates will be contacted by a Pearson VUE representative to arrange the alternative day. If you have any concerns or would like more information, please contact the AMC MCQ section by emailing
or calling +61 2 6270 7878 (Option 3).
Pearson VUE provides the venues for the AMC CAT MCQ Examination and controls the online scheduling for AMC candidates to obtain an examination event appointment.
The 12-month authorisation allows you to select the most suitable CAT MCQ examination event. You can change examination events and venues without penalty before the closing date for the event, but no changes will be allowed after the closing date.
Once you have received an email from Pearson VUE confirming your authorisation, you may schedule for an AMC CAT MCQ examination event by selecting one of the following options:
- Pearson VUE online candidate scheduling system
- Pearson VUE Contact Centres.
You can schedule into only one of the CAT MCQ examination events covered in your authorisation. Some examination venues have very limited seat capacity, so places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. It is vital that you schedule immediately after you have received your authorisation notification.
Once you have scheduled your examination event with Pearson VUE, the AMC will email you an official AMC placement letter. This letter may be helpful for obtaining a travel visa (if required).
The 'How to Schedule' Guide provides further information on how to confirm CAT MCQ examination events and venues with Pearson VUE.
Download the 'How to Schedule' Guide (PDF 2.47MB)
Rescheduling or cancelling
You may change or cancel your CAT MCQ examination event or venue selection before the event closing date, provided there is a seat available in your preferred venue. No applications for cancellation or rescheduling will be accepted after the closing date. If you do not cancel or reschedule before the closing date you will forfeit your authorisation and payment.
The AMC will accept a cancellation of an authorisation only in exceptional circumstances.
Exceptional circumstances include:
- a medical illness or injury which prevents a candidate from sitting a CAT MCQ examination within their 12-month authorisation period—documentary evidence in the form of a medical certificate is required
- domestic circumstances which prevents a candidate from sitting an CAT MCQ examination within their 12-month authorisation period—documentary evidence in the form of a statutory declaration or affidavit stating why you are unable to sit a CAT MCQ examination within your 12-month authorisation period is required.
You must send the documentary evidence to the AMC attached to the Cancellation of Authorisation form. To obtain this form, send a request to
The available CAT MCQ examination dates are listed below. Use the scroll bar to see more.
Special examination events (non-Saturday)
AMC CAT MCQ examination events are offered at Australian venues only and are conducted on specified Saturdays throughout the year. Because the religious beliefs of some candidates prevent them from participating on a Saturday, special events are held twice yearly on weekdays in May and November.
If participation on a Saturday conflicts with your religious practice, contact us at
to arrange to sit a weekday session. You will need to submit documentary evidence in support of your case for special scheduling.
Proof of identity requirements
You must provide two forms of identity (ID) documentation to enter the examination venue:
- The primary identity document must contain your photograph and signature.
- The secondary identity document must contain your signature.
Acceptable primary ID documents (photo and signature) include:
- drivers licence
- state/county identification card
- alien registration card (green card, permanent residents visa).
Standard secondary ID documents (signature) include:
- credit card, bank/ATM card
- US social security card
- any primary ID as listed above.
Both your primary and secondary ID documents must contain your signature and your primary ID document must also contain your photograph.
You will be required to present your ID documentation at reception. Failure to do so may result in your being denied entry to the examination.
You must complete the biometrics process to confirm your identification. You will not be allowed in the examination room until the process is complete. The biometrics procedure steps are:
- You provide the required primary and secondary ID documentation.
- Testing centre staff check your ID documentation.
- Testing centre staff capture your signature and verify that signatures match.
- Testing centre staff capture your photograph.
- Testing centre staff usher you to examination room.
You need to have your primary and secondary ID documentation with you when seated at a computer to be admitted to the examination.
The AMC no longer issues ID entrance tickets to candidates. All candidates must complete the biometrics process to confirm their identification.