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Pearson VUE provides the venues for the AMC CAT MCQ Examination and controls the online scheduling for examination event appointments. 

You will be provided with a 12-month authorisation that allows you to select the most suitable AMC 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. 

The AMC does not offer extensions on MCQ authorisation periods.


Once you have received an email from Pearson VUE confirming your authorisation, you may schedule for an AMC 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 AMC CAT MCQ examination events covered in your authorisation.  

Some examination venues have limited seat capacity, so places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. It is vital that you schedule as soon as possible within the authorisation period to secure a seat.  

Once you have scheduled your examination event with Pearson VUE, the AMC will issue your placement letter. It will be available on your AMC account. This letter may be helpful for obtaining a travel visa (if required). 

Rescheduling or cancelling

You may withdraw from and reschedule your AMC 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 withdrawing or rescheduling will be accepted after the closing date.  

If you do not withdraw from and/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, such as: 

  • A medical illness or injury which prevents you from sitting a AMC CAT MCQ examination within your 12-month authorisation period. A medical certificate is required. 
  • Domestic circumstances which prevents you from sitting an AMC CAT MCQ examination within your 12-month authorisation period. A documentary evidence such as  statutory declaration or affidavit stating why you are unable to sit a AMC 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 apply for a refund and obtain this form, send a request via our  Contact Form. 

You must apply for a refund prior to the end of your Authorisation expiry date. If you do not apply for a refund before the last date of your Authorisation you will forfeit your authorisation and payment.

AMC CAT MCQ examination dates

Proof of identity requirements

You must provide two forms of identity documentation (ID) to enter the examination venue:

  • All ID documentation presented for examination entry to the exam must be in English or include an official certified English translation. 
  • The primary ID must contain your photo and signature. 
  • The secondary ID must contain your signature. 

Acceptable primary ID (photo and signature) include: 

  • drivers licence 
  • passport 
  • state/county identification card 
  • alien registration card (green card, permanent residents visa). 

Standard secondary ID (signature) include: 

  • credit card, bank/ATM card 
  • US social security card 
  • any primary ID as listed above. 


Both your primary and secondary ID must contain your signature and your primary ID must also contain your photo. 

You will be required to present your ID at reception. Failure to do so may result in your being denied entry to the examination venue. 

You must complete the biometrics process to confirm your identification. You will not be permitted in the examination room until the process is complete.  

The biometrics process involves: 

  • Providing the testing centre staff with your primary and secondary ID. 
  • Testing centre staff will then: 
  • check your ID 
  • capture your signature and verify that your signatures match 
  • capture your photo. 

On completion of the biometrics process testing centre staff will usher you to the examination room. 

You will need to have your primary and secondary ID with you when seated at a computer in the testing venue. 

Learn more about what to expect at a Pearson VUE Test Centre. 

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