The UCAT (UKCAT) comprises of five sections
Verbal Reasoning 44 Questions 21 Mins
The “Verbal Reasoning” sub-test of the UCAT determines your skills in critically evaluating written information by assessing your logical-thinking skills. This section requires students to be very discerning in order to understand the information the passage provides.
- Content/Skills covered Critical reasoning, Reading comprehension
- Total time 21 minutes
- No. of questions 44 questions
- Time per question 28 seconds
Quantitative Reasoning 36 Questions 25 Mins
The UCAT Quantitative Reasoning sub-test assesses logical-thinking abilities with regard to critically evaluating quantitative information. The section itself covers three major topic areas – problem solving, medical & research applications, and data interpretation.
- Content/Skills covered Numerical problem solving, Data analysis
- Total time 25 minutes
- No. of questions 36 questions
- Time per question 41 seconds
Decision Making 29 Questions 31 Mins
The Decision Making Test evaluates the application of logic to arrive at a conclusion, as well as consider arguments and statistics. Questions will be associated with either text, charts, graphs, tables, or diagrams, with additional information embedded within the question itself.
- Content/Skills covered Logical inference, Data interpretation, Argument assessment
- Total time 31 minutes
- No. of questions 29 questions
- Time per question 64 seconds
Situational Judgement 66 Questions 26 Mins
The Situational Judgement sub-test measures your ability to recognise important factors in real-world situations and comprehending ways to resolve conflicts. It also determines how closely your responses aligns with the General Medical Council’s values.
- Content/Skills covered Ethical scenario analysis, Teamwork, Conflict resolution skills
- Total time 26 minutes
- No. of questions 69 questions
- Time per question 22 seconds
Abstract Reasoning 50 Questions 12 Mins
The Abstract Reasoning sub-test examines convergent and divergent patterns to recognise patterns and relationships from the presented patterns. This section assesses your ability to use creative thinking to infer relationships from the information.
- Content/Skills covered Deducing logical patterns and understanding relationships
- Total time 12 minutes
- No. of questions 50 questions
- Time per question 14 seconds