UKCAT Test Score Statistics 2020

Cognitive Sub-tests

Understand how your test results relates to others candidates and the scores used by Universities in past years. This will be useful to those wishing to apply to Universities that use threshold scores.

A total scaled score is generated by summing up the individual scaled scores of Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning & Abstract Reasoning. A total scaled score range from 1200 to 3600.

 Verbal ReasoningDecision MakingQuantitative ReasoningAbstract Reasoning Total Score
2020 (end of testing)5706256646532511
2016 (end of testing)573N/A 690630N/A1893

 

Decile Ranges

The following table gives the decile ranges of candidates. Each decile represents 10% of candidates based on their overall test performance. The 1st decile represents a score at the 10th percentile; the 2nd decile represents a score at the 20th percentile, and so on.

Decile2020 (end of testing)2016 (end of testing)
1st2170

1640
2nd22901730
3rd23701790
4th24501850
5th25101890
6th25801940
7th26501990
8th27302060
9th28502150

 

Situational Judgement Test

For Situational Judgement Test, full marks are awarded to those whose answer match the correct answer and partial mark is awarded for those whose response are closer to the correct answer.

For such tests, raw scores are into 4 bands, with band 1 being the highest. In addition, students will give full interpretation of their performance.

 Band 1Band 2Band 3Band 4
2020 (end of testing)
Total Candidates
34,153
30%36%24%9%
2016 (end of testing)26%44%22%9%

BandDescription
Band 1Those in Band 1 demonstrated an excellent level of performance, showing similar judgement in most cases to the panel of experts.
Band 2Those in Band 2 demonstrated a good, solid level of performance, showing appropriate judgement frequently, with many responses matching model answers
Band 3The performance of Those in Band 3 demonstrated a modest level of performance, with appropriate judgement shown for some questions and substantial differences from ideal responses for others.
Band 4The performance of those in Band 4 was low, with judgement tending to differ substantially from ideal responses in many cases.

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