UKCAT 2013 – things which are a bit different

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July 10, 2013 by Emedica

Here’s a list of some changes – major and minor – the the UKCAT between 2012 and 2013

  • The ‘dry wipe’ board you used to get is now a laminated three page A4 booklet and a permanent marker. You can’t rub it clean.
  • More than half of the Verbal Reasoning section is made of the ‘four options’ kind (not the true false and can’t tell kind).
  • The Quantitative Reasoning section has some single question data sets.
  • The calculator has a few more functions – such as square root – but none of us have had to use them.
  • Although new style Abstract Reasoning questions have been introduced and advertised, none of the three team members who have taken the UKCAT so far have come across any.
  • The Abstract Reasoning section is 55, rather than 65, questions and you have 13, rather than 15, minutes.
  • The Decision Analysis section is now 28 questions long (rather than 26) and you have 34 minutes (rather than 31).
  • There is a new ‘confidence rating’ variable in the Decision Analysis section where you have to rate how sure you are of the answer you have given – this is only being piloted in 2013 so won’t make a difference to your score. However – you cannot move on in the test without answering it.
  • The Situational Judgement section is now marked.



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