May 15, 2015 by Emedica
UKCAT opened officially on 1st May. That’s when you could register with Pearson Vue and book your slot. It’s also when we found out if anything had changed about the test – often there are small tweaks with timing or question numbers.
Occasionally we learn about a whole new question type (Abstract Reasoning in 2013, Verbal Reasoning in 2011), a new feature (Decision Analysis confidence rating in 2013) and even a whole new section (Situational Judgement in 2012).
This year there have been small tweaks but it’s mainly static. The only difference is a handful fewer Situational Judgement questions.
Some of the static nature is surprising however – the Decision Analysis Confidence Rating is still under trial and won’t form part of the marking in 2015.
There has been some changes in University policies though – both Birmingham University and The University of Liverpool have joined the UKCAT consortium, whilst Imperial College and University of Leeds have left. Check the websites of your preferred universities regularly as many have yet to publish their updated policies.
There are three new universities – University of Central Lancashire, University of Lancaster and University of Buckingham. These new places will be of particular interest to overseas aspiring medics and dentists as they are independent. Only one of them (Central Lancashire) uses the UKCAT at present.
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