What Does The UKCAT Examination Involve?
The exam consists of five sections, each designed to assess different skills required by doctors – including problem-solving, communication, numerical skills, spatial awareness, integrity, empathy and teamwork skills. As of 2016, the Decision Making section is unscored;
- Verbal Reasoning
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Abstract Reasoning
- Decision Making
- Situational Judgement
How Is The BMAT Scored?
Each university uses the exam results differently. The majority of universities look at your total or average UKCAT scores, although some will look at individual sub-sections. Some universities place a great deal of significance on the test. They either rank candidates by their score or have a minimum cut-off which must be achieved before progressing to the next round.
Many universities use your score in combination with other factors such as your Personal Statement and A-Level exam results. Some, however, only use it in borderline cases where it is helpful in deciding between two very similar candidates. It varies hugely!
As the last testing date is approximately two weeks before the UCAS submission date, it’s important that you use your score to apply strategically.
UKCAT Dates & Costs
Registration opens on 2nd May 2017 and closes on 19th September 2017. Testing itself then spans from 3rd July until 3rd October, closing shortly before the UCAS deadline.
Costs for 2017 have not been announced yet but keep an eye on the official website to make sure that you have the latest information.
The MediPrep Uk Promise
UKCAT technique and guidance support is included in the application package, along with receiving quality materials we will provide you with strategies to break down the exam.