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    I was just wondering what are the 3/4 sections of the Bmat and the UKCAT based on?
    And what scores in each are considered to be poor, average, good and excellent?

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    I've only looked into the UKCAT so far... it's:
    - Verbal reasoning - assesses candidates' ability to think logically about written information and to arrive at a reasoned conclusion.
    - Quantitative reasoning - assesses candidates' ability to solve numerical problems.
    - Abstract reasoning - assesses candidates' ability to infer relationships from information by convergent and divergent thinking.
    -Decision analysis - assesses candidates' ability to deal with various forms of information, to infer relationships, to make informed judgements, and to decide on an appropriate response, in situations of complexity and ambiguity.
    - Non-cognitive analysis - identifies the attributes and characteristics of robustness, empathy and integrity that may contribute to successful health professional practice.

    (Yes, I copied/pasted, the abstract reasoning is a horrible shape test which sometimes is easy as anything and other times is so obscure you might as well guess. )

    500-600 ish is quite average I think.
    700+ ish is good

    It's out of 900, though I don't think I've seen anyone get over 850...
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    (Original post by Joseppea)
    I've only looked into the UKCAT so far... it's:
    - Verbal reasoning - assesses candidates' ability to think logically about written information and to arrive at a reasoned conclusion.
    - Quantitative reasoning - assesses candidates' ability to solve numerical problems.
    - Abstract reasoning - assesses candidates' ability to infer relationships from information by convergent and divergent thinking.
    -Decision analysis - assesses candidates' ability to deal with various forms of information, to infer relationships, to make informed judgements, and to decide on an appropriate response, in situations of complexity and ambiguity.
    - Non-cognitive analysis - identifies the attributes and characteristics of robustness, empathy and integrity that may contribute to successful health professional practice.

    (Yes, I copied/pasted, the abstract reasoning is a horrible shape test which sometimes is easy as anything and other times is so obscure you might as well guess. )

    500-600 ish is quite average I think.
    700+ ish is good

    It's out of 900, though I don't think I've seen anyone get over 850...
    In all honesty, anything below 600 and you'll be having some trouble. I would say 650+ (average) is a good score. Remember: King's take into account your UKCAT and #A* when ranking for interview; Barts and Manchester also rank but just on UKCAT scores; Sheffield want something like 720+; and Leicester also take into account your lowest score.

    For the BMAT, there are three sections: problem solving; science; and essay. If you get 5, 5, 3B, you've got a very good chance for interview at Imperial (and you're guaranteed one at UCL). This will vary depending on the number of A*s you have for Oxford, and for Cambridge, it won't rule you out.
 
 
 
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