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    I'm a little confused about UKCAT exams because of few changes : I mean is there 3,4 or 5 subtest altogether? Is decision analysis replaced by decision making? and is " Situation judgement" test even relevant ??? I'm aware each sub-test is marked outta 900 points but on what basis are the point awards (i.e does certain question earn you more than others; depending on difficulties ). And most importantly is it me or is the UKCAT impossible to finish with 44 question in 1 subtest but only given 25 minutes to answer !
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    Hey, you might find this page here on TSR helpful: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/UKCAT

    To quickly answer your questions: 4 subtests are scored (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning and situational judgment). In addition to this, they are piloting a fifth section for next year which you also have to complete, but universities will not know how you scored in it and you don't need to practice for it. Unis have different policies concerning situational judgment, but it definitely is relevant and you should aim to perform as well as you can in it. As far as I know every question in a subtest has the same "value". And yeah, the pace is quite daunting, but being quick is basically the most important thing you need to learn for the UKCAT. It'll get better with practice. Best of luck!
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    (Original post by SonicSam)
    I'm a little confused about UKCAT exams because of few changes : I mean is there 3,4 or 5 subtest altogether? Is decision analysis replaced by decision making? and is " Situation judgement" test even relevant ??? I'm aware each sub-test is marked outta 900 points but on what basis are the point awards (i.e does certain question earn you more than others; depending on difficulties ). And most importantly is it me or is the UKCAT impossible to finish with 44 question in 1 subtest but only given 25 minutes to answer !
    Hi SonicSam

    There are 5 subtests in the UKCAT: Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitive Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning and Situational Judgement.

    Decision Making is new for this year and has replaced Decision Analysis. It is actually being piloted this year and so you won't receive a score for this nor will it be passed on to universities.

    VR, QR and AR are marked on the number of correct answers you give. The raw scores for these sections are then converted into scale scores which share a common range of 300-900. The raw scores of SJ are expressed of one of 4 bands, with 1 being the highest.

    Regarding your question about finishing within the given time, this is certainly a skill but is not impossible. There are strategies and techniques which you can learn for time saving in order to help you succeed.

    Have you considered taking a course to help you prepare?

    If you have been thinking about it but are not sure why it would be a good idea, perhaps have a read of this blog.

    Do give me a shout if you have any more questions that I can help with.

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    SonicSam you fool. Someone is replying to your thread with a sexy answer and you're not even online.
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    Thanks for your help, and with regards to the point system if there are 44 questions; are they award on the basic 44x/900, (where "x" represent the number of right answer) regardless of the difficulties ?
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    (Original post by SonicSam)
    Thanks for your help, and with regards to the point system if there are 44 questions; are they award on the basic 44x/900, (where "x" represent the number of right answer) regardless of the difficulties ?
    Well for a start it is marked between 300 and 900. so that formula can't be right.
    Looking at the official website your score is basically compared to the performance of a cohort in 2006 i think. So for example if the top guy that year answered 40 questions out of 44 correctly then you would get 900 points for getting over 40 questions right. Similarly if the worst guy that year got 5 questions right then anyone with fewer than 5 questions rights would score 300. After that I guess it depends on the distribution.
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    Across the 5 sub-tests I have averaged just over 50%, but then again it was my first attempt and couldn't cope with time limits.Through I'm not expecting dramatic improvement, I think I can get 60%-ish. Do you think that over 600 points?
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    (Original post by SonicSam)
    Thanks for your help, and with regards to the point system if there are 44 questions; are they award on the basic 44x/900, (where "x" represent the number of right answer) regardless of the difficulties ?
    Hi SonicSam

    You might want to have a look at the official UKCAT website to help answer your questions.

    The scoring system is explained fully here:

    http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/about-the-test/results/

    Hope that helps.

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    someone cancel or reschedule theirs on 30th august in ilford please
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    Is it worth practicing and trying hard on decision making or do you think it is only worth putting the majority of practice in for VR, AR and QR?
 
 
 
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