The quantitative reasoning section of the UCAT tests your ability to quickly interpret data and perform calculations on it. This section of the UCAT contains 36 questions and you have 24 minutes to answer them, giving you a total of 40 seconds per question. In this guide we describe what the questions look like and how to answer the questions.
Why is abstract reasoning included? The idea behind the UKCAT’s abstract reasoning is to test how well a candidate is able to answer questions that may go beyond the scope of their knowledge or require them to apply their existing knowledge in an unusual way. Here’s what a typical question looks like so you know what we’re talking about: