UCAT Scoring

The UKCAT score contains scores from the Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning sections and is based on the number of questions answered correctly. Each section has a different number of questions and therefore a different number of points. The scores are converted into a scale. This scale ranges from 300 to 900 points.

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The UKCAT score contains the scores for the Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning sections and is based on the number of correctly answered questions. The UKCAT is not negatively marked – this means you do not have points deducted for incorrect answers.

Each section has a different number of questions, thus a different number of marks. To standardise the scoring for each section, the scores are converted to a scale. This scale ranges from 300-900.

The total ukcat score is simply the 300-900 score of each section added up. This results in a score which ranges between 1200-3600.

If you score 600 on Verbal Reasoning, 715 on Decision Making, 540 on Quantitative Reasoning and a 800 on Abstract Reasoning, your total score will be 2655. Your SJT band will be given next to this score.



How the UKCAT SJT section is scored?

The SJT (Situational Judgement Test) is scored different because the answers can be close to correct, but not exactly correct. The score is provided in one of four bands. If your answer is close to the correct answer, you will get some points.

Band 1 – Performed at an excellent level, displaying judgement similar to the majority of the expert panel.
Band 2 – Displayed a decent level of performance, often demonstrating appropriate judgement, with several responses corresponding to model answers.
Band 3 – Performed at a modest level, displaying appropriate judgement for some questions and significant differences from model responses for other questions.
Band 4 – Performed poorly, displaying significantly different judgement than the model response in several cases.

How do I find out my UKCAT scores?

When you have finished your test, you will receive a copy of your ukcat scores. UCAS will send your scores to the universities you applied for. The copy you receive is mostly for yourself.



What score do I need on the UKCAT?

There is no pass or fail threshold for the ukcat. The score you need will depend on the universities – many universities do not show a determined score they require. You can see how your specific institution will use the UKCAT at this post here.



What are the average UKCAT scores?

The UKCAT test creators, the UKCAT Consortium, released the average scores for 2017 in their annual report;

Verbal reasoning: 570
Decision making: 647
Quantitative reasoning: 695
Abstract reasoning: 629
Situational Judgement: N/A

Total scaled score: 2540



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