In Part 7 of the UCAT Guide, we explain how your UCAT score is calculated.
The UKCAT is the UK version of UCAT and, for the moment, the best representation of how marks may be allocated for UCAT.
The process for calculating UCAT score is outlined below
Two common misconceptions about UCAT Score calculation are outlined below:
There are a different number of questions in each of the four cognitive subsets (please see below) hence you cannot directly compare the raw marks between them. Instead, they are translated into scaled marks that share a range between 300 – 900. The individual scales of each subset generate a total scaled mark that ranges from 1200 to 3600.
All questions are worth one mark each except in decision making – the questions in this subset with multiple statements are worth 2 marks.
The table outlines the scale score range for different cognitive subtests.
|Cognitive Subtests||Questions||Scale Score Range|
|Verbal Reasoning||44||300 – 900|
|Decision Making||29||300 – 900|
|Quantitative Reasoning||36||300 – 900|
|Abstract Reasoning||55||300 – 900|
|Total Scale Score Range||1200 – 3600|
|Source: Table from UKCAT website|
For the Situational Judgement Test, you receive full marks for a correct answer and partial marks for answers that are close to the most correct answer.
Pearson VUE will release reports that allow you to see what the average performance of the cohort is. This report gives the averages for each subject and will also compare the current year’s cohort to the previous year’s.
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