UCAT Test Statistics 2020

Understand how your test result relates to other candidates and the scores used by Universities in past years.  This will be useful to those wishing to apply to Universities who use a threshold score.

A total scaled score is generated by summing the individual scaled scores of Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning. In 2020, a total scaled score ranges from 1200 to 3600.

The mean scaled scores of the cognitive subtests are below:

Cognitive Subtest2020 (to 25 Oct)
Verbal Reasoning570
Decision Making625
Quantitative Reasoning664
Abstract Reasoning653
Total Cognitive Mean Scaled Score2511

The scaled score range for each cognitive subtest is 300 – 900.

Decile Ranges

The following table gives the decile ranges of candidates. Each decile represents 10% of candidates based on their overall test performance. The 1st decile represents a score at the 10th percentile; the 2nd decile represents a score at the 20th percentile, and so on. Not all percentiles are observed due to the high frequency of some scores.

Decile Rank2020 (to 25 Oct)
1st2170

2nd2290
3rd2370
4th2450
5th2510
6th2580
7th2650
8th2730
9th2850

Situational Judgement Test

For Situational Judgement Test, full marks are awarded to those whose answer match the correct answer and partial mark is awarded for those whose response are closer to the correct answer.

For such tests, raw scores are into 4 bands, with band 1 being the highest. In addition, students will give full interpretation of their performance.

 2020 (to 25 Oct)
Number of candidates34,153
Band 130%
Band 236%
Band 324%
Band 49%

BandDescription
Band 1Those in Band 1 demonstrated an excellent level of performance, showing similar judgement in most cases to the panel of experts.
Band 2Those in Band 2 demonstrated a good, solid level of performance, showing appropriate judgement frequently, with many responses matching model answers
Band 3The performance of Those in Band 3 demonstrated a modest level of performance, with appropriate judgement shown for some questions and substantial differences from ideal responses for others.
Band 4The performance of those in Band 4 was low, with judgement tending to differ substantially from ideal responses in many cases.