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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.

The following data is valid up to the 28 September 2023 based on 35,625 tests taken. The scaled score range for each cognitive subtest is 300 – 900. The mean scaled scores of the cognitive subtests are below:

Cognitive Subtest202320222021
Verbal Reasoning591567572
Decision Making623616610
Quantitative Reasoning649658665
Abstract Reasoning652659651
Total Cognitive Mean Scaled Score251625002499

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 Rank202320222021
9th 289028802850

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.

Number of candidates35,62536,37437,230
Band 125%20%14%
Band 239%36%36%
Band 326%31%33%
Band 49%14%16%

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 4 The performance of those in Band 4 was low, with judgement tending to differ substantially from ideal responses in many cases.