What to do after you’ve received your UKCAT results
A successful applicant to medical school talks you through how to work out your score and your options after the test
- By: Caitlin Peers
Once you’ve finished the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) you should be incredibly proud. You’ve just completed one of the most demanding entrance exams for undergraduate education. This allows you to work out which medical schools to apply to. UKCAT scores are used by medical schools in different ways when deciding whether to invite people for interview.
When you leave the test room you’ll receive a print-out of your UKCAT score, including a breakdown of how you performed in each of the three scored sections (Verbal Reasoning/Quantitative Reasoning/Abstract Reasoning). The maximum number of points you can achieve in each scored cognitive section is 900. In section five (the situational judgment test) you will receive a band score between one and four. The Decision Making section (which replaces Decision Analysis) is being piloted in 2016 and will not contribute to your final score.
Add up your scores from the scored cognitive