Published: 25 July 2019
The UCAT is a two-hour computer-based test which assesses a range of mental abilities identified by university medical and dental schools as important. It consists of five separately timed subtests which each contain a number of questions in a multiple-choice format. Once started the test cannot be paused for a break but before each subtest there is a timed instruction section.
All applicants to Sunderland must take the UCAT test in the year of application. The test is valid for one year.
- Verbal Reasoning
Assesses the ability to critically evaluate information presented in a written form.
- Decision Making
Assesses the ability to make sound decisions and judgements using complex information.
- Quantitative Reasoning
Assesses the ability to critically evaluate information presented in a numerical form.
- Abstract Reasoning
Assesses the use of convergent and divergent thinking to infer relationships from information.
- Situational Judgement
Measures the capacity to understand real world situations and to identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour in dealing with them.
Please see the UCAT website for further information.