UCAT ANZ

The University Clinical Aptitude Test is used in the selection process by the UCAT ANZ Consortium of universities in Australia and New Zealand

UCAT ANZ Scoring and Marking

The UCAT is marked on the number of correct answers you give.  There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.  Your performance on one question does not influence which other questions are presented.

As the number of questions varies between the four cognitive subtests it is not possible to make a direct comparison of the raw marks between these subtests. Raw marks are therefore converted to scale scores that share a common range from 300 to 900.

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

Cognitive Subtests

Questions

Scale Score Range  

Marking

Verbal Reasoning
Assesses the ability to critically evaluate information presented in a written form.

44

300 - 900

Questions are worth 1 mark each.

Decision Making
Assesses the ability to make sound decisions and judgements using complex information.

29

300 - 900

Questions with one correct answer are worth 1 mark. 

Questions with multiple statements are worth 2 marks.  One mark is awarded to partially correct responses on the multiple-statement questions. 

Quantitative Reasoning
Assesses the ability to critically evaluate information presented in a numerical form.

36

300 - 900

Questions are worth 1 mark each.

Abstract Reasoning
Assesses the use of convergent and divergent thinking to infer relationships from information.

55

300 - 900

Questions are worth 1 mark each.

Total Scale Score Range

 

1200 - 3600

 

Situational Judgement
Measures the capacity to understand real world situations and to identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour in dealing with them.

69

300 - 900

Full marks are awarded for a question if your response matches the correct answer. Partial marks are awarded if your response is close to the correct answer.