UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is an admissions test for applicants to Medical and Dental Programmes. It focuses on exploring the cognitive powers of candidates.
• UKCAT is a computer-based 2-hour exam. It consists of 5 sections with 230 questions altogether. Each section is in a multiple-choice format and is separately timed.
• Verbal reasoning – assesses the ability to critically evaluate information that is presented in a written form: 44 questions for 22 minutes.
• Quantitative reasoning – assesses the ability to critically evaluate information presented in a numerical form: 36 questions for 25 minutes.
• Abstract reasoning – assesses the use of convergent and divergent thinking to infer relationships from information: 55 questions for 14 minutes.
• Decision analysis – assesses the ability to make sound decisions and judgements using complex information: 28 questions for 32 minutes.
• Situational judgement – measures the capacity to understand real world situations and to identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour in dealing with them: 67 questions for 27 minutes.
UKCAT practice papers here.