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Changes to the UKCAT Format - Important information UKCAT for entry in 2011

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  1. Masuda

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    Changes to the UKCAT Format - Important information UKCAT for entry in 2011

    Hi to everyone sitting the UKCAT this summer for 2011 entry

    This is a list of changes introduced to the UKCAT format...these are mainly changes to the times for each section and the questions in each section.

    Please also note that on Monday 26th April 2010, two fully timed Practice Tests will be published on the UKCAT web site UKCAT home.

    2011 FORMAT OVERVIEW

    Verbal Reasoning - 22 minutes - 44 items
    Quantitative Reasoning - 23 minutes - 36 items
    Abstract Reasoning - 16 minutes - 65 items
    Decision Analysis - 32 minutes - 28 items
    Non-Cognitive Analysis - 27 minutes - Item number varies

    Summary of changes

    Verbal - Unchanged
    Quantitative - item number decreased from 40 to 36 and an extra 1 minutes to answer (23 mins instead of the former 22).
    Abstract - Unchanged
    Decision Analysis - item number increased from 26 to 28 and an extra 2 minutes to answer (32 mins instead of the former 30 minutes)
    Non-Cognitive - Time allowed decreased by 3 minutes from 30 to 27.
     
    #1 Masuda, Apr 23, 2010
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    wonder is schools will expect even higher marks now....
     
  3. Masuda

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    I imagine it will make no difference - the UKCAT is marked on a normal distribution curve and realistically - if this makes it easier it will do that for everyone.

    They have basically taken some time from the non-cognitive section which is not released to uni's for admissions anyway and added some time to the sections that people most often don't finish.

    Personally I think its a useful tweak in the right direction.
     
    #3 Masuda, Apr 26, 2010
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