SJTace

The Situational Judgement Test for Admission to Clinical Education (SJTace) is an admissions test used for entry to the Scottish Graduate Entry Medical Programme (ScotGEM).

SJTace Preparation

You should prepare for the SJTace by using the relevant SJT resources available in the practice materials.  SJTace candidates should disregard parts of the preparation materials not related to the SJT.

 

PRACTICE TESTS

Our three, fully timed practice tests, which mimic closely the testing experience, are an essential part of your preparation.  Please note that when you take the live test your correct and incorrect answers will not be reported. 

QUESTION BANKS

10 question banks containing 400 official questions from all five subtests.  Use these to familiarise yourself with the type of questions you will see in your test.  Answer rationales are also provided for all questions. 

QUESTION TUTORIAL

An interactive tutorial which includes general advice on how to approach the test as well as strategies on how to approach and answer questions in the Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning and Situational Judgement subtests.

TOUR TUTORIAL

A tutorial which illustrates all the functions used in our computer-based tests including how to answer and review questions.

OFFICIAL MOBILE APP

Our official mobile app for Apple and Android users.  This cannot replicate all question types from the live test but is a useful preparation tool to complement our other resources.

UKCAT YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The official UKCAT YouTube channel has a number of videos to support preparation. High-scoring, former UKCAT candidates share advice on their preparations for the test, plus a selection of University Admissions Tutors share their thoughts on the use of the test. There are also videos showing what to expect in a Pearson VUE test centre and a playlist of videos from our member universities.

2018 OFFICIAL GUIDE

The 2018 official guide contains definitive information regarding the test including over 130 practice items. Click the icon for an interactive version online or download a PDF.

Commercial Preparation Materials

Candidates should be aware that whilst there are many commercial companies publishing books and offering coaching for our tests, the UKCAT Consortium does not work with any of these companies or endorse the use of their materials. Taking advantage of these opportunities can cost candidates a great deal of money and we would advise you to be sceptical about claims they can help you do well in the test by coaching.

Commercial organisations will be using items that are not necessarily of the standard you will encounter in the UKCAT and this may distort your performance whilst practising. Screen views may be different and commercial organisations are unlikely to include the new item types which you may encounter in your test. They may not have updated their materials to reflect the introduction of the new Decision Making subtest.

The UKCAT survey suggested that use of books relevant to the UKCAT was associated with higher overall test performance. These books may contain helpful strategies for candidates taking the test and include additional practice questions. However there is lots of advice available for free on the web regarding approaches to the test and many sources of free practice questions. Unless the book has been published very recently it is unlikely to include the correct test content, timings and new test items.