UKCAT Test

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test is used in the selection process by the majority of UK University Medical and Dental Schools.

Decision Making

The Decision Making subtest assesses your ability to apply logic to reach a decision or conclusion, evaluate arguments and analyse statistical information.


Why Decision Making?

Doctors and dentists are often required to make decisions in situations that may be complex.  This requires high-level problem solving skills and the ability to assess and manage risk and deal with uncertainty.


Decision Making Items

You will be presented with 29 items that may refer to text, charts, tables, graphs or diagrams. Additional information may be presented within the question itself.  You will have 31 minutes to answer the items in this subtest.

All questions are standalone and do not share data. Some questions will have four answer options but only one correct answer; others will require you to respond to five statements by placing a 'yes' or 'no' answer next to each statement.

A simple on-screen calculator is available for use in this section.  You may also need to use your booklet and pen.