UCAT Decision Making
What is UCAT Decision Making?
UCAT Decision Making is designed to assess your ability to apply reasoning and logic to a problem, and your ability to evaluate different arguments. In this section of the UCAT you’ll be provided with scenarios and asked to logically assess the options to select the best answer.
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Why is Decision Making assessed?
As a doctor, you will be faced with many complex situations that will require you to make difficult decisions. This will involve dealing with uncertainty and assessing situations logically to solve problems. Decision Making therefore assesses these skills.
What is the UCAT Decision Making Format?
This is the format of UCAT Decision Making:
|Question type||Multiple choice or yes/no
In Decision Making, you may be presented with graphs, tables or charts. The question formats differ: some will have four answer options with one correct answer; others will require you to respond to five statements with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to each statement given.
Similarly to Quantitative Reasoning, you will be able to use the on-screen calculator for Decision Making. You can also use your booklet and pen to help you.
You can find thousands of practice Decision Making questions on our UCAT Question Bank.
How does UCAT Decision Making Compare to UMAT?
There are a few differences and similarities between UMAT and UCAT. Read below to find out how UCAT Decision Making differs to the sections of the UMAT…
UMAT to UCAT Decision Making: Similarities
- Logic: The ‘Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving’ section of the UMAT is similar to UCAT Decision Making in that the ‘logic puzzles’ section requires you to apply logic to solve problems.
UMAT to UCAT Decision Making: Differences
- Simpler Puzzles: Generally speaking, the logic puzzles in UCAT Decision Making are simpler than in the UMAT.
- Question Formats: The UMAT ‘Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving’ section involved logic puzzles in sets of four to six questions, whereas in UCAT Decision Making questions are generally standalone.
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