UCAT Quantitative Reasoning Questions & Tips
What is UCAT quantitative reasoning?
Why include the UCAT quantitative reasoning?
How long do I have to answer UCAT quantitative reasoning questions?
25 minutes (with 1 minute of instructions not included within this time) to answer 36 questions in the UKCAT Quantitative Reasoning subtest.
What is the maximum/minimum score I can achieve in the UCAT quantitative reasoning?
Maximum UCAT quantitative reasoning Score: 900
What is the average UCAT quantitative reasoning score?
The average UKCAT verbal reasoning score over the last four years is 612.
What are the UCAT quantitative reasoning questions like?
UCAT Quantitative Reasoning Tips
Timing is the most important in this section - make sure that you pace yourself. Use different milestones throughout the test to ensure that you always know roughly how you are doing. In 2017 almost 20% of candidates failed to answer every question in the UKCAT quantitative reasoning section.
Make sure that you read questions properly and slowly, sometimes there are individual words and units that will be crucial to answering the question. Miss these, and you risk getting the question wrong.
It is worth spending a bit of extra time initially understanding and analysing the scenario presented, this will help you focus on the questions, and have a good chance of answering questions correctly.
You may use the laminated board and permanent marker pen to help where and if necessary.
Some of the most common questions that come up with regards to maths include probability, venn diagrams, percentages, averages, ratios and fractions. Practice these on the on screen calculator.
Use the flag option if you need to, if you find a question hard, guess it and move on.
It is worth practising your mental arithmetic beforehand, as the quicker you are, the better you will be in the exam.
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