UKCAT For Dummies
Change happens. And since publication of UKCAT For Dummies, the UKCAT Consortium has tweaked the test. The material below is the information we have to date about the changes, and we'll continue to update you as information becomes available.Update as of 2 May 2012
The UKCAT is undergoing changes that will affect those sitting it in 2012. The following changes have just been announced by the UKCAT Consortium:
But keep the following points in mind:
Prior to 2010, UKCAT contained a Non-Cognitive Analysis subtest. This test attempted to determine whether candidates had the personality traits and attributes to be a doctor. In 2010, due to ongoing controversy and dissatisfaction, marks weren't forwarded to universities. By 2011, the subtest was scrapped entirely.
The Situational Judgement subtest is a fresh attempt to determine the ethical orientation of candidates by seeing whether they can think around hypothetical situations to determine the most ethical outcome.
Situational Judgement will last 27 minutes and contain up to 60 items. Full details regarding content have not yet been confirmed.
You are asked to read a hypothetical scenario and make judgements about a series of options in response to the scenario. These responses are marked against an ideal scoring scheme.
This subtest consists of two parts.
Because of the very limited information at time of writing, detailed advice is difficult. We can however give you some general advice, based on our wider knowledge regarding this kind of ethical test.
Remember: The Situational Judgement subtest is only being piloted in 2012; it will not form part of the selection process. This may change in future years.
UKCAT For Dummies will keep you updated!