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UCAT Decision Making

The Decision Making section of UCAT requires you to use logic and reasoning to solve textual and visual data-related questions.

It’s the newest UCAT section, having replaced Decision Analysis in 2017, and it lasts 31 minutes. 

This page offers an overview of Decision Making and preparation tips to help you score highly.

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What Is Decision Making?

Decision Making is the fourth of the five UCAT sections. It requires you to solve questions that have corresponding text or visual data. There are 29 questions that need to be answered in 31 minutes. 

You’ll have access to a basic on-screen calculator for this section.

What Is The Question Format?

In this section there are two types of question:

What Skills Are Tested?

The Decision Making section will test your application of reasoning and logic to a problem, and assess your ability to evaluate different arguments and gain information using statistics. It’s important because, as a doctor, you’ll be faced with complex situations and have to make difficult decisions. 

Average Decision Making Scores

Between 2017 and 2019, the average score for Decision Making was around 629. The average score in 2019 was 618.

Average Decision Making Scores
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If you want to learn more about how scoring works, check out our UCAT Scores page. 

Decision Making In 60 Seconds

One of our senior tutors offering some advice on how to tackle the Decision Making section of UCAT:

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Want to practise some Decision Making questions? Try our UCAT Question Bank for free!

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For more preparation tips and advice, check out our Decision Making blogs:

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