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In the decision making part of the UCAT test, you’ll have to apply logic to make a decision, evaluate arguments or analyse statistical information. This section can trip you up if you’re not familiar with it, so practising UCAT questions is one of the best ways to prepare.

What Is The Decision Making Section?

The decision making section requires you to use logic and reasoning to solve textual and visual data-related questions.

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.

It replaced decision analysis in 2017.


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UCAT Decision Making Questions

In this section there are two types of question:

  • Multiple Choice: Four answer options, where only one option will be correct.
  • Yes/No Statements: state ‘yes’ or ‘no’ for each answer.

Decision making questions are designed to 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

The average decision making over the last four years is 629. Last year’s average score was very close to this, at 625.

Average Decision Making Scores

Find out more about how the UCAT is scored.

UCAT Decision Making Tips

  • Familiarise yourself with graphs - you may encounter questions that involve statistics!
  • Read widely and pay attention to the language.
  • Unless something is explicitly stated in the passage given, don’t jump to conclusions.
  • Learn decision making strategies from our live UCAT course, online UCAT course and UCAT tutoring.
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