UCAT conversion table (2020 updated)

Michael, THE MEDIC BLOG

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Use the UCAT conversion tables below to convert raw marks to scaled UCAT scores in each subtest. 

The UCAT conversion tables below should be used to convert your raw practice marks in each section. Please note that our scoring system is for approximation purposes only and is NOT endorsed by the official UCAT exam. However, we have designed each table to bark on the side of caution, so that in most cases, a similar performance on the UCAT should result in a slightly higher score.  For more on how to go about using the conversion tables for UCAT study, download our free 30-day UCAT challenge. It is a free guide designed to help structure revision and ensure you analyze practice the right way.

Verbal Reasoning conversion table

Verbal reasoning conversion table
UCAT Verbal Reasoning conversion table

Decision Making conversion table

In the UCAT Decision Making subtest, you will have a total of 29 questions split into two formats. This includes 20 multiple-choice questions and 9 drag-and-drop questions.

For the drag-and-drop questions, you will be required to respond to 5 statements by placing ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer options next to each statement. You get zero for getting 3/5 or less, partial mark for 4/5, and one mark for 5/5.

When calculating the total score in the DM subtest out of 900. Simply add the scaled scores for each question format.

DM Multiple-choice conversion table (out of 540)

These are straightforward to deduce because there are no partial marks awarded. You either get these question-types right or wrong.

DM multiple-choice conversion table

DM drag-and-drop conversion table (out of 360)

These are not as straightforward. First, find out how many out of the 9 questions you got correct. Award yourself 40 points for each correct response* – these are drag-and-drop questions that you got 5 out of 5.

Absolute scores (0 – 360)

If you answer all 9 drag-and-drop questions correctly (i.e. got 5/5), award yourself 360 points. However, if you answer all 9 questions incorrectly (i.e. got 3/5 or less) then award yourself 0 points.

Partially correct (30 – 300)

Use the table below to convert partially correct answers.

DM partially correct conversion table

Example: A student gets the following on a Decision-Making practice test:

Multiple-choice = 18 correct, 2 incorrect
Drag-and-Drop = 4 correct, 2 partial correct and 3 incorrect.

The scaled score:

Scaled score = 530 + 160 + 70 = 760

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Quantitative Reasoning conversion table

UCAT Quantitative reasoning conversion table

Abstract Reasoning conversion table

UCAT Abstract reasoning conversion table

Situational judgment conversion table

Similar to Decision Making, STJ questions are split into two formats. This includes 65 multiple-choice questions and 4 drag-and-drop questions.

For the drag-and-drop questions,  you have to choose the most and least appropriate action to take in response to a scenario. You get zero for getting 0/2, a partial mark for 1/2, and one mark for 2/2.

When calculating the total score in the STJ subtest out of 900. Simply add the scaled scores for each question format.

STJ Multiple-choice conversion table (out of 700)

These are straightforward to deduce because there are no partial marks awarded. You either get questions right or wrong.

STJ multiple-choice conversion

STJ drag-and-drop conversion table (out of 200)

First, find out how many out of the 4 questions you got correct. Award yourself 50 points for each correct response* – these are drag-and-drop questions that you got 2 out of 2.

Absolute scores (0 – 200)

If you answer all 4 drag-and-drop questions correctly (i.e. got 2/2), award yourself 200 points. However, if you answer all 4 questions incorrectly (i.e. got 0/5 or less) then award yourself 0 points.

Partially correct (25 – 100)

Use the table below to convert partially correct answers.

STJ partially correct conversion table

Converting scaled score into band score (UCAT UK students only)

STJ band score conversion table

Example: A student gets the following on an STJ practice test:

Multiple-choice = 42 correct, 23 incorrect.
Drag-and-Drop = 1 correct, 2 partial correct and 1 incorrect.

The scaled score and banding:

Scaled score = 570 + 50 + 50 = 670 (Band 2)

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Maliha Shakir
Maliha Shakir
3 months ago

How accurate are these tables?

Chloe
Chloe
3 months ago

Do you divide your score by 4 to get the band