How Long is the UCAT Test?

The UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test), previously known as the UKCAT, is two hours long. It consists of five individually timed sections. There are four sections that test cognitive skills (Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning) and a fifth section that tests Situational Judgement. These sections are, respectively, 21 minutes, 31 minutes, 25 minutes, 12 minutes, and 26 minutes. Altogether, there are 225 questions to answer, all in multiple-choice format. UCAT candidates can request access arrangements such as extra time or other accommodations if they have documented special requirements. There are various extended versions of the test that allow for additional answering time or rest breaks if required.

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