The UKCAT exam board uses a statistical approach called percentiles (or deciles) to report the overall performance of candidates each year. A decile is any of nine values that divide data into ten equal parts so that each part represents 10% of the sample population. This statistical approach is descriptive and gives a the exam board a good overview of the overall test performance each year. You can use this data to identify where your reasoning skills compare with past applicants with the golden pentagon strategy and improve your score. I failed to get into medical school twice and was able to improve my UKCAT score from 2400 to 2840 in three months using this approach.
The Offical UKCAT Percentiles Table
The Table below shows the official decile ranges of UKCAT candidates from 2012 – 2015.
|Decile||Total Score 2015||Total Score 2014||Total score 2013||Total score 2012|
|10th||2850 and above||2830 and above||3040 and above||2860 and above|
Note that each UKCAT percentiles represent 10% of the total candidates based on their overall test performance. Also, note that the total score indicates the highest score a candidate can achieve to be classified in each decile. For example, in 2015, a candidate score from 2480 to 2540 would be in the 5th decile and a candidate score from 2750 to 2840 would be in the 9th decile.