The Decision Making subtest tests your ability to apply logic to reach a decision or conclusion, evaluate arguments and analyse statistical information.
You will be presented with items that may refer to text, charts, tables, graphs or diagrams. Additional information may be presented within the question itself.
All questions are standalone and do not share data. Some questions will have four answer options but only one correct answer; others will require you to respond to five statements by placing a 'yes' or 'no' answer next to each statement.
There are four components of decision making questions in the UKCAT:
1. Deductive Reasoning
You’ll be provided with an opening statement, and you’ll have to decide which of the following conclusion statements you are provided with follows.
2. Evaluating Arguments
After reading the question, and any text with it, you’ll be provided with a choice of arguments. You’ll then have to choose which is the best argument.
3. Statistical Reasoning
Here, you need to be able to make conclusions based on data (numbers and graphs) provided to you.
4. Figural Reasoning
In these items, you have to make conclusions based on sequences given to you.