The UCAT ANZ 2019 SJT Change to Scoring

UCAT Section Advice

2019-08-13

Due to the UCAT ANZ 2019 being the first year of introduction, there is a lack of official data to which scores would normally be compared and placed into certain groups. Therefore, for 2019 only, the UCAT ANZ 2019 Situational Judgement Test (SJT) Section will be scored differently. But what is this change?

Previously, the UCAT SJT section was scored by a process of placing scores into 4 different bands:

Band 1: Excellent- Judgement is similar to that of a panel of experts.

Band 2: Good- Judgement is consistently suitable and appropriate.

Band 3: Modest- Appropriate judgement but not consistent.

Band 4: Low- Judgement unsuitable and inconsistent.

However, this year for the SJT section of the UCAT ANZ, your raw scores will be turned into scaled scores, ranging from 300-900. Which is similar to how the rest of the sections in the UCAT ANZ are scored.

Although, the scoring of this section has changed, the manner in which this section is marked, as in how marks are rewarded has not changed. Full marks for answers matching the correct answer and partial marks for answers almost matching the correct answers will still be rewarded.

But What IsThe Difference?

The previous method of scoring into 4 bands, meant a process of placing your score within a band, dependent on your final score and comparing that final score with each band. The new method of scoring, with scaled scores, means your raw scores will be compared to other candidates who have taken the UCAT ANZ 2019 too and then calculated against these to get your final scaled score.

But Why Do I Need To Know This?

Your raw marks will be compared to other UCAT ANZ candidates. Therefore, it is important you know how these scores are gained and how to maximise your scores. 

Within the previous method of scoring, candidates which achieved a final score of being in the top 20% were placed into Band 1-1% of the total candidates for that particular year. With the new scaled scoring in place this year, ranging from 300-900, you really want to be among the elite scoring close to 900. 

Within the SJT section each answer to every question has a direct impact on your final score, making this section an even more important part of your revision to get the highest score possible. Check out our Medify's Guide to the UCAT ANZ Situational Judgement Section on how this section is presented, how to answer and what to expect with added bonus revision top tips to help you get that high final score.

Medify Is Always One Step Ahead.

To keep up-to-date with this change, our UCAT ANZ Online Course SJT Section has a new feature to match these changes within the Pearson VUE real UCAT ANZ exam.

This new feature involves decile graphing which collects and combines the scores of other Medify students, so you can see exactly where you would potentially be placed within the UCAT ANZ official scaled scores.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed and anxious? Please don’t worry, head over to our UCAT ANZ Online Course and we’ll get you signed up, in a matter of seconds, guiding you through this whole process step-by-step. We have a bank of 10, 239+ questions, a decision making section and 8 full mock exams and 18 mini-mock exams; we even give you performance feedback too. We’ve been lending a successful helping hand since 2009, Medify’s here to support you, just reach out to us.

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