Are you wondering about the "Quantitative Reasoning" section of the UCAT and want a useful guide?
In this post, we'll go over everything you need to know about this exam section, the kind of questions that show up, tips, strategies, and what constitutes a good score with examples.
Here's a brief breakdown of what you should expect :
What sort of questions will you be asked?
You'll be given multiple choice questions that feature tables, graphs and charts. These questions will be tasking many different types of knowledge you've acquired in A-Level Maths like
- Rates - time, distance
- Averages - mean, median, etc
- Unit Conversion
You might need to brush up on some math concepts and develop better mental math skills and you will definitely need to get used to the on-screen calculator and master it.
What about the marking scheme?
Each answer is worth one mark, and there are no penalties for incorrect answers.
In light of this, you should prioritise the easy questions and save the more difficult ones for later, when you have more time.
Doing the simpler questions first will save you time because there is no difference in marks.
Try a example question
Correct answer is B
The length of the plot's diagonal is 120m, so we can use Pythagoras's theorem to find the lengths of the sides of the square:
120² = side 1² x side 2²
14,400 = 2 x side²
14,400 ÷ 2 = side²
Square's area = side2
So, this square's size is 7,200 m2.
The price of building land is given in hectares. Since one hectare is equal to 10,000 m2, this land is 72% of a hectare and 72% of the price of one hectare is £792,000.