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Verbal Reasoning

Subtest length: 44 questions (11 sets of 4 questions)
Subtest timing: 21 minutes (2 minutes per set)

Sample length: 4 questions
Sample timing: 2 minutes

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In September 1997, Scotland held a referendum on the question of devolution. Over 60 per cent of eligible voters went to the polls, and they voted in favour of both questions on the ballot-paper. On the first question, asking whether there should be a Scottish Parliament, 74.3 per cent of voters agreed, including a majority in favour in every Scottish local authority area. On the second question, asking whether that Parliament should have tax-varying powers, 63.5 per cent of voters agreed, including a majority in favour in every Scottish local authority area except Orkney and Dumfries & Galloway. In response to the results of this referendum, the UK Parliament passed the 1998 Scotland Act, which was given Royal Assent on 19 November 1998. The first members of Scottish Parliament (MSPs) were elected on 6 May 1999, and the Queen formally opened the Scottish Parliament on 1 July 1999, at which time it took up its full powers.

Under the terms of the 1998 Scotland Act, the Scottish Parliament has the authority to pass laws that affect Scotland on a range of issues. These issues are known as ‘devolved matters’, as power in these matters has been transferred (or ‘devolved’) from a national body (the UK Parliament at Westminster) to regional bodies (the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly). Education, Agriculture, Justice, and Health (including NHS issues in Scotland) are among the issues devolved to the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Parliament also has the power to set the basic rate of income tax, as high as 3 pence to the pound.

The 1998 Scotland Act also provides for ‘reserved matters’, which Scots must take up through their MPs at Westminster rather than through their MSPs. Such reserved matters, on which the Scottish Parliament cannot pass legislation, include Foreign Affairs, Defence, and National Security.

In Scottish parliamentary elections, each voter has two votes: one vote for the MSP for their local constituency, and one vote for the candidate or party to represent their Scottish Parliamentary Region. There are 73 local constituencies, and 8 Scottish Parliamentary Regions; each local constituency is represented by one local MSP, and each region is represented by 7 regional MSPs. These local and regional MSPs account for the total membership of the Scottish Parliament. Thus, every Scotsman or Scotswoman is represented by a total of 8 MSPs (1 local and 7 regional).

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In the 1997 referendum, more voters in Dumfries & Galloway were in favour of a Scottish Parliament than were in favour of tax-varying powers for a Scottish Parliament.

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The Scottish Parliament can raise the basic rate of income tax by 3 pence to the pound.

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NHS issues in Wales are among the issues devolved to the National Assembly for Wales.

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There are a total of 129 MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.

Decision Making

Subtest length: 29 questions (individual items, rather than sets)
Subtest timing: 31 minutes (1 minute per question)

Sample length: Three questions
Sample timing: 3 minutes

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A queue at a corner shop consists of four people: Hamza, Iris, Johnny and Kenzie. Each person is buying a different item, including drinks (milk, wine) and snacks (ice cream, biscuits).

The person buying biscuits is standing somewhere between Hamza and the person buying wine.
Iris isn’t buying a drink.
Johnny is standing directly behind the person buying milk.
Kenzie isn’t at the front of the queue.

Which of the following must be true?

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Should it be illegal to eat any meat from animals or any animal products, like milk or eggs?

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All my books are novels. Some of your books are non-fiction, but none of your books are biographies. This book is either yours or mine.
Place ‘Yes’ if the conclusion does follow. Place ‘No’ if the conclusion does not follow.

This book is a biography.
This book is not non-fiction.
If this book is mine, it is a novel.
If this book is not yours, it could be a biography.
If this book is not mine, it is not a biography.

Quantitative Reasoning

Subtest length: 36 questions (9 sets of 4 questions)
Subtest timing: 24 minutes (2 minutes per set)

Sample length: 4 questions
Sample timing: 2 minutes

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The total cost of hiring certain types of helicopters for certain numbers of hours is given in the table. Total cost equals the deposit plus the hourly rate per hour for the number of hours required. Some information has been omitted from the table.

Type Hours Deposit Hourly Rate Total Cost
A 3 £120 £225 £795
B 5 £300 --- £2,500
C 6 --- £495 £3,300
D 7 £575 £525 ---
E 10 --- £575 £6,750
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Andre’s total cost of hiring a Type D helicopter was £2,675. What was the total time (in hours) for which he hired the helicopter?

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If the deposit for Type E helicopters increases by 30% on Saturdays, what is the total cost of hiring a Type E helicopter for 3 hours on a Saturday?

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Rupali hired a Type B helicopter for 2 hours on Thursday and a Type A helicopter for 6 hours on Friday. By how much does Rupali’s total cost of renting a helicopter increase from Thursday to Friday?

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The total cost of hiring a Type F helicopter is £1430 per hour. If Type F helicopters have the same deposit as Type C helicopters, what is the ratio of the hourly rate for a Type C helicopter to the hourly rate for a Type F helicopter?

Abstract Reasoning

Subtest length: 55 questions (11 sets of 5 questions)
Subtest timing: 13 minutes (1 minute per set)

Sample length: 5 questions
Sample timing: 1 minute

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Situational Judgement

Subtest length: 20 scenarios, 2 to 5 questions each (69 questions total)
Subtest timing: 26 minutes (20–30 seconds per scenario, then 10–15 seconds per question)

Sample length: 4 questions
Sample timing: 1 minute

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During a busy weekend on call, Jagdeep, a first year junior doctor, is called to see Mr Morley, an elderly patient on the ward, who is complaining of a headache. Jagdeep has never met Mr Morley before. On his arrival at the patient’s bed, Mr Morley takes one look at Jagdeep and states that he does not look old enough to be a doctor. Mr Morley says he should send someone more qualified instead. Jagdeep knows his seniors are busy seeing sick patients on other wards, and Jagdeep has many other tasks he must complete before the end of his shift.

How appropriate are each of the following responses by Jagdeep in this situation?

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Tell Mr Morley that he can examine him now or he will likely not be seen by another doctor for a few hours.

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Ask Mr Morley how old he thinks he is whilst having a read of his notes.

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Tell Mr Morley that he does not look his age either.

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Tell Mr Morley he will send another doctor to see him.