Free UCAT (UKCAT) Situational Judgement Practice Questions

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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.

Question 2Show Details

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.