UKCAT Contributor

Job title: UKCAT Contributor
Job reference: 06/14
Department: UKCAT
Location: Anywhere

Job specification

The successful candidate will join our team of Contributors primarily tasked with creating new question sets for the UKCAT.

Contributors are paid by each accepted question set, its questions, well-chosen answer options and detailed explanations.

Please note the following

  • We will provide the question set stem to write five questions for.
  • These question sets will be quality controlled by our Reviewers and Editors before being accepted into our bank. Each question set, its questions, answer options and explanations must meet the basic criteria (see below).
  • We will perform checks on each question against other banks (not just UKCAT companies) to make sure the questions we store and use are unique.
  • We reserve the right to withhold payment for questions our Editors deem to be of insufficient quality.
  • You will grant us copyright for unrestricted use of said material.
  • You have sent us evidence of your UKCAT score (i.e. scanned PDF of the results letter).
  • You have completed the application form.

How to apply

Download this application form and email us a scanned copy of your completed application to jobs@medify.co.uk.


Basic criteria by question-type

Verbal Reasoning subtest – True, False and Can’t Tell and Reading comprehension question types

Components of this subtest: Passage, Questions, Answer options, Explanation.

  • Passage – difficulty
  • Passage – spelling
  • Passage – grammar
  • Passage – other errors
  • Question – difficulty
  • Question – spelling
  • Question – grammar
  • Answer options – difficulty (i.e. probable incorrect answer options)
  • Explanation – why answer is correct
  • Explanation – grammar
  • Explanation – spelling
  • Explanation – why other answer options incorrect
  • Explanation – thorough, complete
  • Explanation – presentation (using tables)

Quantitative Reasoning subtest – All question types

Components of this subtest: Passage, Diagrams/Figures/Tables, Question, Answer options, Explanation.

  • Passage – difficulty
  • Passage – spelling
  • Passage – grammar
  • Diagrams/Figures/Tables – clear
  • Diagrams/Figures/Tables – professionally illustrated
  • Diagrams/Figures/Tables – formatted for screen size
  • Question – spelling
  • Question – grammar
  • Question – sound mathematics
  • Answer options – difficulty (i.e. probable incorrect answer options)
  • Explanation – why answer is correct
  • Explanation – why other answer options incorrect
  • Explanation – grammar
  • Explanation – spelling
  • Explanation – thorough, complete
  • Explanation – step-by-step calculations shown
  • Explanation – guidance diagrams/edited overlays if required

Abstract Reasoning – Set A, B or Neither question type

Components of this subtest: Set Diagram, Test Shape, Explanation.

  • Set Diagrams – clear
  • Set Diagrams – professionally illustrated
  • Set Diagrams – formatted for screen size
  • Set Diagrams – includes first and/or second order rules
  • Test shape – difficulty
  • Explanation – why answer is correct
  • Explanation – why other answer options incorrect
  • Explanation – grammar
  • Explanation – spelling
  • Explanation – thorough, complete
  • Explanation – guidance diagrams/edited overlays if required

Abstract Reasoning – Complete series question type

Components of this subtest: Set Diagram, Answer image options, Explanation.

  • Set Diagrams – clear
  • Set Diagrams – professionally illustrated
  • Set Diagrams – formatted for screen size
  • Answer image options – difficulty
  • Explanation – sequence explanation
  • Explanation – why answer is correct
  • Explanation – why other answer options incorrect
  • Explanation – grammar
  • Explanation – spelling
  • Explanation – thorough, complete
  • Explanation – guidance diagrams/edited overlays if required

Abstract Reasoning – Complete statement question type

Components of this subtest: Set Diagram, Answer image options, Explanation.

  • Set Diagrams – clear
  • Set Diagrams – professionally illustrated
  • Set Diagrams – formatted for screen size
  • Answer image options – difficulty
  • Explanation – change explanation
  • Explanation – why answer is correct
  • Explanation – why other answer options incorrect
  • Explanation – grammar
  • Explanation – spelling
  • Explanation – thorough, complete
  • Explanation – guidance diagrams/edited overlays if required

Abstract Reasoning – Set A or B question type

Components of this subtest: Set Diagram, Test Shape, Explanation.

  • Set Diagrams – clear
  • Set Diagrams – professionally illustrated
  • Set Diagrams – formatted for screen size
  • Set Diagrams – includes first and/or second order rules
  • Test shape – difficulty
  • Explanation – why answer is correct
  • Explanation – why other answer options incorrect
  • Explanation – grammar
  • Explanation – spelling
  • Explanation – thorough, complete
  • Explanation – guidance diagrams/edited overlays if required

Decision Analysis subtest – English to code, Code to English, New code question types

Components of this subtest: Code Table, Question, Answer options, Explanation.

  • Code table – Correct Code to English translations
  • Code Table – Correctly formatted
  • Question – spelling
  • Question – grammar
  • Answer options – difficulty
  • Explanation – why answer is correct
  • Explanation – why other answer options incorrect
  • Explanation – grammar
  • Explanation – spelling
  • Explanation – thorough, complete
  • Explanation – guidance diagrams/edited overlays
  • Explanation – presentation (using tables)

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