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What is the BCAT (Bar Course Aptitude Test)?

Built as an extension of the renowned and accredited Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test, the BCAT (Bar Course Aptitude Test), should not be taken lightly. On average, a meagre 15% of BCAT assessment candidates are deemed proficient enough to pass this phase of the application process. However, we have noticed that with proper daily practice, perseverance, and determination, you can triple the probability of acing the BCAT test

What is the BCAT?

THE BCAT, which is administered by Pearson Vue, provides a full assessment of a candidate's critical thinking ability, inferential decision-making, interpretative capability, and evaluation of argumentation structures. The BCAT is composed of a set of five tests. Each test is designed to address a different aspect of critical thinking, like the comprehension of evidence-based inferences, and the capacity to distinguish between inferences, and abstractions, which lead to logical generalizations. The BCAT(Bar Course Aptitude Test), has found widespread use in the law sector. Even more so, the BCAT is a compulsory test element to enter the BPTC and eventually be certified and pass the Bar Standards Board (BSB)

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What are the types of BCAT Questions?

BCAT Inferences

An inference is a tool in the inductive reasoning "bottom-up" method where potential correct conclusions can be drawn from observations. For example, if someone turns the key in the ignition of a car and it won’t start, a person might infer that the tank is empty. But this inference may or may not be correct. Possibly the inability to start the engine of the car is due to the battery being dead or the spark plug is broken. The main issue with inferences is that people base and formulate their conclusion on incomplete and insufficient data and therefore the conclusion may be invalid.

In the BCAT, the inference exercises begin with a statement of facts that you are to regard as the only truth, regardless of your personal subjective beliefs. After each statement, you have to concoct different potentially valid inferences and select the one observation which you believe to be generalizable to a broader set of circumstances. With this exercise you can expect to choose between the following answers:

  • True: if you believe the inference is absolutely and unequivocally true and follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the statement of facts given.
  • Probably True: The inference is probably true, indicating that probabilistically speaking, the statement is more likely to be true than false. Although you can't state it with plain certainty.
  • Insufficient data to say whether or not it is true: if you infer that there is hardly enough data to make a correct inference. A clear case of 50/50.
  • Probably False: The inference is probably false however there is not enough evidence to make that claim with certainty.
  • False: if you believe that the inference must be undoubtedly false, meaning it must be incorrect as it misinterprets the provided facts.

BCAT Recognition of assumptions

An assumption is something presupposed and accepted as certain without any proven evidence towards that claim. In this part of the BCAT test, you are presented with several statements. Each statement is followed by a series of proposed assumptions. It is up to you to decide whether each assumption is logically justified based on the evidence in the statement. If you think that the assumption is taken for granted in the statement, select ‘assumption made‘. On the other hand, if you believe that the assumption is not necessarily taken for granted in the statement, select 'assumption not made'. Remember to judge each assumption independently. 

BCAT Deduction

Each of the exercises in the deduction test consists of several statements (premises) followed by several suggested and potentially correct conclusions. In this test, you must take the statement to be true, regardless of your preconceived notions on the subject matter. After reading each conclusion underneath the given statement, you are to decide whether you think it follows from the statement provided or not. If you think it necessarily follows from the provided statement, choose 'conclusion follows'. If you think it is not a necessary conclusion from the statements given, choose 'conclusion does not follow'.

BCAT Interpretation

This section of the BCAT consists of a short paragraph followed by several proposed conclusions. The provided information needs to be seen as an indisputable truism. This test aims to have the candidate judge whether or not each of the proposed conclusions logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the given information. If you think that a particular conclusion follows, beyond a reasonable doubt, you select ‘Conclusion Follows’. If you believe that the conclusion does not follow beyond a reasonable doubt, you select ‘Conclusion Does Not Follow’.

BCAT Evaluation of arguments

Arguments are assertions that are intended to persuade someone to believe or act in a certain manner. When engaging in decision-making, it is helpful to be able to distinguish between stronger and weaker arguments. The evaluation of argumentation is the ability to analyze such assertions objectively without taking the subjective nature of certain claims into account. A strong argument is rational and has relevance to the scenario provided, whereas the weak argument fails to comply with either or both of the elements. This section of the test contains series of argument-based questions. The provided information needs to be assumed as true, regardless of it being weak or strong. If you think an argument is strong, select ‘Strong Argument’ and if you consider an argument to be weak select ‘Weak Argument’.

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