UKCAT Practice Test
The following information is taken from The Ultimate UKCAT Guide: 1200 Practice Questions
UKCAT Practice Resources
There are lots of free resources available to help you with your UKCAT Practice. However, a lot of them tend to be outdated because the UKCAT has changed substantially in the last 3 years. Thus, if you’re looking to register for question banks or buy books – ensure they are for the 2017 entry.
The Ultimate UKCAT Guide is targeted at students applying for 2017 Entry – it contains 1,200 practice questions (over 200 for each UKCAT section). Once you’ve worked your way through the questions in this book, you are highly advised to attempt the Online UKCAT practice tests and check your answers afterwards. If that’s not enough for you, there are also 2 full UKCAT Practice Test papers available here that include fully worked solutions to every question.
Simulate Exam Conditions
When doing UKCAT Practice Test papers, it’s important that you simulate exam conditions as much as possible. This means you follow the instructions as closely as possible.
- Only allow yourself two sides of A4 plain paper for rough working (emulating your whiteboard).
- Only use non-scientific calculators and ideally the online version.
- Spend the correct amount of time on each of the sections:
Verbal Reasoning Section – 22 minutes (44 questions)
Quantitative Reasoning Section – 25 minutes (36 questions)
Abstract Reasoning Section – 14 minutes (55 questions)
Decision Analysis Section – 32 minutes (28 questions)
Situational Judgement Section – 27 minutes (67 questions)
Remember that the route to a high UKCAT score is your approach and practice. Don’t fall into the trap that “you can’t prepare for the UKCAT”– this could not be further from the truth. With knowledge of the test, some useful time-saving techniques and plenty of practice you can dramatically boost your score. And remember, that even if it goes horribly wrong – there are lots of options open to you.
Learn about the test, follow our top tips, work hard, and do yourself justice.