How long should I spend preparing for the UKCAT?
You should start your UKCAT preparation well in advance, we would recommend by early July. It is much easier to practice little but often.
4-6 weeks (1- 1 ½ months) of practice for around 2 hours a day will be enough for most candidates.
Split those 2 hours into 1-hour sessions, and spend an hour on a different section. There are many UKCAT practice questions available with books or online courses that you can use. Alternate between sections every day.
How do I prepare for the UKCAT?
The UKCAT is a time gated exam – the most difficult aspect of the test is the strict time limit. You should begin preparation once you are familiar with the sections with a timer. Don’t waste any time panicking on questions, just flag for review and move forward.
Getting a feel for the time you have per question will be very beneficial. Here’s a quick indicator to how long you have roughly;
Verbal Reasoning – 30 seconds per question
Quantitative Reasoning – 40 seconds per question
Abstract Reasoning – 15 seconds per question or 60 seconds per “set”
Decision Making – 60 seconds per question
Situational Judgement – 24 seconds per question
Use different resources to best suit your learning style
Some people learn best visually. Others learn better by reading. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for the best preparation or revision style for the UKCAT! You should use the resources which best fit your learning style.
If you are a visual learner, then our Online Course will be the best option for you because you get 10 hours of lectures that you can watch, re-watch and work through for all the sections of the UKCAT.
If you learn by reading, then our Ultimate UKCAT Guide will be the best option. It has in-depth guides for Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Decision Making and Situational Judgement.
If you learn best by speaking and doing, then our Individual Tuition is the best option. You will be assigned a tutor who fits you perfectly, they are guaranteed to have scored in the top 10% nationally so will ensure a strong performance from you.
Make your practice fit YOU!
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