The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), previously known as the UKCAT, is a widely required medical school entrance exam in the UK. The UCAT is composed of five subtests, and the Abstract Reasoning subtest is by far the one that can throw students off the most. There are 55 questions to be answered in 13 minutes, making this section one of the most time-pressed of the whole exam. The Abstract Reasoning questions aim to test your ability to identify patterns amongst unfamiliar information and as such, can be particularly challenging, especially without prior practice. Fear not, however, as we have compiled a list of tips below to help you ace the UCAT Abstract Reasoning section.
Looking for symmetry is usually amongst the more straightforward patterns, as the boxes within both sets will share some kind of obvious symmetry. Your task is to identify what type of symmetry it is, e.g. horizontal, vertical or diagonal, before you assign test shapes to either of the sets. When you are looking for symmetry, imagine drawing a line through that plane with the two halves on each side overlapping a mirror image fashion - they need to be exactly identical for there to be symmetry between the two.
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The aim of Verbal Reasoning is to test your ability to read comprehensively an unknown block of text and evaluate it. The Verbal Reasoning section of the UCAT gives you 21 minutes to answer 44 questions, so even solely from a timing point of view, it is understandable why this is such a feared part of the exam. Not to worry, as we are here to give you our best UCAT Verbal Reasoning Tips!
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is a widely recognised exam used by medical schools, as a tool to assess candidates applying to study medicine.
We at theMSAG recognise that the application process can be extremely stressful, so we have collected all the information you are going to need to complete your registration for the UCAT, should you be planning to sit the exam in time for the 2020/21 medicine application cycle.