UCAT · April 24, 2019
Top 5 UCAT Verbal Reasoning Tips
The Verbal Reasoning section of the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is largely one of the most feared and dreaded subtests of the exam for many medical school candidates. The aim of Verbal Reasoning is to test your ability to read comprehensively an unknown block of text and evaluate it. On the basis of the information in the passage of text presented to you, you will be expected to answer whether a statement is true, a statement is false or it cannot be concluded from the information given.
|Time||Number of Questions|
|21 Minutes||44 Questions|
The other question type apart from true or false questions is to evaluate all answer options given and decide which one is correct or most appropriate, based on the passage provided. 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 tips on how to ace the Verbal Reasoning questions. For more information on Verbal Reasoning, view the UCAT Consortium’s official website.
Practice reading unknown texts
Practice speed reading
Read the question first
Don’t forget about “Can’t Tell”
Guessing is okay, too - but do it smartly
Practice with our Online UCAT Course!
We hope this was a useful guide to the Verbal Reasoning section of the UCAT and you feel more comfortable tackling it. Don’t forget that if you have any questions about your UCAT preparation or applying to medical schools in general, you can send us an email at hello@theMSAG.com.
Miss Giulia Bankov
Giulia is a graduate medical student at the University of Glasgow. She previously studied Neuroscience at King's College London and completed her Cognitive Neurobiology and Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Amsterdam