Abstract Reasoning is typically the most loved or feared section of the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). This part tests your ability to recognise patterns amongst abstract series of shapes. You may be surprised that many students falsely believe there is no point in studying for Abstract Reasoning, so you’re already at a huge advantage by reading this blog. In this post, we'll cover the types of questions to expect, as well as sharing some top tips.
Some students believe that the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning section simply requires the maths skills developed at school and therefore cannot be helped by any further preparation. This is not true and in this post, we cover the Quantitative Reasoning test in detail, as well as our top UCAT tips to help you score well.Continue reading
The UCAT Decision Making section can seem intimidating for some or even just plain strange to others. It has 29 questions that have to be answered in 31 minutes. It is a recently introduced section of the exam that mixes together text, charts, tables, graphs and diagrams, asking you to make decisions or conclusions based on the information given. In this post, we cover the type of questions to expect as well as some key strategies.Continue reading
Many prospective medical students find the UCAT Verbal Reasoning section the hardest part of their University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) preparation because it is so time-pressured. In this blog, we introduce the approach to the Verbal Reasoning section of the test by making you aware of many of these patterns that often come up and share some UCAT Verbal Reasoning tips for test day.Continue reading
The most common exam used by UK medical schools is the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). The way in which the medical school uses the UCAT score is hugely variable, and cut-offs (if such are used) can vary considerably each year depending on cohort performance. The UCAT does not contain any curriculum or science content and instead focuses on exploring the cognitive powers, reasoning skills, and logical thinking of applicants - all of which are vital attributes for a doctor to possess.Continue reading