The UKCAT is quite an unusual exam. If you have ever taken the 11+, General Studies, or Critical Thinking papers, there are similarities. However, in comparison to most of your GCSE and A-level subjects it’s going to seem quite different. Therefore, preparing properly is going to be crucial. Creating a study plan for your UKCAT exam can really help you with organising your prep around your other school work.
To help guide you in building your own UKCAT revision plan, we have created a full year’s UKCAT Study Schedule. With guidance from medical admissions experts, this calendar gives a solid foundation for what kind of preparation you should be doing, and when. Use this calendar and adapt it, to ensure that it suits your own learning style, circumstances, and particular revision needs.
The Verbal Reasoning section of the UKCAT measures your ability evaluate written information. You’ll need to add practice time to your study plan to ensure that you can work through this section as quickly and efficiently as possible. Each question is only worth one mark regardless of difficulty, so you should learn to assess when you should give up and make an educated guess.
When practicing for the Decision Making section of the test, it would be wise look at some of your school work that includes information presented on graphs, like Science, Maths or Geography, so you become familiar with interpreting information in this form quickly. Thirty minutes of practice a day for three weeks before the UKCAT should put you in a good position to sit the exam.
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Here you can download useful UKCAT Study Materials to help you in your preparation for the test. Our UKCAT Section Guide takes you through each of the skills that the UKCAT tests.
Our UKCAT experts have created a series of example UKCAT questions that are typical of the real exam, to give you a flavour of what you will face in the exam.