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# UKCAT Abstract Reasoning

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## What is Abstract Reasoning? And how to improve your skills:

Abstract reasoning tests are sometimes referred to as inductive reasoning tests and are often a component of intelligence tests. You do not need prior knowledge in this test but rather you are tested on your ability to recognise patterns from the figures supplied.

## UKCAT Specifics

In the UKCAT you are shown two Sets of figures and must decide which Set an as of yet unclassified Test Shape belongs to. This reflects the skills you will need as a doctor – to be able to recognise the patterns between certain symptoms.

Many claim that abstract abilities are innate. However, our experience has shown that practice with our tests can improve your performance on an abstract reasoning test. This could be because the explanations given in our score report feedback (provided with each test) can improve your skill since these tests assess a few basic principles. Or, that the familiarity with the format of the test helps you feel composed and more able to structure a personal time plan.

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## UKCAT Abstract Reasoning sample question

### Where does the following test shape belong to?

Solution:

The criteria for each set are:

Set A: An equal number of circles and right-angled triangles.
Set B: Right-angled triangles appear with small circles, ordinary triangles appear with large circles.

The test shape belongs to set B: Ordinary triangles appear with large circles.

### The following test shape belongs to: Set A, Set B, or neither?

Test Shape:

Set A:                                           Set B:

Solution:

The criteria for each set are:

Set A: There is a black arrow pointing upwards.
Set B: Half of the shapes are black and half are white.

The test shape belongs to set A, since there is a black arrow pointing upwards. It does not belong to set B since less than of the shapes are black.

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