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JobTestPrep’s UKCAT practice pack is designed to help you prepare for the UKCAT 2017. Read on to learn more about the UKCAT and how we can help you get ready for the test.


What Is the UKCAT?

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is an aptitude test used for medical and dental school admissions in the UK. It is comprised of five assessment sub-tests designed to evaluate one’s cognitive abilities. The test is not based on scientific or curriculum material. The UKCAT is provided by Pearson Vue and is taken at Pearson Vue’s centres. Score results are provided immediately upon completion of the exam. Scores are sent directly to the university or universities to which you are applying.


How to Prepare for the UKCAT

Since admission to medical and dental school is so competitive (over 80,000 applicants for under 8,000 spots), preparing for the UKCAT is essential. Furthermore, the UKCAT may only be taken once each year. It is frowned upon to attempt to book a retest in the same year. Learn more about how to prepare for the UKCAT.

Learn More About UKCAT
Verbal Reasoning UKCAT Scores
Abstract Reasoning Free UKCAT Practice
Decision Making UKCAT Help
Quantitative Reasoning UKCAT Tips
Situational Judgement Universities

UKCAT Online Practice Test with Answers

In addition to providing you with our UKCAT study guide, we will walk you through all of the sections on the test. All of the practice materials found in the PrepPack™ have been carefully selected, allowing you to prepare efficiently without wasting time. Once you have completed the practice drills, you will also be able to take our mock UKCAT practice tests (included in the package).

The Pack Also Includes

  • Eight Additional Verbal Reasoning tests
  • Seven Additional Quantitative Reasoning tests
  • Eleven Additional Abstract Reasoning tests
  • Situational Judgement test study guide

UKCAT Format & Content

The UKCAT is a timed, multiple choice test, which is divided into five sections. Test takers have two (2) hours to complete the test.


The Five Sections of the UKCAT

Subtest Time* Number of Questions
Verbal Reasoning 22 minutes 44
Quantitative Reasoning 25 minutes 36
Abstract Reasoning 14 minutes 55
Decision Making 32 minutes 29
Situational Judgement 27 minutes 68
Total 120 minutes 232

*Includes one minute for instructions

  • Verbal Reasoning - On this test, you are given a short text to read followed by a statement. There are two types of questions on this test: The first type is based on the information provided in the text from which you must decide if the statement is true, false, or you cannot say. The second question type is based on reading a list of options and then determining the correct answer from that list. You are only allowed to use the information in the text and not your outside knowledge. The test contains 11 texts, with four questions on each of them.
  • Quantitative Reasoning - On this test, you are given numerical data in a table, chart, or graph, and you are asked questions on the information provided. Solving the questions usually involves some form of basic calculation. The same set of information may be used for more than one question.
  • Abstract Reasoning - On this test, you are asked to identify the correct shape in order to complete the question. There are four types of questions you may experience. This is a fast-paced test with less than 20 seconds to answer each question. It is a nonverbal test as it does not use words or numbers, and it is often considered to be like an IQ test.
  • Decision Making - On this test, your ability to implement logic in order to assess arguments, evaluate statistical data, and make a decision will be assessed. This section replaced Decision Analysis in 2016.
  • Situational Judgement - On this test, you are asked to identify the correct responses to a series of scenarios relating to the life of a medical or dentistry student. There are two types of scenario responses asked: the appropriateness of a behaviour and the importance of a set of options. You are given 19 scenarios; each one contains between two and five questions.

UKCAT Scores

Upon completing the UKCAT test and leaving the test centre, you will receive a copy of your UKCAT Score Report. The results are valid for admission to medical or dental schools during the 2017 UCAS Admissions cycle (for entry in 2018 or deferred entry in 2019). For more information, please see our UKCAT Scores page.


UKCAT Preparation on Mobile Devices

While the official UKCAT test is taken on a standard computer (PC), we are pleased to inform you that some of JobTestPrep's UKCAT practice packs are mobile adaptive.

Three sections of the test are available for practice on tablet and mobile devices, so that you can practise on the go. The sections are:

  1. Quantitative Reasoning
  2. Verbal Reasoning
  3. Situational Judgement

In order to access the mobile tests, simply go to www.jobtestprep.co.uk on your phone, and log on to your JobTestPrep account. When opening each test, it will tell you whether the test itself is mobile adapted or not.

You can practise tests in both timed mode and step-by-step mode.


Who Should Take the UKCAT?

Last year, 26 UK universities required the UKCAT in order to study medicine or dentistry. All UK, EU, and international applicants need to take the test before submitting their UCAS form. The required grade on the UKCAT depends on the university you have applied to. Applicants should take the test in 2017 when applying for 2018 or for a deferred place in 2019.


The UKCAT Timetable 2017

UKCAT 2017
Registration opens 2nd May
Testing begins 3rd July
Registration closes 19th September
Bursary deadline 19th September
Booking/ rescheduling closes 2nd October
Last testing date 3rd October
UCAS application deadline 15th October

The Difference Between UKCAT and BMAT

Unlike the UKCAT, the BMAT requires previous knowledge of mathematics and the sciences to perform well on the test. The BMAT contains three sections which assess reasoning skills, scientific knowledge, and writing skills, while the UKCAT assesses mental abilities and capacity.


JTP’s UKCAT Preparation Advantage

Since JobTestPrep’s business has, for years, been preparing people for psychometric tests, it seemed only natural in 2009 to add the UKCAT to the list of preparation services we offer. Our online preparation service currently provides the following unique features:

  1. The highest level of questions available web-wide - Each section contains material aimed to prepare you for the toughest questions on the UKCAT.
  2. A complete study guide for the UKCAT - 18 pages of invaluable tips and advice
  3. Didactic and extensive solving tips and explanations
  4. Real-time UKCAT test simulation - Practice timed tests similar to the actual UKCAT. Upon completion, you will receive feedback and a score report.

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What's Included

  • Over 1,000 practice questions + explanations
  • 7 verbal reasoning tests (394 questions)
  • 6 quantitative reasoning tests (258 questions)
  • 9 abstract reasoning tests (370 questions) - types 1, 2, 3
  • 2 SJT tests + SJT guide (50 questions)
  • A mock exam including verbal, quantitative, and abstract sections
  • 11 video tutorials for quantitative and verbal reasoning
  • Our complete guide to UKCAT + solving strategies
  • Smart score reports
  • Personality test preparation + report for your interviews
  • We're Mobile - practice quantitative, verbal & abstract on the go
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