JobTestPrep’s UKCAT practice pack is designed to help you prepare for the UKCAT 2016. Read on to learn more about the UKCAT and how we can help you get ready for the test.
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 reasoning 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. Results are provided immediately upon completion of the exam. Scores are sent directly to the university or universities to which you are applying.
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 prepared for the UKCAT here.
|Learn More About UKCAT|
|Verbal Reasoning||UKCAT Scores|
|Abstract Reasoning||Free UKCAT Practice|
|Decision Making||UKCAT Help|
|Quantitative Reasoning||UKCAT Tips|
In addition to providing you with our UKCAT study guide, we will walk you through all of the scored sections* on the test. All of the practice materials found in the JobTestPrep pack have been carefully selected, allowing you to prepare efficiently without wasting time. Once you complete the practice drills, you will also be able to take our mock UKCAT practice test (included in the package).
*The 2016 UKCAT Decision Making section will not be scored. All of the sections that will be scored are included in the practice pack.
The UKCAT is a timed, multiple choice test, which is divided into five sections. Test takers have two (2) hours to complete the test.
|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|
*Includes one minutes for instructions
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 2016 UCAS Admissions cycle (for entry in 2017 or deferred entry in 2018).
While the official UKCAT test is taken on a standard computer (PC), we are glad to inform you that JobTestPrep's UKCAT practice packs are mobile adaptive.
Four sections of the test are available for practice on tablet and mobile devices, so that you could practise on the go. The sections are:
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.
Last year, 26 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 2016 when applying for 2017 or for a deferred place in 2018.
|Registration opens||3rd May|
|Testing begins||1st July|
|Registration closes||21st September|
|Bursary & exemptions deadline||21st September|
|Booking/ rescheduling closes||4th October|
|Last testing date||5th October|
|UCAS application deadline||15th October|
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.
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:
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