UCAT Abstract Reasoning - Practice and Free Samples



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The UCAT Abstract Reasoning subtest is used to assess one’s ability to recognise patterns as well as generate hypotheses, change tracks, and critically evaluate. You must consider these skills throughout this section of the test. This test does not contain numbers or words, but rather the questions are based on patterns of provided shapes.

The Abstract Reasoning section is comprised of 55 questions (associated with sets of shapes) to be completed in 13 minutes (plus one minute for instructions).

The UCAT Abstract Reasoning questions are very tricky, and a lot of test takers find themselves wasting a lot of time on the first questions of the subtest.

On our PrepPack™ we included a complete Abstract Reasoning guide (in addition to three Abstract Reasoning practise tests), to help you identify the patterns faster and cut down that solving time.

UCAT Abstract Reasoning Section Format

There are four different question types in the Abstract Reasoning section:

  • Type 1 – You are given a test shape and asked to decide to which set of shapes presented your shape belongs (Set A, Set B, or Neither).
  • Type 2 – You need to choose which shape comes next in the provided series of shapes.
  • Type 3 – You need to select which shape completes the provided statement (involving a group of shapes). These statements are presented in the form of an analogy.
  • Type 4 – There are two sets of shapes and you need to choose which answer choice belongs to one of the sets.

What is So Special about the UCAT Abstract Reasoning Section

First of all – the Abstract Reasoning questions are not like anything you’ve experienced before, what makes it one of the most challenging sections on the UCAT.

To many test takers, the logic behind the questions does not come naturally at all. But it’s not a lost cause – with the right preparation, a solid solving technique and multiple practices you can improve your Abstract Reasoning skills significantly.

In our dedicated Abstract Reasoning PrepPack™ you’ll find 11 practice tests, a full thorough guide and a video tutorial to help you ace this subtest.


UCAT Abstract Reasoning Preparation



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  • UCAT Score Guide
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  • Abstract Reasoning Video Tutorial


UCAT Abstract Reasoning Sample Questions

Question Type 1

Where does the following test shape belong?

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Question Type 2

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Question Type 3

This question is an analogy. Which of the five shapes below completes the set, where shape 2 is to shape 1 as shape 4 is to shape 3 (in a clockwise direction from the top left).

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Question Type 4

Which of the following test shapes belongs in Set A?

More free sample questions are available on our free UCAT practice test.





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