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 JTP 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 reasoning assessment subtests 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.
How to Prepare for the UKCATSince 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.
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UKCAT Online Practice Test with Answers In addition to providing you with our comprehensive 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 Package Also Includes
- Seven Verbal Reasoning tests
- Six Quantitative Reasoning tests
- Nine Abstract Reasoning tests (including three types of questions)
- Four Decision Analysis tests
- Exclusive! A personality test to help you prepare for your interviews
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UKCAT Format & ContentThe 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
*Includes one minute for instructions
|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|
- 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 is replacing Decision Analysis in 2016 and will not affect your score in the 2016 testing season.
- 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.
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UKCAT ScoresUpon 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).
UKCAT Prep on Mobile DevicesWhile 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:
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Abstract Reasoning - type 2
- Verbal Reasoning
- 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 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.
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The UKCAT Timetable 2016
|UKCAT 2016 |
|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 |
The Difference Between UKCAT and BMATUnlike 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 AdvantageSince 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:
- The highest level of questions available web-wide - Each section contains material aimed to prepare you for the toughest questions on the UKCAT.
- A complete study guide for the UKCAT - 18 pages of invaluable tips and advice.
- Didactic and extensive solving tips and explanations
- Real-time UKCAT test simulation - Practice timed tests similar to the actual UKCAT. Upon completion, you will receive feedback and a score report.
- Exclusive personality test - We’ve included a full-length interactive personality test, a personality profile report, and additional comprehensive reading material to help you prepare for interviews.
Master the UKCAT Now!
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“Simon was very professional and patient. He helped me to find a way to improve my technique for practising for abstract reasoning and he also gave me a new technique for the verbal reasoning which was also helpful. Generally he taught me great techniques to combat questions and I feel that our sessions were really useful. The online practise questions are also endlessly useful.„
Sophia, July 2015
“Help understand the layout of the exam, and how to go about sitting the UKCAT. Useful tips that made questions easier to understand and solve.„
Fatumah, July 2014
“The explanations are very thorough and help with each type of questions for the different sections, particularly with the verbal reasoning True and False questions.„
Simon, June 2014
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