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Top Tips for UKCAT Success
Register early: The UKCAT is taken at Pearson VUE testing centres. The number of
seats available on any one test date are strictly limited. Register early for your choice
of test dates. Visit
Learn the test formats: Most sections of the UKCAT require you to complete tasks
unlike anything you will have ever done on any other test. You will have to answer
questions about shapes, codes and True/False statements. These unusual tasks are
very hard to learn under the timed pressure of Test Day -- prepare ahead of time!
Practise, practise, practise: The more you practise, the more familiar you will be
with the multiple-choice format and style of the questions on the UKCAT.
Do as much realistic practice as possible: The UKCAT is a computer-based test;
therefore, try and do as much realistic practice as possible. Try completing online
practice tests, and working using a whiteboard rather than a notepad.
Practise for pacing: When completing practice tests, time yourself on each
section. In the real test, you will not be allowed to spend more than the allotted time
on each section, so use these timings in
your practice tests. Find out more by enrolling for a
FREE Kaplan UKCAT Test Review
Don't leave any questions blank: You Seminar -- Visit
won't lose any marks if you choose the to book your place.
wrong answer, so it's worth guessing the
answer to any questions that you're not sure about. Try eliminating one (or more) of
the answer choices first, for better odds of guessing correctly.
Don't be scared to mark questions for review and come back to them: Timing on
the UKCAT is tight. If you are unsure how to approach a question, or it is taking up
lots of time, mark it for review, complete the rest of the section and then go back.
Practise your maths: You will be provided with a calculator for section 2 of the
UKCAT, but you can save yourself valuable time by being able to do simple
calculations in your head. Practise converting among percentages, fractions and
decimals, and setting up common formulae accurately and quickly. Wrong answers
are often designed to trap test-takers who make errors in setting up formulae or in
converting figures - be careful not to fall for these `traps'!
Allow enough time for preparation: The UKCAT is an important test. Allow enough
time for your preparation, and ensure you have a good night's sleep before Test Day
so you can approach the test feeling well rested and confident.
Kaplan runs 2-day UKCAT preparation courses which include 5 full-length practice tests.
Click here for more information and course schedules
Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions, 3-5 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0HA, UK
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