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UCAT Exam-taking Strategy

Posted by Dan on Jun 10, 2019 3:51:50 PM

The date has been set; your diary is marked. What next?

It goes without saying this is an exam you can’t prepare for overnight. That’s not to say that someone, somewhere, can go into a UCAT and perform well with minimal preparation – but it’s a rarity. Give yourself enough time to prepare. Chances are if you’re reading this blog, you’re invested in performing well so have at least a rough plan for your preparation. Let us at METC help you improve it and ensure that you’re working towards excelling in each of the sections, in order to maximise your score.

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Topics: UCAT, UCAT Preparation

UCAT Situational Judgement Tips & Practices

Posted by Dan on Apr 18, 2019 10:13:51 AM
Your last section of the UCAT is the Situational Judgement section. In 22 different scenarios, you are either assessed on:
  • The appropriateness of particular actions you may take in response to scenarios
  • The importance of possible considerations within a situation/scenario
You’ll be given 26 minutes to complete 69 questions within this section and neither medical nor procedural knowledge is required. 
 
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Topics: UCAT, UCAT Preparation, UCAT Situational Judgement

UCAT Abstract Reasoning Tips & Practices

Posted by Dan on Apr 5, 2019 10:45:33 AM

 

The Abstract Reasoning section of the UCAT tests your pattern recognition skills under fairly tough time constraints. You’ll have 13 minutes to complete 55 questions, organised into 11 units of five questions each.

Each unit will contain two sets (of shapes): Set A and Set B. The question will then show you a test shape/pattern that needs to be matched with Set A, B, or neither.  

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Topics: UCAT, Undergraduate Medicine, UCAT Preparation, UCAT Abstract Reasoning

UCAT Quantitative Reasoning

Posted by Dan on Mar 22, 2019 9:35:51 AM

 

Your third task when sitting the UCAT is the Quantitative Reasoning section. This section involves 36 questions within a 24-minute period.

This section focuses primarily on testing your calculation skills under time pressure.

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Topics: UCAT, Undergraduate Medicine, UCAT Preparation, UCAT Quantitative Reasoning

UCAT Decision Making Tips & Practices

Posted by Dan on Mar 11, 2019 12:14:39 PM

Medical professionals (dentists and doctors) are often confronted with complex situational tasks that require quick and accurate decisions. This is tested in the Decision-Making section of the UCAT. Below, we’ve asked our UCAT experts their recommended approach in succeeding in this section.

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Topics: UCAT, Undergraduate Medicine, UCAT Preparation, UCAT Decision Making