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UKCAT - Practice Questions and Useful Resources

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    Here are some links to free questions that are similar to those that come up in the UKCAT, or at least provide practice for those skills tested in the UKCAT. Some are more relevant that others, but I hope that they will give you a general feel and some practice for each of the subtests. If you come across any more sites that I have not included or any broken/incorrect/repeated links, do post and I shall update the list and +rep you. Recently added posts are highlighted. Good luck everyone

    This thread has now been integrated into the UKCAT section of the Medicine TSR wiki and is therefore no longer a sticky :rolleyes: This includes a list of universities that use the UKCAT and how they use it, and can be found here.


    Verbal Reasoning

    http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/tests/verbaltest.htm
    http://www.assessmentday.co.uk/Free_practice_Verbal.htm
    http://www.assessmentday.co.uk/Pract...st1_Verbal.htm
    http://www.shldirect.com/verbal.html
    http://www.psychometric-success.com/...-questions.htm
    http://www.psychometric-success.com/...-questions.htm
    http://www.excitingfutures.com/verbalreasoning.htm
    http://www.policecouldyou.co.uk/officers/verbal.php
    http://money.guardian.co.uk/work/psy...R3=&R4=&R5=&R6
    http://europa.eu/epso/pdf/verbal-tests_en.pdf
    http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/w...0Reasoning.doc
    http://practicetests.cubiks.com/verbal.htm
    http://www.onexamination.com/ukcat/P...aspx?tid=UKCAT
    http://ukcatpracticeonline.com/homep...Reasoning.html (thanks to thecutiepie for posting)
    http://irisharmy.shlsolutions.net/VMG1.htm
    http://www.euvonal.hu/kulugy/upload/...g%20-%20A8.PDF (thanks to piece_by_piece for posting)
    http://www.practiceaptitudetests.com/verbal.htm (thanks to HenryM17 for posting)
    http://www.kaptest.co.uk/courses/uk-...reasoning.aspx
    http://www.wikijob.co.uk/wiki/verbal-reasoning (sign up required, thanks to trektor for posting)


    Quantitative Reasoning

    http://www.assessmentday.co.uk/numer...de_test_2.html
    http://www.assessmentday.co.uk/numer...de_test_1.html
    http://ukcatpracticeonline.com/homep...Reasoning.html (thanks to thecutiepie for posting)
    http://www.shldirect.com/numerical.html
    http://www.psychometric-success.com/...tude-tests.htm
    http://www.policecouldyou.co.uk/officers/numbers.php
    http://www.mckinsey.com/locations/uk...lving_Test.pdf
    http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/tests/mathstest.htm
    http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/tests/mathstest2.htm
    http://www.excitingfutures.com/numericalreasoning.htm
    http://mlsc.lboro.ac.uk/resources/nu...nrpt1_98_1.pdf
    http://www.stationcrafts.net/maths18...lreasoning.pdf
    http://practicetests.cubiks.com/numerical.htm
    http://www.aptitudetestsonline.com/q...enumerical.asp (password: demo)
    http://irisharmy.shlsolutions.net/NMG1.htm
    What maths skills may be tested? - quantitativereasoning.doc
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/
    http://www.mathsrevision.net/gcse/
    http://www.euvonal.hu/kulugy/upload/...g%20-%20A8.PDF (thanks to piece_by_piece for posting)
    http://students.efinancialcareers.co...rical_test.htm (thanks to piece_by_piece for posting)
    http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/gen..._test_prep.pdf (thanks to piece_by_piece for posting)
    http://www.topemployers.co.uk/gradua...racy-game.html (thanks to piece_by_piece for posting)
    http://www.practiceaptitudetests.com/numerical.htm (thanks to HenryM17 for posting)
    http://www.kaptest.co.uk/courses/uk-...reasoning.aspx
    http://www.wikijob.co.uk/wiki/numerical-reasoning (sign up required, thanks to trektor for posting)


    Abstract Reasoning

    http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/tests/spatialtest.htm
    http://www.shldirect.com/inductive_reasoning.html
    http://www.psychometric-success.com/...ning-tests.htm
    http://www.psychometric-success.com/...lity-tests.htm
    http://www.psychometric-success.com/...ning-tests.htm
    http://www.testgrid.com/demo/sampleabstractq.tg
    http://ukcatpracticeonline.com/homep...Reasoning.html (thanks to thecutiepie for posting)
    http://www.practicetests.co.uk/Launchtest.asp# (email/name required)
    http://discovery.axiomsoftware.com/a...t/abstract.php (email/name required)
    http://www.morrisby.com/content/cand...ples/page1.htm
    http://www.morrisby.com/content/cand...ples/page6.htm
    http://www.morrisby.com/content/cand...ples/page7.htm
    http://www.morrisby.com/content/cand...ples/page8.htm
    http://irisharmy.shlsolutions.net/DIT6.htm
    http://www.kaptest.co.uk/courses/uk-...reasoning.aspx
    http://www.wikijob.co.uk/wiki/diagrammatic-reasoning (thanks to trektor for posting)


    Decision Analysis

    http://www.cleavebooks.co.uk/trol/trolc03.pdf
    http://ukcatpracticeonline.com/homep...nAnalysis.html (thanks to thecutiepie for posting)
    http://www.kaptest.co.uk/courses/uk-...-analysis.aspx


    Non-cognitive Analysis

    Non-cognitive Analysis was removed from the UKCAT test for 2012 entry onwards. Should you want to see what the old section looked like the links have been left below. If any of the links no longer work or take you to an incorrect page could you please alert a member of the medicine moderation team

    http://ukcatpracticeonline.com/homep...pleNonCog.html (thanks to thecutiepie for posting)
    http://www.personneltoday.com/quizze...rity-test.html
    http://www.outofservice.com/morality/
    http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/
    http://www.testgrid.com/demo/samplecompetencyq.tg
    http://www.testgrid.com/demo/samplepersonalityq.tg
    http://irisharmy.shlsolutions.net/OPQ32i.htm
    http://peoplemaps.com/questionnaire....eCode=reseller
    http://www.kaptest.co.uk/courses/uk-...cognitive.aspx



    Miscellaneous

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/57993809/Ukcat-Practice-Test
    http://www.profilingforsuccess.com/kogan-page/ (note: Use the client and access codes and password and use link 'click here to start the test'. Personal details are requested.)
    https://medicas.org.uk/the-course/ukcat(free sign up required, thanks to crazyferret for posting)
    http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/gen..._test_prep.pdf (thanks to piece_by_piece for posting)
    http://www.practiceaptitudetests.com/index.htm (thanks to piece_by_piece for posting)
    http://www.kent.police.uk/Work%20for...uments/VLR.pdf (thanks to piece_by_piece for posting)
    http://www.onexamination.com/UKCAT/P...aspx?tid=UKCAT
    http://www.admissionstests.cambridge...test/full_test
    http://www.jobtestprep.co.uk/jtpsite...ooseTrial.aspx (thanks to crazy_smurf for posting)
    http://www.jobtestprep.co.uk/ukcat.aspx (thanks to crazy_smurf for posting)


    Other useful links

    Other TSR threads
    FAQs for the UKCAT
    Medicine at University
    Where to Study Medicine

    Other sites
    Official UKCAT practice questions
    Speed Reading (thanks to YarrahGoffincher for posting)
    The Good Medical Practice guide from the GMC

    Books and Audio
    Get into Medical School - 600 UKCAT Practice Questions
    Succeeding in the 2008 UK Clinical Aptitude Test
    Passing the UK Clinical Aptitude Test and BMAT
    Medical School Interviews
    Getting into Medical School, 2008 entry
    How to Pass the UKCAT, 2009 Ed
    An audio introduction to the UKCAT by Dr Mark Parkinson (mp3)
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    (Original post by shriya)
    Thank you
    That's okay
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    Thanks! Very grateful!
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    i think this should be stickie-ed. would save a lot of extra threads.

    great effort, Lu-x
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    Thank you for this!
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    Thank you so much for this. It's a really useful resource, and I agree, it should be sticky'ed.
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    ahhh this should provide a nice summer's reading before my test (30th Aug).

    thanks for your time in putting this together.
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    this is a great list, thanks so much for putting it together!
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    Thank you!
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    Thank youu! Lots
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    REPREPREP

    *hint hint*

    BTW what does rep actually do??
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    Lu-x is displaying the true altruism that leicester medics (hope grades come through) have
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    Thank you ever so much. Just started UKCAT practise and from my book, i did 20 and got like 13 right and felt horrible...but thanks to ur links, learnt what i was doing wrong...READING THE FLIPPING QUESTION PROPERLY!

    thanks again for the links!
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    Thank you very much for your time in posting this.
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    i've been reading the forum for a while now, but never signed up, but signed up today to say thanks for the links.. its a really helpful thread~!
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    WHEN IS THE LATEST ONE CAN SIT THE UKCAT??? :confused: :confused: Am thinking of applying for a voucher to pay for the test. Does anyone know how long that can take??:dontknow:
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    I tried booking a test and realised that i can sit it as late as 24th Sept but the fee goes up to £75. Don't know coz I was told I had to do before Sept. And is there a book I can use to revise. I dnt like the practice questions it takes too long and you can't resume if you ran out of time. Am even thinking of not revising at all and just do the test. What are u expected to get ?? Marks or just pass or fail?:confused:
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    (Original post by i.star)
    I tried booking a test and realised that i can sit it as late as 24th Sept but the fee goes up to £75. Don't know coz I was told I had to do before Sept. And is there a book I can use to revise. I dnt like the practice questions it takes too long and you can't resume if you ran out of time. Am even thinking of not revising at all and just do the test. What are u expected to get ?? Marks or just pass or fail?:confused:
    I.star, stop panicking!

    You must register for the test before 26 Sept. You can register online, here: http://www.pearsonvue.com/ukcat/capva/
    The last testing date is 10 Oct. It doesn't matter when you do the test: some people recommend as early as possible so that you can still consider and change your mind before applying via UCAS for medicine, others say that it is better to sit it later as it gives you more time to prepare. Personally, I sat mine in the last week of testing, mainly because I'm an unorganized oaf? There are several books available, see the list above. You can buy these in good bookshops. I would definately recommend practicing as much as you can! You will feel more confident and will know what to expect. There are some questions on the UKCAT website that are not timed for you to download: http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/downloads/UKC...oTimeLimit.exe
    The average scores are between 500-700 for each section. You get points for right answers and nothing for wrong answers. It is explained on the UKCAT website, take your time and look around it. And try to relax, everyone else is in the same boat
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    Where are the questions on that site? LOL! :p:

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