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Hello

I have my UKCAT test coming up soon and I seriously cannot answer a single Abstract Reasoning section! Has anybody got any tips/methods in answering these questions or any way of identifying trends to look for?? Even by using an acronym to help you identify trends?! ANY help will be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks!
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If in doubt, put neither.

I'm afraid that's pretty much all I can tell you.
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Practice practice practice! I'm struggling too but feel with practice I'm slowly but surely improving - good luck x
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get the 600Q book! It gives you hints and tips to the possible relationships between shapes. Honestly it's my Bible at the minute! Mines tomorrow...good luck for yours!
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get the 600Q book! It gives you hints and tips to the possible relationships between shapes. Honestly it's my Bible at the minute! Mines tomorrow...good luck for yours!
Thanks, bought the book, it looks helpful!
Hope your test goes/has gone well
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dont be scared to guess - guessing and putting an answer down gives you more of a chance than if you just move on. i guessed the majority of my questions
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This was my best section OP (somehow managed to get 850!) so I'll give you my biggest tip.


Well, what I did was something I guess I'd call real-life revision. I constantly went around searching for patterns anywhere I was. Paid close attention to detail and how things differed.


Reading that back it sounds mighty weird but somehow it worked for me. Good luck!
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If in doubt, put neither.

I'm afraid that's pretty much all I can tell you.
This was my strategy and I got 702.5
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dont be scared to guess - guessing and putting an answer down gives you more of a chance than if you just move on. i guessed the majority of my questions
how on earth did you do soo well??? please please please help me i've got mine coming up so soon!! what were your techniques? and how much did you practice? i've got 10 more days, what shall i do?
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how on earth did you do soo well??? please please please help me i've got mine coming up so soon!! what were your techniques? and how much did you practice? i've got 10 more days, what shall i do?
PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!!!!

everytime i had a spare minute (cause i was working full time whilst working on the ukcat) i'd be practising computer calculator skills, mental maths, times tables, i'd read articles faster and faster.

have you got the 600Q book? because that is AMAZING for practice - the QR is way harder than in real life, but if you can do that, you'll be fine in the exam! i did that book twice, the official practice tests twice, i also had the book 'passing the ukcat and bmat 2011' just to recap bits and bobs!

look on the tsr ukcat wiki - they have loads of links to websites where you can do practice questions for each section, and a table on how each uni uses the ukcat

good luck!!! im sure you'll be fine!!!

if you need any more help pm me or quote me here/in the main ukcat thread and i'll be happy to help!
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how on earth did you do soo well??? please please please help me i've got mine coming up so soon!! what were your techniques? and how much did you practice? i've got 10 more days, what shall i do?
Hi, I registered just now and I'm not entirely sure how to use this so sorry if something comes out wrong

Last year I only 630 and hence didn't get any offers, not even any interviews!! :'( I was told that for every AR question to go through:
S - Shape
C - Colour
A - Arrangement
N - Number
S - Size

Every question is suceptible to SCANS.

And remember, FORGET THE BOX IN QUESTION. That will just confuse you. Use the first 30 secs to find the pattern, then the remaining 30 secs to assign the boxes. Hope that helps.
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Would you say two weeks is enough time for me to prepare for my UKCAT ?
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Would you say two weeks is enough time for me to prepare for my UKCAT ?
Plenty just do an hour a day
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Would you say two weeks is enough time for me to prepare for my UKCAT ?
yeah - you'll probably run out of questions by then though
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I looked at UKCAT questions, and am just thinking "of **** I'm so not getting into medical school..."
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just go through questions and then read the answers and memorise different situations, like possible relationships between no. sides and shape colour. its also not that hard to guess, i guessed around a quater to half of mine and still did well.
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Do you think the ' How to master the UKCAT' book by Mike Bryon is any good ??? because everyone seems to have the 600Q book
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Hi, I registered just now and I'm not entirely sure how to use this so sorry if something comes out wrong

Last year I only 630 and hence didn't get any offers, not even any interviews!! :'( I was told that for every AR question to go through:
S - Shape
C - Colour
A - Arrangement
N - Number
S - Size

Every question is suceptible to SCANS.

And remember, FORGET THE BOX IN QUESTION. That will just confuse you. Use the first 30 secs to find the pattern, then the remaining 30 secs to assign the boxes. Hope that helps.
ok thanks but what is the 'box in question'?
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(Original post by laurie:))
PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!!!!

everytime i had a spare minute (cause i was working full time whilst working on the ukcat) i'd be practising computer calculator skills, mental maths, times tables, i'd read articles faster and faster.

have you got the 600Q book? because that is AMAZING for practice - the QR is way harder than in real life, but if you can do that, you'll be fine in the exam! i did that book twice, the official practice tests twice, i also had the book 'passing the ukcat and bmat 2011' just to recap bits and bobs!

look on the tsr ukcat wiki - they have loads of links to websites where you can do practice questions for each section, and a table on how each uni uses the ukcat

good luck!!! im sure you'll be fine!!!

if you need any more help pm me or quote me here/in the main ukcat thread and i'll be happy to help!
thank you so much yeah i've got the 600Q book..is AR also easier in the real thing than in that book cause i find that pretty hard as well? and what about VR?
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Hahhaahhahhaha, i know this is an old post but i thought that you were just supposed to see if there's the same pattern as in the test box than the one in the different sets, no wonder i got them all wrong
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