is the book 'Get into Medical School - 600 UKCAT Practice Questions. Includes Full Mock Exam, comprehensive tips, techniques and explanations'. good practice for attaining a really good score on the ukcat?
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- 26-01-2015 21:18
- 26-01-2015 21:53
I used this book and found it very useful as helps you get used to the format of the exam and it provides a good range of questions with well-explained answers. I would say the questions in the book are harder than the questions in the actual UKCAT exam, particularly for the quantitative reasoning section, therefore, when you attempt an online paper they don't seem as challenging. However, it is very easy to get bogged down with questions in this book and the hardest thing about UKCAT is definitely the lack of time you are given for each section. It is important that you time yourself strictly when using this book to give yourself a realistic idea of your performance.
The book can certainly help you get a decent score, but whether you get one that's 'really good' or not depends largely on your mental strengths ~ shapes, maths etc.. ~ and luck.
Overall, the UKCAT is not that bad. I was petrified about taking mine but when the day came, I knew that I would just have to do my best and what ever will be will be. I had a good nights sleep the night before, a big bowl of Weetabix for breakfast and went in with a clear head. It went by super fast and although I was Bl**dy glad when it was over, I must say I enjoyed it in a funny sort of way. :]