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    Is 2 weeks of 2 hours a day enough to prepare for the ukcat? (Using the standard ukcat 500 book)
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    Honestly, I'd aim for at least 3 hours a day. Maybe do 3 hours a day for a week, and after that evaluate how well you're doing, and spend the remaining week practicing accordingly.
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    It's so difficult to say how many hours per day is 'enough' preparation, because there are so many other factors that combine to decide your score. But yeah, we tend to suggest 2 hours a day for 3 weeks or so.

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    The thing with the UKCAT is that you can do as much or as little prep as possible, everyone's different.

    Obviously, try and do as much you can. To prepare yourself. Get you doing things correctly and faster and get familiar with the test.

    Personally, I did hardly any prep. I wasn't being cocky. I just kept putting the whole application off. And then ended up deciding to do it last minute. Found a ridiculously early morning slot in a few days from booking.

    Spent the couple days just getting familiar with the test and what kind of format/questions. Luckily I'm good at maths so my high score on QR section pulled my average up. I was kicking myself after because I knew with a bit more prep work, I could've scored higher.

    So you could do well with minimal time put in, but to give yourself the best chance, put time in getting familiar with the questions and practicing!


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    (Original post by Angelo12231)
    Is 2 weeks of 2 hours a day enough to prepare for the ukcat? (Using the standard ukcat 500 book)
    Hey there,

    The UKCAT official website say that candidates who perform the best do about 26 - 28 hours of revision. We actually recommend more - between 30 and 40 (even up to 50!).

    Maybe, as written above, bump it up to 3 hours a day?

    Annoyingly, it just totally depends on how quickly you personally get used to the test, and everyone is different. So if you think you're actually in good stead to get a good score.

    Have you seen the candidate preparation toolkit on the official UKCAT website? It's packed full of tutorials, past papers, videos etc and could really help you with revision. Plus it's free!

    We also have 50 free UKCAT Questions you can have a go at here if you'd like.

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