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    I’m in year 12 and I just started preparing for the Ukcat. I’m finding the abstract reasoning questions extremely hard! I started really early because I’m struggling and I want to be as prepared as possible. I timed my self on these questions and I take for ever to find the answer and most of the time I can’t figure out the answer. I need help, what do I do ?? Any techniques to help with speed and most importantly being able to answer it. I’m currently using the 1200 Questions ics book.

    I would REALLY appreciate any help!
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    My honest advice is to stop preparing now. You have ages to go and you will run out of good quality questions so will likely end up peaking too soon. It would be far better for you to concentrate on your A-Levels.

    You can worry about AR and the rest of the UKCAT next year - it's all about practise (but as I said, not too soon - it's not like any other test you've done).

    It's far too early to start now, you want about 3/4 weeks of solid practice. It's not like an A level exam, it's an aptitude test, so you won't be trying to space out your revision, but rather do a lot of intense practice in the weeks leading up the exams. Besides, your A Levels are the most important thing right now. After your exams you should start prep for the BMAT.

    Also, I personally didn't find the 1250Q book very useful as it didn't give an accurate representation of the test. I'd say to use Medify close to your exam date as it gives you a good idea of the test conditions and they offer thousands of questions.

    It's way too early. I did 3 weeks of light practice before going on holiday for 2 weeks after my exams, then did 2 weeks of intense practice after that using Medify and ended up with a good score. Focus getting as high A level predictions as possible first. At most you'd need is a month overall to prepare (after exams)
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