# Blogs

15th June 2023

#### Top Tips for UCAT Decision Making

In the UCAT Decision Making subtest students will be presented with a variety of question types. The questions presented are characteristic, but often unusual. It is therefore important that you practice answering Decision Making UCAT questions, and develop familiarity with each type. This blog describes five key tips to help you answer Decision Making UCAT questions quickly and accurately. ...

15th June 2023

#### Is UCAT Stressing You Out? Here's How to Use Stress to Your Advantage

You may have heard that stress negatively impacts on performance, particularly in an intellectually challenging test such as UCAT. You may have been told that if you are too stressed in the lead up to an important exam such as UCAT, you won’t do well. You may have been advised to look for ways to relieve your UCAT-related stress. While this may be true, in some cases trying to g ...

9th June 2023

#### How I Scored 900 in UCAT Quantitative Reasoning

Eassen scored an incredible 900 in UCAT Quantitative Reasoning (the highest score possible). In this blog, he shares how he scored 900, including his five top Quantitative Reasoning tips.   Tip 1: Familiarise yourself with the UCAT keyboard shortcuts As we all know, the UCAT is infamous for its immense time restraints. One way students can help to ease the time pressure is by usi ...

7th June 2023

#### Top Tips for UCAT Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning subtest of UCAT can be challenging, even for those who are proficient at maths. This is largely due to the extreme time pressure placed on students in this UCAT subtest. The commonest mistake made by students in the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning subtest is to approach it like you would approach a high school maths test – by calculating everything perfectly, ch ...

3rd June 2023

#### 6 Common UCAT Verbal Reasoning Pitfalls

Without a doubt, most UCAT test takers find Verbal Reasoning to be one of the most challenging subtests. The combination of the stringent timing (~30s per question), the information dense passages and of course, testing nerves (being the first UCAT section!), can often result in lower scores in this subtest. It is important to note that participants tend to score lower in UCAT Verbal Reasoning ...

2nd June 2023

#### How I Scored 900 in UCAT Decision Making

The UCAT Decision Making subtest poses several challenges, including various question types, limited time, and difficult questions. However, I managed to score a perfect 900 on the Decision Making subtest. There were several strategies that allowed me to bring my score up from the 600 range to the 800-900s. Here are my top 5 tips.   Tip 1: Understand each UCAT Decision Making questi ...

30th May 2023

#### Top Tips for UCAT Abstract Reasoning

Struggling with UCAT Abstract Reasoning questions? Check out this blog which outlines 5 top tips.   1. Identify the pattern first When you are first starting out with Abstract Reasoning UCAT questions, it can be tempting to focus on the test shape and try to ‘match’ it to the sets. This wastes valuable time and is unlikely to lead you to the correct answer. Instead, s ...

27th May 2023

#### How I Scored 900 In UCAT Verbal Reasoning

UCAT Verbal Reasoning is widely known as the hardest and lowest scoring UCAT subtest. The average UCAT Verbal Reasoning score over the past five years has been 570 out of 900. Sara scored an amazing 900 in UCAT Verbal Reasoning (the highest possible Verbal Reasoning score!). In this blog she shares her top 5 UCAT Verbal Reasoning tips.   Tip 1: Learn to Speed Read One of the bigg ...

24th May 2023

#### UCAT Situational Judgement: 5 Top Tips

Situational Judgement UCAT questions test a different type of non-cognitive aptitude, and can be challenging if you do not have an effective framework to answer them. This blog covers five key tips for success in the UCAT Situational Judgement test.   1. Identify the key issue(s) in the scenario When reading the UCAT Situational Judgement scenario, it is important to read activel ...

19th May 2023

#### 7 Tips for Using the UCAT Calculator

I managed to score 880 out of 900 in the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning section. A significant reason for this was my ability to use the UCAT Calculator quickly and effectively. In this blog, I discuss my top tips for using the UCAT Calculator. Learning to use the UCAT calculator took my mind off the time-consuming and seemingly never-ending calculations required to answer UCAT Quantitative Re ...