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What is the UCAT exam?

Are you applying to university and wondering what is the UCAT exam all about? The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test used in the selection process by a wide range of universities across the world. The UCAT test is used in the United Kingdom, United States, Singapore and more countries.


A guide to the UCAT exam.

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The UCAT exam is an admissions test which is primarily used by universities offering medical and dental degree programs. The UCAT exam assesses cognitive abilities, attitudes, critical thinking and logical reasoning. All are considered essential for success in the medical and dental fields.

The exam is made of multiple choice questions which cover several sections. These include verbal reasoning, decision making, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning, and situational judgement.

The higher a student scores on the UCAT exam, the higher their chances are of securing admission to the university course.

The average UCAT exam…

  • includes 228 multiple choice questions
  • takes 2 hours to complete
  • costs £70 to book
  • takes 6 weeks to prepare for

If you are required to sit an UCAT exam in the near future, did you know you can sit UCAT practice tests?

If you feel you need tutoring and guidance, there are many options out there to help you no matter what budget you have. Take a look at themedicportal.com, mytutor.co.uk and tutorful.co.uk for more information on tutors.


About University admission tests.

If you are applying to university, depending on where you are applying to and the course you wish to study, you may need to take a university admissions test/university entrance exam.


What is an admissions test?

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An admissions assessment is a test that is required when applying for a specific university or course. The most common are Oxbridge admission tests as well as the UCAT, as we have just discussed, or BMAT for medicine. Other common course-related admission tests per subject below:

Law

  • National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT)

Mathematics

  • Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT)
  • Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP)
  • Test of Mathematics for University Admissions

Medical Courses other than UCAT and BMAT

  • Graduate Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT)

Thinking Skills Assessment

  • Thinking Skills Assessment Oxford (TSA Oxford)

Why do universities ask you to take admission tests?

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They are a method to help uni’s choose the top applicants, especially the courses with overly competitive courses. Admission tests are designed to assess your suitability for the course and help give all applying students an equal chance to showcase their skills relevant to the chosen course.


How do you prepare for an admission test?

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Preparing for an admissions test is similar to preparing for any other exam.

  1. Find out when and where your test is.
  2. Know the score you are aiming for.
  3. Practice past papers.
  4. Consider hiring a tutor with admission test expertise.
  5. Read our top tips TOP 10 STUDY TIPS & EXAM TIPS ON THE DAY

Whether you will be required to sit a university admission test will depend on your uni or course. If you are sitting a test soon and need further guidance, visit theprofs.co.uk. You can sign up for academic help with a network of highly qualified and professional private tutors who specialise in uni admissions.


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What is the UCAT exam? Student Tips, Host student accommodation

News flash! What is the UCAT exam?

The UCAT exam is an admissions test which is primarily used by universities offering medical and dental degree programs. The UCAT exam assesses cognitive abilities, attitudes, critical thinking and logical reasoning. All are considered essential for success in the medical and dental fields. The exam is made of multiple choice questions which cover several sections. These include verbal reasoning, decision making, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning, and situational judgement.