Review – Get Into Medical School – 1250 UKCAT Practice Questions Book

Front cover of The Get Into Medical School - 1000 UKCAT Practice Questions Book

Front cover of 1250 UKCAT book

Title: Get Into Medical School – 1250 UKCAT Practice Questions book 


Rating:
4.5 out of 5.

Pricing: £15.00

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Introduction: This UKCAT practice book is the third edition of the ‘600 UKCAT Practice Questions’ book, which was the best-selling UKCAT book from the year it was released in 2009 to 2015. I used the 1st edition to prepare for the UKCAT in 2015, it was an excellent resource and I believe the 3rd edition is just as helpful in preparing for the 2017 exam.

Book Details: The Get Into Medical School series is published by ISC Medical who are one of UK’s leading coaching companies for entry into UK medical schools. The book starts off by discussing the UKCAT and how it is marked. The authors then dive into the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Section, they cover the format and purpose of the QR section and provide techniques for passing the section. The authors include about 60 pages worth of practice questions (That is a lot!). The questions provide a good spectrum of difficulties that candidates could expect in the UKCAT with detailed explanations for worked solutions.  After this chapter, the authors cover the Abstract Reasoning (AR) Section in the same format with about 75 pages of AR practice questions. This book in my opinion is the best book to prepare for the AR section, it really covers every possible question type possible! The Verbal Reasoning (VR) section is also covered comprehensively with about 69 pages worth of VR practice questions. The book also covers the Situational Judgement (SJ) with about 38 pages worth of practice questions and helpful tips and techniques for answering SJ questions.

Pros

  • The book contains  over 1250 questions covering the Abstract reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making And Quantitative Reasoning Section.
  • It contains comprehensive, fully explained answers, tips and techniques
  • It also includes a Mock Exam to stimulate the  live exam

Cons :

  • The questions in some of the sections are a lot harder than what you would actually face in the real exam – particularly the quantitative reasoning and abstract reasoning subtests. However that shouldn’t put you off, it will make you find the actual test a lot easier.

Conclusion:  I would strongly recommend getting this book to prepare for the UKCAT 2017. The book leads you through each section of the UKCAT and covers each type of question in depth with hundreds of practice questions.

 


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My name is Michael and I’m a Pharmacology graduate from the University of Manchester, I was able to improve my UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) score from 2400 to 2840 in 3 months and get offered a place at Warwick’s graduate-entry medical programme.

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