Review – Score Higher On The UKCAT Practice Book

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The Score Higher on the UKCAT book is the practice book series from Kaplan UKCAT, it offers great preparation for the exam and is written by teachers and doctors that have helped thousands of students prepare for the UKCAT. 

Book Details

The book is written by teachers and doctors from Kaplan Test Prep that have helped thousands of students prepare for the UKCAT. The book starts off explaining the UKCAT, its format, timing and how it is scored. They cover each subtest and the new Decision Making section. The initial chapter also proposes their key tips on how to get a high score in the UKCAT, which is really insightful and made me realise the importance to improve strategy and pace.

The next chapter is a diagnostic test with questions to help identify your strengths and weaknesses before you begin to revise, the test covers verbal reasoning (VR), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Abstract Reasoning (AR), Decision Analysis (DA) and Situational Judgement (SJ). The book has chapters dedicated to each subtest of the UKCAT with detailed examples, exercises, and timed practice sessions so that candidates can master the different question types. I also liked how the authors identified the common challenges specific to each subtest and proposed tips to overcome them which they encourage you to put into practice when attempting exercises. For example, managing  time in Verbal Reasoning using the keyword approach. The book offers many other helpful tips that are specific to each subtest.

The book also includes two full-length practice tests at the end  with detailed answers to review and mark yourself.

Pros

  • The book contains 1500 practice questions
  • A realistic mock online test
  • Two full-length practice tests
  • A personalised core report
  • Discount on their brand new UKCAT Question Bank with additional 2000+ practice questions

Cons

Good book! but would have loved to have access to more mock tests.

Conclusion

The book leads you through each section of the UKCAT and covers each type of question. The authors also advice on how to approach each section of the exam. With this book, you’ll learn how to use your time in the test efficiently and maximise your overall score.

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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 and get offered a place at Warwick’s graduate-entry medical programme.