The Best UKCAT Books For Each Subtest (2019 Entry)

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The UKCAT Study Guide shares step-by-step how I achieved a UKCAT score in the top 10%. It has hundreds of exam techniques and covers how to use UKCAT books to prepare for the exam. In this article we will look at the best UKCAT books for each subtest.

If you are looking to improve your skill on a specific section of the exam, find below my recommended UKCAT books for each subtest. I have bought all the books mentioned in this article and shortlisted the best UKCAT books for each section, they are as follows:

Best UKCAT Book For Verbal Reasoning Subtest

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The verbal reasoning subtest tests your ability to read and think carefully about information presented in passages and to determine whether specific conclusions can be drawn from information presented. The Score Higher In The UKCAT series by Kaplan is my recommended practice book for improving your verbal reasoning skills. The authors provide arguably the best strategies and tips for improving verbal skill and avoiding the most common pitfalls  laid out by examiners.

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The Best UKCAT Book For Quantitative Reasoning

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The Quantitative Reasoning subtest  assesses  your ability to solve numerical problems. The Get Into Medicine: 1250 UKCAT Practice Questions is the best UKCAT book for quantitative reasoning section. The authors provide great quantitative practice with every maths topic covered at GCSE level.

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The Best UKCAT Book For Abstract Reasoning

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Abstract Reasoning assesses your ability to identify patterns amongst abstract shapes where irrelevant and distracting material may lead to incorrect conclusions. I would recommend the Get Into Medicine: 1250 UKCAT Practice Questions  again for is targeting your abstract reasoning skills. The authors provide a comprehensive bank of AR questions with detailed explanations.

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The Best UKCAT Book For Decision Making

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The Ultimate UKCAT guide 1250 practice questions has a really good amount of Decision Making subtest questions. I recommend using this book along with the official UKCAT practice questions to improve your decision making skill.

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The Best UKCAT Book For Situational Judgement

The situational judgement subtest measures your capacity to understand real world situations and to identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour in dealing with them. The best way to prepare for this section is by getting familiar with the Good Medical Practice guidelines You can download for FREE on the GMC website.

Hope you found the article helpful! For a step-by-step to prepare for the UKCAT take the Free 30-Day UKCAT Preparation Challenge includes daily exercises over 1 month to significantly improve your score without putting too much pressure on yourself. Also, check out  The UKCAT Study Guide for hundreds of exam tips, techniques and strategies for each section of the exam, used by 8000 candidates to date and 1-in-7 candidates last year (100% positive feedback), available on Amazon. 

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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.