UKCAT Preparation Course, UKCAT Classes in Dubai, Sharjah & Abu Dhabi
UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test) is conducted for students who are keen to pursue programs in medicine in UK. The test assesses the mental abilities and behavioral attributes of candidates to evaluate how fit they will be as medical students and eventually doctors. These mental abilities include critical thinking as well as logical reasoning and inference.
Brighter Prep Dubai offers highly successful preparatory courses for UKCAT at Istanbul, Turkey. By scoring well at the UKCAT, students can ensure high chances of admission into prestigious medical and dental schools in UK. Brighter Prep focuses equally on UKCAT and UKCATSEN (Special Educational Needs) offered as Group, Individual and Hybrid courses.
Out of the 34 UK Medical Schools, 26 require the UKCAT as part of the application process. Competition for places is tough, last year out of 21,000 applicants only 9,000 were accepted into medical school.
UKCAT Test Dates in 2017:
- Registration Opens – 02 May 2017
- Testing Begins – 03 July 2017
- Registration Closes – 19 September 2017
- Bursary & Exemption Deadline – 19 September 2017
- Booking/Rescheduling Closes – 02 October 2017
- Last Testing Date – 03 October 2017
- UCAS Application Deadline – 15 October 2017
Success on the UKACT depends as much on already existing skills as on the ability to acquire new skills quickly and efficiently. It is not about knowledge or IQ, but about a specific way of thinking which can be learned through enough exposure and using the right strategy.
Ashwati UKCAT’s Average Score is 760, QR 890/900
UKCAT TEST STRUCTURE AND SCORING
UKCAT Test in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
For candidates sitting the examination in summer 2016, the UKCAT will consist of:
|Subtest||Items||UKCAT timing*||UKCATSEN timing**|
Assesses the ability to critically evaluate information that is presented in a written form
|44 items||22 minutes||28 minutes|
Assesses the ability to make sound decisions and judgements using complex information
|29 items||32 minutes||39 minutes|
Assesses the ability to critically evaluate information presented in a numerical form
|36 items||25 minutes||31.5 minutes|
Assesses the use of convergent and divergent thinking to infer relationships from information
|55 items||14 minutes||17.5 minutes|
Measures the capacity to understand real world situations and to identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour in dealing with them
|69 items||27 minutes||34 minutes|
|120 minutes||150 minutes|
* Each UKCAT subtest time includes 1 minute of instruction.
Duration: 30 hours
- 20 hours of classroom training (10 sessions x 2 hours)
- 10 hours of practice tests (5 tests x 2 hours)
- Booking early for the test is always beneficial, as it allows students to concentrate on other things (such as your UCAS application!), have options for different test slots and the chance to reschedule the test.
- Choosing the right answer for each multiple-choice question is an art in itself. Students need to practice a lot under timed conditions and learn to eliminate wrong options quickly.
- Taking practice tests helps students to prepare well for the exam and manage their time so that they answer all questions in all the sections.
- As there is no negative marking, students must answer all the questions. Guesswork helps at instances where you are not sure about your answer. However, students should ensure that they answer all the questions.
Brighter Prep also offers 1-on-1 UKCAT tutoring. Students are given undivided attention by our expert trainers, chosen specifically to match their learning style, requirements, and goals.
The individual course features include:
- Personalized small-group Classes
- Full-length practice tests and diagnostic score reports to evaluate progress and identify areas for improvement
UKCAT Course Material
- UKCAT Practice Book
- UKCAT Handbooks
- 5 practice tests
Brighter Prep will provide students a free diagnostic test to determine their projected UKCAT score.
To find out more about the courses we offer, or to create a customized course at your school, call us on + 971 (0) 4 354 2929 / 050 877 8589 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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How to Crack UKCAT Test
UKCAT Test Strategies by Question Types
These methods are only a suggestion. They are derived from years of practice and taking the test to achieve high scores. With practice, you should learn to adapt our strategy to best suit your approach.
True/False/Can’t Tell question-type
Quickly skim read passage – to get gist/create substructure of the information in the passage
Read question statement – pull out for keywords/qualifiers/substructure within statement
Scan for keywords or related keywords of question statement (synonyms/antonyms/paraphrases) in Passage
Make sure the information cannot be inferred from the existing text in the passage.
Decide upon correct response discounting possible options
Guess, Flag and Move on if unsure.
Reading comprehension question-type
Skim/read passage to get gist – appreciate substructure and mood of passage
Read question carefully – making sure you understand what exactly is being asked. Different questions have different requirements.
Look at each answer options one-by-one – relate to the passage
Sometimes two options will contradict each other – so one or the other is potentially correct
Guess, Flag and Move on if unsure.
Quantitative Reasoning question-types
Do first couple of questions – to get into the frame of mind of doing maths after the wordy verbal reasoning subtest
Then start assessing questions whether to flag or not to flag: this will be based on your ability
Be on your tip toes and flag intelligently
Attempt questions in your head – refrain from using calculator (the more proficient you are at mental mathematics the less time you’ll spend punching in the computer screen buttons – this is very time consuming; attempt to hold numbers in your head or on the given whiteboard)
Different strategies work for different people. The above strategy is the optimal one for most people. However if you find with practice you develop a better approach then adopt it. The benefit of practising is to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Do more of your strengths and improve on your weaknesses.
Abstract Reasoning question-types
All question-types in this subtest depend on your ability to recognise patterns.
Ignore test shape or question
Focus on question stem (look at simplest box first, especially in Set A/B/Neither questions)
Normal versus Special patterns
For Normal patterns, proceed by using the mnemonic, NSPC (focusing on N-Number, S-Shape type, P-Position, C-Colour/Shade)
For Special patterns, focus on special/notable features (e.g. direction of arrows, angles, clock faces)
Make sure there are no secondary patterns (related, or unrelated)
Related i.e. check for conditional patterns
Unrelated i.e. common features include positioning of shapes
Stuck? Guess, Flag, Move On. Why? Because harder questions are seen earlier on to trip you up. Each subtest of questions do not get progressively more difficult question-after-question. If you find a question complex and taxing, it’s very likely there are easier questions later on. Of course, the difficulty of questions varies for each individual (you may find all the questions difficult!) In all, practising primes you. Improve your ability to tackle more challenging questions and also be able to better identify the ones you feel are time-consuming and those that you should skip.
Code to English question-type
This is the majority question-type for Decision Analysis, so you should focus on this when practising if you are short on time.
Translate literally – each and every code – use shorthand notations to quicken pace
Look at each answer option of English sentences and work to eliminate
Make sure the correct answer is the best fit:
Complete code coverage – all codes are accounted for in translation.
Code relationships by either adjacency or brackets are sound
No additional English translations
Avoid very literal translations
English to code question-type
Split English sentence into simpler parts
Identify key words used in English sentences that are accounted for in code sequence – eliminate those that omit these keywords
Look out for inclusion of unnecessary operators (Opposite Increase Future Top Positive), repeat use or even their omission where necessary.
Look out for erroneous relationships by incorrect use of adjacency and/or brackets
New codes question-type
Look at each individual ‘new word’
Identify any words that could be created from the current codes in the table – eliminate them
Prioritise potential candidates for choosing
Select the top two useful codes
Situational Judgement question-types
First you must realise that you may be tired from the past four subtests, take deep breaths during the one-minute introduction to replenish your brain with oxygen
Read the scenarios carefully – appreciate the core issues of the scenario
Identify the main protagonist i.e. the person doing the action that you are being assessed on
Respond first by deciding whether the action is appropriate or inappropriate (important or not important)
Then decide the graduation of appropriateness (or importance) if deemed appropriate (or important) or inappropriateness if deemed appropriateness
Respond with how you should respond, not how you would ordinarily.
UKCAT Test Centers in DUBAI SHARJAH ABU DHABI QATAR OMAN.
UKCAT Test Centers in DUBAI SHARJAH ABU DHABI (UAE) QATAR & OMAN.
|New Horizons CLC – Dubai
The Business Center Bldng, 2nd Flr, 201
|Society of Engineers
Al Wuheida St.-Street 46
|New Horizons CLC – Abu Dhabi
AL GHAITH TOWER
|Polyglot Institute Oman llc
Ground Floor, Tamimah Complex.
|Family Computer Centre