How to Master the UKCAT: Over 750 Practice Questions for the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test

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Over the past few years most British universities have turned to standardized testing to assess candidates for admission.  The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is the latest test to be developed and is used by the majority of UK medical and dentistry schools.  The UKCAT tests verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and decision analysis rather than scientific knowledge.

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Overview

Over the past few years most British universities have turned to standardized testing to assess candidates for admission.  The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is the latest test to be developed and is used by the majority of UK medical and dentistry schools.  The UKCAT tests verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and decision analysis rather than scientific knowledge.

How to Pass the UKCAT
by testing expert Mike Bryon contains 750 up-to-date, highly relevant practice questions for the UKCAT subtests.  With timed mini-tests so readers can practice against the clock, this updated edition of Mike Bryon's valuable study guide offers resources to practice under realistic exam conditions, balance speed and accuracy, and improve your test scores.

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"This study guide for the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test  (UKCAT) offers medical and dental students 750 practice questions for improving test scores, and emphasizes developing a balance between speed and accuracy and practicing under realistic exam conditions." - Book News Inc.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749456900
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Bryon is an expert in psychometrics and training solutions. He is also the author of The Advanced Numeracy Test Workbook, How to Pass Graduate Psychometric Tests, How to Pass Selection Tests, and The Ultimate Psychometric Test Book.

Jim Clayden has extensive pedagogical experience in analytical and numerical reasoning. He has developed learning and testing materials in higher and further education for various institutions.

Chris Tyreman is an author of testing books. He has written How to Master Nursing Calculations and How to Pass the QTS Numeracy Test.

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Table of Contents

1 Use this book to maximize your UKCAT score 1

The computer-administered test 2

You need a good UKCAT score 2

You may also need a well-balanced score 2

Practice makes a big difference in UKCAT scores 3

Key stages in preparing 4

Things to remember on the day of the test 7

If English is not your first language 7

If you are planning to sit the UKCAT many years after studying 8

If you suffer a disability 9

2 Verbal reasoning 11

Warm up questions 12

Eight mini-tests 27

UKCAT-style timed tests 44

3 Decision analysis 65

Twenty questions on synonyms, antonyms, expanded or contracted terms and terms that are similar 65

Thirty-three warm up questions 70

UKCAT-style decision analysis timed tests 81

4 Quantitative reasoning 107

Objectives 107

The test 107

Mini-tests 146

UKCAT-style timed tests 168

5 Abstract reasoning 187

Warm up questions 189

Master class questions 224

Mini-tests 240

6 Non-cognitive analysis 265

7 Answers and explanations 303

Chapter 2 303

Chapter 3 326

Chapter 4 349

Chapter 5 370

Chapter 6 381

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