7 UCAT (UKCAT) Time Saving Tips
Written By Doctors Scoring In The Top UCAT Decile
Time Aware-Time Efficient
How long do you have for each UCAT question? This answer should be at the tip of your tongue; the main reason for poor UCAT performance is a lack of time awareness. Let’s break it down and make this tip one to remember:
UCAT Verbal Reasoning
21 Minutes, 44 Questions
Time for each Passage & Set of 4 Questions = 2 minutes (or just under)
Passage Reading Time: 45-60 Seconds
Time for each question = 15 seconds
Know Your Critical Timescales
Guess, Flag & Review
So you’ve reached your critical timescale, and still don’t have an answer – ‘Guess, Flag & Review’.
A calculated guess based on a range of factors including details in the question and answer skewing. Students attending UCAT Courses will receive our UCAT Guide highlighting how to make the most of your UCAT guesses/estimations.
CTRL + F
Time-permitting, at the end of each section you will be presented with the review screen which will allow you to re-attempt any questions, with those flagged and not attempted highlighted.
Always Practice Under Timed Conditions
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