When should I start studying for the UCAT?
Advice & Insight From UCAT Specialists
Don't Measure Input, Measure Output
Revision should never be measured in terms of time put in as what one candidate may achieve in *30 minutes of focused revision, will take another candidate (who revises whilst on his phone, laptop and instagram) 3 hours! So put all your vices to one side, and consider how many questions the UCAT examination would expect you to complete in that same timeframe.
There is no strict answer to this, however there are four essential pieces of information that you should keep in mind:
UCAT Preparation <---> UCAT Score Correlation
There is a strong correlation between the amount of UCAT preparation and one’s score and many studies have shown this. Avoid the trap of thinking that the UCAT is not an examination that you can prepare for and ensure that you use every available minute to prepare for this vitally important examination without compromising your A Level academic performance.
High Yield UCAT Revision
UCAT v GCSEs
For the average candidate, this will translate to the following UCAT Preparation Plan:
4 Weeks Minimum UCAT Preparation (ideally 6+ weeks)
*30 UCAT Minutes/Day (increasing closer to the examination)
Verbal Reasoning – 63 Questions
Decision Making – 30 Questions
Quantitative Reasoning – 45 Questions
Abstract Reasoning – 127 Questions
Situational Judgement – 80 Questions
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