Over the past few years there has been a shift towards a more detailed assessment of students applying to university, particularly those wishing to read medicine or dentistry. There is often nothing to chose between candidates in terms of exam results, so most universities have turned to other ways of assessing candidates' aptitudes. The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is the latest test to be developed - it is used by the majority of UK medical and dentistry schools.
The UKCAT aims to test verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and decision analysis rather than scientific knowledge, so you can't revise for it. You can however familiarise yourself with the type of questions that will be presented in the UKCAT and learn how to answer them. How to Pass the UKCAT, by testing expert Mike Bryon, contains 600 bang up-to-date, highly relevant practice questions for the UKCAT subtests. It also offers mini tests so you can practice under realistic test conditions against the clock.
How to Pass the UKCAT will help you to work hard on your exam technique and learn how to achieve the necessary balance between speed and accuracy. It will teach you about each of the five styles of questions involved and what they demand of you, showing you how to develop a winning approach and get the results you want.