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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 5 July 2013
There are a lot of things wrong with this book..
1) Verbal Reasoning passages are way too short. Also, a lot of mistakes with the answers. For example the answers don't correspond with the text in a lot of cases and some answers are said to be false but should be can't tell etc.
2) The decision analysis questions at the start don't correspond to the types of question that will be in the actual test. They generally don't use words such as 'akin' etc. the actual test will be more like the mini tests they provide in the book.
3)The first load of questions in decision analysis (which are useless anyway)don't have any answers and the questions in the mini tests that do correspond with the actual test don't have any answers that correspond at all with any questions. So unable to mark yourself.
4) In the quantitative reasoning section, some of the answers are wrong again. It could be useful to do these questions but rely on your own maths skills to work the answers out outside of any time pressures you set yourself.
5) I found a few questionable answers in the abstract reasoning but other than that I found those questions helpful.

I'd recommend the online preparation that you can buy access to for 2 weeks/ a month etc. They give you more of a feel for the real exam although quite expensive.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 28 July 2013
This book is awful! Many of the answers to the questions in all sections are wrong, the format of the questions bear little resemblance to those found in the actual UKCAT exam (particularly the decision analysis and the verbal reasoning). It brings into question wether any of the authors did any research into the UKCAT before writing their book. It comes across while using it that this book was just a way to make some money off of the exam. Very unhelpful, I would recommend the other 600 questions book and the various online resources over this.
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on 26 September 2014
I purchased this for help with my UKCAT revision. On the first day of using it I noticed that some of the answers in the back are incorrect! Obviously It is hard to practise something when even the book gets the answers wrong. It also does not include the SJT final section of the exam. It is ok if you just want some extra questions to practise but it is not worth the money and other books are much better.
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on 15 August 2014
I bought this book after expending all the questions in my ISC 600Q book and wanting more practice at VR and QR. I found quite a lot of ambiguous questions, errors and inconsistencies in this book. I found it a little useful just to have some more practice questions, but if you are considering buying it I would suggest getting the ISC Medical one first.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 8 May 2013
There are many things wrong with this book.

1 - the verbal reasoning text are far too short compared to the exam. When I took the exam last year, the passages had something like 300 or 400 words. Here you barely get 100. Some answers are also flawed, for example the authors say that the answer is "False" when clearly it should be "Can't tell".

2 - The abstract reasoning are nowhere near what you get in the exam. In this book the relationships are nearly impossible to get right. The exam is far simpler.

3 -The QR questions are too easy.

This is supposed to be a new version of a book published two years ago but the same mistakes remain. It's quite funny that the authors have decided to change the title of their book from 700Q to 600Q in order to ride on the success of the 600Q by Picard et al. If you need to buy one, buy the real 600Q book which is this one: Get into Medical School - 600 UKCAT Practice Questions. Includes Full Mock Exam, comprehensive tips, techniques and explanations.
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on 21 October 2013
I can't truly say that "I love it". It did however allow me to practice, It has sufficient questions with an ultimate difficulty higher than that of the real UKCAT. Buy it and it should help, it allowed me to get a score of 900 in the abstract reasoning. Best of luck everyone
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on 28 September 2013
This book is definitely not worth buying, I'd recommend the Kaplan book instead, the abstract reasoning section is awful, almost all of the mini test rules in this section dont correspond to the shapes seen in the sets, and the other sections are just as bad, waste of money...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 11 July 2013
This book can be useful for warming up for the UKCAT but it in no way shows you how to master it. Far from it. On top of this the book is riddled with questionable or outright wrong answers. One or two would be forgivable but there were far too many for this book to be taken seriously. I even found a few in the mock exam and mini tests and I wonder if it was even proof read before publishing. Even some of the abstract reasoning questions themselves have mistakes in them, which cause major headaches when it's impossible to connect all the boxes.

Most of all the book does very little to boost your confidence because you're often never sure if you don't understand a question or if it's presented incorrectly.

I would look at finding other sources of practice online in student rooms etc. And for those of you who have already bought it, use your own judgement where it feels like the questions and answers don't add up.
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on 23 August 2014
Please do not buy this book, if I could give minus stars I would. I reached question 25 of the abstract reasoning before giving up as none of the answers had any reference to the question. There are numerous other books miles and miles better than this one.
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on 21 October 2013
terrible book-confused me so much...please don't waste your time or money...I bought it for 64p on my kindle and really feel sorry for anyone who actually paid the full price :((
I hardly write reviews but felt this one was necessary...o____O
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