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Passing the UKCAT and BMAT
Advice, Guidance and Over 600 Questions for Revision and Practice

Eighth Edition


408 pages | Learning Matters
The most comprehensive guide available for the UKCAT and BMAT!
 

 

If you're an aspiring doctor or dentist, this book is all you need to face the admissions tests with confidence and get in to medical school - whichever universities you are applying to. Offering support for both the UKCAT and BMAT, with hints and tips on how to pass the tests, worked examples and guidance on technique, this is your guide to success.

Inside you'll find: 

  • Over 600 practice questions for the UKCAT and BMAT
  • 2 full practice tests for focused revision
  • Test-taking strategies so you can practice and pass.

This text is your tool for extensive revision and question practice for the UKCAT and BMAT. The practice tests replicate the format of the actual tests, so you can tackle them under timed conditions and be fully prepared for the real thing.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
All About The Tests
 
Who Needs To Sit The Tests?
 
When Are The Tests?
 
All About The UKCAT
 
All About the BMAT
 
Courses Not Requiring Tests
 
Time Management For The BMAT And UKCAT
 
PART TWO: PREPARING FOR THE UK CLINICAL APTITUDE TEST (UKCAT)
Rosalie Hutton and Glenn Hutton
Introduction
 
Format And Design Of Multiple-Choice Questions
 
Multiple-choice Questions: 'One Best Answer' Format
 
Format Of The Verbal Reasoning Subtest
 
Format Of The Quantitative Reasoning Subtest
 
Format Of The Abstract Reosoning Subtest
 
Format Of The Decision Analysis Subtest
 
How To Approach Multiple-Choice Questions
 
The Situational Judgement Test Pilot
 
The Verbal Reasoning Subtest
Introduction

 
Verbal Reasoning Subtest

 
Passages, Response Formats And Example Questions

 
Example Questions

 
Verbal Reasoning Practice Subtest

 
Verbal Reasoning Practice Subtest: Answers

 
Verbal Reasoning Practice Subtest: Explanation Of Answers

 
 
The Quantitative Reasoning Subtest
Introduction

 
Quantitative Reasoning Subtest

 
Response Formats And Example Question

 
Quantitative Reasoning Practice Subtest

 
Quantiative Reasoning Practice Subtest: Answers

 
Quantitative Reasoning Practice Subtest: Explanation Of Answers

 
 
The Abstract Reasoning Subtest
Introduction

 
Covergent Thinking

 
Divergent Thinking

 
How Are Convergent And Divergent Thinking Usually Measured?

 
What Are Abstract Reasoning Tests?

 
Sets Of Shapes And Response Formats

 
Example Questions

 
Abstract Reasoning Practice Subtest

 
Abstract Reasoning Practice Subtest: Answers

 
Abstract Reasoning Practice Subtest: Explanation Of Answers

 
 
The Decision Analysis Subtest
Introduction

 
What Are Decision Analysis Tests?

 
Decision Analysis Subtest

 
Scenario, Response Formats And Example Questions

 
Example Questions

 
Decision Analysis Practice Subtest

 
Decision Analysis Practice Subtest: Questions

 
Decision Analysis Practice Subtest: Answers

 
Decision Analysis Practice Subtest: Explanation Of Answers

 
 
PART THREE: PRACTICE TESTS, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR THE UKCAT
 
Practice Test 1
Verbal Reasoning Practice Subtest 1

 
Quantitative Reasoning Practice Subtest 1

 
Abstract Reasoning Practice Subtest 1

 
Decision Analysis Practice Subtest 1

 
 
Practice Test 2
Verbal Reasoning Practice Subtest 2

 
Quantitative Reasoning Practice Subtest 2

 
Abstract Reasoning Practice Subtest 2

 
Decision Analysis Practice Subtest 2

 
 
Answers And Rationale
Verbal Reasoning Practice Subtest 1

 
Quantitative Reasoning Practice Subtest 1

 
Abstract Reasoning Pratice Subtest 1

 
Decision Analysis Practice Subtest 1

 
Verbal Reasoning Practice Subtest 2

 
Quantitative Reasoning Practice Subtest 2

 
Abstract Reasoning Practice Subtest 2

 
Decision Analysis Practice Subtest 2

 
 
PART FOUR: PREPARING FOR THE BIOMEDICAL ADMISSIONS TEST (BMAT)
Felicity Taylor
Introduction
 
Understanding The BMAT Layout and Scoring
 
How The BMAT Is Marked
 
How Your BMAT Scores Will Be Used
 
Section 1: Aptitude and Skills
Section 1 Practice Test

 
Section 1 Practice Test: Answers

 
Section 1 Practice Test: Explanation Of Answers

 
 
Section 2: Scientific Knowledge And Applications
Section 2 Practice Test

 
Section 2 Practice Test: Answers

 
Section 2 Practice Test: Explanation Of Answers

 
 
Section 3: Writing Task
Read The Questions Carefully

 
Plan Your Essay

 
Answer The Question

 
Avoid Bias

 
Answer Within The Space Provided

 
Example Essay Questions

 
Example Essay Questions: Suggested Answers

 
Section 3 Practice Test

 
 
After The BMAT

'Contains very useful basic information, time management, tips for success, personal statement and interviews, university access scheme, work experience.' - Amazon review

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Rosalie Hutton

Rosalie Hutton BSc, MSc, MCIPD, is an Occupational Psychologist who has specialised in the field of assessment and testing for 25 years. As CEO of her own company, Rosalie has designed and published a range of psychological assessment measures and is the co-author of a number of assessment books on multiple-choice questions. More About Author

Glenn Hutton

Glenn Hutton BA, MPhil, FCIPD, is a consultant to organisations concerned with recruitment and selection by way of assessment or examination. Previously a Police Superintendent and Head of the National Police Training Examinations and Assessment Unit, he co-authors books on criminal law and assessment. More About Author

Felicity Taylor

Felicity Taylor BA (Hons) Oxon, MBBS, is a junior doctor at Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' hospitals in London. She has coached hundreds of prospective students through the application process to read medicine, and is currently a Tutor with Oxbridge Applications. More About Author

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