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 choose 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 Master the UKCAT", by testing expert Mike Bryon, contains 800 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 Master 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.
Mike Bryon is an expert in psychometrics and training solutions. He is also the author of The Advanced Numeracy Test Workbook, How to Pass Graduate Psychometric Tests, How to Pass the Civil Service Qualifying Tests, How to Pass Selection Tests, How to Pass Technical Selection Tests and The Ultimate Psychometric Test Book all published by Kogan Page. Jim Clayden has extensive pedogogical experience in analytical and numerical reasoning. He has developed learning and testing materials in higher and further education for various institutions. Chris Tyreman is an established author of testing books: he has written How to Master Nursing Calculations and How to Pass the QTS Numeracy Test, both published by Kogan Page