UKCAT Tutors & Courses

UKCAT Tutors London- UK Clinical Aptitude Test

The UKCAT – an acronym for the UK Clinical Aptitude Test – is an aptitude test used by a body of British universities and medical colleges as part of their selection process for undergraduate degrees in Medicine and Dentistry. It is often a central component of what has become an increasingly competitive sector, with an ever-increasing number of highly qualified applicants.

From 2018, a further Situational Judgement Test for Admission to Clinical Education (SJTace) will be required by the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee for entry to their Graduate Entry Medical Programme (ScotGEM). This subtest measures the capacity to understand real world situations and identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour in dealing with them. The SJTace test assesses integrity, perspective taking, team involvement, resilience and adaptability.

The SJTace is an entry requirement for the Graduate Entry Medicine Programme (A101) at the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee for entry in academic year 2018/19. Those pupils sitting the 2017 UKCAT do not need to sit the SJTace as it is identical to the SJT offered within the UKCAT.

UKCAT Test Format (Via UKCAT Test website):

Subtest Questions UKCAT – Standard UKCAT – SEN
Verbal Reasoning

Assesses the ability to critically evaluate information that is presented in a written form

44 items 22 minutes 28 minutes
Decision Making

Assesses the ability to make sound decisions and judgements using complex information

29 items 32 minutes 39 minutes
Quantitative Reasoning

Assesses the ability to critically evaluate information presented in a numerical form

36 items 25 minutes 31.5 minutes
Abstract Reasoning

Assesses the use of convergent and divergent thinking to infer relationships from information

55 items 14 minutes 17.5 minutes
Situational Judgement

Measures the capacity to understand real world situations and to identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour in dealing with them

69 items 27 minutes 34 minutes
 233 Items 120 minutes 150 minutes

UKCAT Courses London

Mayfair Consultants appreciates that the process of preparing for and sitting the UKCAT, and applying to medical schools in general, can be very stressful. We offer one-to-one coaching and advice for UKCAT applications and interviews in order to help make the process as straightforward as possible. All of our tutors are highly skilled medical or dental graduates, many of whom hold postgraduate degrees from leading universities. Many also have personal experience of the written exam and interview process and are thus best placed to offer constructive, practical advice. At present around 10% of applicants for Medicine are successful in gaining a place at medical school. Practice tests can be found here.

The following institutions and courses require the UKCAT test as part of the application and selection prodecure for Medicine:

If you’d like arrange private lessons or have any questions about our tuition services please call us on Tel: +44 (0) 207 665 6606 or you can send us an email via our contact form.

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