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Application Guide 2023: 


UCAT Verbal Reasoning 2023

<p class="font_8"><a href=""><strong>Dr. Akash Gandhi&nbsp;</strong></a></p>
<p class="font_8">Medicine Admissions Expert</p>

Dr. Akash Gandhi 

Medicine Admissions Expert


Traditionally, the lowest-scoring section of the UCAT, this section requires you to quickly read the text and logically answer questions. Despite the time pressure, plan and practice lots of UCAT verbal reasoning questions to boost your score. Practising UCAT Verbal Reasoning questions and working with our UCAT Tutors will help you learn the best verbal reasoning strategies.


What Is UCAT Verbal Reasoning?

The UKCAT Verbal Reasoning section is the first section of the UCAT exam - making it paramount that you go in with confidence to help gain a good UCAT score. We will outline how to score well in this section, with tips and tricks written by our most experienced UCAT tutors to help boost your score.

The UKCAT Verbal Reasoning subtest assesses your ability to read and think carefully about the information presented in passages. To score well you must determine whether specific conclusions can be drawn from the information presented.

You are not expected to use prior knowledge to answer the questions. Here, you have 22 minutes (including 1 minute for instructions) to answer 44 questions. These UCAT Verbal Reasoning questions are split into 11 passages, with each passage having 4 questions. You will receive 1 mark for each question that you answer correctly.

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Why Include UCAT Verbal Reasoning?

Doctors and dentists need excellent verbal reasoning skills in dealing with patients and complex clinical situations. Understanding and reading the situation and then communicating clearly what needs to be said to both healthcare professionals and patients in a simple manner is critical. 

UCAT Verbal Reasoning Questions are designed in a manner that will allow you to demonstrate your skills in handling complex information presented amongst large swathes of information. This is a skill that you will continue developing at medical school.

Medical practitioners must be able to interpret research papers and publications and try to integrate this into their clinical practice. This requires excellent UCAT verbal reasoning techniques.


UCAT Verbal Reasoning Timing

21 minutes (with 1 minute of instructions not included within this time). In terms of the time you have per verbal reasoning question, you have 29 seconds per question to answer the 44 questions.

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