UCAT: Top 5 Tips To Ace The UCAT

Updated: Mar 3

Shahab is an experienced and trained UCAT tutor who successfully scored 800 on his own UCAT exam. Now a qualified Dentist, Shahab has accumulated over nine years of UCAT experience, teaching classes and private tuition with great success.

1. Do as many UCAT questions as you can!

The more practice you do for the UKCAT the more confident you will feel at answering different styled questions. Invest in UKCAT books as well as online UKCAT practice question banks to boost your confidence. We have many of our own questions too. See our blog post about this!

2. Do the UCAT exam when you are ready!

Do not do the exam as soon as possible to get it over and done with. If you are not 100% ready, postpone the exam. You only get ONE chance to do the UKCAT, so might as well do it when you can perform at your greatest ability. The best time to do the UKCAT is during your summer holidays and NOT during school time. During school you may have other commitments and homework, unlike the summer holidays where you can focus all your time on preparing for the UKCAT.

3. Practice your UCAT time management!

UCAT Timing per Section is hard. Time is a crucial part of your UKCAT exam, many people do not finish each section! Not finishing a section means that you are losing out on potentially easy marks. ​Make sure you practice UCAT questions under a time limit. If you cannot finish the questions within the time limit, keep practicing questions until you can. This way you know the speed in which you need to answer the UCAT questions. Speak to one of our UCAT Tutors for more UCAT time management advice

4. Don’t stress during your exam!

You have had weeks of preparation and all your UCAT knowledge is in the back of your mind. Don’t stress, be calm and you will fly through this exam. It might even be useful to take do no revision the day before your test and just relax! Find out more about the exam day here:

5. Ask for help!

If you are struggling to understand or improve whilst practising for the UKCAT, ask a friend, speak to a UKCAT Tutor or go on a UKCAT Course. You only have one shot at doing the UKCAT Exam, so getting as much help as possible can only improve your UKCAT abilities and hence your UKCAT score.

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UCAT (UKCAT) - 797

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Cambridge University

"I travelled from Dublin to London for the UKCAT course run by Shahab & Sonal from The UKCAT People, and it was definitely worthwhile! I'm now looking to continue with some UKCAT Skype lessons closer to my exam."

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