With the UCAT being extremely time-pressured, we thought we would lend you a hand by giving you 5 easy shortcuts to effectively make full use of all that exam time; knowing keyboard shortcuts can help minimise the time you waste using a mouse.
Need to return to a previous page? Use this shortcut to go back and change an answer, which is allowed.
Finished a question or want to skip to the next? Use this to quickly move forward from question to question but remember to answer any skipped questions; it may be best to flag questions like these. Continue reading to find out how to flag a question.
Want to answer a question later and be able to quickly find it? Use this to flag the question; the flag icon at the top of the page will change colour when you flag the question and when the time comes to actually answering them, select “Review Flagged” to review only the questions you flagged. Reviewing these flagged questions can be extremely useful in checking your answers and picking up marks if you have time left over at the end of a section.
Need a calculator? Actually you just might do for the Quantitative Reasoning section; use this shortcut to pop-up the on-screen calculator. The model is based on a T1-108 calculator, consisting of a number pad allowing for functions such as division, multiplication, addition, subtraction and square roots. It can store 1 number in its memory too, just press M+ to add a number, M- to remove it and MRC to recall it. You can use a mouse to use this calculator, but it is useful to know how to use it with the keyboard and is a lot quickier depending on how practised you are.
From 2021, you can use your keyboard to select the answers in the UCAT. For example, if you think that an answer to a question is ‘C’, you can press ‘C’ on your keyboard, which can be faster than using your mouse to select the answer. Note that the drag-and-drop questions must still be answered using a mouse.
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