All Questions are Weighted Equally

Some questions in the UKCAT are more difficult than others, but they are all of equal point value.

  • Focus on getting as many right as possible.

Because of the equal weighting of marks, a good strategy is to go through each section answering all the easy questions first. Any that appear too difficult or convoluted on first pass can be ‘flagged for review’. Once you have answered the easy questions, you can spend any remaining time for the subtest attempting the harder ones. This is safe in the knowledge that you’ve already secured some points on the easier questions that you are quite capable of getting right. This would not be the case if you tackled each question in the order it occurs in the question paper.

As there is no negative marking (i.e. no penalties for wrong answers), it’s a good idea to guess the answers that you are unsure about, or which you don’t have any time to concentrate on. After all, you have nothing to lose.

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