Recognising the Truth in UKCAT Verbal Reasoning Statements

The essence of the Verbal Reasoning section is to test whether you can, in an unbiased way, answer a question using just the information present in the text provided.

True statements

True statements are either extracted from the text or follow directly from it. Think about whether the statement matches the tone, style and general message of the text.

If it doesn’t look out of place, and follows the text’s logical flow, it’s likely to be a ‘true’ statement.

False statements

False statements are the polar opposites of true statements and contradict the passage. As such, they are likely to support a directly opposite message and would not fit into the text.

Can’t tell

Does the statement refer to something not mentioned in the text?
Would you say you need more information to answer the question?

If it doesn’t fit into the ‘false’ criteria, but something makes you doubt it’s true, it’s likely to be a ‘cannot tell’ statement.

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