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Get an afternoon UKCAT slot

What time of day should you take the UKCAT test? This depends on whether you’re a morning person or not. If you are then by all means choose a time that you know yourself to be wide-awake and ready to take a long exam.

For many young adults this will mean booking an afternoon test slots. Do this early to avoid early morning travel for a test starting at 9, before you’re really awake.

An afternoon slot will give you time to wake up and get into the swing of things before sitting the exam. Advice varies on whether it’s best to stay relaxed, exercise, or look over test materials again before the exam. We assume by now you’ve taken enough exams to know what does and doesn’t work for you, and leave it to you to decide what’s best for you.

If you do decide to train before the exam keep it light: go over your mnemonics, try a few percentage questions, or whichever kind of question you’ve been practising, to allay anxieties about any particular kinds of questions. We advise against taking any full length mock exams on the same day before your real test, as you’ll still be tired from that when taking your test.