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.

Medify UKCAT Tutorials

  1. Getting Started with the UKCAT
  2. UKCAT Preparation with Medify
  3. UKCAT Advice for VR *
  4. UKCAT Advice for DM *
  5. UKCAT Advice for QR *
  6. UKCAT Advice for AR *
  7. UKCAT Advice for SJT *
  8. UKCAT Keyboard Shortcuts *
  9. UKCAT Flagging *
  10. Free UKCAT guide
    1. What is the UKCAT?
    2. General information
    3. Apply for a bursary as soon as possible
    4. Get an afternoon UKCAT slot
    5. You CAN revise for the UKCAT
    6. All questions are weighted equally
    7. Results are relative
    8. Recognising the truth of UKCAT Verbal Reasoning statements
    9. Why reading comprehension is important for medicine
    10. Recognise qualifiers
    11. Boost your maths
    12. Understand pattern recognition
    13. Learn mnemonics
    14. First-order and second-order rules in Abstract Reasoning
    15. Introducing Decision Making
    16. Visualise and mentally rehearse
    17. Train your body and mind for peak UKCAT performance
    18. Prepare your mind
    19. Test-day Preparation
    20. In the test room
    21. What does your UKCAT score mean?
    22. What to do if you experience problems during a test
    23. How to appeal against the result of an investigation
    24. After the test
  11. Additional Text Tutorials *
    1. Getting Started with the UKCAT *
    2. UKCAT Preparation with MEDIFY *
    3. Verbal Reasoning: True, False or Can't Tell *
    4. Verbal Reasoning: Reading Comprehension *
    5. Verbal Reasoning: General Advice *
    6. Decision Analysis (has been removed from the UKCAT) *
    7. Quantitative Reasoning: General Advice *
    8. Abstract Reasoning: A/B/Neither and General Advice *
    9. Abstract Reasoning: Complete Series *
    10. Abstract Reasoning: Complete Statement *
    11. Abstract Reasoning: Set A or B *
    12. Situational Judgement: General Advice *
    13. Strategies by Question Types *
    14. GCSE Mathematics Revision *

* UKCAT course purchase required