How Hard is the UCAT?

The UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test), previously known as the UKCAT, is generally considered to be reasonably difficult. Naturally, the difficulty with which you find the UCAT depends on your strengths and weaknesses. Four out of the five sections of the UCAT examine cognitive aptitude. These sections are Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning. The fifth section is the only non-cognitive part which examines Situational Judgement. The UCAT is also highly time-pressured, with each section being individually timed.

Your UCAT score is key to helping your application stand out from the rest. To do this, you may want additional support. The Profs’ expert UCAT Tutors can help train your cognitive and non-cognitive skills and support you in practising under time-pressured conditions. Contact our friendly, helpful team today and move closer to securing an offer from your university of choice.