Getting to Know the UKCAT
Part of the UKCAT For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)
The United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is a psychometric test used by universities to assess the ability of their applicants. The universities want to know that you can
Interpret written material
Cope with basic maths
Spot patterns quickly
Use complex information to make challenging decisions.
These are all skills that doctors and dentists have to put into practice every day of their working lives. The UKCAT doesn’t expect you to be able to do all those things already, but it does try to check that you’ll have the ability to learn how to do them when the time comes.