UCAT Crash Course – Notes, Materials, Workbook2017-01-18T13:10:32+00:00

UCAT Crash Course – Course Materials

You’ll get our 300-page A4 workbook packed with tips and techniques, along with 3 online mock exams and 50% discounted access to the question bank on UCAT Ninja. By the way, this page might take a while to load – it’s got lots of high-res images on it.

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The UCAT Crash Course Workbook

The Workbook is one of the most complimented features of our course. It takes the form of a gigantic, 300-page A4 spiral-bound tome. Our students tend to find it intimidating initially, but when they read through the content inside, they realise it’s clear and accessible, with no unnecessary jargon or flowery language. We’ve also injected a ‘bit of banter’ (to quote one of our students), which ‘makes it quite a fun read’ apparently.

Table of Contents

The table of contents is generally a pretty good indication as to the content of a book. We also continually update and add more questions every year. So here’s what last year’s workbook looked like.

Introductory Comments

The table of contents is generally a pretty good indication as to the content of a book. We also continually update and add more questions every year. So here’s what last year’s workbook looked like.


Before anything else and teaching you the main strategies for tackling the UCAT, we want to give you the best advice on how to prepare on your own at home. This ‘Preparation’ chapter contains helpful tips on what you should be focusing on when preparing, making a study plan and general productivity. A solid game plan for your UCAT exam is something every test-taker should have.


The ‘Strategy’ chapter will go through some of the most important principles and techniques you should know for the UCAT. There’s a clear overarching strategy that you should follow on top of the more specific strategies discussed within the individual sections: this crucially includes time management, when to discard and move on, and general approaches to questions. The information in this chapter should be ingrained into the minds of every test-taker.


Alongside knowing how to prepare effectively and having a strong strategy, much of exam success comes down to smart practice. Too many students fail to properly reflect upon their practice sessions and identify important areas to work on. You have to be your own coach when practising at home, and this means knowing what to look out for. This chapter will emphasise ways of maximising what you get out of every practice section.

Verbal Reasoning

Our Verbal Reasoning chapter will explain in detail the challenges of this particular section and ways to overcome them, as well as provide a basic yet detailed overview of the different question types. We know timing is a killer for almost everyone in VR – this chapter goes through practical ways of saving time and maximising accuracy. We will also focus on teaching a very specific approach for every question type, which will hopefully be second nature to you on test day. There will be plenty of walkthroughs, practice questions with detailed solutions, and helpful from top scorers.

Quantitative Reasoning

Quantitative reasoning can either be a relatively simple section or an absolute nightmare depending on how confident you are with using basic maths. This chapter will go through every possible mathematical principle tested and ensure you have a good grasp before tackling the exam under timed conditions. We also include lots of tips and tricks on time-management and ways of speeding up your mental arithmetic. This chapter has included many worked solutions and practice questions covering all the question types.

Abstract Reasoning

Abstract reasoning can be difficult, and it may seem like there’s little you can do to improve your chances of spotting the correct patterns. We know this isn’t true – in this chapter, we teach you an easy to follow strategy you should use for every question. With practice using our techniques, you should be able to spot all the basic patterns with ease and have a good shot at the more advanced patterns. There are breakdowns for almost every question type, in particular for the more difficult patterns. We include lots of practice questions, walkthroughs and worked solutions so that you know exactly how to go about approaching these questions.

Decision Making

Decision Making is a new section that may or may not be used by the UCAT consortium officially for 2017. DM was piloted in 2016 as a replacement for the previous Decision Analysis section. We are in the process now of finding and creating the best strategies for tackling this section in time for your exams this year!

Situational Judgment

Situational Judgement may be tricky for some people because it can seem fairly subjective and hard to prepare for. This chapter will define specifically what the UCAT actually means by ‘very appropriate’ and ‘very inappropriate’, or ‘very important’ and ‘not important’, as well as all the options in between. We’ll teach you how to systematically judge any situation they can give you and pick the best response. You will be given lots of important advice from previous high scorers in this section and carefully walked through many practice questions. There are also lots of practice questions for you to reinforce the strategies we teach you.