Our UKCAT Tutorials are designed to help give you the tips, techniques and help to help maximise your UKCAT score. On this page we also provide some help for the day of your UKCAT exam. Always check the official UKCAT website for official information!  Information provided may not be current or up-to-date, and all information should checked against official information and official sources.


On the day of your UKCAT


Everyone reacts to situations differently but there are some points you may wish to bear in mind on the day of your actual UKCAT exam - we hope these help you!

  • Keep Calm - you've heard it before but keeping a clear head really will help you in your UKCAT exam. In the UKCAT you will have to answer a large volume of questions in a comparitively short amount of time so it always help to keep a clear head and think logically. Yes the UKCAT is an important exam, but it is only one of many measures the Universities you apply to will use to decide whether or not to accept you into the course.

  • Don't eat too little - it can be hard to eat when you're nervous or highly concentrated on particular task - such as your UKCAT exam. However, the last thing you want is to feel hungry or low in energy during the exam. At the extremes your blood sugar may drop so low that you cannot think properly and may be prone to faint or collapse. Neither of these will assist in helping you achieve the best UKCAT score you can, and so it is wise to make sure you have taken in some food on the day of your exam.

  • Drink plenty of water (but not too much) - your performance may be affected if you are dehydrated. It has been shown that dehydration inhibits people's ability to think quickly and in the UKCAT speed is of the essence. However, you may wish to avoid drinking too much water, especially just before the exam, as you may then need to go to the toilet.

  • Concentrate - if you have followed the tips and advice on this website then you have already done a large amount of work in preparation of your UKCAT, so relax (a little). You have been preparing for a long time for this - do not let the circumstance of the exam, events on the day, other people or even the questions in any way overwhelm you. You are ready - now you just have to prove it. See this for more help with the UKCAT

Information provided may not be current or up-to-date, and all information should checked against official information and official sources.


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