UKiset does not provide sample papers for the assessments.
This is because the evaluation has been designed to look at what kind of thinking a student finds easy or difficult. It does this by looking at underlying processing skills in verbal reasoning (language questions, problem solving with words), non-verbal reasoning (solving problems using shapes, pictures and logic) and mathematical reasoning (looking at number, value, quantity and sequence concepts).
These skills underpin how easily a student can access the content taught in all school subjects. There is no pass mark (or fail) in this type of test, and it does not measure learned knowledge. A candidate cannot learn how to take UKiset. However, we do offer the following advice for candidates looking to prepare for their test:
- The best practice for UKiset is in working on a candidate's English skills.
Preparation should include improving vocabulary, grammar, receptive (reading and listening) and expressive (speaking and writing) tasks. In order to problem-solve in a foreign language, practicing higher order thinking skills should also be encouraged. These include the ability to draw conclusions and to make inferences and predictions.
- Some practice in the types of questions candidate may encounter can also help. There are resources available online that demonstrate samples of verbal, non verbal and quantitative reasoning. Simply enter 'verbal or non-verbal reasoning' into a search engine and an array of sample questions and explanations will be available.