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    (Original post by studentsixth)
    The negative press. I know one of the interviewees at Sheffield told my dad that they are expecting less applicants this year but I don't suppose it's going to be a dramatic drop or anything.
    ah really? that is interesting, my personal tutor knows someone on the oxford panel and they said the same thing.
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    (Original post by studentsixth)
    To be fair, it's quite daunting to see 80% of members here with 750+ averages so I don't blame him if he thought his wasn't great!
    That is a very appropriate thing to say.
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    (Original post by I <3 WORK)
    That is a very appropriate thing to say.
    SJT practice at its best XD
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    Hey everyone!


    Alright so basically please don't think I'm crazy but I've literally just finished reading this whole thread (yes every reply on every page ) - and on the way I've been compiling all of the great tips and important advice you guys have posted. Of course I did try to ignore anything that was repeated, and some other posts that may have been irrelevant so I apologise if not everything was included. However to those new who couldn't be bothered to waste time hunting, I hope I have made life easy for you by attaching below the compilation. (Sorry I had to split it in two documents because of the size limit)


    [Credit of course goes to all those who took the time out to write them in the first place. ]


    On another note, could somebody due to take the UKCAT soon, please do me a favour and try out the Ctrl + F feature if it works for searching key words in VR? Getting seriously desperate lol.


    I'm booked for 9th September and have no idea whether or not I'll need to reschedule, but whatever the case a good luck to all of those who need it! x
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    Advice anyone? I have my ukcat in just about a month, and I haven't started practice yet. Is the best way by doing each section seperate or doing little snippets from every part? And also how long every day thanks


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    (Original post by I <3 WORK)
    Hey everyone!


    Alright so basically please don't think I'm crazy but I've literally just finished reading this whole thread (yes every reply on every page ) - and on the way I've been compiling all of the great tips and important advice you guys have posted. Of course I did try to ignore anything that was repeated, and some other posts that may have been irrelevant so I apologise if not everything was included. However to those new who couldn't be bothered to waste time hunting, I hope I have made life easy for you by attaching below the compilation. (Sorry I had to split it in two documents because of the size limit)


    [Credit of course goes to all those who took the time out to write them in the first place. ]


    On another note, could somebody due to take the UKCAT soon, please do me a favour and try out the Ctrl + F feature if it works for searching key words in VR? Getting seriously desperate lol.


    I'm booked for 9th September and have no idea whether or not I'll need to reschedule, but whatever the case a good luck to all of those who need it! x
    Amazing work, I'm sure it will prove useful! Ctrl+F flags the question *
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    (Original post by kimsiclez)
    Amazing work, I'm sure it will prove useful! Ctrl+F flags the question *
    That is Alt-F. He means Ctrl-F which in normal internet and word document, searches for a particular word, unfortunately this does not work in the exam
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    Are our scores on the day formed in comparison to those who take them with us on the day in the same centre? Someone told me that and it sounds bizarre. Just wondering whether it is true.
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    (Original post by natalia.medicine)
    Are our scores on the day formed in comparison to those who take them with us on the day in the same centre? Someone told me that and it sounds bizarre. Just wondering whether it is true.
    No. Your raw results are compared to those who did it for the first time in 2006 (think it's 2006)
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    No. Your raw results are compared to those who did it for the first time in 2006 (think it's 2006)

    Pheww! Thank you
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    For anyone who has done the test, please don't tell me that any of the QR questions were like mock A because it's horrible. :eek::afraid:
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    Guys, what's the best way to improve my timing? I cannot manage to finish the verbal reasoning on time...
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    (Original post by natalia.medicine)
    For anyone who has done the test, please don't tell me that any of the QR questions were like mock A because it's horrible. :eek::afraid:
    i believe the QR in the actual test to be substantially easier than any mock i did. My highest QR mock score was 640 whereas i actually got 740 in the actual thing! So persevere, keep practising and you'll be fine!!
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    (Original post by rubislaw)
    Thanks!

    Verbal - 720
    Quantitative - 890
    Abstract - 750

    Situational - Band 2



    Thanks!

    Generally mid 600s - high 600s on medify and similar on the ukcat website





    Thanks

    Verbal wasn't too bad - similar to medify. The hardest part is that it is the first section so felt pretty nervous and couldn't focus that well. Averaged mid 600s on mocks - I found I was able to get through way more questions in the real thing, probably due to adrenaline haha. Was also surprised by my abstract score - thought it had gone badly but went way better than in my mocks!

    Good luck everyone
    So VR isnt impossible! my friend said it was like medify too! okay thanks, that really boosts my confidence, thanks
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    (Original post by Wolfram Alpha)
    Guys, what's the best way to improve my timing? I cannot manage to finish the verbal reasoning on time...
    Honestly, if you get to the point where you can't improve your timing any further, then just try your best to complete most of the questions instead to a high standard, as opposed to riding through them all and doing them poorly as a result.
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    I feel like the cut off for Newcastle is going to be like 800 for Newcastle judging by this thread
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    TIPS please (: (for all sections) - really struggling atm.
    Hi YounesB

    Hoping I can offer some advice:

    Section 1 (Verbal Reasoning):Read the question before the passages as it focuses your reading then work through at a steady, even pace (30 seconds per questions). Look out for “extreme” words (always, never, extremely, proven etc.) – these words often give you the answer. Also remember that “true” and “false” don’t have to be exact word-for-word matches. If the meaning is the same that is enough.

    Section 2: (Decision Making):Remember this section doesn’t count in your score. Practice BMAT section 1 questions,take it easy – don’t over exert.

    Section 3 (Quantitative Reasoning):Get familiar with the on screen calculator. Use the calculator with the keyboard for speed, make sure you practice this. Look for hard questions and skip these immediately – don’t waste valuable time. If the question is hard to understand, the data you need is complex or there are many stages to the calculation then it is a hard question. If moving on, just guess an answer and flag for review in case you get extra time later. Remember there is no negative marking.
    Section 4 (Abstract Reasoning)se a system to identify patterns. We recommend NSPCC : first look at number – count everything you see: sides, shapes, angles, circles, arrows etc. Then look at patterns with size (big v small), position (corner or centre of box), colour (be careful – this is often a distractor) and conformation (the relationship between different shape positions) respectively. Spend most of the time deducing the rule, then answer the questions quickly
    Section 5 (SJT):Read medical student resources like Student BMJAnswer what you SHOULD do.

    Hope that helps... let me know if you have any questions and good luck with your test.

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    Hi YounesB

    Hoping I can offer some advice:

    Section 1 (Verbal Reasoning):Read the question before the passages as it focuses your reading then work through at a steady, even pace (30 seconds per questions). Look out for “extreme” words (always, never, extremely, proven etc.) – these words often give you the answer. Also remember that “true” and “false” don’t have to be exact word-for-word matches. If the meaning is the same that is enough.

    Section 2: (Decision Making):Remember this section doesn’t count in your score. Practice BMAT section 1 questions,take it easy – don’t over exert.

    Section 3 (Quantitative Reasoning):Get familiar with the on screen calculator. Use the calculator with the keyboard for speed, make sure you practice this. Look for hard questions and skip these immediately – don’t waste valuable time. If the question is hard to understand, the data you need is complex or there are many stages to the calculation then it is a hard question. If moving on, just guess an answer and flag for review in case you get extra time later. Remember there is no negative marking.
    Section 4 (Abstract Reasoning)se a system to identify patterns. We recommend NSPCC : first look at number – count everything you see: sides, shapes, angles, circles, arrows etc. Then look at patterns with size (big v small), position (corner or centre of box), colour (be careful – this is often a distractor) and conformation (the relationship between different shape positions) respectively. Spend most of the time deducing the rule, then answer the questions quickly
    Section 5 (SJT):Read medical student resources like Student BMJAnswer what you SHOULD do.

    Hope that helps... let me know if you have any questions and good luck with your test.

    UniAdmissions
    Thanks! Very useful (:
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    Thanks! Very useful (:
    You're welcome!

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    are you allowed to take water with you in the test?
 
 
 
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