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    (Original post by kiwifruit99)
    The list of free resources on this website... i found them once and i thought they were really useful but i cant seem to be able to find them again.
    Is this the one?

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=621992
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    (Original post by jujubell)
    I have a first class honours degree from QUB. So I'll be a graduate applicant for wherever I apply, but will be doing chem and bio fast track a levels come September so I'm hoping for very good grades lol.
    I have a first from my degree and my UKCAT last year was 615. I got rejected without interview from all of my medicine choices. It may well be different for dentistry, but I don't know if it would be all that different.
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    i got 570 on vr, 890 on qr, 790 on Ar, and band 1 SJT. will uni's look too much into vr? During the test, i thought vr was the best but i think i got too complacent half way through vr and didnt notice time. If anyone wanna ask something go ahead! Would also appreciate someone with experience to answer my question ^^ (going for dentistry here)

    Good luck all!
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    (Original post by Medici103)
    I have a first from my degree and my UKCAT last year was 615. I got rejected without interview from all of my medicine choices. It may well be different for dentistry, but I don't know if it would be all that different.
    where did you apply for? I get that a higher mark will better your chances, but if an applicant has a strong personal statement showing experience, commitment and ease working with the public then I don't see how a school can decline an interview on the complete basis of their ukcat score. The threshold for an interview with qub was 32 points a few years ago. A graduate gets 36 points, and the ukcat is translated into points, max out of 6 and I got 3, so a total of 39. The max is 42. So there is a possibility of an interview, but I just wanted to share my experience of the test with people who are disheartened by their mock/real scores. You may have a high ukcat score, but can be pathetic working with the public which is an imperative trait for a doctor or dentist so a lot has to be considered when universities look at applications.
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    (Original post by jujubell)
    where did you apply for? I get that a higher mark will better your chances, but if an applicant has a strong personal statement showing experience, commitment and ease working with the public then I don't see how a school can decline an interview on the complete basis of their ukcat score. The threshold for an interview with qub was 32 points a few years ago. A graduate gets 36 points, and the ukcat is translated into points, max out of 6 and I got 3, so a total of 39. The max is 42. So there is a possibility of an interview, but I just wanted to share my experience of the test with people who are disheartened by their mock/real scores. You may have a high ukcat score, but can be pathetic working with the public which is an imperative trait for a doctor or dentist so a lot has to be considered when universities look at applications.
    But many universities' selection criteria for interview do not take personal statement or qualitative traits into account. Most are based purely on more quantitative parts of the application, such as UKCAT and grades. If you don't do enough to be selected for interview, you won't even have a have a chance to show off people skills/reflections on work experience etc.

    I think what the last poster was trying to emphasise is that getting a high UKCAT makes getting an interview easier, which thus increases chances of acceptance.

    Of course you can be accepted with a below-average UKCAT, but you have to choose medical/dental schools wisely.
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    (Original post by clairebear101)
    Okay that reassues me too! yes i cant get higher than 630 in mocks and even when im doing the mocks i find every question hard too haha! just did the medify 3 mock and did much worse than the medify 2 mock, did u find this mock harder?
    630 in a mock is really good I reckon you'll get 730 in the real thing! I never reached 600 in a mock for verbal! And personally I found all three medify mocks as hard as each other lol
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    Any last minute advice?
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    (Original post by natalia.medicine)
    Any last minute advice?
    Take your time getting settled before you start the test. Don't feel like you have to start as soon as you go in.
    Between sections, have a stretch whilst reading the instructions.
    Remember: guess, flag, and move on
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    (Original post by Medici103)
    Take your time getting settled before you start the test. Don't feel like you have to start as soon as you go in.
    Between sections, have a stretch whilst reading the instructions.
    Remember: guess, flag, and move on
    Thank you!
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    Are AR questions similar to the isc 1000 questions book?
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    is real UKCAT similar to the mocks on ukcat website?
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    (Original post by isabella1999)
    People with Medify ---> How did you do in Medify Mock 1? As I just did it and got 750 Verbal, 700 Quantitative and 830 Abstract (:eek3:) and SJ Band 1. I am just wondering if medify mocks are easy as doubt I will do that well and curious how everyone else is doing with them?

    Also, Anyone who has done the UKCAT already, did you do better or worse in the real thing than medify mocks and how do they compare?
    Here's wt i got
    Medify mock 1
    VR 650
    QR 800
    AR 770

    Real exam
    VR 570
    QR 900
    AR 870
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    (Original post by 123chem)
    i got 570 on vr, 890 on qr, 790 on Ar, and band 1 SJT. will uni's look too much into vr? During the test, i thought vr was the best but i think i got too complacent half way through vr and didnt notice time. If anyone wanna ask something go ahead! Would also appreciate someone with experience to answer my question ^^ (going for dentistry here)

    Good luck all!

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    (Original post by 123chem)
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    hi is UKCAT actually similar to the ones on UKCAT website (mocks). also does the calculator stay in the same place or does it disappear when u go to the next question?
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    ah yes! Thank you!
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    (Original post by chaz16)
    hi is UKCAT actually similar to the ones on UKCAT website (mocks). also does the calculator stay in the same place or does it disappear when u go to the next question?
    Didnt actually do the official ones. I think calc disappears after each question.
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    (Original post by BlueBlizzard)
    Anybody doing the UKCAT in 2016 or 2017? What, in your opinion, is the most difficult section? Is it just me, or is Verbal Reasoning really frustrating? :/
    vr is a pain and the text is soo long AND its mostly comprehension
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    (Original post by chaz16)
    is real UKCAT similar to the mocks on ukcat website?
    well, the vr is much much longer texts so be prepared but the QR is much easier and everything else is pretty much the same
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    (Original post by te.lope)
    well, the vr is much much longer texts so be prepared but the QR is much easier and everything else is pretty much the same
    oh thats a relief! i find qr hard and for vr i always end up guessing
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    (Original post by shahmeer99)
    Hi, i'm taking mine tomorrow, wish me luck!
    For verbal, personally i find the tips you can give are quite general but i'll try anyways.
    - firstly in some papers you can get some really long texts, and may not be able to go through them all, personally what i find best is to flag any stems with long sample texts and move on as all Qs are worth the same
    -With the inference and summary questions, you are going to need to know briefly what happens in the text, so you need to read fast enough to save time but still understand the text (it sounds hard, but trust me you will get it with practice) - Try and spot key dates or names as you read to refer back to for Qs
    -often Qs are chronological, so once you've read the first few paragraphs then check the first question to see if you can answer it

    Its quite general but i hope that helps as a start!
    GOOD LUCK!!! Hope it goes well :-)
    yes it does help as a start - thank you so much :-) I'll give that a go
 
 
 
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