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    (Original post by HarrisonGCSE)
    Quick question. Does anyone know, for verbal reasoning, what % will be the comprehension questions and, of these, what % will be the author agreement/disagreement questions? I find these qs take signifantly longer than the others, so i might just guess them as soon as i see them if they are at a low frequency.
    Expect a couple but there is no percentage of questions guaranteed
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    Obviously in order to do well in the UKCAT you don't have to get all the questions right in each section but how many questions answered correctly over the 3 sections would give you a good mark?
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    (Original post by TheArtOfThePoetic)
    Obviously in order to do well in the UKCAT you don't have to get all the questions right in each section but how many questions answered correctly over the 3 sections would give you a good mark?
    Around 70%
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    seriously VR is killing me... anyone has a solid strategy they stuck to??
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    (Original post by studentsixth)
    I would've thought 690 would be second octile or just under. Definitely not fourth.
    Yeah, fourth is probably harsh. I'm sure someone told me last year's octiles but I can't find it.

    I had 712.5 last year and that was apparently 2nd octile.

    Where are you applying?

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    (Original post by Jamie860)
    Thanks for the advice! I'm not 100% sure, possibly Dundee as it's the medical school I'm most familiar with. Congrats on getting in!
    Dundee is great! I did medic insight at ninewells, was involved in reach Tayside, and volunteered as a simulated patient there, so I know it back to front. I couldn't resist Glasgow city though!

    Thanks! I'm really relieved to have jumped through the last of the hoops. So excited to start in a few weeks.

    Good luck with your application!

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    Has anyone who has completed their UKCAT have a Kaplan Online I could use? PM me
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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    The extra 3 practice tests, right?
    Yes. I found the passages much longer and harder (especially the 8th mock) but they've helped in my VR substantially as I just got my first 800 for it (was previously getting between 670-700). The AR and QR are generally at the same difficulty as 1-6. I would personally get it for the VR.
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    seriously VR is killing me... anyone has a solid strategy they stuck to??
    I find VR easier than AR. My strategy for VR is to scan the text and try to get as much info as possible then answering the questions shouldn't take you much time as you should be able to remember where to find the answer. I think this is a much better strategy than reading a Question then looking for the answer but that's just my opinion
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    (Original post by MoshBosh)
    Around 70%
    Thanks for the reply, what would 70% give as a mark out of 900 approximately?
    LOL i only just realised how much of a dumb question this was, don't answer its simple maths haha god help me!*
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    (Original post by muz360)
    Yeah, fourth is probably harsh. I'm sure someone told me last year's octiles but I can't find it.

    I had 712.5 last year and that was apparently 2nd octile.

    Where are you applying?

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    It was 720 last year so you were really close! I'd LOVE to apply to Kings and Edinburgh but obviously I need to prepare for if my UKCAT doesn't go as well as planned (I've only just started to hit 700 on my averages in the mocks) so I'm not getting my hopes up yet! You?
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    seriously VR is killing me... anyone has a solid strategy they stuck to??
    I think you just need to keep practicing as you'll start to get familiar with statements that are most likely to be right and which ones are most likely to be wrong. After that, I would just guess the statement that seems the best fit and look for it in the passage. If it's not there, then that statement would be wrong which then narrows it down to the other three choices. Then I tend to click the next best and move on because of the tight timing!
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    (Original post by studentsixth)
    Yes. I found the passages much longer and harder (especially the 8th mock) but they've helped in my VR substantially as I just got my first 800 for it (was previously getting between 670-700). The AR and QR are generally at the same difficulty as 1-6. I would personally get it for the VR.
    How did you get 9 practice tests???
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    (Original post by studentsixth)
    It was 720 last year so you were really close! I'd LOVE to apply to Kings and Edinburgh but obviously I need to prepare for if my UKCAT doesn't go as well as planned (I've only just started to hit 700 on my averages in the mocks) so I'm not getting my hopes up yet! You?
    Sounds good! Any inclinations for the other two?

    Hopefully you'll smash it. It seems like most people have been improving upon mock scores in the real thing. I certainly found the official mocks MUCH harder than the actual test. If you're getting 700 on those you should be golden. When's the big day?

    I'm through the process now! Got offers from Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Starting at Glasgow in a couple of weeks! Can't wait.

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    (Original post by koolgurl14)
    I find VR easier than AR. My strategy for VR is to scan the text and try to get as much info as possible then answering the questions shouldn't take you much time as you should be able to remember where to find the answer. I think this is a much better strategy than reading a Question then looking for the answer but that's just my opinion
    thanks for replying, are you able to do this in the time frame well?? i tried this and keep finishing each set in about 2.5-3 minutes- way over time-!!
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    (Original post by studentsixth)
    I think you just need to keep practicing as you'll start to get familiar with statements that are most likely to be right and which ones are most likely to be wrong. After that, I would just guess the statement that seems the best fit and look for it in the passage. If it's not there, then that statement would be wrong which then narrows it down to the other three choices. Then I tend to click the next best and move on because of the tight timing!
    yeh..i mean I'm making a list of things like, if you come across words like "ALWAYS, ALL, Never- the statement is unlikely to be true.. but my timing here sucks!!
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    (Original post by TheArtOfThePoetic)
    Thanks for the reply, what would 70% give as a mark out of 900 approximately?
    LOL i only just realised how much of a dumb question this was, don't answer its simple maths haha god help me!*
    70% is actually around 700 points in the UKCAT. If you google "UKCAT score conversion" and click on images, the first result is a table which should help
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    (Original post by muz360)
    Sounds good! Any inclinations for the other two?

    Hopefully you'll smash it. It seems like most people have been improving upon mock scores in the real thing. I certainly found the official mocks MUCH harder than the actual test. If you're getting 700 on those you should be golden. When's the big day?

    I'm through the process now! Got offers from Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Starting at Glasgow in a couple of weeks! Can't wait.

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    Tuesday, Cutting it close now! That's great! Glasgow is also one of my considerations!
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    (Original post by studentsixth)
    Tuesday, Cutting it close now! That's great! Glasgow is also one of my considerations!
    Glasgow's the place to be!

    Best of luck, hopefully all of the hard work pays off! It's a great feeling having the damn UKCAT behind you. Not long to go till the chains are off

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    (Original post by MoshBosh)
    70% is actually around 700 points in the UKCAT. If you google "UKCAT score conversion" and click on images, the first result is a table which should help
    oh really, wow! thanks i'll do just that *
 
 
 
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