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    anyone else getting really bored of the UKCAT now? First started looking at it mid july and am so done at this point just want to get it over with haha
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    (Original post by AMG2013)
    I'm planning on applying to Glasgow this year, a UKCAT heavy uni, but my score was really quite poor.

    I wondered if everyone who is planning on applying to Glasgow can post their scores here so we can all get an idea of where we are at. Can do this in a seperately comment for other unis too. I know it won't be totally representative but can maybe help some of us who are a little worried (or maybe it will make it worse, let's see 😕)
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    When my friend showed me his marks they didn't show any decision analysis mark. Is it not in the exam?

    Also, for those that did the exam already how early did you guys revise?
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    (Original post by champ_mc99)
    When my friend showed me his marks they didn't show any decision analysis mark. Is it not in the exam?

    Also, for those that did the exam already how early did you guys revise?
    It doesn't count to your score. I did about 3 weeks
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    (Original post by kiwifruit99)
    Which mock did you get it in?
    No thats my official score took the test today. But i took it as a practice fir next year will be getting a months worth of modify next year though. I won't be able to apply anywhere with that score.
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    (Original post by HarrisonGCSE)
    For verbal reasoning, there are the type 2 questions (4 options). Does anyone know what % of these will be the longer ones (i.e. What does the author think, which one of these statements is most likely to be true/false)? Because some, if they are about a specific topic, i find are scannable i.e. We cannot travel to mercury because... However, for the ones listed above i find you have to essentially find 4 pieces of information within 30 seconds, which is almost impossible unless you get very lucky.
    Hey there,

    I have not taken the test but I do face the exact same problem as you. Firstly, there won't be many T/F/CT questions in the exam. We will be lucky if we get more than 3/4 stems in the real thing.

    Majority of the VR questions that we will face are comprehension questions. But only a fraction of the comprehension questions don't have a keyword in the main question such as 'which of the following statements are true?'. I have counted these types of questions in the official mocks and these style of questions only represent approx. 8 of the 44 questions. So I am planning to triage these questions to be more efficient because it is just wasting time looking at each statement for a particular keyword(they are also overrepresented in the Medify mocks:?)

    Does anyone think this is a sensible idea? to triage these?

    Good Luck to us all
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    Taking it as a practice? Are you applying next year?

    If you're not, you can't take it twice in one application cycle...
    Im applying for 2018, I'm a mature student so hopefully will be doing an access course from next September in manchester or Liverpool but wanted to take the UKCAT this year just to familiarise my self. However may take the BMAT too this november.

    I went back to college last year and just got 4 GCSEs this year so I am doing Maths and couple of others this year so QR was weak in the exam. Im wanting to do dentistry so may need 7 gcses in total
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    (Original post by Maw1979)
    How did everyone find UKCAT mock A. Especially in comparison to the actual exam.
    I got 630 in VR, 700 in AR but only 530 in QR.

    I know the reason for my poor score in QR. I didn't flag, guess and move on in difficult questions and i had major problems understanding two of the tables. I wasted ALOT of time trying to study the tables and not just guessing and moving on. Because of this i found myself totally guessing the last 10 questions. My exam is not he 8th so it can only get getter and i can learn from mistakes.

    How is the actual QR in the exam in comparison to the UKCAT mock tests and practice questions on their website.

    Thanks.
    I think people have been saying the QR in their exam was much easier than the mocks
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    (Original post by AMG2013)
    I'm planning on applying to Glasgow this year, a UKCAT heavy uni, but my score was really quite poor.

    I wondered if everyone who is planning on applying to Glasgow can post their scores here so we can all get an idea of where we are at. Can do this in a seperately comment for other unis too. I know it won't be totally representative but can maybe help some of us who are a little worried (or maybe it will make it worse, let's see 😕)
    660 band 1. What about you?
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    I'm using medify for UKCAT revision and QR is so bad for me. My scores are pretty bad for QR and its bringing my overall score down
    Any tips?
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    (Original post by saran23)
    Hey there,

    I have not taken the test but I do face the exact same problem as you. Firstly, there won't be many T/F/CT questions in the exam. We will be lucky if we get more than 3/4 stems in the real thing.

    Majority of the VR questions that we will face are comprehension questions. But only a fraction of the comprehension questions don't have a keyword in the main question such as 'which of the following statements are true?'. I have counted these types of questions in the official mocks and these style of questions only represent approx. 8 of the 44 questions. So I am planning to triage these questions to be more efficient because it is just wasting time looking at each statement for a particular keyword(they are also overrepresented in the Medify mocks:?)

    Does anyone think this is a sensible idea? to triage these?

    Good Luck to us all
    Yeah, seems like a good idea. I might try this: If i see a harder type 2 question, i will try to complete the easier type 2 questions on that passage. Then, i will take a look again. If nothing clicks i will just guess and skip - be it an educated guess. I kinda hope that i might stumble across the answer when doing the others, but if not its not a problem.

    Its a shame the ukcat essentially comes down to luck sometimes
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    Hi, my UKCAT is tomorrow I did the medify mocks and I got:

    770 VR
    750 QR
    750 AR
    SJ band 1
    Do you think this is representative of the real thing?
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    (Original post by hopefulmedic04)
    660 band 1. What about you?
    623 band 1

    Thinking il just apply next year and redo the UKCAT because it's well below par.
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    (Original post by pooji11)
    I'm using medify for UKCAT revision and QR is so bad for me. My scores are pretty bad for QR and its bringing my overall score down
    Any tips?
    QR was by far my best subtest. Got 890/900 for it n the real exam this year. Honestly with QR, often use estimates, or you will never get close to finishing (at least that's how it was for me). Also, learn a few 'tricks' in mathematics that help reduce time. For example, if everything has a 10% discount instead of calculating 90% value for all items and then adding it up, add it up first and then find 90% of that. There is often a shorter method to the question, but it might not be obvious, especially if the question seems absurdly long.
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    (Original post by AMG2013)
    623 band 1

    Thinking il just apply next year and redo the UKCAT because it's well below par.
    Honestly, you might as well just apply this year. Just be careful to apply where you can be accepted.
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    Hey guys! Did mine yesterday! Got 690 as average but Band 3 in SJT 🙁🙁
    VR 540
    QR 847
    AR 690
    SJT Band 3 🙁
    Please can anyone help me in guiding the Uni options (esp with my band 3). Don't want to do BMAT as I can't go through the stress again!
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    Hi guys. Just wanted to ask how representative the kaplan mocks in respect to the real thing. Some of the questions, especially on the later mocks are quite hard. How did these compare to the real thing?
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    (Original post by RKM21)
    Hi guys. Just wanted to ask how representative the kaplan mocks in respect to the real thing. Some of the questions, especially on the later mocks are quite hard. How did these compare to the real thing?
    I've not done them yet but my friends said it was representative for QR and AR they said VR was a little harder in the real exam and SJ was a little easier (as in they were a bit more sure of their responses).. but it varies between people!

    I'll let you know next week. Did you get the extra three mocks?
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    (Original post by manlike99)
    It doesn't count to your score. I did about 3 weeks
    So the section still comes up in the exam? I don't see why it would if there's no score for it.

    Cool. How did you do?
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    (Original post by champ_mc99)
    So the section still comes up in the exam? I don't see why it would if there's no score for it.

    Cool. How did you do?
    It is being piloted, so they're seeing how people do on it so they will be able to score it next year, but also to decide whether it is too easy/difficult I think.
 
 
 
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