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    (Original post by andrewszk)
    For QR, i would say definitely practice doing percentage changes until theyre like second nature bc there were sooooo many questions that came up that involved them, but obviously practice other skills like reading tables and graphs quickly since those will be essential and you might get different questions. Best resources for this is probably medify and the official mocks, but you have ages so you should be fine!

    And for AR, practice is again important so i recommend medify again. Although, my AR was shocking in the mocks so just dont be discouraged by them. Flagging helped me a lot since when i looked a the second time the pattern became more obvious, so get used to flagging if its taking too long to see the pattern.

    My biggest advice would be practice VR as much as possible, because it was my best section in the mocks but by far the worst in the real thing. Get used to read longer passages (3-4 paras).
    Are the verbal reasoning passages generally a little or a lot longer than the ones on medify Or are they similar? Also how many tru/false sets did yu get? Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by fizzywaterbottle)
    congrats that's amazing! How were you averaging in medify/official tests? And how dis they compare to the actual test in you opinion? I've got mine tomorrow
    Thank you! As for my official mocks, in the first one I flopped both QR and AR (both lower than 600) but did good in VR (760) which is ironic...

    For the second, all of my sections were pretty even but my score averaged out 660.

    I didnt note down what i got in the third one but I think i did worse the second, which basically shows the mocks arent exactly indicative of the real thing.

    I didnt do any of the medify mocks, only the practice q's since someone kindly let me borrow theirs.

    I would say VR was way harder in the real thing since passages were way longer and filled up the screen so dont get used to the shorter ones in the mocks. QR was way easier, i only got about 3 hard ones and a lot of one step percentage changes - but remember that everyone gets different q's so dont get complacent. Also I think my AR in the real thing was a god send compared to mocks since a lot were simple but again dont get complacent.

    Best of luck for tomorrow, and try not to stress too much or you might tire yourself out.
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    (Original post by Kantth1)
    Are the verbal reasoning passages generally a little or a lot longer than the ones on medify Or are they similar? Also how many tru/false sets did yu get? Thanks in advance
    Generally they were a lot longer - I didnt get any 2 paragraph ones, most were 4 paragraphs and seemed to cover the entire screen, although the font seemed larger. You might be luckier than I was but def brush up on reading long paragraphs quickly. I didnt get too mant t/f q's, i think about 5 or 6. A lot of them were ones where you're given 4 statements which was annoying :/
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    (Original post by Kantth1)
    Are the verbal reasoning passages generally a little or a lot longer than the ones on medify Or are they similar? Also how many tru/false sets did yu get? Thanks in advance
    Im a mature student (37) and have just completed my UKCAT.

    600 VR, 720 QR, 630 AR. ave 650

    This is pretty much what i have been getting in all my mocks accept for lower QR and higher VR.

    I have been preparing for this test for 2 months now. I have read the 600,1000 books, Kaplan book, Medic portal one day course, modify and a little of UKCAT ninja.

    Here are my thoughts on the test.

    VR was bloody hard. i had 3 T/F/CT and all the statements were virtually the whole page long. They were harder than any examples or mocks out there.

    QR was alot lot easier than any other test i had already done. They were not hard just time consuming.

    AR. Some very easy some bloody hard. i guessed about 15 as i had no clue.

    Overall, i would say the best preparation resource out there is UKCAT ninja. its not as complex as medify or as well timed or as well polished but i would say it was a very good representation of the actual test. Especially QR. If you are struggling on QR (like me) then i highly recommend it.

    I have been following this thread from page one and i have to say im 90% happy with my score. So much effort and time has gone into preparing for this test (what summer break!!!!!) but it has been worth it.

    Thanks for your help everyone.
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    Hi everyone I just did the mock in the ISC 1000 Q book and got like 770 in AR but the other two i got around 650 also i had to guess the last 1 - 2 parts due to time my test in 10 days and im freaking out also can someone clarify about the 1 step and 2 step percentage questions? what are the 2 step ones like? thanks a lot :')
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    Hey I got an average of 643, band 1. Is it worth me applying to Queen Mary?
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    Also,, My worst section is VR so im trying to find my best technique but all of them im runnign out of time and am never completely confident. Do you guys read the passage then look at the questions and get back or read the question and sjut look for the phrases mentioned. This is for the 2nd type btw the statements one.
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    Hi guys, as everyone is saying the VR section was the hardest in the exam.. was it similar to the VR questions in the ISC 1000's q book? Please reply x Thanks x
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    (Original post by Piranish)
    Hi, sat my UKCAT a couple of weeks ago. Wondering if anyone knows if any official statistics will be released about this year's results and where I can find them.
    Here are my results:
    VR: 700
    QR: 780
    AR: 800
    Total: 2280/2700
    Average: 760
    SJT: Band 1

    I'm quite pleased with it, but does anyone know how they compare?
    what were the vr statments like (how many paras of what amount of sentences) and how many passages (contains four qs) that were t/f/ct? Thanks
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    hello!
    PLEASE HELP - a question to those people who have done their exam - what would you guys say is the most representative source for VR (apart from medify)???

    Thank youuu!
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    (Original post by andrewszk)
    Generally they were a lot longer - I didnt get any 2 paragraph ones, most were 4 paragraphs and seemed to cover the entire screen, although the font seemed larger. You might be luckier than I was but def brush up on reading long paragraphs quickly. I didnt get too mant t/f q's, i think about 5 or 6. A lot of them were ones where you're given 4 statements which was annoying :/
    Paragraphs of how many sentences?
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    (Original post by AspiringSword)
    Hey any idea how the three schools might judge these scores? Where do I have a chance for an interview?
    Well Kings generally require you to score 650+ to have a good shot at interview so I'd say you're in good territory there. Barts aren't UKCAT heavy either so that score should be more than good enough for them, especially if you have good AS grades/A2 predicted grades. As for SGUL, I don't know much about their policies but I've heard that they don't value the UKCAT as much as other unis so you should be fine applying there too.


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    (Original post by osnapitzkimmy)
    To begin with I used the 1000q book to get used to the questions/style, but I don't recommend using it as your only resource. After the book I used the official mocks and ukcat ninja. I found that QR and AR were a lot like the questions on ukcat ninja and it offered really helpful explanations and tips for these sections.

    I started prep mid August, did about an hour a day then kicked it up to 2-3 hours a day from the last week of August.

    QR was a lot of percentage change and find the percentage/ratio of this number etc. Didn't get any conversions weirdly, but got a couple questions on perimeter/speed.

    For all sections, if you're struggling guess, flag and move on. This is vital as you will save time. Get used to using keyboard for the calculator for QR, it also saves vital time. Also don't read all the data first for QR, read the question first then find the relevant data. AR practice a lot and write down rules that you see come up a lot. When finding the rules look at the two simplest boxes in a set and compare them, helps to find or rule out 'same shapes/same number in each box' rules quite fast. VR read the question and scan for relevant points in the text. For the comprehension type questions pick an answer you think is most likely the right one and check if it's right based on the passage. Saves time instead of checking every single answer.

    Hope this helps you, don't panic and good luck!
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by Sniperdon227)
    Paragraphs of how many sentences?
    They will vary but most were about 3-4 I'd say
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    (Original post by tyranitar)
    Hi all, just did my UKCAT today. It went much better than expected! Here are my scores:

    VR - 900
    QR - 900
    AR - 770
    SJ - Band 2. So, overall 2570 with SJ Band 2. I really want to apply to Edinburgh, but I've heard they're really strict with SJ, so I'm scared my Band 2 won't be enough Any thoughts/pointers?
    OMG how the hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! Please advice for VR and QR. Im only getting 600 in them.
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    (Original post by osnapitzkimmy)
    So I just did my ukcat and did better than my mocks (Thank God) I got:
    Verbal Reasoning - 600 >.<
    Quantitative Reasoning - 890
    Abstract Reasoning - 750
    SJT - Band 2
    Average - 747

    Is my average enough for ukcat heavy Uni's? Specifically Newcastle/Southampton?

    Happy to answer revision questions for anyone still to take the exam, good luck to you!
    Please help me with QR I never finish all the questions and im doing so bad with it
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    (Original post by Sniperdon227)
    what were the vr statments like (how many paras of what amount of sentences) and how many passages (contains four qs) that were t/f/ct? Thanks
    The VR ones in my test were quite long I think, longer than the ones on the official practice tests. Mostly over 3 paragraphs. Your test might have different questions though. I didn't finish all of the VR which is why my VR score is lower so definitely focus on speed when practising.
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    (Original post by andrewszk)
    Just did mine and got:

    VR 580
    QR 830
    AR 820
    SJ Band 1
    Average 743

    Im supeeeer happy with my score, but I just wanted to know if unis look at only the total or will me flopping in VR be an issue at any uni's?

    Thanks
    Great score, Any QR advice?
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    (Original post by GenericEm)
    Hi guys, I sat my UKCAT today and thought I would post my results:

    VR: 560
    QR: 850
    AR: 600
    SJT: Band 1
    Total: 2010
    Average of 670

    Overall happy with it, considering when practising I was getting 600 in QR! Just wondering if anyone can give me feedback on where I will be in average terms of UKCAT this year
    Great score, Any QR advice?
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    (Original post by zoemccarthy34)
    Great score, Any QR advice?
    Honestly, I found the questions much simpler in the test than in the 1000Q book and also the UKCAT mocks on their website. As the book says, focus on percentage change and ratios as these are the most common questions. Make sure you can look at charts with lots of info and be able to pick out the important information in around 40 seconds for each question. I was getting 600 constantly in mocks, and ended up getting 250 more in the real thing. Just make sure to practise and stay calm and collected, and you'll do great
 
 
 
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