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    I am so disappointed. 640 Avg and Band 2, my exam was so hard!
    I have 7A* and 3A (A's in eng lang, maths and ICT.)
    AAAB at AS A's in bio chem and maths.
    I have WE and volunteering at GPs, hospices, nurse, with disabled adults/children, in research too.
    Any ideas or have I blown it? Would rather avoid BMAT but was thinking along the lines of Sheffield, Kings, Birmingham (GCSEs may be too low?), Bristol, Liverpool, HYMS, UEA. I am considering Aberdeen too, but worried my UKCAT is too low. Also was considering St George's but the cut off was 650 last year. Keele may be a good option but I think my volunteering is insufficient.

    HELP ME PLEASE, I am devastated. How can all this hard work come to an end with one exam
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    I'm practising type 2 VR in the isc 1000Q books and I'm allocating 30 seconds per question but I never finish on time and I only get half of the questions correct. I love type 1 questions but hate the type 2 ones. Desperate for tips!!!!!!
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    Would the UKCAT ninja tool prepare you well for the exam? It seems easier than what I've been using so far (medify and 1000Q book) so not sure whether to move onto the mocks or practise some more with UKCAT ninja. Thanks
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    Are the passages for VR on medify as long as the passages in the real thing? The medify ones can be really long.


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    I got an average score of 570, and SJ Band 3. I was considering Barts, Southampton and Manchester at first, but now considering Nottingham, Liverpool and maybe Leeds or Leicter. Do these unis look at the UKCAT much?

    And im also sitting the BMAT and hoping to apply to Imperial and UCL.
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    (Original post by kayasparkles;[url="tel:67485948")
    67485948[/url]]Would the UKCAT ninja tool prepare you well for the exam? It seems easier than what I've been using so far (medify and 1000Q book) so not sure whether to move onto the mocks or practise some more with UKCAT ninja. Thanks
    For VR, it wont. The passages are a lot longer in the real exam. For VR, i think the Mock tests would be ideal
    For QR, definaty UKCAT ninja!
    AR, use the mocks
    SJ, based on the test i had, i think the kaplan score higher on the ukcat book was a better representation.
    I didnt use medify so im not sure how it is.

    Hope it helps
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    (Original post by Jesslouise1996)
    Please can someone give me some advice?!

    I have had a job in a gp practice for 1 year as a HCA where my independent clinics consist of blood tests, stitch removal ECGs spirometries, dressings, b12 injections, flu jabs and health and lifestyle advice.

    GCSE: 5A* 5A
    A levels AAAaa

    UKCAT 627 average SJ band1

    I really don't know where to apply, I know my UKCAT score isn't strong but I do have a lot of work experience I plan on sitting the BMAT too
    Liverpool would love you :-) *
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    (Original post by tyranitar)
    Okay, so, for VR, I quickly read through the passages so that I have a good idea of what all is discussed in them. Then I always try to choose the "more correct" answer for the Reading Comprehension questions. This means I will choose the option which has direct support from the passage. There will be one or two questions which seem to have some weak support from the passage, and it's easy to pick those instead. But they are wrong. For the T/F/CT questions, I only choose True or False if the statement has direct support or directly contradicts the passage. Everything else is Can't Tell.

    For QR, it's important to be good with written arithmetic. Try not to rely on the calculator all the time. Be able to go really fast, but do it accurately. This will only come with practice.

    But most importantly, keep a calm and composed mind. Even if you know all the tricks, it will be for nought if your mind doesn't stay in control and you start panicking.

    Hope all that helps, and all the best!
    Hey dude Ive been posting a bit in the thread about VR but no ones replied so since you did pretty good im replying to your message In the VR section for type 2 do you read the whoel passage then answer the questions and if thats what you do dont you have to come back to the passage several times? aaaand what do you think about jsut lookign at the question first looking for the keyword in the passage and then doing it.. Its seriously the main section im struggling with.
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    Does the UKCAT ninja actually represent the QR? It seems too easy but what about the AR as well? What does medify prepare you for? Please reply. Thanks x
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    so during my ukcat revision period of a month and a half i have read every single post in this thread and its been so helpful,
    MY UKCAT IS TOMORROW
    i hope i do well need about 700 average i hope so finger crossed
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    (Original post by pvk19.)
    Does the UKCAT ninja actually represent the QR? It seems too easy but what about the AR as well? What does medify prepare you for? Please reply. Thanks x
    For QR ukcat ninja is by far the very best.

    To give you a good idea on the actual QR, ALL my questions were not hard. Very simple maths. But each questions would take on average about 45 seconds to complete. (roughly, some more some less).

    The idea is to do the quick ones and sometimes i had to guess the longer ones. they were IN NO WAY HARD, just long.

    To give you an idea, im 37 and by no means a maths genius. Far far from it in fact.

    in modify mocks i got 550, 700, 670.
    In UKCAT official mocks i got 530, 650, 600.

    For real i got 720.

    I found most of the QR questions in prep a little tricky.
    However in the real test i was massively surprised. A very big sigh of relief. Good preparation is the key. Over preparing with modify and such is quite handy.

    However, after using most resources, i would now swear by UKCAT ninja.
    For QR, its by far the best. simple, swift, but longer QR questions.

    Do not worry about QR. i would say personally, 5 i could not understand fully (weird graph), 5 would of taken ages, the rest were no problem. Just long.

    I hope that helps.

    But defo ukcat ninja. Its the closest to the real thing.
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    (Original post by mearisss)
    scoring 65% is very good in any section its very hard to give an estimate b/c they have a very weird scoring system, but I would estimate it would give you probably around 750-800 points.
    It's around 690
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    I'm an undergraduate applicant and was wondering if anyone knows where my stats might be okay?
    GCSE: 4A*, 7A
    AS results: AABC (maths, biology, chemistry, music respictively)
    A level pred: A*AA for maths, bio and chem (and A* WBQ)
    UKCAT: 1990 (663.3 AV) VR:590 QR:740 AR:660 SJT: Band 2

    I have done a weeks work experience in a GPs surgery, volunteered for a few months at a care home and have a Saturday job in a pharmacy as a HCA.I've also done a trek to Everest base camp for charity (don't know if that will help at all?)I'm thinking of applying Liverpool, St. Georges, Plymouth and I don't know where else, any advice?
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    (Original post by Jesslouise1996)
    Please can someone give me some advice?!

    I have had a job in a gp practice for 1 year as a HCA where my independent clinics consist of blood tests, stitch removal ECGs spirometries, dressings, b12 injections, flu jabs and health and lifestyle advice.

    GCSE: 5A* 5A
    A levels AAAaa

    UKCAT 627 average SJ band1

    I really don't know where to apply, I know my UKCAT score isn't strong but I do have a lot of work experience I plan on sitting the BMAT too
    Bristol love someone with really good experience and they don't have a UKCAT cutoff either, they mainly look at your personal statement pre interview
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    (Original post by Fleuves)
    Liverpool would love you :-) *
    Thank you for your advice, I've looked into Liverpool but I was worried about how they use their UKCAT?
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    (Original post by El3398)
    Bristol love someone with really good experience and they don't have a UKCAT cutoff either, they mainly look at your personal statement pre interview

    Thank you! I've heard they use 10% UKCAT
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    Top tips for VR from anyone who's done the test??? I would really appreciate it.

    Annoying thing is, I completely understand the questions and manage to get the answers right BUT under timed conditions I'm a complete nightmare Any help would be much appreciated Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by GenericEm)
    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
    Thank you. Did you use medify and if so what did you get in their mocks?
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    between medify and ukcat ninja, whats better for AR?
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    (Original post by osnapitzkimmy)
    Practice your mental maths and using the keyboard for the calculator, saves valuable time. Revise percentage changes using gcse bitesize until you know it like the back of your hand as they tend to come up a lot in QR. If you do these things, just practice lots and lots and you'll get faster with time. If you're really stuggling on a question just guess, flag and move on. Sometimes you can take an educated guess based on information eg. "Find the average for this set of data" you can sometimes do without a calculator because if there are answers given that are above/below the highest/lowest number in the set then you know it won't be those answers. Use ukcat ninja's QR question bank, there's a lot of questions to practice with and they seem to be the same sort of difficulty as the actual exam.

    Good luck, hope everything goes well!
    Thank you xxxx
 
 
 
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