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    did ukcat today got band 1

    VR:670 QR:890
    AR:860

    guessed a few on QR had a bad start but I soon gained momentum. AR fairly easy. VR I wasn't in the zone and made a lot of errors sadly.
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    (Original post by Jammie123)
    Sorry for the late reply! I would definitely recommend it personally, it was really beneficial and I feel was the best representation of the actual UKCAT exam this year. I would start doing mocks by spacing them out throughout your last nine days.
    But the question appear easier than the medify ones. Would that be challenging enough? because i dont want any nasty surprises. Also are the medify questions harder than actual or representative?
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    (Original post by Xenon17)
    did ukcat today got band 1

    VR:670 QR:890
    AR:860

    guessed a few on QR had a bad start but I soon gained momentum. AR fairly easy. VR I wasn't in the zone and made a lot of errors sadly.
    that is amazing well done!!! what resources did you use and how much revision did you do?
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    (Original post by KB_97)
    What's the ssspn approach the ukcat ninja is talking about in the abstract section?
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    (Original post by Zarabegum12)
    I personally think the UKCAT Mock Test A was rge closest to the actual exam.
    Only for the AR section though, right ? :0
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    (Original post by Zarabegum12)
    Where can we find the average scores and cut offs?
    average scores would be on the ukcat website im guessing and cut offs will be published by the uni's if they choose to, just keep checking on medicine threads on here and I'm sure nearer the time people on here will post them. idk that much as this is my first year applying so you are better asking someone more experienced on this - sorry i couldn't help much
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    People who used UKCAT Ninja - Would you say that the AR is representative of the actual exam? Thank youuu
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    (Original post by Jammie123)
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    did this work well for you jammie ?
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    Got my ukcat soon freaking the hell out. I got 600-650 on couple of medify mocks and i am scared they will be harder in actual thing.
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    did this work well for you jammie ?
    It was good initially for practice, but once you're familiar with patterns recognising them is easier and does not require a mnemonic.
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    (Original post by michaela__)
    that is amazing well done!!! what resources did you use and how much revision did you do?
    2 hours a day for a month most useful resource was medify. Day before didn't do nothing and just in general try and use the 'skills' that the UKCAT assesses everyday. Those skills are for you to figure out
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    (Original post by Jammie123)
    Thank you!

    QR is more about speed and accuracy. If the question is very long and includes a lot of words I just GFS it and carried on.

    Medify is a good rough guide for how the teat is! I honestly 100% recommend UKCAT Ninja that was best representative for the test along with the official UKCAT questions.

    Start practicing getting faster using the keyboard for the calculator and simple mental maths. Round up and down as well to make it easier for you. Also check the range of answer options. If there are very close together need to use calculator!

    I recommend getting your hands on as many questions and just practicing. UKCAT is nothing like GCSE and a level however the more you practice the better the outcome! You might not see the improvement immediately or in mocks but it'll pay off I believe.

    Good luck!

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    Thank you so much xxxxx
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    OMG someone please help me. My exam is tomorrow
    I cant remember what i got in official mock tests but I think high 500s/low600s
    Medify mock 1:VR-770QR-650AR-650
    SJT_Band 1

    Medify Mock 2VR-600QR-630AR-700
    SJT-Band 2

    Medify Mock 3VR-570 QR-600
    AR-730
    SJT-Band 2

    I AM FREAKING OUT!!!! I really wanted a score of 700 avg and it doesnt look like I'm gonna get. My QR is particularlybad and my VR is all over the place. Sometimes I'm super happy and other times I flop. Please help me
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    (Original post by marsbar3007)
    yess! Medify is really good and you can get a lot done in two weeks.
    Thanks! I'm doing the 10 question timed practices for VR but I'm doing awful cant seem to do the type 2 questions well under timed conditions do you have any tips?
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    (Original post by aamin96)
    Thanks! I'm doing the 10 question timed practices for VR but I'm doing awful cant seem to do the type 2 questions well under timed conditions do you have any tips?
    Yeah type 2 questions are a real pain. Sometimes the question will give you four options about one topic - you can scan for that topic in the passage and read to figure out which answer will be best suited.
    In questions where it says which one of the following is true/false, sometimes two or three options will have a keyword in common, so I'd say quickly look at the other options and then scan for the most common keyword to eliminate as many options as possible. Other times you won't have any of these options and will have to look at each option individually - I'd say have a go at these kinds of questions but don't spend too long - you can always flag and come back if you have time. Quite often you may run out of time and not be able to do 3-4 questions - questions which could have been easy marks, which is always sad haha.
    As you can see, keywords are our best friends haha :-P
    Also, this kind of applies to all the sections - try to focus on either accuracy or speed at one point (depending on how long you have left).

    hope that helps!
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    Hey everyone, I've got my test in a couple of days and I'm REALLY struggling with keeping in time for quantative reasoning, does anyone have any tips?

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    (Original post by Holly Anne)
    Hey everyone, I've got my test in a couple of days and I'm REALLY struggling with keeping in time for quantative reasoning, does anyone have any tips?

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    Minimise using the calculator as many questions can be answered without it by simply eyeballing.
    When you do need to use the calculator, use the keyboard not the mouse by using number lock
    During decision making section, write down the key formulas on the whiteboard ready such as speed=distance/time
    Always read the question first as most of the data is a waste of time to read, a lot of questions are basic 1 step problems
    basically just practice soon much like do 100 questions in 1 day just on QR aiming to get each question done under 40 secs
    Btw luckily this year you get 24 mins for QR, last year was only 22 mins!
    Oh and if you are still not good with timing you may decide to skip a stem that is very time consuming, guess it flag and move on.
    There are also a lot of misleading resources for QR! such as 1000 question book and some questions on medify, the best for QR is kaplan!
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    (Original post by Mathsmad123)
    Minimise using the calculator as many questions can be answered without it by simply eyeballing.
    When you do need to use the calculator, use the keyboard not the mouse by using number lock
    During decision making section, write down the key formulas on the whiteboard ready such as speed=distance/time
    Always read the question first as most of the data is a waste of time to read, a lot of questions are basic 1 step problems
    basically just practice soon much like do 100 questions in 1 day just on QR aiming to get each question done under 40 secs
    Btw luckily this year you get 24 mins for QR, last year was only 22 mins!
    Oh and if you are still not good with timing you may decide to skip a stem that is very time consuming, guess it flag and move on.
    There are also a lot of misleading resources for QR! such as 1000 question book and some questions on medify, the best for QR is kaplan!
    Thanks! That's really helpful

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    Hi everyone!
    I have the exam this saturday but im still getting in the 500-600's in the mocks im doing, so any tips would be helpful? Also is the UKCAT ninja only representative of the QR section or the rest of the exam? Please reply!

    Thanks xx
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    690 Average VR- 550 (I know....)QR- 790AR- 720SJT- Band 1What are my options? I feel that the 550 may cost me a lot.......Initially I was thinking KCL, Barts. But not sure anymore..... I`ve got good GCSE`s and strong A level predictions as well as a fair bit of extracurricular. Suggestions are appreciated, also any questions regarding how useful medify mocks are etc, PM me.
 
 
 
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