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    (Original post by mithi98)
    Just did the UKCAT:VR: 530 (it was hard)QR: 850AR: 600 (disappointing)SJ: Band 2AVG: 660AS: AAAAAA2 predictions most likely to be A*A*AAGCSEs: 6A* 4AGood PSWhere should I apply? I wanted to apply to London unis like Queen Mary/St Georges/King's
    You're actually my twin😂 I've just seen this and we have almost identical statsKCATaverage:703VR:530(wtf I know)QR:850😜AR:730Sjt: band 2GCSE: 7A* 4AsAS: 4AsA2 Predictions: A* A* A (in the process of getting the A changed to an A*)+I also want to apply to Kings as my top choice hahah
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    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Hmm, last year's UKCAT cut off for Plymouth was 650. And this year, the UKCAT average appears to have increased slightly, with the publication of the UKCAT interim average scores for 2017 entry. So at the end of the UKCAT season, Plymouth may have a fairly high cut off score.

    We have a great blog on where to apply if you have a low UKCAT score - just check out that hyperlink!

    We've got our fingers crossed for your application. If you have some good academic scores under your belt and a great personal statement, you have a good chance!

    Hope this helps,
    The Medic Portal
    Any predictions for the cut off score for ukcat heavy unis? Hoping to apply to Newcastle, Nottingham and Southampton with 747 average and Band 2
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    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Hmm, last year's UKCAT cut off for Plymouth was 650. And this year, the UKCAT average appears to have increased slightly, with the publication of the UKCAT interim average scores for 2017 entry. So at the end of the UKCAT season, Plymouth may have a fairly high cut off score.

    We have a great blog on where to apply if you have a low UKCAT score - just check out that hyperlink!

    We've got our fingers crossed for your application. If you have some good academic scores under your belt and a great personal statement, you have a good chance!

    Hope this helps,
    The Medic Portal
    By how much do you reckon cut offs will rise because i got 660 so im quite close to last years cut off for plymouth so i dont know whether i ll meet it 😑
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    (Original post by osnapitzkimmy)
    Any predictions for the cut off score for ukcat heavy unis? Hoping to apply to Newcastle, Nottingham and Southampton with 747 average and Band 2
    Hey there,

    Well last year's Newcastle cut off was 695, Southampton's was 705 and Nottingham used the UKCAT to score applicants as follows:

    "For 2017/18 UCAS Admissions cycle there will be four components to the UKCAT test which will be scored.
    The three cognitive components (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning) are each scored as follows:
    801 – 900 = 9 points
    701 – 800 = 8 points
    601 – 700 = 7 points
    501 – 600 = 6 points
    401 – 500 = 5 points
    301 – 400 = 4 points
    The weighting for each of the three cognitive components is equal.
    The fourth component, SJT, is scored as follows:
    Band 1 = 3 points
    Band 2 = 2 points
    Band 3 = 1 point
    Band 4 = 0 point
    Please note: Applicants who achieve a Band 4 are not considered further.
    To help you work out your score for the UKCAT test, please follow this example:
    An applicant who has achieved the following scores will be awarded the following number of points:
    Verbal Reasoning score of 680 = 7 points
    Quantitative Reasoning score of 500 = 5 points
    Abstract Reasoning score of 710 = 8 points
    SJT Band 2 = 2 points
    Total points awarded for UKCAT = 22 out of a maximum of 30.
    The UKCAT results are added to the academic scores where applicable and the top 50% of applicants will go forward to the next stage which involves reading and scoring personal statements and references.Applicants in the lower 50% at this stage are not considered further."

    So with that in mind, your great UKCAT score probably puts you in a fine position!

    Good luck with it all!

    The Medic Portal
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    Hi folks

    Sat mine this afternoon:
    VR 650
    QR 710
    AR 550
    Band 1 SJT
    Av: 636 merh, nothing spectacular, not awful. Doesn't really affect my choice of unis, always a bit disappointing to come back with what feels like a low average though when I was aiming for 700+.*
    *
    I practiced the AR for 2hrs every day for about a fortnight ... thought I would be ok, but a lot of my sets involved counting and honestly, I got flustered and forgot where I was up to etc. and just ran out of time so had to guess a lot.*

    As others have said VR does contain lengthy paragraphs, had to guess some of them too. With it being the first section it's pretty disheartening and I carried that mood with me for the rest of the test. Don't do this! Flip it the bird and give each section your best shot, fully focused on each section for what it is.

    QR was easier than the mocks,

    SJT was tricky.

    All the best for future sitters.
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    (Original post by ford2910)
    By how much do you reckon cut offs will rise because i got 660 so im quite close to last years cut off for plymouth so i dont know whether i ll meet it 😑
    Unfortunately there is no way of knowing because candidates are still to sit the test... Sorry we can't be of more help! Have you tried phoning the admissions office to ask them their opinion?

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    (Original post by CSD99)
    Ok so I didn't do any medify but from all the online resources I used(ukcat own practice tests, medic portal, Kaplan) I can confidently tell you that
    1. DO NOT underestimate VR, it's much harder in the real thing and my lowest score to date(530)
    2. Quantitative is much easier so really don't stress about it, I was worried about this section but ended up with 850
    3. Abstract is more or less the same, slightly easier than practice and as long as you go in with a calm mind frame you will be fine
    Thanks!! May I ask what did you get in the exam? Also, how much did the real score actually compare to any practice mock scores that you did?
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    (Original post by ford2910)
    Id say that mock 1 on medify is the best representation. I got 670 on mock 1 band 1 and then in the real thing i got 660 band 1.
    Thanks!!
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    (Original post by pvk19.)
    Thanks!! May I ask what did you get in the exam? Also, how much did the real score actually compare to any practice mock scores that you did?
    I got 2110 so an average of 703.3,
    VR 530 QR 850 AR 730 SJT band 2
    Overall I was fairly happy but I'm pretty pissed off about verbal(I could have had a brilliant score had it not dragged me down so much!)
    And in terms of comparison, VR was good in practice and far worse in the real thing(I was expecting about 700 for that section) but in practice AR/QR never went too well but in the real thing it was fine!
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    Who was it that said websites make their mocks harder than the actual exam on purpose so when you score better in the exam you can say that their website helped you??


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    My stats...
    Gcse: 7A* 2A 1B 1C
    AS Level: AAAA
    A level prediction: A*A*A*
    Ukcat: 663 band 2

    Which uni's will be best for me???
    Thanks in advance 😎👍🏿
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    (Original post by ASTK98)
    Who was it that said websites make their mocks harder than the actual exam on purpose so when you score better in the exam you can say that their website helped you??


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    Did it not go well then? What did you get?
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    (Original post by may_1)
    guys just warning you i saw this thread; I revised and worked hard for my UKCAT and did crap.

    I did like really really bad and I thought everything was over and getting into med school was impossible

    and then I got 3/4 offers.

    solid advice- DO BMAT AS WELL. ukcat can be so so so hit and miss; i panicked on the day and did so much worse than i had been doing in practice; in contrast my friend who had done no revision at all did really well in ukcat, but had a poor personal statement and got all rejections despite applying carefully.

    don't give up hope if your finding it dreadful, if anyone needs any support feel free to message me- I'm going to med school this september and have been on a gap year this last year (although it was my 1st time applying to uni during my gap year)

    xx
    May I ask where you applied? How did you prepare for the BMAT?


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    (Original post by Niraxas)
    Guys I did my mock and for SJT I got 41 correct, 13 partially correct and 15 wrong. What band would this come under?
    Band 2. To get band 1 you should get 50.5 + (0.5 marks for partially wrong questions) (Partially wrong + correct = overall score)
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    (Original post by ford2910)
    Did it not go well then? What did you get?
    Lol my test in next week. I'm just wondering, wanted to read the post again


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    I already find VR hard as it is and people are saying it's so much harder than mocks. I'm gonna get like 450 when I do it on Monday...smh.
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    Everyone needs to stop worrying about interim results. Those results represent 10431 of around 22000 registered (according to UKCAT twitter). So if over half of the people sitting the UKCAT are doing the UKCAT from 11th Sept onwards, I would say the averages will fall by probably 20ish. Generally, those who do better take it earlier. If over half were still left to take it, along with A2 and other stresses, I do not think those results are representative at all. That's my opinion anyway.
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    (Original post by may_1)
    guys just warning you i saw this thread; I revised and worked hard for my UKCAT and did crap.

    I did like really really bad and I thought everything was over and getting into med school was impossible

    and then I got 3/4 offers.

    solid advice- DO BMAT AS WELL. ukcat can be so so so hit and miss; i panicked on the day and did so much worse than i had been doing in practice; in contrast my friend who had done no revision at all did really well in ukcat, but had a poor personal statement and got all rejections despite applying carefully.

    don't give up hope if your finding it dreadful, if anyone needs any support feel free to message me- I'm going to med school this september and have been on a gap year this last year (although it was my 1st time applying to uni during my gap year)

    xx
    Heya,
    I only got 637 average for my UKCAT and I am so worried. I am planning on sitting the BMAT as well this year. Where did you apply? I am really stuck as to where I should apply due to my UKCAT score Thanks xx
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    Hi everyone,

    This question may have been answered before, but does ukcat ninja completely represent the QR section of the exam as it seems too easy, also what else does it represent in the exam? Please reply!

    Thanks xx
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    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Hey there,

    Well last year's Newcastle cut off was 695, Southampton's was 705 and Nottingham used the UKCAT to score applicants as follows:

    "For 2017/18 UCAS Admissions cycle there will be four components to the UKCAT test which will be scored.
    The three cognitive components (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning) are each scored as follows:
    801 – 900 = 9 points
    701 – 800 = 8 points
    601 – 700 = 7 points
    501 – 600 = 6 points
    401 – 500 = 5 points
    301 – 400 = 4 points
    The weighting for each of the three cognitive components is equal.
    The fourth component, SJT, is scored as follows:
    Band 1 = 3 points
    Band 2 = 2 points
    Band 3 = 1 point
    Band 4 = 0 point
    Please note: Applicants who achieve a Band 4 are not considered further.
    To help you work out your score for the UKCAT test, please follow this example:
    An applicant who has achieved the following scores will be awarded the following number of points:
    Verbal Reasoning score of 680 = 7 points
    Quantitative Reasoning score of 500 = 5 points
    Abstract Reasoning score of 710 = 8 points
    SJT Band 2 = 2 points
    Total points awarded for UKCAT = 22 out of a maximum of 30.
    The UKCAT results are added to the academic scores where applicable and the top 50% of applicants will go forward to the next stage which involves reading and scoring personal statements and references.Applicants in the lower 50% at this stage are not considered further."

    So with that in mind, your great UKCAT score probably puts you in a fine position!

    Good luck with it all!

    The Medic Portal
    Hi, I got 733, Band 2 in the UKCAT and am hoping to apply to Newcastle. Which other uni would be worth a look at?
    Thanks
 
 
 
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