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    (Original post by vka94)
    What is a competitive score this year for the UKCAT?
    You will only find out in October after everyone has received their results. But in a way it doesn't matter what that may be. Your objective remains to score as high as you can
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    (Original post by UKCATrocks)
    Don't be. All the mocks tend to be harder than the exam, so I am sure you will be fine. And 660 is actually a pretty good score, for VR it is well above average.
    thanks yeah i think 2 weeks of solid rev when i get back from holiday shoudl be fine lets say i did end up with 660 with high gcses, would there be any point applying??
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    (Original post by clairebear101)
    thanks yeah i think 2 weeks of solid rev when i get back from holiday shoudl be fine lets say i did end up with 660 with high gcses, would there be any point applying??
    Why would there be no point? The average is something like 625. So 660 would put you in a good position for a lot of school.
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    (Original post by jenni:))
    Does anyone know how long you get for the abstract and quantitative sections of the ukcat please? Also any tips please? As I can't do the quantitative to save my life and my test is I like 2 weeks (eek!)
    And what percentage score do you need on sit judge for the different sections? Thanks!
    Have you got the 1000Q book? That has a situational Judgement marking guide at the back which is quite helpful. According to that, I got 40 right, 11 wrong and 17 partially correct which scraped a band 1 if that helps (although this was a band 2 on Medify),
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    (Original post by tammy1999)
    It could lead to loss of confidence. I am not going for ISC books in that case. What shall I do ?
    Most UKCAT aiding tools, books and programmes try to make their practice questions more complex than the actual exam in the off chance that all your randomly generated questions are difficult. For example, Medic Portal tend to make their VR questions quite challenging, however Medify tend to make the AR quite tricky. If you really want to go for one that is very similar to the difficulty of the real exam, I'd go for Medify but even they throw in hard questions from time to time. I'd suggest to use the 1000Q book anyways because it has useful tips and prepares you quite well for difficult questions that could come up.
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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    same here im like yyyyyy
    Join the club
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    (Original post by studentsixth)
    Most UKCAT aiding tools, books and programmes try to make their practice questions more complex than the actual exam in the off chance that all your randomly generated questions are difficult. For example, Medic Portal tend to make their VR questions quite challenging, however Medify tend to make the AR quite tricky. If you really want to go for one that is very similar to the difficulty of the real exam, I'd go for Medify but even they throw in hard questions from time to time. I'd suggest to use the 1000Q book anyways because it has useful tips and prepares you quite well for difficult questions that could come up.
    I agree. And would add that it's important to take your time to start with before practising under time pressure.
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    [QUOTE=tammy1999;66383674]
    (Original post by studentsixth)
    Most UKCAT aiding tools, books and programmes try to make their practice questions more complex than the actual exam in the off chance that all your randomly generated questions are difficult. For example, Medic Portal tend to make their VR questions quite challenging, however Medify tend to make the AR quite tricky. If you really want to go for one that is very similar to the difficulty of the real exam, I'd go for Medify but even they throw in hard questions from time to time. I'd suggest to use the 1000Q book anyways because it has useful tips and prepares you quite well for difficult questions that could come up.[/QUOT

    Too late to do that now for me. Ordered 1200 q book and booked online practice too. Lets see.
    The 1,200 q book is a good resource aswell.
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    Guys I'm confused about the DA section, is it replaced with something else or is it just removed from the test?
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    (Original post by thatcooldude2.0)
    Guys I'm confused about the DA section, is it replaced with something else or is it just removed from the test?
    DA is now replaced by DM. The question types can be found online
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    (Original post by Anishkulkarni98)
    DA is now replaced by DM. The question types can be found online
    Ah thanks! I didn't see anything on medify about it, but found them on the ukcat website now
    Any idea if the test will be in the original order (VR QR AR DM SJT) or will DM be 2nd after VR in the real thing?
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    DM isnt tested on right? So, you can essentially skip this section and get more time for others?
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    (Original post by 123chem)
    DM isnt tested on right? So, you can essentially skip this section and get more time for others?
    Each section is timed separately so unfortunately nope
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    (Original post by thatcooldude2.0)
    Ah thanks! I didn't see anything on medify about it, but found them on the ukcat website now
    Any idea if the test will be in the original order (VR QR AR DM SJT) or will DM be 2nd after VR in the real thing?
    I have no idea yet but I guess they would place it last among 4 as it is new format and would unnecessarily slow down the test takers. VR QR AR DM SJT should be it! *hopefully*
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    (Original post by 123chem)
    DM isnt tested on right? So, you can essentially skip this section and get more time for others?
    But I would suggest to try solving DM actively to not lose momentum during test. Once you start being idle, the swiftness of taking the test reduces and might affect other subtests IMO
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    (Original post by thatcooldude2.0)
    Guys I'm confused about the DA section, is it replaced with something else or is it just removed from the test?
    Hello thatcooldude2.0,

    The Decision Making section is brand new to the UKCAT in 2016. It replaces an old section called Decision Analysis which involved deciphering the meaning of various coded phrases and is no longer tested.

    The section lasts 32 minutes, and there are 29 questions to be answered. The questions appear to be easier versions of those found in problem solving section of the BMAT. You will be presented with questions that may refer to text, charts, tables, graphs or diagrams. All of the questions are standalone and do not share data. As with all other sections of the UKCAT, there will be time pressure so it will be important to work quickly and efficiently.

    (Original post by 123chem)
    DM isnt tested on right? So, you can essentially skip this section and get more time for others?
    That's partly correct - it's important to note that this section will NOT form any part of the mark you score for the UKCAT and the universities you apply to will not be able to see how you performed. It is a trial run this year and the data from your responses will be used to help develop the section for future years.

    However, you cannot use the time for this section on the other sections due to the way the software is setup in the exam.

    For more UKCAT information + advice, check out the UKCAT information centre.
    Hope that helps!

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    (Original post by tammy1999)

    The 1,200 q book is a good resource aswell.
    Thanks. I got worried for nothing than ? Booked online course too
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    (Original post by thatcooldude2.0)
    Guys I'm confused about the DA section, is it replaced with something else or is it just removed from the test?
    It won't be marked this year. That's what I hear
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    Hi,
    After checking the UKCAT website and other websites it seems that the score in this years' Decision making section will not be counted, this means that the scores given to test takers and universities will be out of 2700 only. This is due to the fact that this section is new and is currently being tested. Considering the fact that the score will not be taken into account I am considering not wasting my energy during the exam and thus not answering any questions in this section. This will obviously be helpful as I will be able to focus on the other sections of the exam. Is this a crazy idea? Will there be repercussions? Surely this is the most logical thing to do.

    Thanks,

    A swift reply would be extremely well received as my exam is on Thursday :/

    adamhughesstekly
 
 
 
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