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    Hello,

    I am taking UKCAT in August, I have started practising with free UKCAT official websites. Is that sufficient? Reading through the forum, I am getting worried as I don't have enough time and it will requiring a lot of work.

    Should I apply to non UKCAT University?

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    Should I focus on getting high scores in UKCAT by spending more time in practise session?
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    Apparently it doesn't count, so yeah I'd advise you to focus on the other sections since that's what most people will do.


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    it wouldn't make a difference whether you miss it out or do it. You have a set number of minutes to answer each section. You can't spend time from one section on another.
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    (Original post by ahughesstekly)
    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
    dont worry about spending any time preparing for it, but i think its best to give it a go in the exam as the examiners will find the data very helpful for future exams. also i have a crazy theory (get your tinfoil hats out) that if you skipped through this section youll get harder subsequent sections as punishment. i tried my best in mine and got ridiculously easy AR/QR sections haha.
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    I am going to do my UKCAT this year(after getting my results in August). I am so confused people are saying they took out one section I believe on with the codes and they say the new section is not marked. So is there 4 sections now or 5. Is 3 sections marked or 4 or 5? What are the new sections? I did go to ukcat website but I am so confused. Finally I have the 600 UKCAT book and is it worth getting medify and the new 1000 book?
    Thank you
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    (Original post by Potatoo)
    I am going to do my UKCAT this year(after getting my results in August). I am so confused people are saying they took out one section I believe on with the codes and they say the new section is not marked. So is there 4 sections now or 5. Is 3 sections marked or 4 or 5? What are the new sections? I did go to ukcat website but I am so confused. Finally I have the 600 UKCAT book and is it worth getting medify and the new 1000 book?
    Thank you
    Yes, Medify was really good.
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    (Original post by mercuryman)
    Yes, Medify was really good.
    Cheers mate
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    (Original post by coolishtjn)
    Hello,

    I am taking UKCAT in August, I have started practising with free UKCAT official websites. Is that sufficient? Reading through the forum, I am getting worried as I don't have enough time and it will requiring a lot of work.

    Should I apply to non UKCAT University?

    OR

    Should I focus on getting high scores in UKCAT by spending more time in practise session?
    Hello coolishtjn,

    If your test is in August, then you still have 3 or more weeks to prepare which depending on how much time you have available, might still be enough to get an excellent score.

    The great thing about the UKCAT is that you get your results before you apply through UCAS. This means that you can tailor your university choices depending on your UKCAT results e.g. if you under-perform then you can avoid universities that place significant emphasis on the UKCAT e.g. Kings.

    It is generally advisable to apply to at least 1-2 UKCAT universities as the other alternative is to apply to BMAT universities. Unlike the UKCAT, the BMAT takes place after you've applied (2nd November this year) making this option intrinsically more risky.

    Thus, we highly reccomend everyone takes the UKCAT and prepares thoroughly for it. If you're a complete beginner then the UKCAT official site or our information centre are great places to get started.

    Once you've got the basics down, work your way through a UKCAT textbook and when you're feeling confident, mock papers.

    Hope that helps!

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    (Original post by Potatoo)
    Cheers mate
    Np, I would recommend the kaplan online course too. Its around a £150, but if you can find people to share it with it'd be really useful.
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    (Original post by mercuryman)
    Np, I would recommend the kaplan online course too. Its around a £150, but if you can find people to share it with it'd be really useful.
    Sure I'll try and speak to some people to share with
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    (Original post by coolishtjn)
    Hello,

    I am taking UKCAT in August, I have started practising with free UKCAT official websites. Is that sufficient? Reading through the forum, I am getting worried as I don't have enough time and it will requiring a lot of work.

    Should I apply to non UKCAT University?

    OR

    Should I focus on getting high scores in UKCAT by spending more time in practise session?
    That's plenty of time to practice. But you do need to being doing a good amount of practice between then and now. What resources are you using?

    The only non ukcat universities are bmat ones so realistically you have to take it.

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    So there is still 5 sections but only 3 are marked?
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    (Original post by Hugh Laurie)
    dont worry about spending any time preparing for it, but i think its best to give it a go in the exam as the examiners will find the data very helpful for future exams. also i have a crazy theory (get your tinfoil hats out) that if you skipped through this section youll get harder subsequent sections as punishment. i tried my best in mine and got ridiculously easy AR/QR sections haha.
    Wait a minute. Doesn't everyone get the same questions? Or does everyone get questions randomly selected by the computer? I don't understand
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    (Original post by doculmc7171)
    Wait a minute. Doesn't everyone get the same questions? Or does everyone get questions randomly selected by the computer? I don't understand
    there is a very large bank of questions and they are drawn at random. supposedly there is some kind of algorithm to make sure everyone has questions of similar difficulty overall (maybe based on previous scores on theose questions).
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    4 are narked the only one not is decision making
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    (Original post by Potatoo)
    I am going to do my UKCAT this year(after getting my results in August). I am so confused people are saying they took out one section I believe on with the codes and they say the new section is not marked. So is there 4 sections now or 5. Is 3 sections marked or 4 or 5? What are the new sections? I did go to ukcat website but I am so confused. Finally I have the 600 UKCAT book and is it worth getting medify and the new 1000 book?
    Thank you
    Well the 600 Ukcat book is now out of date and the 1000 book is the up to date version. So if it's a choice between the two, the 1000q is better as in more relevant.
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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    4 are narked the only one not is decision making
    so situational judgement counts this year? last year it didnt
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    (Original post by 123chem)
    Call the company asap. Or email them if you dont have their number.
    okay thanks, will call them tomorrow. do they send anything by post anyway?
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    (Original post by studentsixth)
    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),
    oooh thankyou
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    (Original post by Lilly1234567890)
    okay thanks, will call them tomorrow. do they send anything by post anyway?
    No idea, better safe than sorry though :P
 
 
 
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