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    I finished my second Kaplan test (B) and saw a 70 point improvement overall, and a 100 point improvement in VR.

    VR: 650 QR: 550 AR: 570. Average: 590

    (Let's hope I can improve my score by another 111 points over the afternoon.)
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    Guys do u think applying to Leicester is Gd with my score of 42.5 out of 48?
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    Hi Guys!

    Well done to all of you that have done so so well! My exam is tomorrow at 8am! I don't even think my brain will be functioning at that time as I've been getting up late most of the time! I'm so scared because I can't keep to time limits with QR and with AR, I feel like it's down to chance with me. E.g. In one mock I got 660 and in another I got 480! I have a mac desktop so revising for it using this keypad and mouse has been a bit difficult as I can't be as quick. Do any of you guys have any tips?
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    Hi guys,

    Just finished the UKCAT:
    VR: 580
    QR: 770
    AR: 700
    Average 683, Band 1

    I would say the VR was a lot harder than Medify, Kaplan and the official tests, the passages were very long, I had to scroll down for three of the sets to finish reading. The questions for the comprehension were also surprisingly long to read and understand, in a few of the questions, the actual question being asked was 4 lines long!

    QR is not as easy as I expected it to be, I had no pie charts but quite a few percentage Qs. My advice in this section would be to just relax and read the question even if it does look like a lot of data, some questions with a lot of data actual had fairly simple calculations, but the majority of questions required 2 or 3 step calculations. There were quite a few graph questions, one was very difficult relating to supply and demand.

    AR seemed very hard so I was surprised with this score, I initially skipped all 55 Qs because I couldn't see anything! But when I came back to it, quite a few of the patterns were just counting the number of shapes, I would say I actually guessed 3 sets, so 15 questions, which is why I was surprised with my score, if you can't see a pattern after spending a while on it, just choose the set that looks most similar to the test shape.

    With SJT, just stick to your initial choice, don't go back and overthink, just do every question, don't review would be my advice as it can lead to you overthinking too much.

    I used Kaplan self study and Medify, I would say the VR was much harder than any mock, QR was very similar to Medify and AR was similar to medify but maybe a little bit harder. Overall, the test did feel quite hard compared to mocks but my main advice would be just relax during the exam and don't panic.
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    (Original post by Saraah_1)
    Hi Guys!

    Well done to all of you that have done so so well! My exam is tomorrow at 8am! I don't even think my brain will be functioning at that time as I've been getting up late most of the time! I'm so scared because I can't keep to time limits with QR and with AR, I feel like it's down to chance with me. E.g. In one mock I got 660 and in another I got 480! I have a mac desktop so revising for it using this keypad and mouse has been a bit difficult as I can't be as quick. Do any of you guys have any tips?
    Where are you doing it?
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    (Original post by confusedspecimen)
    Hey guys,

    I've got my UKCAT tomorrow and just sat a mock on Medify in which I got VR-570 QR-570 AR-550! I'm so so so worried and I don't know what to do...Does anyone have any advice on how to practice and try to improve in the next 12 hours? I think I'm going to be sick I'm panicking so much.

    VR I struggle completely, I can rarely find key words
    QR I always run out of time or misinterpret the data
    AR I'm just can't see the links :/

    Are medify mocks easier or harder than the real thing? What about the maths questions in the actual test- what are they like?
    Please, any advice will be of great help
    Thank you!!
    Where abouts u doing ukcat?
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    (Original post by Cal1234)
    Hi guys,

    Just finished the UKCAT:
    VR: 580
    QR: 770
    AR: 700
    Average 683, Band 1

    I would say the VR was a lot harder than Medify, Kaplan and the official tests, the passages were very long, I had to scroll down for three of the sets to finish reading. The questions for the comprehension were also surprisingly long to read and understand, in a few of the questions, the actual question being asked was 4 lines long!

    QR is not as easy as I expected it to be, I had no pie charts but quite a few percentage Qs. My advice in this section would be to just relax and read the question even if it does look like a lot of data, some questions with a lot of data actual had fairly simple calculations, but the majority of questions required 2 or 3 step calculations. There were quite a few graph questions, one was very difficult relating to supply and demand.

    AR seemed very hard so I was surprised with this score, I initially skipped all 55 Qs because I couldn't see anything! But when I came back to it, quite a few of the patterns were just counting the number of shapes, I would say I actually guessed 3 sets, so 15 questions, which is why I was surprised with my score, if you can't see a pattern after spending a while on it, just choose the set that looks most similar to the test shape.

    With SJT, just stick to your initial choice, don't go back and overthink, just do every question, don't review would be my advice as it can lead to you overthinking too much.

    I used Kaplan self study and Medify, I would say the VR was much harder than any mock, QR was very similar to Medify and AR was similar to medify but maybe a little bit harder. Overall, the test did feel quite hard compared to mocks but my main advice would be just relax during the exam and don't panic.
    Hi, congrats on your results!! Especially for QR, AR and SJT! Would you say that the exam is comprehension heavy for VR? Also, was QR mostly percentages? Did you find timing okay? Sorry for bombarding you with questions! I'm super nervous for my test tomorrow!

    Thank you! *
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    (Original post by YouHaveProblems)
    Where are you doing it?
    London! Do you have yours tomorrow, too?
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    UPDATE: I managed to get through to Pearson VUE and in a last minute change, I am sitting it 25 miles away from me :/
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    (Original post by YouHaveProblems)
    Where abouts u doing ukcat?
    London
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    (Original post by theonecenter)
    UPDATE: I managed to get through to Pearson VUE and in a last minute change, I am sitting it 25 miles away from me :/
    Oh gosh! Good luck!! Hope it goes well.
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    (Original post by Saraah_1)
    Oh gosh! Good luck!! Hope it goes well.
    Thank you Saraah_1! I have been all over the place today physically and emotionally -_-
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    I sat my ukcat today, I did pretty decent with an 806 average:

    VR: 790
    QR: 830
    AR: 800

    But I got a band 3 in sjt 😞 is it all over? Do any schools actually take anyone with below band 2??


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    in the QR section for the real exam, where the questions easy to understand.. were there a lot of conversions or data questions?? how much different from medify was it?

    in AR, were the patterns easy to identify?? how much different from medify??
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    (Original post by Cal1234)
    Hi guys,
    Congrats on your score. Your message on VR seems to match every other post-test report I've seen. I'm not looking forward to it.

    Could you please post your mock scores for Medify/Kaplan/UKCAT Official if possible?
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    (Original post by Saraah_1)
    Hi, congrats on your results!! Especially for QR, AR and SJT! Would you say that the exam is comprehension heavy for VR? Also, was QR mostly percentages? Did you find timing okay? Sorry for bombarding you with questions! I'm super nervous for my test tomorrow!

    Thank you! *
    Hi! Thank you!

    I would say that the VR was definitely comprehension heavy, I had two or three T/F/CT sections, nearly all passages were 5 paragraphs long with lots of detail, the shortest passage was 3 paragraph and that was only one out of all of them. The timing was an issue in the VR, normally in practice I would finish just in time but I did have to completely guess 2 sets and work extremely quickly through a few sets.

    QR there were a decent amount of percentage Qs, timing again is key in this section, I didn't have time to finish, meaning I had to completely guess 11 questions. Just make sure you don't spend too long on a Q which I did once or twice. The rest of QR was made up of area Qs, quite a few data sets, one table I just couldn't understand what the data represented so I skipped it, a few bar charts, line graphs, no speed distance questions which was a shame.

    AR timing is always quite hard, but if you can't see a pattern after 30 seconds move on, the complete the sequence Qs were easy but be careful not to spend too long on these as one of these questions can take more than 30 seconds, remember they are worth the same as a Set A/B question meaning you could get 5 extra marks if you spend more time on set A/B.

    SJT timing isn't an issue.

    Hope that helped!
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    [QUOTE=Pawini;67868652]I sat my ukcat today, I did pretty decent with an 806 average:

    VR: 790
    QR: 830
    AR: 800

    But I got a band 3 in sjt 😞 is it all over? Do any schools actually take anyone with below band 2??


    Oh my gosh what no way thats A M A Z I N G CONGRATS!!!!! Could I please ask if you have any tips on how to improve? How did you revise? What were the questions like in comparison to Medify?

    I know that St George's, UEA and Southampton definitely take in with band 3- in fact most schools do because sjt isn't that seriously looked at!
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    Just did my ukcat got
    590 verbal (very disappointed)
    800 quantitative
    620 abstract
    Band 2 sjt

    Quantitative is very easy compared to medify and 1000 ukcat question book
    Verbal was harder- answers were very similar, not as distinct
    Abstract is about equal to medify and the ukcat book
    Sjt is equal to medify (practised least for it and didnt use the book)
    If u have any other questions hit me up
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    (Original post by ThrowawayMike)
    Congrats on your score. Your message on VR seems to match every other post-test report I've seen. I'm not looking forward to it.

    Could you please post your mock scores for Medify/Kaplan/UKCAT Official if possible?
    Thank you! Yeah, honestly I did expect VR to be hard but not as hard as it actually was, so quite disappointed with the VR score but hopefully the average will be ok going forward.

    My mock scores:

    Medify 1
    VR: 730
    QR: 650
    AR: 750
    Average: 710, Band 1

    Medify 2
    VR: 650
    QR: 650
    AR: 670
    Average: 657, Band 1

    Medify 3
    VR: 550
    QR: 730
    AR: 750
    Average: 677, Band 2

    UKCAT A
    VR: 730
    QR: 550
    AR: 650
    Average: 643, Band 2

    UKCAT B
    VR: 670
    QR: 650
    AR: 630
    Average: 650, Band 2

    UKCAT C
    VR: 730
    QR: 650
    AR: 600
    Average: 660, Band 2

    In kaplan, my lowest VR was 600, highest 730
    QR lowest was 550, highest 700
    AR lowest was 600, highest 630
    Averaged around 645 on the 6 kaplan mocks
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    would you say that the official mocks are more representative of the exam or is medify the most representative?????
 
 
 
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