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    (Original post by AliceLewis)
    Hey everyone, I am currently practising as I will sit the exam late in beginning October, but I am thinking of being medify and have doubts about it... Has anyone tried it this year? I would like to know 1) does the VR have relevant to the actual exam questions, ie the structure of it is mainly statement questions now instead of true false cant tell, and last years medify was almost entirely T/F/CT instead which was totally unhelpful to practice... Also 2) is the AR adequately complex? because I have been reading varying comments on that too... Also 3) I expect medify has changed its layout to exclude the code and have the new part instead? Anyone could please advise, as I do not want to pay £50 for nothing. Is there any other GOOD online practice tests I can use/buy or free or whatever?Theofficial ones are quite good but are not too many I have almost finished them, and the 600 questions is too old i think, prob outdated? Any opinions?? Thanks x
    Hi AliceLewis

    It can be really difficult to know which resources are the best to spend your money on can't it. Especially as everyone will tell you that theirs are the best (myself included !)

    You have touched on this in what you said but one thing I would say is that you need to make sure that whatever books you are using are the most up to date available. It is also worth checking how comprehensive each book is as they do vary quite a lot. Then it is obviously always worth checking some reviews on Amazon to get an idea of what other people thought of it.

    With regards to practice tests it is worth trying to find out how closely they mimic the real thing. Again, you can see what other people had to say about this in their reviews.

    It sounds as though you are getting yourself into a really good position for your test in October, which is fantastic. Allowing yourself plenty of time to practise in the weeks leading up to your test really is the best way to ensure that you walk into the exam feeling confident and relaxed.

    You might find this blog we have written blog interesting for some tips on preparing yourself for the big day.

    Do give me a shout if you have any questions I can help with.

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    (Original post by Potatoo)
    I don't know about 3.4 but for 3.7
    hunter a walks at 60yd min . so after 5 mins 300 yards. but AC is only 240 yds so that means he started walking at CD and walked for 60 yds (300-240).
    For hunter b he walked 240 + 90(150-60). So speed = distance/time
    so 240+90= 330 then 330/5=66 yd/min
    hope this helps
    Thank you very much
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    Heya!

    My exam is on the 29th of July (pretty soon ) and I'm going well with the revision process; however, my biggest struggle seems to be QR and more specifically understanding the layout of the information rather than how to calculate the problem. I feel I just can't get my head round some of the graphs and tables in Medify's QR and I thought I was good at reading data after I've read gazillion articles for my degree Any tips and advice on how to improve this? And did you find the QR in the real exam similar to the one on Medify?

    Also, anybody who already sat their UKCAT - what was the ratio of T/F/C and lengthy questions in the exam? I saw someone mentioned they barely got any T/F/C, which is bad news

    Thanks a lot!
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    (Original post by dr_2b)
    For the first question, the extra one is the first row before you make the first six inch space. So imagine you are standing by a wall and you want to line up bottles. The first row will be next to the wall. The second will be six inches further, etc.

    Regarding the second question, you know that the other hunter travelled 300 yards so that takes him across the horizontal line: 300-240 = 60 and 60 yards down the vertical line.

    The hunter will not take another step forward because the other guy will meet him there as they mentioned.

    Given the vertical line is 150 yards and the hunter has covered 60 of those yards, it implies his hunter friend will have to travel 1. From b anticlockwise through tbe horizontal line (240) and 2. Up the rest of the vertical line: 150-60=90.

    So 240+90=330. Et voila: 330/5=66

    Hope this helps.
    Thank you so much
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    (Original post by osayukiigbinoba)
    Help with ukcat questions please

    For question 3.4 I'm not sure why the answer is 901 and not 900
    Like it says. You have 900 intervals so you need 901 lines to define those intervals.
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    (Original post by Hipp0campus)
    Heya!

    My exam is on the 29th of July (pretty soon ) and I'm going well with the revision process; however, my biggest struggle seems to be QR and more specifically understanding the layout of the information rather than how to calculate the problem. I feel I just can't get my head round some of the graphs and tables in Medify's QR and I thought I was good at reading data after I've read gazillion articles for my degree Any tips and advice on how to improve this? And did you find the QR in the real exam similar to the one on Medify?

    Also, anybody who already sat their UKCAT - what was the ratio of T/F/C and lengthy questions in the exam? I saw someone mentioned they barely got any T/F/C, which is bad news

    Thanks a lot!
    I got. 1/3 T/F and 2/3 wordy
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    I was so worried about my QR marks which were around 40% but now i've been practicing i get about 70% which isn't what i want but it is a massive improvement for me. However when i get hard questions about conversions or i get them wrong and cant get my head around them, any clues on how i can improve my conversion understanding?
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    I've done it!!! Shocked and disappointed at the same time really...

    VR 600 (not happy!!)
    QR 710
    AR 720
    SJT Band 1

    Can anyone advice me on where to go from here? I want to do GEM and I was counting on Warwick, but they have a cut off VR score. The only other places I've seen that are GEM that use ukcat and don't look at a-level results (didn't do them at college) are Warwick, Newcastle, Barts and Kings college.

    Is it worth applying to any of them? Or are my chances of an interview slim?
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    (Original post by Joanne86)
    I've done it!!! Shocked and disappointed at the same time really...

    VR 600 (not happy!!)
    QR 710
    AR 720
    SJT Band 1

    Can anyone advice me on where to go from here? I want to do GEM and I was counting on Warwick, but they have a cut off VR score. The only other places I've seen that are GEM that use ukcat and don't look at a-level results (didn't do them at college) are Warwick, Newcastle, Barts and Kings college.

    Is it worth applying to any of them? Or are my chances of an interview slim?
    The cutoff for Warwick for VR is that you have you have scored over national average. In past years that was around the 580 mark so you should be fine.
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    (Original post by UKCATrocks)
    The cutoff for Warwick for VR is that you have you have scored over national average. In past years that was around the 580 mark so you should be fine.
    Seriously???!! You don't know how happy that's made me!!! I was considering cancelling my test the other day because I was convinced id fail!
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    (Original post by Joanne86)
    Seriously???!! You don't know how happy that's made me!!! I was considering cancelling my test the other day because I was convinced id fail!
    Yes seriously, in fact I discussed this very issue with one guy called Hugh Laurie in this thread because he was also worried and we looked it up. That's why I know, cos otherwise it's not really my area of expertise lol
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    (Original post by Joanne86)
    Seriously???!! You don't know how happy that's made me!!! I was considering cancelling my test the other day because I was convinced id fail!
    Your Avg score is actually very good, just because everyone on here aims and achieves 700+ , normally with a score like yours you stand a good chance considering people on here will get a lot higher than most applicants you are in a high decile well done x
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    (Original post by clairebear101)
    Your Avg score is actually very good, just because everyone on here aims and achieves 700+ , normally with a score like yours you stand a good chance considering people on here will get a lot higher than most applicants you are in a high decile well done x
    This seems to be a recurring message. Is it that or that people are just doing better this year, averagely?

    I'm not trying to offend. Just trying to open up a discussion
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    (Original post by G.name)
    This seems to be a recurring message. Is it that or that people are just doing better this year, averagely?

    I'm not trying to offend. Just trying to open up a discussion
    TSR isn't necessarily a good sample to base averages on. Just wait for the real averages to be released and all will be revealed!
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    TSR isn't necessarily a good sample to base averages on. Just wait for the real averages to be released and all will be revealed!
    When are the averages released? And will they give an idea of what Warwick will use as a cut off? Or is it just guess work?
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    so, i did the kaplan Diagnostic test in their book (ignoring DA). Using their table to scale the scores, i got 700 on VR, 890 on QR, and 730 on AR, Band 2 SJT. But i want to confirm that the difficulty is somewhat similar, and so is the scaling of marks?
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    (Original post by Joanne86)
    When are the averages released? And will they give an idea of what Warwick will use as a cut off? Or is it just guess work?
    Early October or late September. About two or so weeks before the UCAS deadline for medicine.


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    (Original post by Joanne86)
    When are the averages released? And will they give an idea of what Warwick will use as a cut off? Or is it just guess work?
    Manchester say they don't get the UKCAT scores before November. The UKCAT ends on 5 October so I doubt the results are released before application deadline.

    The answer to your other question is here: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/st...tryreqs/#uckat
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    (Original post by UKCATrocks)
    Manchester say they don't get the UKCAT scores before November. The UKCAT ends on 5 October so I doubt the results are released before application deadline.

    The answer to your other question is here: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/st...tryreqs/#uckat
    They release preliminary averages and deciles in the first week of October. To give a better picture to those applying. Universities get them later. After you've applied you fill a form on the UKCAT website staying which UKCAT universities you've applied to so they can send it off.


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    (Original post by mliela)
    They release preliminary averages and deciles in the first week of October. To give a better picture to those applying. Universities get them later. After you've applied you fill a form on the UKCAT website staying which UKCAT universities you've applied to so they can send it off.
    Ah cool, I didn't know that. Is that just posted on their website or do they send emails?
 
 
 
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