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(Original post by crazygirl343)
Hey just done my UKCAT and got

VR-610
QR-730
AR-610
DA-810

Giving me 2760 and an average of 690. Is this enough for newcastle and edinburgh?
Congratulations! Impressive all-round results, but well done especially on AR and DA!
And I hope it's enough - I have the same average and I am also applying to Edinburgh and Newcastle. Good luck with your applications
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do the universities get a breakdown of all the separate sections or just a total average? and when you're guessing, is it better to guess randomly or the same letter for all of them...
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(Original post by Kinza)
and when you're guessing, is it better to guess randomly or the same letter for all of them...
how does it matter. if you have say 3 choices...each has a 33.33% chance of being right...guessing "C" throughout would give a success probability of; 33.33 x 33.33 x 33.33.....and so on. however guessing "C", "B", "A", "C" etc etc would also be 33.33 x 33.33 x 33.33...most people think that by guessing the same answer they're bound to get something right when in actual fact the probability of doing either method is the same. a guess is a guess...you can't have a "better" method of guessing.
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No-one actually cares about UKCAT scores. It's only used if there's a tie-break between two candidates, or if your UKCAT is so bad it stands out. The actual score hardly matters.
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(Original post by El-Taji)
hi baiscally wanna no how im doing !!!
i am doing practise questions with mark out of 30.... say im doing between 80 and 85% what kind of score will i be getting for the abstart reasoning?

can some onswer please
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why don't you take the exam and find out.
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(Original post by Isometrix)
the VR section in the UKCAT book is absolutely ****ed up!! ok let me quote something from it; "It does not say that they do not help dyslexics with sequencing problems - therefore the answer is false". surely the words "it does not say" means that the answer should be can't tell?
That surely isn't can't tell. It asks whether the text says it. How can that be can't tell?
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anonymous, the vr section in that book is messed up, I wouldn't take it word for word if I were you.

People, I'm trying to do the practice test on the ukcat website, but the window closes right after the VR test, without giving me a score or letting me attempt the other sections. Any clue why?

thanks xxx
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(Original post by FizzyOrange)
anonymous, the vr section in that book is messed up, I wouldn't take it word for word if I were you.

People, I'm trying to do the practice test on the ukcat website, but the window closes right after the VR test, without giving me a score or letting me attempt the other sections. Any clue why?

thanks xxx
You're probably running out of time. The whole program will close if you run out of time on any section - annoying, I know.
Also, the practise test won't give you a score. You have to write down your answers and then mark them afterwards, using the online mark schemes. Even then you'll only get a percentage, you won't be able to work out what you get in UKCAT score terms I'm afraid.
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(Original post by Fabregas1989)
No-one actually cares about UKCAT scores. It's only used if there's a tie-break between two candidates, or if your UKCAT is so bad it stands out. The actual score hardly matters.
Sadly I think the scores do matter. For some unis it is used as a cut-off point for interviews. So yes in this way they are used to differentiate between candidates. The scores are also taken into consideration if you have lower academic qualifications but a higher ukcat score, because it shows that you apparantly have the skills needed to practice medicine/dentistry.
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(Original post by scaryhair)
You're probably running out of time. The whole program will close if you run out of time on any section - annoying, I know.
Also, the practise test won't give you a score. You have to write down your answers and then mark them afterwards, using the online mark schemes. Even then you'll only get a percentage, you won't be able to work out what you get in UKCAT score terms I'm afraid.
Eeek how annoying! Thanks for this though!

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(Original post by FizzyOrange)
Eeek how annoying! Thanks for this though!

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No problemo Good luck for the real thing!
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Thanks scary, I'm really going to need it. It is very soon and I don't feel like I'm ready for it...but how 'ready' can you really be for the ukcat? It's not like a-levels for instance where you know if you know the syllabus or not?

hmmm

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(Original post by FizzyOrange)
Thanks scary, I'm really going to need it. It is very soon and I don't feel like I'm ready for it...but how 'ready' can you really be for the ukcat? It's not like a-levels for instance where you know if you know the syllabus or not?

hmmm

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Seriously, try not to worry about it too much. In the week leading up to mine I was terrified that I'd get an average in the 400's or low 500's, I was absolutely ****ting myself as I felt that this was the area of my application most likely to drag me down.
The night before, I realised I had done all the preparation I could, and told myself all I can do is try my best, and hope that's good enough. Try to keep calm and focussed in the actual test - you're more likely to work quickly and efficiently that way.
Also, don't worry yourself or take time up over trivial things like wiping your whiteboard off. If a question looks horribly difficult/time consuming, mark it for review and guess the answer. If you have time at the end, you can always go back to it.
Come and let us know how you do
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(Original post by scaryhair)
Seriously, try not to worry about it too much. In the week leading up to mine I was terrified that I'd get an average in the 400's or low 500's, I was absolutely ****ting myself as I felt that this was the area of my application most likely to drag me down.
The night before, I realised I had done all the preparation I could, and told myself all I can do is try my best, and hope that's good enough. Try to keep calm and focussed in the actual test - you're more likely to work quickly and efficiently that way.
Also, don't worry yourself or take time up over trivial things like wiping your whiteboard off. If a question looks horribly difficult/time consuming, mark it for review and guess the answer. If you have time at the end, you can always go back to it.
Come and let us know how you do
Thanks a bunch scary, you're a star! I'll let you know how it goes :0)

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last post before my UKCAT... umm... i banged my head yesterday.. lost what few braincells i had i think. neways, i predict ill get 500 and sumthing, im so crap at it, the time limit is soul destroying wish me luck guys
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firstly..

i havent registered yet. but, on the site it says that last testing date is the 10th october.

have i left it a little late?.. its towards the end of august.

but all the UCAS stuff is sent on the 15th. which then leads to my second question:

how long till you recieve the results of the exam?
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last post before my UKCAT... umm... i banged my head yesterday.. lost what few braincells i had i think. neways, i predict ill get 500 and sumthing, im so crap at it, the time limit is soul destroying wish me luck guys
Good luck - don't worry and just try your best - you will come out with scores much higher than you anticipated, I bet!
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you can still book...but it's more expensive now for latecomers. last registration date is late sept. so register now at least! you get your results as soon as you finish the exam (it's computerised).
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Mines in 2 days

I haven't looked at any questions yet
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