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    (Original post by TianaEsther)
    Hey guys, quick question, is there an equal amount of true, false and can't tell questions as there are reading comprehension questions in the exam for VR? Or is there a difference?
    Generally people have found that it's about a third T/F/CT and the rest statements.
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    (Original post by ashxx)
    Mines 5th September too! Good luck, lets Both do this how are you preparing


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    Yeah you too! :clap2: I tried the 1000Q book, was okay but super difficult, using medify at the moment What about you?
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    (Original post by Chikku_7)
    Ayy well done, how were you doing in the Medify mocks? I did one I got an average of 710 as well!! So did you do better on medify or the real thing?
    Thank you! I actually logged my results, have a look:

    Mock 1 Mock 2 Mock 3 REAL THING
    VR 730 670 630 670
    QR 570 630 650 780
    AR 730 700 650 680
    SJ Band 2 Band 2 Band 2 Band 1
    2030 2000 1930 2130
    676.6 666.6 643.3 710

    So I did better in the real thing! However, I was more prepared for the real thing than the medify mocks, so its not all down to their difficulty. I did the three official mocks after the medify ones and, over those few days, progressively got better at spotting which questions were too hard for me and weren't efficient uses of time (I'm not one of those people who can seriously attempt all the questions within the time limit). Also, I found medify's SJ a bit wishy washy, it seemed to have flexible priorities; I stuck with the principles I learned from the 1000Q book for the real thing and it went well.

    Edit: sorry, it didn't want to keep my table formatting, hope it's still clear!
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    My UKCAT is on the 18th, when is the best time for doing the mocks? I know how to tackle the sections and I have already started doing timed section mocks i.e. AR mock, but haven't attempted any mocks for the entirety of 2 hours.

    The resources available to me are: 3 medify, 3 UKCAT website and 1 kaplan online mocks. As well as the ISC and Kaplan Book mocks (although I figured they may be less helpful as they are not on the computer).
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    (Original post by raniafern)
    Yup, that does make sense. But, what can the student do anyway?

    You can't reassure the patient because that would be providing false hopes.

    Perhaps it should be B, but then what would be an A?
    He tells the patient that he is only a medical student and can't tell him the results but asks if he can help in anyway? I think
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    Oh and in the real thing, did you skip the DM section? After checking the calculator and composing yourself etc...
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    (Original post by TianaEsther)
    Hey guys, quick question, is there an equal amount of true, false and can't tell questions as there are reading comprehension questions in the exam for VR? Or is there a difference?
    According to medify, around 7 out of the 11 sets are reading comprehension. So most are reading comprehension.

    (Original post by studentsixth)
    He tells the patient that he is only a medical student and can't tell him the results but asks if he can help in anyway? I think
    I think I've done that question before, and the answer is A. I see where you are coming from but you have to bear in mind that this is not the only action the medical student can take, but rather it is only one of the many possible actions he can take.

    The next scenario could be 'Ask the patient if there is anything else he could help with or if he has any other questions'.
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    (Original post by Chikku_7)
    Oh and in the real thing, did you skip the DM section? After checking the calculator and composing yourself etc...
    Yup. I didn't have num lock on at first, so I'm glad I checked the calculator. Who knows how I would've panicked if I was wasting important time! In any case, I know it was the right choice for me; it would've been quite draining attempting a completely new format of question over such a long duration, and it's not like I would've remembered anything useful for next year, should I need it, anyway.
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    Just did Medify mock 1 and i have been really struggling with UKCAT revision and it may be the reason i cant do medicine. I got VR=670 (happy with this) QR=630(but i panicked and KNOW i can do much better) and AR=650 (strange as this is my strong point) so ave of 650 :/ so not great, i dont know how i am going to do on the real thing two weeks today but im guessing my hopes of going to med school will be gone with a score of 650 or lower.
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    (Original post by clairebear101)
    Just did Medify mock 1 and i have been really struggling with UKCAT revision and it may be the reason i cant do medicine. I got VR=670 (happy with this) QR=630(but i panicked and KNOW i can do much better) and AR=650 (strange as this is my strong point) so ave of 650 :/ so not great, i dont know how i am going to do on the real thing two weeks today but im guessing my hopes of going to med school will be gone with a score of 650 or lower.
    No! For most years a score of 650 has been above average! Just because you don't have 700+ doesn't mean you have no chance of getting into med school! People on TSR usually do better than average, so so comparing yourself!
    Even if it wasn't enough, there are still universities that don't put much weighting the UKCAT, and there's always the BMAT, don't be an idiot and stopo panicking!
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    (Original post by clairebear101)
    Just did Medify mock 1 and i have been really struggling with UKCAT revision and it may be the reason i cant do medicine. I got VR=670 (happy with this) QR=630(but i panicked and KNOW i can do much better) and AR=650 (strange as this is my strong point) so ave of 650 :/ so not great, i dont know how i am going to do on the real thing two weeks today but im guessing my hopes of going to med school will be gone with a score of 650 or lower.
    But isn't 630 the average score? If so, you will do above average and you still have a good chance with applying to med school - don't compare yourself with others on TSR who are getting well into 700s - this is not representative of everyone who applies to med school. Not to mention, people with higher scores are more likely to post their scores.

    And you still have 2 weeks left to practice! That's plenty of time!

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    (Original post by Harpal10)
    My UKCAT is on the 18th, when is the best time for doing the mocks? I know how to tackle the sections and I have already started doing timed section mocks i.e. AR mock, but haven't attempted any mocks for the entirety of 2 hours.

    The resources available to me are: 3 medify, 3 UKCAT website and 1 kaplan online mocks. As well as the ISC and Kaplan Book mocks (although I figured they may be less helpful as they are not on the computer).
    what did you get in the medify mini mocks?
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    (Original post by Pra99)
    what did you get in the medify mini mocks?
    Haven't done them yet, I will do them soon I guess
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    (Original post by Harpal10)
    Haven't done them yet, I will do them soon I guess
    but what timed section mocks did you do
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    Generally people have found that it's about a third T/F/CT and the rest statements.
    (Original post by Harpal10)
    According to medify, around 7 out of the 11 sets are reading comprehension. So most are reading comprehension.

    I think I've done that question before, and the answer is A. I see where you are coming from but you have to bear in mind that this is not the only action the medical student can take, but rather it is only one of the many possible actions he can take.

    The next scenario could be 'Ask the patient if there is anything else he could help with or if he has any other questions'.
    Well that sucks haha, thanks anyway
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    (Original post by clairebear101)
    Just did Medify mock 1 and i have been really struggling with UKCAT revision and it may be the reason i cant do medicine. I got VR=670 (happy with this) QR=630(but i panicked and KNOW i can do much better) and AR=650 (strange as this is my strong point) so ave of 650 :/ so not great, i dont know how i am going to do on the real thing two weeks today but im guessing my hopes of going to med school will be gone with a score of 650 or lower.
    Hi clairebear101

    Don't panic, you still have plenty of time and I am sure you will do fine.

    Is there anything in particular that you are finding difficult?

    Let me know if there is something you would like some advice on... always happy to help!

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    Did anyone else find practice test B on the Ukcat website really hard? Test is on 22nd..and I'm away until Monday 🙈 planning to spend the six days I have doing a LOT of practice: I haven't really done that much timed practice yet and ran out of time on the mock but even so, the AR was so hard


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    For all those who have done the UKCAT this year, were the passages in the VR section 3/4 paragraphs long, and were they longer than what you were expecting. Also, for the abstract reasoning section, were most of the questions type A/type B ones. And was the QR section mainly just percentage changes and simple calculations, rather than a lot of data which confuses you. Thanks
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    (Original post by studentsixth)
    He tells the patient that he is only a medical student and can't tell him the results but asks if he can help in anyway? I think
    I'm not trying to argue... don't get me wrong.

    But, what help can the student provide? Talk about the weather i.e. a neutral topic? Yes. But anything about the patient, his diagnosis, prognosis, test results... Nope.
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    (Original post by Christina1999H)
    Did anyone else find practice test B on the Ukcat website really hard? Test is on 22nd..and I'm away until Monday 🙈 planning to spend the six days I have doing a LOT of practice: I haven't really done that much timed practice yet and ran out of time on the mock


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    I'd suggest you start timed practice ASAP. Don't panic, but it's best to be prepared about timed tests and how to manage your time effectively.
 
 
 
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