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# UKCAT for 2017 Entry to UK watch

1. (Original post by Lionheartat20)
In the exam - for question 2 -

Athens plane has already flown 1,500km before London plane sets off due to timezone differences.

Athens plane flies a further 1 hour = 2,000 km / overall i.e. Paris
London plane flies for 1 hour = 400 km i.e. Paris

1 hour flight from London to Paris, setting off at 1 PM London time = 3pm Paris time.

Try to avoid formula as you need to do these things in your head ideally.

That can be done in 90 seconds hopefully. You'll spend most time working out how many hours head-start has one plane over the other. Then do some trial and error (They could only possibly ever meet in Paris or Rome anyway - it would be super mean if it was half way between Paris and Rome. If the Athens plane had already passed Paris before the London plane got to Paris via your trial and error, you could then reasonably certainly choose an answer of Between London and Paris).

The idea is not to get bogged down in the details. Use speedy systems in your head to get an answer - and ask yourself does it sound a sensible answer.
Thank you but I thought if it's 1pm in London it'd be 2pm in Paris? Could you explain how you got the distances as I'm confused
2. (Original post by Lionheartat20)
In order for activites 3,5, 6 and 7 to be completed, you need to identify if any other activies need to be completed.
Make a very quick list with a piece of paper.

Activities required:

1 - 12 x 30k
2 - 6k
3 - 75k
4 - 10k
5 - 25k
6 - 5k
(Ignore activity 7 as it tells you to in the question)

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Try to do it in 2 minutes, it's too wordy in my opinion for a 1 minute question.
Notice I skipped writing the multiplication for activites 2 through 6 - it wastes time. You can do them in your head hopefully faster than you can write 5k x 2. And don't write 5,000. Waste of time. Write 5k if there's unlikely to be any small numbers involved. And if the answers are e.g. 430k, 460k, 481k, 500k. You can probably get away with k. If the possible answers are 10,064 and 11,931 , don't use k.

K meaning one thousand of course.
Thank you. How do you know the weeks to multiply the cost by?
3. (Original post by StationToStation)
I presume that the question in the second scenario is where and when do the planes meet? I made an equation (not 100% sure this is correct but eh, gave it a shot): x is the time after the second plane left London.

500(x+3) = 2400 - 400x
500x + 1500 = 2400 - 400x
900x = 900
x = 1

From there you can work out that the second plane has traveled around 400km, so it's pretty close to Paris.
I don't have the energy to even try to work the first one, but in the real UKCAT most questions are far less complex - if you do get a couple of questions that are this difficult, I'd suggest just skipping them and spending the time to do 2-3 easier ones instead
Thank you Where did the figures in your equation come from?
4. (Also sorry for the late replies everyone, TSR didn't send me any email notifications so I just logged in to check if anyone replied).
5. (Original post by medicapplicant)
VR:640
QR:830
AR:750
SJT: band 2
AVG: 740

Resources: Medify (most useful) Kaplan book, 1000q book and official tests

I would suggest keep track of time, I didn't do that for VR and had to guess quite a few.
Good luck

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6. (Original post by Talisia13)
Anyone using medify know if we get marks awarded in the real test if we get 'partially correct' answers in the situation judgement section?
Hi Talisia13

Yes, with the Situational Judgement section full marks are awarded if you get the correct answer and then partial marks are awarded if your answer is close to the correct answer.

Hope that helps.

Do let me know if you have any more questions we can answer.

7. (Original post by osayukiigbinoba)
Thank you but I thought if it's 1pm in London it'd be 2pm in Paris? Could you explain how you got the distances as I'm confused
The plane left London at 1pm Local time to London and flew for 1 hour to Paris.

It arrived in Paris at 3pm Local time to Paris.
8. (Original post by osayukiigbinoba)
Thank you. How do you know the weeks to multiply the cost by?
Simply reading off the pie chart
9. (Original post by Aamina_123)
Hey guys! Can some please give me any tips, tricks and potential resources regarding Abstract Reasoning. This in my opinion is my weakest area as I struggle to find the correct pattern especially under timed condition.
Hi Aamina_123

Hoping I can help with this one!

Use a system to identify patterns. We recommend NSPCC : first look at number – count everything you see: sides, shapes, angles, circles, arrows etc. Then look at patterns with size (big v small), position (corner or centre of box), colour (be careful – this is often a distractor) and conformation (the relationship between different shape positions) respectively.
Spend most of the time deducing the rule, then answer the questions quickly.

Hope that helps!

Let me know if there is anything else and good luck with your test.

10. (Original post by Lionheartat20)
Simply reading off the pie chart
I haven't needed pie charts in AS level maths so I've forgot about them, I'll have to revise pie charts again. This might sound silly but what does the 5-2 wks etc mean on the chart?
11. (Original post by osayukiigbinoba)
I haven't needed pie charts in AS level maths so I've forgot about them, I'll have to revise pie charts again. This might sound silly but what does the 5-2 wks etc mean on the chart?
The first number is referring to the activity number i.e. activity number 5.

The second number is referring to the number of weeks required to complete the activity

I.e.

Activity 5 requires 2 weeks. Then you use the cost per week from the table and multiply by 2.
12. What is everyone getting in Medify mock 1?
13. (Original post by Lionheartat20)
The first number is referring to the activity number i.e. activity number 5.

The second number is referring to the number of weeks required to complete the activity

I.e.

Activity 5 requires 2 weeks. Then you use the cost per week from the table and multiply by 2.
Haha I didn't realise that, I thought it meant the number of weeks. Thank you
14. (Original post by Pra99)
What is everyone getting in Medify mock 1?
685 according to medify, 710 according to the method most people use, wbu
15. (Original post by Kasx8)
600q is one of the best, also use medify which helped me a lot
Though I'd say it may be more relevant to get the next edition which is the ISC 1000Q book because it has the SJT questions and also the new style verbal and abstract questions. The 1000Q book is quite challenging, as was the 600Q book in many ways but good to understand the techniques for each subtest. Once you've go that nailed then you should do online practice.

One piece of advice though. It is best to practice without timing yourself because at the start you will never be within the time. As you get more confident through practice then you can do timed online practice.
16. (Original post by ronnydandam)
685 according to medify, 710 according to the method most people use, wbu
I just finished it and I got 2170 so 723 average. I dont know how representative it is though.
17. Hey
Okay... so I just sat my UKCAT; mixed emotions:
VR - 510 (Had huge paragraphs and a lot of deep analysis questions)
QR - 850
AR - 640
This gives me a 670 ish average. Was aiming for 700 but VR brought it down.
Would you say this is enough to get an interview for undergraduate entry medicine?
I am planning to apply to Barts, Birmingham and Leicester (UKCAT unis)
Then Oxford for BMAT
For reference, my GCSEs are: 8 A*s, 2 Distinction*s and 2As

Thanks
Ps - feel free to ask any questions you may have
18. Hey
Okay... so I just sat my UKCAT; mixed emotions:
VR - 510 (Had huge paragraphs and a lot of deep analysis questions)
QR - 850
AR - 640
This gives me a 670 ish average. Was aiming for 700 but VR brought it down.
Would you say this is enough to get an interview for undergraduate entry medicine?
I am planning to apply to Barts, Birmingham and Leicester (UKCAT unis)
Then Oxford for BMAT
For reference, my GCSEs are: 8 A*s, 2 Distinction*s and 2As

Thanks
Ps - feel free to ask any questions you may have
19. Is the practice analysis on Medify a good indicator ofhow well you do on the real thing or not?
20. (Original post by AMC98)
Is the practice analysis on Medify a good indicator ofhow well you do on the real thing or not?
I'd say QR is representative of the real thing - but fewer dense tables in actual test, so you may find it easier in actual test

VR and AR are harder in actual. Well, that was the case for mine anyway

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