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    Hey guys
    I'm thinking of applying for GEM for entry in 2013 (so I'll be going through UCAS in 2012.) I just have a few questions about UKCAT and GAMSAT:

    What is considered a 'high' score on these tests?

    When should I take them for entry in 2013 from the 2012 UCAS cycle? (I understand a GAMSAT score will last for two applications while a UKCAT is only valid for one, is this correct?)

    Is there a limit on how many times a UKCAT or GAMSAT can be taken in one year?


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    UKCAT only once a year.

    UKCAT 600 is supposed to be the average score, 630-650 are solid scores, 680 is a good score, 700+ is very good, 720 will be every cut off (so very very good), and anything above 775 is just incredible.

    Depends on the university really. For Leeds, who do take into account UKCAT, it only makes up 1/47th of your application in deciding who will be interviewed. Others like Kings combine it with GCSEs and others have cut offs, either section by section or average.
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    You can only take the UKCAT once a year, but you could take the GAMSAT twice, once for the Irish GAMSAT in March, and then again for the British GAMSAT in September. It's not a cheap exam though!

    A score of >60 is a pass for the GAMSAT at the moment for some universities, but it depends where you want to apply.
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    (Original post by Straight up G)
    UKCAT only once a year.

    UKCAT 600 is supposed to be the average score, 630-650 are solid scores, 680 is a good score, 700+ is very good, 720 will be every cut off (so very very good), and anything above 775 is just incredible.

    Depends on the university really. For Leeds, who do take into account UKCAT, it only makes up 1/47th of your application in deciding who will be interviewed. Others like Kings combine it with GCSEs and others have cut offs, either section by section or average.
    630-650 is not a solid score for GEM, it is a very dicey score that would force anyone getting it to reduce their options for applications drastically. All those ratings should move at least one up, then you'd be on the right track.

    You're a 5 year applicant, right? KCL for example do not combine UKCAT with GCSEs for GEM interviews. They will take the top 25% of UKCAT scores and throw the rest in the bin.
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    (Original post by thisismycatch22)
    630-650 is not a solid score for GEM, it is a very dicey score that would force anyone getting it to reduce their options for applications drastically. All those ratings should move at least one up, then you'd be on the right track.

    You're a 5 year applicant, right? KCL for example do not combine UKCAT with GCSEs for GEM interviews. They will take the top 25% of UKCAT scores and throw the rest in the bin.
    Agreed. I was talking in general, I should have referred to OP being a GEM candidate. In that case, 680-700 would be solid, and 720+ would be a good score, so yes, as you said, one/two ratings up.

    And again, I was talking in general, ie, undergraduate
 
 
 
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