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    Is it possible, or have they designed it so that the score you get is your full capacity and cannot be improved upon with exta prep the next year?
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    they designed it so that the score you get is your full capacity
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    It can with practice and within reasonable limits, but don't expect a 550 to become 750 unless you underperformed significantly in that first test
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    I think it CAN be improved.
    Mainly by major practice though. Some people have increased their score by about 50% when taking it the second time consecutively and so I don't believe it can be 'designed' to prove a candidate's full capacity.
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    But can you expect a 660 to become nearly 700?
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    But can you expect a 660 to become nearly 700?
    Yes, but you can equally expect it to be any other number.
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    they designed it so that the score you get is your full capacity
    Haha, as if!
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    But can you expect a 660 to become nearly 700?
    It depends. If you had done 1000 practice tests, performed your best and were a little bit lucky no. If you just went there with no preparation it'd be quite easy... But in my opinion an increase of 40 is reasonable and expected with some more practice.

    PS: The test is BS
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    I reckon some people over achieve and some similarly underachieve, hence why I reckon there should be a series of admissions tests taken on different days to account for "an off day".
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    Of course you can, i got 662 last yea and 725 this year. I don't think i under performed the first time.
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    Same goes for A-Levels, university interviews and lots of other things... That's life!
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    (Original post by mac32)
    It depends. If you had done 1000 practice tests, performed your best and were a little bit lucky no. If you just went there with no preparation it'd be quite easy... But in my opinion an increase of 40 is reasonable and expected with some more practice.

    PS: The test is BS
    Well admittedly while I used the 600q book I feel I could have put more effort in to see why I had gone wrong rather than just to see where I had gone wrong.
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    Well admittedly while I used the 600q book I feel I could have put more effort in to see why I had gone wrong rather than just to see where I had gone wrong.
    Much of it depends on your technique, your time allocation to each question, how experienced you are with the different methods they employ etc. Just practice and be positive! Whatever happens, there still are universities that either don't use it at all or don't count very much on it, so don't worry.

    Good luck!
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    Of course it can be improved, but it depends on how much you practise for it / how much effort you put into it.

    But I'm not too sure as to whether it could go up from around 500 to 700 - that's quite a large jump.
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    First attempt at medicine I got about 660/665 (can't remember exactly).....second time around I got 832.5...

    So yea....you can change it :P
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    The UKCAT is mostly luck based anyway, with loads of prep I got 667.5 and with a lot less prep I got 767.5
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    (Original post by ringham33170)
    First attempt at medicine I got about 660/665 (can't remember exactly).....second time around I got 832.5...

    So yea....you can change it :P
    :eek::eek2::eek3::zomg:

    Wow...
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    Things like UKCAT and SAT can be practiced to get a great mark.
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    I got 650 this year and would hope for a rise of at least 50 second time round now I have free time to practice for it!
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    UKCAT is kind of random, depends on the day too; but you can definatly improve it. Just buy the #600 UKCAT question book, and you'll easily get above 700.
 
 
 
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