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    Hi guys,

    How long do you think is ideal to prepare for the UKCAT? If I sit the exam in October I should have about 4 months, it this enough?

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    (Original post by onlypsychology)
    Hi guys,

    How long do you think is ideal to prepare for the UKCAT? If I sit the exam in October I should have about 4 months, it this enough?

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    Most people either tend to revise solidly for a couple of weeks, or very lightly for a few months and then intensively in the last couple of weeks.

    If you revise intensively for 4 months, I guarantee you'll run out of material!
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    I would suggest one month or 2 with ukcat prep material online and with books, but to use the two months before brushing up on your maths, speed reading skills and other skills.


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    a word of advice - don't make the same mistake as me and revise a week before like i did - i ended up with 605. if you want a good competative score (which in my opinion is 650+) then revise around 2 months before but as someone above said, revise lightly then in the last few weeks revise a lot more. Make sure you get the 600+ UKCAT Questions book and do the online mocks!
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    Is 2 months really necessary? :/
    I was planning to do solid 3/4 weeks revision and then take the test during mid-August.
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    Try and do the test in August, not October. During August you'll have no school and a lot of free time in which to prepare for it, plus you'll know your score waaaay in advance so you know which schools to apply for / which ones to avoid.

    In terms of time, two weeks is fine. Four months is excessive and you'll run out of practice material after a few weeks even if you do them at a leisurely pace.
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    I revised 2-3 weeks before mine. It's quite hard to revise for longer than that as there's a limited amount of mock tests and questions available. You don't want to run out of material too early on.


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    Thanks for all the responses, I'm going to apply for GEM so time wouldn't be too much of a problem, and I think I need a month of a break from studying as 3 years has done my head in :eek:

    But yea, seems like I should be fine:cool:
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    (Original post by The.Joker)
    Is 2 months really necessary? :/
    I was planning to do solid 3/4 weeks revision and then take the test during mid-August.
    I don't think it is for some people. I know a person who prepared for only one week and another who prepared for two and they both go 700+. I prepared solidly for 6 weeks and got 650. So I do think some people are just naturally better at these things.
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    (Original post by thegreenchildren)
    I don't think it is for some people. I know a person who prepared for only one week and another who prepared for two and they both go 700+. I prepared solidly for 6 weeks and got 650. So I do think some people are just naturally better at these things.
    I agree with this, that I was I suggest that you develop the key skills before tackling UKCAT prep. So from there you will know how long you will need to work at UKCAT.
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    You can't really do 'solid revision' ,but the 600Q book is your bible for a while, and i would say do the whole thing twice
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    I did a weeks preparation and got 700+
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    What do you guys mean when you say solidly revise, i mean how many hour each day? :confused:
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    I was just thinking, mines on the 22nd August and I'm hitting all the books and online mocks now. Should I be good?
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