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    (Original post by 123ash)
    hey,*

    i was hoping someone could help me by telling me which order the sections come in, during the actual test?

    Is it vr, qr, dm, ar, and finally sjt??

    Thanks*
    vr -> dm -> qr -> ar -> sjt
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    (Original post by Hugh Laurie)
    my first time with the ukcat this year. 790 was my average but with a very wierd distribution (590 / 890 / 890) haha, wouldve liked a more even spread of scores to help with warwick application >_<
    Your score is brilliant though! 1st time wow! Im so jealous in a nice way though!

    How many hours did you put in? My marks are all over the place. Sometimes im getting 80%, and sometimes not even 50% on Medify.

    The other two sections were def consistent. VR was low, but you said the Qs were al long! Im dreading this test, so much relies own it, and it all depends on how lucky you are the day to get reasonably easy Qs. I know the saying is that there is a mix of easy, medium and hard.

    Thanks for the reply in regards to order of sections in test too.*
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    (Original post by 123ash)
    Your score is brilliant though! 1st time wow! Im so jealous in a nice way though!

    How many hours did you put in? My marks are all over the place. Sometimes im getting 80%, and sometimes not even 50% on Medify.

    The other two sections were def consistent. VR was low, but you said the Qs were al long! Im dreading this test, so much relies own it, and it all depends on how lucky you are the day to get reasonably easy Qs. I know the saying is that there is a mix of easy, medium and hard.

    Thanks for the reply in regards to order of sections in test too.*
    i did probably just over a month of prep with medify and ISC600/1000, retrospectively that was way too much but i guess its better to overprepare. dont worry so much about the random/luck component - you have no control over that! focus on sticking to your timings and techniques and youll be just fine. and dont forget qr/ar should be a lot easier in the real exam compared to medify/official/ISC1000.
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    (Original post by Hugh Laurie)
    i did probably just over a month of prep with medify and ISC600/1000, retrospectively that was way too much but i guess its better to overprepare. dont worry so much about the random/luck component - you have no control over that! focus on sticking to your timings and techniques and youll be just fine. and dont forget qr/ar should be a lot easier in the real exam compared to medify/official/ISC1000.
    You know Hugh Laurie, I was feeling so crap because today my scores have been so low, due to the difficult Qs in mocks. But your response has made me feel better about myself. Thank you. I really do feel inspired and motivated from comments on this thread.

    Im going to stay positive. I have under 20 days left. I have done a lot of practice on AR, VR, SJT. I'm now moving on to QR as i've only done a little practice in that section. I'm just going to hope for the best. I was going to delay my test, but I don't think i should. Because like you said I have no control of the Qs i get on the day.*
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    (Original post by 123ash)
    You know Hugh Laurie, I was feeling so crap because today my scores have been so low, due to the difficult Qs in mocks. But your response has made me feel better about myself. Thank you. I really do feel inspired and motivated from comments on this thread.

    Im going to stay positive. I have under 20 days left. I have done a lot of practice on AR, VR, SJT. I'm now moving on to QR as i've only done a little practice in that section. I'm just going to hope for the best. I was going to delay my test, but I don't think i should. Because like you said I have no control of the Qs i get on the day.*
    yeah i had the same temptations of delaying but in the end i thought, if >1 month of preparation isnt enough for a test taken mostly by 17 year olds then i prob dont deserve to get a good score haha. i say youll have enough practice by then, just be confident!
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    Dreading this bloody UKCAT more than any of my GAMSAT sittings! Maybe it's because I've not started revising yet but will get a good 6 weeks or so under my belt before I sit the test at the end of September.

    Oddly looking forward to revising for it, I guess it's because my MA dissertation is nearly due in and I just want something fresh to do haha.
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    Completely agree! I want my dissertation done so I can focus on GAMSAT and then UKCAT prep! All happens too fast really!


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    (Original post by Hugh Laurie)
    yeah i had the same temptations of delaying but in the end i thought, if >1 month of preparation isnt enough for a test taken mostly by 17 year olds then i prob dont deserve to get a good score haha. i say youll have enough practice by then, just be confident!
    Yes, true, But the 17yr olds taking the test, have a lower cut off for their entry requirement. I think, lol
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    (Original post by 123ash)
    Yes, true, But the 17yr olds taking the test, have a lower cut off for their entry requirement. I think, lol
    damn i think youre right, dont think about the age then haha
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    (Original post by Hugh Laurie)
    damn i think youre right, dont think about the age then haha
    HAHA.

    how were your scores were when you were using Medify? Mine are seriously all over the place, but im getting more on the lower end than higher. Only in 3 test i got 75% for VR and AR section. Im using the timed practice sessions as this keep me under the timed pressure. Im taking the 40 Qs tests.

    Modify is making me feel i'm just no good, and definitely no where close to being ready for UKCAT. I'm scared if i eave it to late to delay the test for extra practice, i may miss out.#FeelingConfusedandDepressed
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    (Original post by Hugh Laurie)
    my first time with the ukcat this year. 790 was my average but with a very wierd distribution (590 / 890 / 890) haha, wouldve liked a more even spread of scores to help with warwick application >_<
    how did you specifically prep for QR?
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    (Original post by 123ash)
    HAHA.

    how were your scores were when you were using Medify? Mine are seriously all over the place, but im getting more on the lower end than higher. Only in 3 test i got 75% for VR and AR section. Im using the timed practice sessions as this keep me under the timed pressure. Im taking the 40 Qs tests.

    Modify is making me feel i'm just no good, and definitely no where close to being ready for UKCAT. I'm scared if i eave it to late to delay the test for extra practice, i may miss out.#FeelingConfusedandDepressed
    i dont remember in terms of % on the medify mocks. but the scores were definitely not amazing (highest average was probably in the low 700s range, with the others being mid 600s). sounds like you were doing about the same as i was, if not better, so definitely dont panic!
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    (Original post by saran23)
    how did you specifically prep for QR?
    i used a 2-3 week subscription from medify, and spent a few additional weeks going through the ISC600/1000Q books. the last week leading up to my exam, I did the mocks from these resources plus the ones from the official website. i didnt do anything special other than blasting through all these practice questions.
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    Guys i am struggling with quantitative reasoning in medify😐 what do i do?

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    (Original post by nisha devi)
    Guys i am struggling with quantitative reasoning in medify😐 what do i do?

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    what are you struggling with in QR? the timing? or a certain type of question (it tells you your worst performing categories)?
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    Time is okayish but have to think alot. Yeah the type of questions sucks i dont know how to solve .like percentages, speed ones, datas and etc..how do i improve? 😐
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    (Original post by Hugh Laurie)
    i dont remember in terms of % on the medify mocks. but the scores were definitely not amazing (highest average was probably in the low 700s range, with the others being mid 600s). sounds like you were doing about the same as i was, if not better, so definitely dont panic!
    Thanks, that makes me feel better.

    Going to try not do. Do my best, it's all i can do. I'm going to practice QR now. A I've done very little of that section. I S**K at timed maths!
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    (Original post by 123ash)
    HAHA.

    how were your scores were when you were using Medify? Mine are seriously all over the place, but im getting more on the lower end than higher. Only in 3 test i got 75% for VR and AR section. Im using the timed practice sessions as this keep me under the timed pressure. Im taking the 40 Qs tests.

    Modify is making me feel i'm just no good, and definitely no where close to being ready for UKCAT. I'm scared if i eave it to late to delay the test for extra practice, i may miss out.#FeelingConfusedandDepressed
    I'm finding Medify really weird. One day I'll be doing really well on the questions and the next day I'm awful.


    But right now I'm way too stressed about my HCA job being delayed until November because my manager still hasn't completed the reference.
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    Time is okayish but have to think alot. Yeah the type of questions sucks i dont know how to solve .like percentages, speed ones, datas and etc..how do i improve? 😐
    Hi nisha devi

    Hoping that I can offer you a few tips that might help you with the QR section.

    Firstly get familiar with the on screen calculator and use the calculator with the keyboard for speed. It is definitely worth practising this.

    Look for hard questions and skip these immediately, there is no point in wasting valuable time. If a question is hard to understand, the data you need is complex or there are many stages to the calculation so best to move on. When you move on, guess an answer (no negative marking for getting it wrong and you never know!) then make sure you flag it for review in case you have extra time.

    I hope you find that useful. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions... always happy to help.

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    (Original post by paniking_and_not_revising)
    I'm finding Medify really weird. One day I'll be doing really well on the questions and the next day I'm awful.


    But right now I'm way too stressed about my HCA job being delayed until November because my manager still hasn't completed the reference.
    I'm glad I'm not the only one. Thanks*

    Why don't you call the HCA recruitment office and tell them. Im sure they will understand and allow you to use someone else as a reference. The reference have to be from your previous employment? I think if you tell them, you've contacted your manager and there is no response they should allow you to change.*

    My sister in law had a similar issue, in which her manager wasn't writing the reference, after nearly 3mnths she found out that her manager was seriously unwell during that time. But she didn't know at that time, she just told the new job recruitment that she can provide another name and they understood.

    HCA accept character references and volunteering refs. I've turned a job down as they wanted me to start working asap, 5 days *week, and im soo stressed with UKCAT that i couldn't. *I didn't think the process would be so quick. But they understood and appreciate my honesty.

    I can imagine it being a stressful period. But try to stay positive, it'll all work out :-).*
 
 
 
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