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Graduate Entry Medicine Admission Tests 2018 Entry ( UKCAT, GAMSAT, BMAT)

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    I know it's really early especially since the 2017 cycle admissions have not ended BUT I was wondering how/when to start preparing for the entry tests?

    I'm currently going into my second year of Biomed so I will hopefully be applying to med school next summer. I'm thinking of doing all the admission tests but I'm not sure how early to start revising? I know the BMAT incorporates certain things, for example, in physics, that I have not covered since GCSE, so should I start getting ready to learn them??????
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    (Original post by Pa97_)
    I know it's really early especially since the 2017 cycle admissions have not ended BUT I was wondering how/when to start preparing for the entry tests?

    I'm currently going into my second year of Biomed so I will hopefully be applying to med school next summer. I'm thinking of doing all the admission tests but I'm not sure how early to start revising? I know the BMAT incorporates certain things, for example, in physics, that I have not covered since GCSE, so should I start getting ready to learn them??????
    It's best to lay the foundations while you're still (relatively) free in the start of second year. By this I mean going over the key areas of each entry test you are thinking of taking. So for me with the UKCAT I've started to work on my mental arithmetic, reading speed etc because the sections will test those. Then plan to get down to more specific practice (guides, medify etc) nearer the exam date.

    p.s. there's already a thread for 2018 cycle applicants
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    (Original post by juno96)
    It's best to lay the foundations while you're still (relatively) free in the start of second year. By this I mean going over the key areas of each entry test you are thinking of taking. So for me with the UKCAT I've started to work on my mental arithmetic, reading speed etc because the sections will test those. Then plan to get down to more specific practice (guides, medify etc) nearer the exam date.

    p.s. there's already a thread for 2018 cycle applicants

    Thank you very much! Do you have a link to the thread?
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    Essential UKCAT Information - 2018 Medicine Applicants (Adapted from information here)

    UKCAT Sections:
    1) Verbal Reasoning
    2) Quantitative Reasoning
    3) Abstract Reasoning
    4) Decision Making (Introduced in 2016; awaiting individual university confirmation as to whether this will contribute to overall score)
    5) Situational Judgement (Introduced in 2014 and does affect overall score)

    Provisional Dates
    Test Dates: 1st July 2017 - 5th October 2017
    Registration Deadline: 21st September 2017
    Test Location: Pearson Vue test centre
    Test Fee: £65 (£80 - if taking test after 1st September 2017)

    Average UKCAT Scores (2015)
    Verbal Reasoning: 577
    Quantitative Reasoning: 685
    Abstract Reasoning: 640
    Decision Analysis: 629

    Free UKCAT Resources
    Official Practice Questions
    Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions & Answers
    Verbal Reasoning Practice
    Verbal Reasoning Practice

    Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions & Answers
    Quantitative Reasoning Practice
    Quantitative Reasoning Practice
    GCSE Maths Practice

    Abstract Reasoning Practice Questions & Answers
    Abstract Reasoning Practice
    Abstract Reasoning Practice

    Situational Judgement Practice (More Advanced)
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    Goodluck to everyone doing Gamsat this year! I did it twice too - its one of the most draining exams i have ever taken
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