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    I am a prospective medical student who has started to practise UKCAT questions. I was wondering what people who have done it got in their practice qs at the start, and what they got in the real thing? btw I know I have plenty of time as my test is in early Sept, but I'm just wondering if initial scores of 30-50% are awful or average to begin with.
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    Hey :-) Honestly don't worry, the UKCAT is a very different kind of test to what most people are used to, I got terrible scores when I first started preparing for mine! Besides, you have loads of time (we usually tell our students that about 4-5 weeks preparation is a good amount) so your current scores are really no cause for concern. With practice and good techniques, you can improve drastically :-)

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    Hey! As the poster above mentioned, it just takes some getting used to. My initial scores were poor but once you get the gist of the timing, technique etc you'll be fine. Good luck!
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    (Original post by COYS...TTID)
    I am a prospective medical student who has started to practise UKCAT questions. I was wondering what people who have done it got in their practice qs at the start, and what they got in the real thing? btw I know I have plenty of time as my test is in early Sept, but I'm just wondering if initial scores of 30-50% are awful or average to begin with.
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    Hi there!

    As the others on the thread have commented, it will take a while to build up your scores so don't worry!

    The best thing to do is spend lots of time completing practice questions, then working on the different sections you find most difficult to strengthen your scores. You can read our top UKCAT tips and tricks on our free UKCAT Guide which may help you in your preparation too.

    You can access thousands of questions with detailed answer explanations - plus performance tracking so you can compare your scores with others - on our free UKCAT Question Bank!

    Hope this helps
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