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    i just want to clarify what we will be given on test day, as one of my friends who took the test DID NOT get a keyboard? Let me know if you did receive one or if its a new thing.
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    (Original post by Zevenix)
    i just want to clarify what we will be given on test day, as one of my friends who took the test DID NOT get a keyboard? Let me know if you did receive one or if its a new thing.
    Not sure about the keyboard (during mine I placed the keyboard to the side as I was short of space) but you'll be given a mini double-sided whiteboard and a permanent pen marker.
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    Not sure about the keyboard (during mine I placed the keyboard to the side as I was short of space) but you'll be given a mini double-sided whiteboard and a permanent pen marker.
    so you didnt use it at all? didnt u use numpad for QR
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    (Original post by Zevenix)
    so you didnt use it at all? didnt u use numpad for QR
    I found it easier using the mouse
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    Hi Zevenix,

    The test centre will provide everything that you need. Remember you can ask for ear plugs if you need them. They give you a permanent marker – check it works before you start! You are not permitted to bring in personal items such as sweets, mascots etc.

    Imran
    Blue Peanut Medical
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    Hey :-) That does sound annoying for your friend who didn't get a keyboard, unfortunately because the test centres aren't all the same there is bound to be a bit of variation like that. The best thing to do is prepare for the worst i.e. QR without a number pad.

    As an extra tip, don't be afraid to ask for an extra whiteboard, it's up to test centre discretion whether they give you one or not but it does happen and it's worht a try!

    Alex, 4th year UCL medic
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    (Original post by 6med)
    Hey :-) That does sound annoying for your friend who didn't get a keyboard, unfortunately because the test centres aren't all the same there is bound to be a bit of variation like that. The best thing to do is prepare for the worst i.e. QR without a keyboard.

    As an extra tip, don't be afraid to ask for an extra whiteboard, it's up to test centre discretion whether they give you one or not but it does happen and it's worht a try!

    Alex, 4th year UCL medic
    6med
    thank you for the response, is it possible to do QR without needing the numpad at times, if so then i'll practice without using calculator and see how it goes.
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    (Original post by Zevenix)
    thank you for the response, is it possible to do QR without needing the numpad at times, if so then i'll practice without using calculator and see how it goes.
    No problem :-) Yes, it's definitely possible to do QR without using a numberpad i.e. just using the mouse.

    What do you mean by 'practice without a calculator?' You definitely shouldn't get accustomed to using any kind of physical calculator during your UKCAT preparation but practising with a simple on-screen calculator is good! Though you should try to rely on the calculator as little as possible (and focus on doing as much as possible with mental maths), sometimes you will definitely need the on-screen calculator.

    Hope that makes sense!

    Alex, 4th year UCL medic
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    (Original post by 6med)
    No problem :-) Yes, it's definitely possible to do QR without using a numberpad i.e. just using the mouse.

    What do you mean by 'practice without a calculator?' You definitely shouldn't get accustomed to using any kind of physical calculator during your UKCAT preparation but practising with a simple on-screen calculator is good! Though you should try to rely on the calculator as little as possible (and focus on doing as much as possible with mental maths), sometimes you will definitely need the on-screen calculator.

    Hope that makes sense!

    Alex, 4th year UCL medic
    6med
    ive only been using the online calculator provided by medify. Also i urgently need advice on a medify mock i did. I explain my problem in this recent thread
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4852856
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    (Original post by Zevenix)
    i just want to clarify what we will be given on test day, as one of my friends who took the test DID NOT get a keyboard? Let me know if you did receive one or if its a new thing.
    yikes where did they do their test?? you're meant to get a keyboard - I emailed the Pearson UKCAT customer service and they said "All test centres have keyboards as we are a computer based testing company" - so it's pretty odd that they didn't get one...
 
 
 
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