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Is anyone preparing for ukcat for 2019 entry ?
You are aware that there are a limited number of resources right? Doesn't have to be a week beforehand but it's still far too early. It's the UKCAT, not the GAMSAT
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Everyone is different, and for me, 2 or even 8 weeks isn't enough time as I work full-time and I have two children.
Start when you want to start...
We'd say that the UKCAT takes around 6 weeks of preparation, so we'd say it's a little too early to start preparing as you don't want to run out of resources!
You can, however, find out more about the format of the UKCAT on our UKCAT 2018 page.
Hope this helps!
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They say on theUKCAt website to prepare for 3 to 4 weeks before the exam. Their not just throwing around a random number. At the end of the exam they ask you how much preparation you do and then compare peoples scores. If they say 3 to 4 weeks its because most top scorers had prepared for that amount of time and there was little to no meaningful variation in the scores of people who spent longer preparing.
What is important is to understand how the questions work and where the traps are. And also what are the recurrent themes so that when you see questions on those themes you know what to look for and what to pay attention to.
Most people start preparing with a book on an untimed basis, just to get a feel for things (eg the ISC 1250 questions book:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Get-into-Me...keywords=ukcat) and then do the online official tests to see how you do and then use some online resource to time yourself and work under more pressure. I would say that 3/4 is sufficient if you have time on your side, but otherwise maybe 6/8 weeks before.
I would suggest also taking it in August ie earlyish. After a while too much practice just makes you sweat more. So basically I would start preparing in June for an August exam.