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    HI All
    Well I have finally taken the plunge to follow my dream of studying medicine.

    But there is the small obstacle of doing the UKCAT (and the GAMSAT).

    I see theres lots of advice on the forum but if anyone can point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated.

    Cheers

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    (Original post by bigjimm)
    HI All
    Well I have finally taken the plunge to follow my dream of studying medicine.

    But there is the small obstacle of doing the UKCAT (and the GAMSAT).

    I see theres lots of advice on the forum but if anyone can point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated.

    Cheers

    Jim
    the right direction in what aspect?
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    UKCAT is qutie simple really.

    Go in there. Do the test on a computer. Get the results printed out straight after.

    Don't bother revising for it, or going on any courses. It's meant to test your reasoning skills, not knowledge.
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    UKCAT is qutie simple really.

    Go in there. Do the test on a computer. Get the results printed out straight after.

    Don't bother revising for it, or going on any courses. It's meant to test your reasoning skills, not knowledge.

    a bit of familiarisation would be nice though so you know what the fooooook it is that your sposed to do.

    I reccoment the "Passing the UK Clinical Aptitude Test and BMAT" book and reac the UKCAT website, and that about all you can do to prepare.
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    Oh, yeah, I suppose the books worth a read. And some of the practice questions...
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    Yeah it can't hurt you to get the book, but just so you know it's not like the real thing in terms of timing... but the book will help you to familiarise yourself with how questions look and what kind of links (like in that stupid shapes section) you are meant to be looking at etcetc. You can't really revise for it though and the book jjkkll mentioned is probably what you should get.
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    You cant as such revise but you can get quicker at answeriung the questions. I bought the book last year and got an average of 703 but would not of got that with out practice. As you need to know what they are looking for and what they are testing. Also some internet apptitude tests maybe helpful as well especailly on the shapes.
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    I'd be careful with some of the questions in that official UKCAT book, they contradict themselves in the "true, false or can't tell" questions.
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    you can buy a GAMSAT revision pack from the UCAS website, it's very expensive though and i felt somewhat cheated when it arrived. I think it was about £50 or £60???? but it would help with preparation for both i think,

    you can also download sample test questions and a mock test from the UKCAT website.
 
 
 

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