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If you are looking for the BMAT 2021 thread it's here.

Here is the UCAT 2020 thread (discussion of tests taken in 2019)
Here is the UCAT 2019 thread (discussion of tests taken in 2018)



Important: read this first https://www.ucat.ac.uk/

Dates and fees: https://www.ucat.ac.uk/ucat/dates-and-fees/

4 May 2020
Registration opens
Booking opens
Bursary Scheme opens
Access Arrangements / UCATSEN applications open
1 July 2020
Testing begins
22 September 2020 at midday (BST)
Registration closes
Online booking closes
Access Arrangements / UCATSEN application deadline
5 October 2020 at midday (BST)
Final booking deadline (for registered candidates)
6 October 2020
Last testing date
Bursary application deadline
15 October 2020
UCAS application deadline
Early November 2020
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Personally all i used was medify for around 3 weeks before my exam and it worked out well
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Hey guys,

I am going to be doing the UCAT next year. Should I start preparing from right now or leave it for now? Please let me know about your experiences. Thanks
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Hey guys,

Do you think I should start preparing for the UCAT, which I'm going to do next year in the summer? Please talk about any experiences or anything relevant, which might help me. Thanks
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I started preparing pretty early. I think you should decide yourself, but it better to prepare early.
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i heard most prepare just after having done their AS exams
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all u need to do is get medify 4 a month spend an hour a day the month b4 ur exam, 2hrs a day 2 weeks b4, and about 3-4 hrs exam week
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Don't prepare now, just focus your time on doing well in your year 12 exams. Start preparing right after those exams.
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Do you think I should start preparing for the UCAT, which I'm going to do next year in the summer? Please talk about any experiences or anything relevant, which might help me. Thanks
Start preparing now? No, please don’t- you’ll make your life miserable. Maybe start a couple of months before your test, and then more intensely for a few weeks before. I did only about 10 days of intense preparation and scored in the top 10%. Use Medify if you can afford it (it’s one of the most affordable paid resources), as is great for practice and simulation of the test appearance
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probs after year 12 exams
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(Original post by nicole3315nicole)
Start preparing now? No, please don’t- you’ll make your life miserable. Maybe start a couple of months before your test, and then more intensely for a few weeks before. I did only about 10 days of intense preparation and scored in the top 10%. Use Medify if you can afford it (it’s one of the most affordable paid resources), as is great for practice and simulation of the test appearance
What kind of things are you assessed on for the UCAT exams. My college hasn’t told us much about them yet
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Hi guys,
Anyone here taking the UCAT test this year?
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Anyone here taking the UCAT test this year?
Possibly, but I don’t know much about them tbh
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Possibly, but I don’t know much about them tbh
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me too actually, but I think starting now would be a good idea because i don't wanna suffer during the time of the test be seeing it all for the first time!
so i just did some practice tests for each section, starting from the SJ section then moving on to AR, VR, DM and then the QR. I'm doing really bad for the QR section...it's driving me crazy!! Any help for that someone?
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(Original post by vinitha kumaran)
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me too actually, but I think starting now would be a good idea because i don't wanna suffer during the time of the test be seeing it all for the first time!
so i just did some practice tests for each section, starting from the SJ section then moving on to AR, VR, DM and then the QR. I'm doing really bad for the QR section...it's driving me crazy!! Any help for that someone?
Read the 2020 and the 2019 entry UCAT threads linked in the first post of this one and there are loads of tips and advice
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How early do you need to start prepping for the UCAT, I’ve read between 2-3/4weeks/ 6 weeks???
Apparently with 2-3 weeks it’s more about cramming and learning the technique rather then revising.

I want to get a score of around 750, I haven’t got a very high IQ but know the UCAT is a culmination of intelligence/technique/timing.

I’ve had a flick through the UCAT in a book and some sections look completely impossible.
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I started prepping about 3 weeks before hand. Everyone told me I should start at least 6-8 weeks before and I didn’t listen. Moral of story: I really should have listened to them because I got a decent score but compared to rest of the country, I didn’t do well enough. It is true that some sections look impossible but they are possible to do if you’ve practiced enough, and so I’d say follow the advice I didn’t and start prepping no less than 6 weeks before hand.
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Depends how intensely you intend to prepare, obviously! 6 weeks sounds fine - then if you think its going well you can stay low stress, if its a nightmare you can intensify.

750 is a very good score. Nothing wrong with aiming high I suppose though!
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(Original post by Anonymous17!)
I started prepping about 3 weeks before hand. Everyone told me I should start at least 6-8 weeks before and I didn’t listen. Moral of story: I really should have listened to them because I got a decent score but compared to rest of the country, I didn’t do well enough. It is true that some sections look impossible but they are possible to do if you’ve practiced enough, and so I’d say follow the advice I didn’t and start prepping no less than 6 weeks before hand.
Hi do you mind me asking what your score was and if you got in to the school ?
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Hi do you mind me asking what your score was and if you got in to the school ?
My score was 2120, which is a 530 average and a ‘good’ UCAT score is considered to be 650 average, or 2600+ overall. For 3 weeks of prep I don’t think I did too bad, could’ve done better if I’d prepared more.
And I’m actually a 2020 entry applicant so I haven’t heard anything back from my choices yet
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