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IS the Ucat harder over time?

I've heard rumours that if you sit the ucat in September its harder then in August and that a lot of people get lower scores in Septemeber is this true?
Original post by Rohan007best
I've heard rumours that if you sit the ucat in September its harder then in August and that a lot of people get lower scores in Septemeber is this true?

No, it's the same difficulty. Each year, there is a set of 3 (I think) different versions of each section, and the set you get for each section is randomly picked.

Normally, the average scores midway through testing are higher than the confirmed ones at the end of the testing period, but this is due to people performing worse on average in September, not because of the test itself. One theory is that people who are less prepared are less on-it with booking a date.

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