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    Is it recommended to take the UKCAT/BMAT one year earlier and have it expire and take it again as practise?

    I'm from the states, so the cost for taking the exam is nearly double, but I'm willing to pay up if it is worthwhile.
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    No I wouldn't. There are plenty of practice questions and stuff on the internet a lot of which you might find for free. Also just practice IQ type tests and just keep your brain thinking on its feet. In theory though practice should make no difference. It is an aptitude test after all
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    I would if I were doing it again, pile on the practice questions too.
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    sort of what I might be doing now, if my grades arent good enough
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    I guess it wouldn't do any harm.
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    If you don't do so well it will just freak you out. I wouldn't bother, the cost alone isn't worth it.
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    (Original post by marshey)
    If you don't do so well it will just freak you out. I wouldn't bother, the cost alone isn't worth it.
    Why would it freak you out if you know you've got a year left to practice?
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    It will probably be a better use of your money than paying to go on a course about them. That said, it is still a year away so it's debatable how much you'd actually gain from the experience.
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    (Original post by Jonty99)
    Why would it freak you out if you know you've got a year left to practice?
    It's an aptitude test, you can't practise it to improve your score.

    (I would dispute whether that's totally true, but still, you get my point)
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    (Original post by marshey)
    It's an aptitude test, you can't practise it to improve your score.

    (I would dispute whether that's totally true, but still, you get my point)
    Well yeah to an extent. But I'd say you can definitely improve with practice (especially BMAT when there's stuff you can revise).
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    (Original post by Jonty99)
    Well yeah to an extent. But I'd say you can definitely improve with practice (especially BMAT when there's stuff you can revise).
    Just out of curiosity, how many have you sat to come to this conclusion?
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    (Original post by jonnyofengland)
    Just out of curiosity, how many have you sat to come to this conclusion?
    None, as I assume you know.

    However surely it's pretty obvious preparation helps a bit for the BMAT. I looked at the example questions in the preparation book I've got. Some require knowledge of equations. I do not know these equations. When I take some time out, practice and learn these equations, I will be able to answer the question better.
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    (Original post by Jonty99)
    None, as I assume you know.

    However surely it's pretty obvious preparation helps a bit for the BMAT. I looked at the example questions in the preparation book I've got. Some require knowledge of equations. I do not know these equations. When I take some time out, practice and learn these equations, I will be able to answer the question better.
    In my opinion you're right, but it seems slightly bizarre to be able to confidently make such definite statements if you've never even sat the exam.
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    On a side note: when do you take it for the final time? The year of your application? Or the one before?
 
 
 
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