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Is UCAT Stressing You Out? Here's How to Use Stress to Your Advantage

8th July 2021

Is UCAT Stressing You Out? Here's How to Use Stress to Your Advantage

You may have heard that stress negatively impacts on performance, particularly in an intellectually challenging test such as UCAT. You may have been told that if you are too stressed in the lead up to an important exam such as UCAT, you won’t do well. You may have been advised to look for ways to relieve your UCAT-related stress. While this may be true, in some cases trying to get rid of UC ...

 

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What is the Highest UCAT Score Ever Achieved?

7th July 2021

What is the Highest UCAT Score Ever Achieved?

The highest UCAT score ever achieved was 3530, achieved by an Australian student in 2019. This student obtained the following UCAT subtest scores: UCAT Verbal Reasoning: 890 UCAT Decision Making: 840 UCAT Quantitative Reasoning: 900 UCAT Abstract Reasoning: 900 The student’s UCAT candidate score report is displayed below: As you can see from the UCAT Summary test statistics 2019 (d ...

 

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Optimising your health for UCAT: What I learned from getting the flu two days before my UCAT exam and other lessons

7th July 2021

Optimising your health for UCAT: What I learned from getting the flu two days before my UCAT exam and other lessons

Imagine you’re a hardworking student. You have consistently studied for the UCAT for several months and you are feeling pretty well prepared for UCAT exam itself (hopefully this is not too hard for you to imagine ?). Maybe you have a week before exam day and while you are beginning to feel the nerves of the situation, you are really not too worried. Because why should you be? You have studied ...

 

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5 Tips for UCAT Abstract Reasoning

6th July 2021

5 Tips for UCAT Abstract Reasoning

Struggling with UCAT Abstract Reasoning questions? Check out this blog which outlines 5 top tips. 1. Identify the pattern first When you are first starting out with Abstract Reasoning UCAT questions, it can be tempting to focus on the test shape and try to ‘match’ it to the sets. This wastes valuable time and is unlikely to lead you to the correct answer. Instead, start by examining the s ...

 

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UCAT ANZ 2021 REGISTRATION AND BOOKING IS CLOSING SOON!

6th July 2021

UCAT ANZ 2021 REGISTRATION AND BOOKING IS CLOSING SOON!

UCAT ANZ 2021 Registration deadline Registrations and booking to sit UCAT ANZ 2021 will close Monday 17th May at 11:59 PM AEST! If you plan to sit UCAT ANZ in 2021 and have not yet registered, please do so immediately. Remember that this is your only chance to sit UCAT in 2021. If you miss the registration date, you can still make a late registration until Monday 31st May at 11:59 pm AEST. ...

 

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UCAT Scoring and Scaling: How does it work? Part 1

5th July 2021

UCAT Scoring and Scaling: How does it work? Part 1

A common question among students preparing to sit the UCAT is how does UCAT scoring work? This blog answers that question. Practical implications for the UCAT test taker are covered in Part 2 of this blog. Many UCAT companies claim that they can predict UCAT scores and percentiles from the number of UCAT questions that you answer correctly. This is unfortunately completely misleading and in ...

 

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UCAT Scoring and Scaling: How does it work? Part 2

5th July 2021

UCAT Scoring and Scaling: How does it work? Part 2

The blog “UCAT Scoring and Scaling: How does it work? Part 1” explained how the scoring and scaling of UCAT works. In this blog we will discuss what all that means for you in practice.   Negative marking There is no negative marking in UCAT. Why? There is a lot of educational research and literature on this point, but in summary, if there is negative marking, risk ...

 

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4th July 2021

I don’t have time for the UCAT during year 13, should I do the GAMSAT instead?

The blog below discusses the two clearly defined pathways to study medicine in Australia. A lot of people think because their final year of school is such a busy one, they should forget about doing the UCAT and focus on their studies instead. Some say, “Don’t worry if you are not sitting the UCAT, you can always just sit the GAMSAT during Uni and get into Medicine that way”. Whilst this is tr ...

 

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Tips for UCAT Test Day and the Night Before

2nd July 2021

Tips for UCAT Test Day and the Night Before

The day before UCAT Ensure that you have everything you need for UCAT test day: importantly, a printout of your UCAT email confirmation from Pearson VUE and acceptable photographic identification (the name must match the one on your confirmation email, and it must be unexpired). Also ensure that you know where your UCAT testing centre is, and how you are going to get there. If you are ill or ...

 

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UCAT ANZ 2021: A STUDENT’S EXPERIENCE

1st July 2021

UCAT ANZ 2021: A STUDENT’S EXPERIENCE

I have just completed UCAT 2021! What a relief to have it done. There were no surprises and I felt well prepared thanks to MedEntry’s UCAT preparation. Here’s how the day went:   Arrival and registration I sat UCAT in a morning session. My confirmation email from Pearson VUE said that I should arrive at least 30 minutes before my UCAT testing appointment, which I did. ...

 

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