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Didn’t do well in UCAT? Here’s how to bounce back in four steps

23rd September 2022

Didn’t do well in UCAT? Here’s how to bounce back in four steps

The UCAT is one of the three criteria for most undergraduate medicine schools in Australia, and often holds equal weighting to ATAR. The UCAT may determine whether or not you receive an interview offer at certain universities, so many students put in the extra mile to maximise their UCAT results. There are many factors that can influence performance in UCAT, and receiving a lower mark than exp ...

 

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Final UCAT ANZ 2022 Test Statistics and Percentile Calculator Released!

14th September 2022

Final UCAT ANZ 2022 Test Statistics and Percentile Calculator Released!

The UCAT ANZ 2022 percentile calculator and final statistics have been released, which will help students to interpret their UCAT 2022 scores. The UCAT consortium has developed a UCAT score to percentile calculator that will help you to convert your 2022 UCAT scaled scores into an estimated percentile ranking. You can find it here: https://www.ucat.edu.au/results/test-statistics/ Th ...

 

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UCAT ANZ Score Advice: What Should You Do Now?

9th September 2022

UCAT ANZ Score Advice: What Should You Do Now?

With UCAT percentile calculator and summary test statistics released, students now have more information about how their score compares to other UCAT candidates. This blog will help you interpret your score and provide advice on what you should do now. You can convert your UCAT score into a UCAT percentile using the UCAT cosortium’s UCAT score-percentile calculator, available her ...

 

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7 Tips for using the UCAT Calculator

22nd July 2022

7 Tips for using the UCAT Calculator

I managed to score 880 out of 900 in the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning section. A significant reason for this was my ability to use the UCAT Calculator quickly and effectively. In this blog, I discuss my top tips for using the UCAT Calculator. Learning to use the UCAT calculator took my mind off the time-consuming and seemingly never-ending calculations required to answer UCAT Quantitative Re ...

 

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Nutrition is Important for UCAT Test Day

20th July 2022

Nutrition is Important for UCAT Test Day

Napoleon Bonaparte once famously said “an army marches on its stomach”, and that is as relevant for UCAT as it was for the French Armies that Bonaparte commanded. Those who are about to participate in an important event, be it sports or social, make sure that they eat right to perform at their best. Making sure you put the right things into your body in the lead up to UCAT is vital ...

 

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How I Scored 900 in UCAT Abstract Reasoning

15th July 2022

How I Scored 900 in UCAT Abstract Reasoning

The Abstract Reasoning UCAT subtest is one that candidates often find very difficult. Not only is it extremely time pressured, but it is unlike any other test you’ve ever taken. Candidates are often unsure how to prepare for and do well in the Abstract Reasoning section of the UCAT. To succeed in this subtest, you need to develop effective strategies to tackle any Abstract Reasoning q ...

 

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UCAT Situational Judgement: 5 Top Tips

14th July 2022

UCAT Situational Judgement: 5 Top Tips

Situational Judgement UCAT questions test a different type of non-cognitive aptitude, and can be challenging if you do not have an effective framework to answer them. This blog covers five key tips for success in the UCAT Situational Judgement test.   1. Identify the key issue(s) in the scenario When reading the UCAT Situational Judgement scenario, it is important to read activel ...

 

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How to Interpret Your UCAT scores

12th July 2022

How to Interpret Your UCAT scores

If you have just sat UCAT, congratulations! You have made it through one of the toughest and most gruelling tests of your career. This blog contains information on how to interpret your 2022 UCAT ANZ score report.   How do I access my UCAT Score Report? After sitting UCAT, you will receive an email from Pearson VUE notifying you that your UCAT score report is available to view vi ...

 

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I didn’t get a good enough UCAT score – what should I do?

10th July 2022

I didn’t get a good enough UCAT score – what should I do?

The UCAT testing period is a big month for many students. It can feel really disappointing if, like me, you logged in to see your UCAT score report and were met with a non-competitive score. I understand that it can feel like the world is ending, and all hopes have been flushed down the toilet, but I am here to tell you otherwise! Note: For information on what is a 'good' UCAT score ...

 

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

9th July 2022

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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