11th April 2023
Top 5 UCAT Myths
There is a lot of misinformation around when it comes to UCAT. At best, it can be misleading. At worst, it can lead to a missed opportunity to enter the course of your dreams. In this blog, I outline the top 5 UCAT myths. Myth #1: You can’t study for it People call the UCAT many different things. Is it an IQ test? A personality test? In reality, it is about applying skill ...
23rd February 2023
Top Tips for each type of UCAT Decision Making Question
In UCAT Decision Making, there are six different question types: Conclusions (Yes/No) - Interpreting information Conclusions (Yes/No) – Syllogisms Logic games Probability Recognising assumptions Venn Diagrams In this blog, I will be going through tips for each type of UCAT Decision Making question. In my opinion, UCAT Decision Making is the easiest section to keep ...
21st February 2023
10 Biggest UCAT Myths
Myth 1: UCAT scores aren’t important if you have a solid academic background Even medical school applicants who get an ATAR of 99.95 can flake out on the UCAT and miss out on a place in medicine. The UCAT is one of three important elements of your medical school application (the other two being your academic results and interview), so it is vital that you take the UCAT seriously ...
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 ...
6th July 2022
5 Tips for UCAT Exam Day
Huiyi scored 99th percentile in UCAT (overall cognitive score 3160 / average 790). In this blog, she describes her top 5 tips for UCAT test day. 1. Don’t panic This might sound like another one of those easier said than done things that people around you might say, but it’s actually so important on the day itself! Plan ahead in advance for transportation to and from ...
1st July 2022
UCAT ANZ 2022: A Student's Experience
I have just completed UCAT 2022! 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. ...
29th June 2022
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, acceptable photographic identification (there are specific requirements that must be met, detailed on the UCAT ANZ website. Also ensure that you know where your UCAT testing centre is, and how you are going to get there. If you are ill or have extenuating personal circumstances, you can resc ...
25th June 2022
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 g ...
24th June 2022
How I scored 900 in UCAT Quantitative Reasoning
Eassen scored an incredible 900 in UCAT Quantitative Reasoning (the highest score possible). In this blog, he shares how he scored 900, including his five top Quantitative Reasoning tips. Tip 1: Familiarise yourself with the UCAT keyboard shortcuts As we all know, the UCAT is infamous for its immense time restraints. One way students can help to ease the time pressure is by usi ...
15th June 2022
Top Tips for UCAT Decision Making
In the UCAT Decision Making subtest students will be presented with a variety of question types. The questions presented are characteristic, but often unusual. It is therefore important that you practice answering Decision Making UCAT questions, and develop familiarity with each type. This blog describes five key tips to help you answer Decision Making UCAT questions quickly and accurately. ...