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How I scored 900 in UCAT Quantitative Reasoning

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 ...

 

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Top Tips for UCAT Quantitative Reasoning

22nd June 2022

Top Tips for UCAT Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning subtest of UCAT can be challenging, even for those who are proficient at maths. This is largely due to the extreme time pressure placed on students in this UCAT subtest. The commonest mistake made by students in the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning subtest is to approach it like you would approach a high school maths test – by calculating everything perfectly, ch ...

 

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How I scored 900 in UCAT Decision Making

17th June 2022

How I scored 900 in UCAT Decision Making

The UCAT Decision Making subtest poses several challenges, including various question types, limited time, and difficult questions. However, I managed to score a perfect 900 on the Decision Making subtest. There were several strategies that allowed me to bring my score up from the 600 range to the 800-900s. Here are my top 5 tips.   Tip 1: Understand each UCAT Decision Making questi ...

 

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Top Tips for UCAT Decision Making

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. ...

 

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6 Common UCAT Verbal Reasoning Pitfalls

11th June 2022

6 Common UCAT Verbal Reasoning Pitfalls

Without a doubt, most UCAT test takers find Verbal Reasoning to be the most challenging subtest. The combination of the stringent timing (~30s per question), the information dense passages and of course, testing nerves (being the first UCAT section!), can often result in lower scores in this subtest. It is important to note that participants tend to score lower in UCAT Verbal Reasoning – ...

 

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How I Scored 900 In UCAT Verbal Reasoning

10th June 2022

How I Scored 900 In UCAT Verbal Reasoning

UCAT Verbal Reasoning is widely known as the hardest and lowest scoring UCAT subtest. The average UCAT Verbal Reasoning score over the past five years has been 570 out of 900. Sara scored an amazing 900 in UCAT Verbal Reasoning (the highest possible Verbal Reasoning score!). In this blog she shares her top 5 UCAT Verbal Reasoning tips.   Tip 1: Learn to Speed Read One of the bigg ...

 

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Top Tips For UCAT Verbal Reasoning

8th June 2022

Top Tips For UCAT Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning is one of the most difficult and time pressured subtests of UCAT. In fact, up to 20% of students each year fail to answer every question – that is, they run out of time to even randomly guess some UCAT Verbal Reasoning questions! This blog describes five key strategies to help you boost your speed and performance in the UCAT Verbal Reasoning subtest.   ...

 

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5 UCAT Tips from a Student who Scored >3500!

3rd June 2022

5 UCAT Tips from a Student who Scored >3500!

Tim was a MedEntry student who achieved a whopping 3520 in the UCAT last year, which was the highest score achieved. Tim is now studying medicine at the University of New South Wales. In this blog, Tim shares his top 5 UCAT tips.   1. Periodically Check Your UCAT Timing While doing the UCAT, it’s very easy to get lost in the questions, focusing on reading and answering each ...

 

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Top 5 UCAT Myths

12th May 2022

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 ...

 

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5 Tips for ACING UCAT (from someone who Succeeded on their Second Attempt)

3rd May 2022

5 Tips for ACING UCAT (from someone who Succeeded on their Second Attempt)

I remember walking out of the UCAT exam centre, the first time I had sat the UCAT, in a state of disbelief. Not because the UCAT exam was incredibly difficult or out of my depth, but rather the opposite: I had actually found the exam reasonable and doable, yet I was devastated with my UCAT score. In the months leading up to the UCAT, I had been in the throes of in-school assessments and lea ...

 

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