4th February 2020
UCAT 2020 Registrations
Registrations to sit UCAT 2020 open: 2 March 2020 Registrations to sit UCAT 2020 close: 11 May 2020 at 11.59pm AEST You can register to sit UCAT 2020 online via the Pearson VUE website. You must complete a two-step process using the Pearson VUE online registration system to register and then book a 2020 UCAT test. Step 1: Online Account Registration You should start the registration proce ...
3rd September 2019
Interim UCAT ANZ 2019 Test Statistics Released!
UCAT ANZ 2019 summary statistics have been released, which will help students to interpret their UCAT scores. The UCAT data is available at: https://www.ucat.edu.au/media/1314/ucat-anz-2019_summary-test-statistics.pdf This UCAT data shows that: Students who achieved an overall scaled score of 2830 were in the 90th percentile, which is generally required for entry into sta ...
6th August 2019
UCAT Score to Percentile Calculator
MedEntry has released a calculator that will help you convert your UCAT scores into estimated percentile rankings. You can find the calculator here: https://www.medentry.edu.au/ucat-score-percentile-calculator Simply enter in your UCAT scaled scores for each UCAT subtest, and you will be provided with an estimated UCAT percentile ranking for the cognitive subtests, and a separate es ...
10th May 2019
PERSONALISE YOUR UCAT PREP: RECORD YOUR UCAT TESTING DATE!
At MedEntry, we believe each student is different, and that UCAT prep should be tailored to the individual. This is reflected in the design of our UCAT curriculum, which provides students with a variety of learning options to prepare for UCAT. MedEntry encourages all of our students to inform us of your UCAT testing date. This information will be used to provide appropriate UCAT tips, reminde ...
28th November 2018
How will UCAT scores be used by universities?
As UCAT is new as of 2019, the manner in which UCAT scores will be used is yet to be confirmed. Information regarding how universities will use UCAT scores will be made publicly available later in 2019. However, it is very likely that: UCAT will continue to form one of three main criteria required to enter medicine or dentistry (with the other two criteria being ATAR/NCEA and in ...
8th November 2018
What can you do now to enhance your UCAT performance? Tip 2: Brush up on your maths skills
UCAT will take place in July 2019. However, there are a few things you can start doing now to enhance your UCAT performance. Our second tip is to brush up on your maths skills. UCAT is not a maths test, it is a test of your reasoning skills. However, many of the questions in the Quantitative Reasoning and Decision Making subtests of UCAT require mathematical manipulations. Although y ...
1st November 2018
How does Scoring work in the UCAT?
The scoring system differs between the ‘cognitive’ subtests (Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning) and the non-cognitive subtest (Situational Judgement). Scoring of ‘cognitive’ subtests For Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning, questions are worth one mark each. For Decision Making ...
26th October 2018
What will it be like to sit UCAT?
UCAT may seem like a daunting prospect, not least because most students will not be familiar with sitting a computer-based test. In this blog, we’ll cover what to expect on the day of UCAT. What to bring You will need to bring a printout of your confirmation email from Pearson VUE, as well as photographic identification (such as a passport or driver’s license). You are not ...
24th October 2018
UCAT ANZ Preparation Strategy: Speed Reading
UCAT is an extremely time pressured test. You will have less than 30 seconds to complete each question. Some sections, particularly Verbal Reasoning and Situational Judgement, will require you to read passages of text. Speed reading is therefore an important skill to master to succeed in UCAT. The following reading efficiency techniques can boost your reading rate. But even if your rate is ...
16th October 2018
How to prepare for and succeed in UCAT
UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. Students who are interested in applying for most medical and dentistry courses across Australia and New Zealand in 2020 will need to sit and succeed in UCAT in 2019. UCAT is the single most important and difficult test that most students will face in their medical career. However, with the right preparation and approach, it is possible to e ...