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Tips for UCAT Test Day and the Night Before

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 ...

 

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Checklist: Are you UCAT Ready? 10 Essentials for UCAT Success

28th June 2022

Checklist: Are you UCAT Ready? 10 Essentials for UCAT Success

With UCAT rapidly approaching, many students begin to madly grind out UCAT questions, without pausing to consider their overall plan of attack for UCAT. It is important that you take a few moments to reflect and check that you are indeed UCAT ready. This blog outlines a checklist of 10 essential tasks to complete before your UCAT test day.   1. Check your ID Acceptable identifica ...

 

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5 Tips For UCAT Timing

26th June 2022

5 Tips For UCAT Timing

If you ask any candidate sitting UCAT what the hardest part of the UCAT is, they will inevitably say one thing: timing. All questions in the UCAT are do-able if you are given unlimited time. If sufficient time is given, most students would be able to score very highly in UCAT. However, UCAT is designed intentionally to give you less time than is required to answer UCAT questions. Thi ...

 

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

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 ...

 

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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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Dealing with Disappointing UCAT Percentiles: 3 Tips

23rd June 2022

Dealing with Disappointing UCAT Percentiles: 3 Tips

So you’ve been preparing for UCAT by working through the UCAT guides and attempting UCAT practice questions and exams. Then one day you receive a disappointing UCAT percentile. So what should you do? Is it time to freak out? Is it time to give up on your medical entry dream? No! Read on for three key tips.   1. Understand what a UCAT percentile means and how they are calculate ...

 

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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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Balancing the UCAT and Hobbies

21st June 2022

Balancing the UCAT and Hobbies

Why Hobbies are Important With the UCAT around the corner, as well as school assignments and exams, it can be quite a stressful time for students. Many students will spend hours practising UCAT- style questions and completing UCAT practise exams, as well as devoting a large amount of time to UCAT preparation. However, this does not mean your hobbies and interests should be forgotten. Aft ...

 

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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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Three Steps to UCAT Success

16th June 2022

Three Steps to UCAT Success

Preparing for UCAT can seem overwhelming. It can be difficult to know how to best prepare for UCAT and how to utilise your precious study time. Over the last two decades, MedEntry has developed an unrivalled understanding of the strategies used by the highest performers to tackle aptitude tests and get into medicine. This blog describes three steps to succeeding in UCAT.   1.&nbs ...

 

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