1st September 2021
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 ...
29th August 2021
3 Top Tips For Creating Your Personal Statement
Writing your personal statement can be daunting. It is challenging to craft an original and personal document which effectively communicates your experiences and achievements. Note that while it is normal to want to perfect every aspect of your application in order to maximise your chances of obtaining an offer, personal statement is just one piece of the broader medical entry puzzle. Mo ...
28th August 2021
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 ...
27th August 2021
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 ...
26th August 2021
Getting the most from your UCAT practice exams
With every passing week, the date of your UCAT exam is inching closer. Perhaps you are working through the MedEntry curriculum modules, QBank, skills trainers and perhaps even UCAT subtest mocks. This will all aid your preparation, but an important question is, have you completed a full-length UCAT practice exam yet? Completing a full length UCAT practice exam can be intimidating and ...
25th August 2021
UCAT Scoring and Scaling: How does it work? Part 2
The blog “UCAT Scoring and Scaling: How does it work? Part 1” explained how the scoring and scaling of UCAT works. In this blog we will discuss what all that means for you in practice. Negative marking There is no negative marking in UCAT. Why? There is a lot of educational research and literature on this point, but in summary, if there is negative marking, risk ...
25th August 2021
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 ...
23rd August 2021
Dealing With Disappointing UCAT Mock Scores: 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 mock exam score. 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 score means and how they are calculate ...
20th August 2021
What Will UCAT Test Day Be Like?
For many students, sitting UCAT can be a daunting prospect. UCAT is a very different experience to standard high school or university examinations. This blog describes in detail what to expect on the day of UCAT. UCAT check in When you arrive, you will need to check in with an invigilator (UCAT exam supervisor). This will involve the following: You will need to present your photographic i ...
18th August 2021
4 Steps to Transform your Weakest UCAT Subtest into your Strongest
Although I had been preparing for UCAT for over 6 months, with less than 2 weeks to go until the UCAT, I still wasn't feeling confident about UCAT Abstract Reasoning. I was consistently scoring in the high 80th or 90th percentiles for other UCAT subtests on the MedEntry online platform, but was still ranging from 40-70th percentile in UCAT Abstract Reasoning. Since I was happy with my perf ...