UCAT

Important UCAT ANZ Test Dates 2020

Important UCAT ANZ Test Dates 2020

May 27, 2020 5 min read

Here is everything you need to know about how to book the UCAT ANZ in Australia and New Zealand: important dates, how to register, access arrangements and of course, COVID-19 updates. Click to find out everything you need to know about booking the UCAT ANZ in 2020!
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UCAT Scores - Everything you need to know

UCAT Scores - Everything you need to know

April 30, 2020 9 min read

How does UCAT ANZ scoring work? What is a good UCAT score?  In this blog, Dr Dibah Jiva breaks down everything you need to know or have wondered about UCAT scoring.  This is a must-read before you even start your preparation, so you know exactly what top UCAT results look like!
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What is a good UCAT score for medicine?

What is a good UCAT score for medicine?

April 30, 2020 8 min read

The UCAT ANZ exam is offered by Pearson Vue and has become a requirement for the vast majority of medical and dental schools in AU, NZ and abroad. What is a good UCAT score for medical school is an often asked question that applicants worry about a lot, so we have put together a quick guide to help you out navigating what the UCAT scores mean and what your options are, depending on your score.
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UCAT Test - Top Tips and Advice

UCAT Test - Top Tips and Advice

April 01, 2020 5 min read

So you’ve decided you want to study medicine or dentistry? You realise that the medical school or dental school you want to apply for requires the UCAT test? Fear not, we are here to give you our six top tips to scoring well in the UCAT!
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How to Tackle the UCAT Abstract Reasoning Patterns

How to Tackle the UCAT Abstract Reasoning Patterns

April 01, 2020 3 min read

The Abstract Reasoning questions aim to test your ability to identify patterns amongst unfamiliar information and as such, can be particularly challenging, especially without prior practice. Fear not, however, as we have compiled a list of tips below to help you ace the UCAT Abstract Reasoning section!
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UCAT Timing Tips to Manage Your Time Efficiently

UCAT Timing Tips to Manage Your Time Efficiently

April 01, 2020 4 min read

The UCAT is a very time-pressured exam, often giving you no more than 20 seconds per question. This can be initially quite challenging and stressful but with good preparation and practice, you will be able to ace it in no time. Here are some of our best timing tips when it comes to successfully sitting the 2019 UCAT!
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UCAT Keyboard Shortcuts

UCAT Keyboard Shortcuts

April 01, 2020 3 min read

While practising to answer questions accurately and fast is a big part of high performance at the UCAT, there are several other strategies that, if mastered well, will help you shave off valuable seconds on test day. Some of them are becoming familiar with and getting used to using the UCAT keyboard shortcuts, which are covered in this blog post!
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UCAT Techniques to Master

UCAT Techniques to Master

April 01, 2020 5 min read

If you are a prospective dental or medical student, you probably know that there is a very high chance you might have to sit the UCAT as part of your application. So, we have compiled our best UCAT techniques to help you get a high score on the exam!
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Create a Successful UCAT Revision Timetable

Create a Successful UCAT Revision Timetable

March 27, 2020 5 min read

While preparation is key when it comes to a successful performance at the UCAT, having a well-structured study plan is also of high importance, which will help keep you on track in your progress and goals. Continue reading for our best tips on how to create an effective revision timetable for the UCAT.
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UCAT Exam Structure

UCAT Exam Structure

March 27, 2020 4 min read

For those of you who are currently applying to or thinking of applying to medicine, chances are that you might have to sit the UCAT, depending on the universities you are interested in applying for.  As such, a good knowledge of the structure and content of the exam will be of great value for the start of a successful preparation. Continue reading for a full breakdown of the UCAT exam and what will be expected of you when you sit it. 

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Top 10 UCAT Tips

Top 10 UCAT Tips

March 27, 2020 4 min read

If you are a prospective medical student preparing your application, you will have surely heard about the UCAT by now. Getting a good UCAT result is one of the requirements, along with a personal statement, your grades and a letter of recommendation, that you will have to submit to be considered to be given an offer for a medical interview. We have prepared our Top 10 UCAT Tips for acing the exam here!
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Top 5 UCAT Quantitative Reasoning Tips

Top 5 UCAT Quantitative Reasoning Tips

March 27, 2020 4 min read

The UCAT Quantitative Reasoning section is the problem-solving part of the UCAT. For this subtest, you will have 24 minutes to answer 36 questions. The Quantitative Reasoning questions will vary greatly in nature, so familiarising yourself with all possible question types is a good idea before you tackle them. In this blog post we share our top tips to help you ace the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning subtest.
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Top 5 UCAT Situational Judgement Tips

Top 5 UCAT Situational Judgement Tips

March 27, 2020 4 min read

The aim of the UCAT Situational Judgement section is to assess your ability to understand ethical situations you might well find yourself in at some point in your medical career and to identify what the ideal response in such a situation would be. We have compiled some tips for you on how to best prepare for this section, so have a read below!
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Top 5 UCAT Verbal Reasoning Tips

Top 5 UCAT Verbal Reasoning Tips

March 27, 2020 4 min read

The aim of Verbal Reasoning is to test your ability to read comprehensively an unknown block of text and evaluate it. The Verbal Reasoning section of the UCAT gives you 21 minutes to answer 44 questions, so even solely from a timing point of view, it is understandable why this is such a feared part of the exam. Not to worry, as we are here to give you our best UCAT Verbal Reasoning Tips!
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Top 5 UCAT Decision Making Tips

Top 5 UCAT Decision Making Tips

March 27, 2020 4 min read

The UCAT Decision Making subtest was only included in the UCAT exam a few years ago and it is certainly one of the vaguest ones to study for. The aim of the Decision Making section is to assess your ability to apply logic, interpret information and evaluate arguments in order to identify the correct answer. Here you will find our best tips on how to perform well in the Decision Making subtest.
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TOP 5 UCAT ABSTRACT REASONING TIPS

TOP 5 UCAT ABSTRACT REASONING TIPS

March 27, 2020 3 min read

The ability to spot patterns from a set of unknown information is an important skill for everyone looking to get into medical school or studies medicine and the UCAT Abstract Reasoning section of the exam tests exactly that ability. Here we cover our Top 5 UCAT Abstract Reasoning Tips to help you prepare for this section of the UCAT!
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How to get 900 in UCAT

How to get 900 in UCAT

March 27, 2020 4 min read

The UCAT is a widely required exam for prospective medical students not only in the AU and NZ but abroad as well. The test aims to evaluate your capacity to understand and evaluate real-world situations and as such, it doesn’t cover any theory that you need to study for. However, there are still techniques and strategies you can develop to make sure you ace the UCAT exam. For that reason, we have compiled our best tips for you on how to score 900 in UCAT.
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UCAT Situational Judgement Overview

UCAT Situational Judgement Overview

March 27, 2020 5 min read

The UCAT Situational Judgement (UKCAT SJT) section of the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) uses real-life scenarios to test your ability to understand real-world situations and assess appropriate behaviour when making decisions. In this blog post, we cover the types of questions to expect, how to think about your timings and how the scoring works, as well as top tips to help you improve.
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UCAT Abstract Reasoning Overview

UCAT Abstract Reasoning Overview

March 27, 2020 5 min read

Abstract Reasoning is typically the most loved or feared section of the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). This part tests your ability to recognise patterns amongst abstract series of shapes. You may be surprised that many students falsely believe there is no point in studying for Abstract Reasoning, so you’re already at a huge advantage by reading this blog. In this post, we'll cover the types of questions to expect, as well as sharing some top tips. 
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UCAT Quantitative Reasoning Overview

UCAT Quantitative Reasoning Overview

March 27, 2020 5 min read

Some students believe that the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning section simply requires the maths skills developed at school and therefore cannot be helped by any further preparation. This is not true and in this post, we cover the Quantitative Reasoning test in detail, as well as our top UCAT tips to help you score well. 
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UCAT Decision Making Overview

UCAT Decision Making Overview

March 27, 2020 3 min read

The UCAT Decision Making section can seem intimidating for some or even just plain strange to others. It has 29 questions that have to be answered in 31 minutes. It is a recently introduced section of the exam that mixes together text, charts, tables, graphs and diagrams, asking you to make decisions or conclusions based on the information given. In this post, we cover the type of questions to expect as well as some key strategies.
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UCAT Verbal Reasoning Overview

UCAT Verbal Reasoning Overview

March 27, 2020 3 min read

Many prospective medical students find the UCAT Verbal Reasoning section the hardest part of their University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) preparation because it is so time-pressured. In this blog, we introduce the approach to the Verbal Reasoning section of the test by making you aware of many of these patterns that often come up and share some UCAT Verbal Reasoning tips for test day.
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UCAT TEST: ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE UCAT

UCAT TEST: ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE UCAT

March 27, 2020 7 min read

The way in which the medical school uses the UCAT score is hugely variable, and cut-offs (if such are used) can vary considerably each year depending on cohort performance. The UCAT does not contain any curriculum or science content and instead focuses on exploring the cognitive powers, reasoning skills, and logical thinking of applicants - all of which are vital attributes for a doctor to possess.
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