10 Tips For During The UCAT

10 Tips For During The UCAT

2 years ago by Rob

You have rehearsed for this day for the past few months, so here are a few final tips that you may have heard before. Here at MedEntry, we want to make sure that you have as smooth a UCAT experience as possible.

Please share this article with your friends or family if you think they need some final tips as well.

1. Read and Think carefully.

Consider all the choices in each question on the UCAT. Don't lose points on easy UCAT questions through careless mistakes.

2. Use your noteboard.

You can write whatever you want, wherever you want on it. However, you will not receive credit for anything written in the booklet.

  • Make drawings to help you figure out word problems
  • Mark key information on the graphs

3. Flag questions you are unsure of.

For difficult questions, make educated guess, but flag them so you can come back.

4. Work at an even, steady pace, but keep moving.

Don't spend too much time working through hard questions on the UCAT that you lose time to find and answer the easier questions on the UCAT. Try to work on less time-consuming questions before moving on to those that require more time. You can also save time on the UCAT by crossing out choices on the noteboard for the questions you have made an educated guess.

5. Keep track of time during the UCAT.

You have a total of 2 hours to complete the UCAT. Develop a habit of checking your progress through the UCAT. That way, you know when you are half-way through the UCAT. If you have any time left over on the UCAT, use it to check your answers.

6. Know which questions on the UCAT are best for you.

After practicing the different kinds of questions on the drills and practice UCAT exams in MedEntry UCAT Prep, you will probably know which type of questions you are most comfortable with. Some questions, you will find, will take you longer than others. It may help to begin with the type of questions you feel most comfortable with, rather than those at the beginning of each subtest.

7. Answer the easy questions on the UCAT first

Once you know where the easy and hard questions are on the UCAT, answer the easy questions before tackling the more time-consuming questions on the UCAT. Some people find this wastes time, instead of working through the questions as presented, so do what works for you.

8. Think positively on the UCAT

Getting down on yourself during the UCAT does more than make you feel bad. It is taking away the confidence and support your body needs to solve problems. It can even distract you. Try to keep your confidence up, and focus on each question on the UCAT.

The UCAT aims to display what you know and can do. If you have prepared, you should feel good about yourself and your capabilities!

9. Stay focused on the UCAT

Ignore distractions during the UCAT. Think only of the question in front of you. If you catch yourself daydreaming, bring your focus back to the UCAT.

10. Never give up on the UCAT.

Don't listen to the little voice in your ear that says "The UCAT is impossibly hard". Keep going no matter what. Remember that you are not the only one who is finding it hard.

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