13th July 2023
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, ris ...
13th July 2023
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 ...
7th July 2023
UCAT Results: Common Questions Answered
With the UCAT testing period underway, you may be asking questions such as: When and how will I get my UCAT results? How does scoring work in the UCAT? How will universities use my UCAT scores? This blog answers your questions about UCAT results. When and how will I get my UCAT results? You will receive an email from Pearson VUE within 24 hours (usually within an hour) of ...
3rd July 2023
UCAT ANZ 2023: A Student's Experience
I have just completed UCAT 2023! What a relief to have it done. There were no surprises and I felt well prepared thanks to MedEntry’s UCAT preparation. Here’s how the day went: Arrival and registration I sat UCAT in a morning session. My confirmation email from Pearson VUE said that I should arrive at least 30 minutes before my UCAT testing appointment, which I di ...
1st July 2023
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 re ...
25th June 2023
5 Tips for UCAT Exam Day
Huiyi scored 99th percentile in UCAT (overall cognitive score 3160 / average 790). In this blog, she describes her top 5 tips for UCAT test day. 1. Don’t panic This might sound like another one of those easier said than done things that people around you might say, but it’s actually so important on the day itself! Plan ahead in advance for transportation to and fr ...
24th June 2023
5 UCAT Tips from a Student who Scored >3500!
Tim was a MedEntry student who achieved a whopping 3520 in the UCAT, which was the highest score achieved in that year. Tim is now studying medicine at the University of New South Wales. In this blog, Tim shares his top 5 UCAT tips. 1. Periodically Check Your UCAT Timing While doing the UCAT, it’s very easy to get lost in the questions, focusing on reading and answering ...
22nd June 2023
Tips for UCAT Test Day: 5 Things to do Before Clicking 'Start Exam'
It’s natural that after all the time spent preparing for the UCAT, that on the day of the exam, you might want to get it over and done with as quickly as possible. So, on the day of the UCAT exam, you arrive at your UCAT testing centre, check in with the staff, and you are now seated at your computer. But wait! Before you click ‘start exam’, here are five things that I recomm ...
19th June 2023
Top Tips For UCAT Verbal Reasoning
Verbal Reasoning is one of the most difficult and time pressured subtests of UCAT. In fact, up to 20% of students each year fail to answer every question – that is, they run out of time to even randomly guess some UCAT Verbal Reasoning questions! This blog describes five key strategies to help you boost your speed and performance in the UCAT Verbal Reasoning subtest. ...
17th June 2023
How I Scored 900 in UCAT Abstract Reasoning
The Abstract Reasoning UCAT subtest is one that candidates often find very difficult. Not only is it extremely time pressured, but it is unlike any other test you’ve ever taken. Candidates are often unsure how to prepare for and do well in the Abstract Reasoning section of the UCAT. To succeed in this subtest, you need to develop effective strategies to tackle any Abstract Reasoning q ...