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 ...
28th June 2023
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 ...
27th June 2023
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, not to mention how important it is when determining entry into medicine. This blog describes what to expect on the day of UCAT. UCAT check in When you arrive, you will need to check in with an invigilator. This will involve the fo ...
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 ...
23rd June 2023
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 ...
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 ...
21st June 2023
How to Study for the UCAT when you’re sick of Studying
Let’s set the scene – UCAT is fast approaching but you can’t stand the thought of sitting at your desk one more minute for UCAT prep. I’ve been there. The secret to igniting your motivation to study is variety – and lots of it. As someone who is change averse and largely a homebody – I always rolled my eyes at this advice, thinking that I already knew ...
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. ...