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UCAT: Section by Section Breakdown

  In this blog, we will discuss the structure and content of each of the five UCAT subtests. Also be sure to check out our free sample UCAT questions.   Section 1: Verbal Reasoning Number of questions: 44 Time allocated: 21 minutes Assesses: the ability to critically evaluate information that is presented in a written form. Style: students will be presented with a passage of text, and will need to decide whether specific conclusions or inferences can be drawn from the information provided. Types of question: Choose the best/most suitable response from four optionsDecide whether the statement provided is True, False...
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What is the UCAT test?

UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. UCAT will be an important criterion for entry into medicine and some dental courses at most Universities across Australia and New Zealand.  UCAT comprises five sections: verbal reasoning, decision making, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning and situational judgement.  UCAT is a computer based test that takes approximately 2 hours, and will be administered by Pearson VUE. Candidates will receive their score immediately after the test. There will be various sittings of the test offered in July 2019, across Australia, New Zealand and internationally. Further information about UCAT will be released by the UCAT Consortium prior...
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Med Entry test is the UCAT

Summary  The Consortium of Australian School-Leaver Entry Medical Schools has decided not to renew their contract with ACER. This means that the UCAT (University Clinical Assessment Test) is now the medical entry test. MedEntry has intimate knowledge of UCAT and will be providing high quality UCAT resources for our students.   What is UCAT? UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. It is similar to the previous test, and assesses the same type of skills. UCAT is a computer-based test and comprises five sections: verbal reasoning, decision making, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning and situational judgement. You can find further information about the UCAT here https://www.medentry.edu.au/what-is-ucat-and-how-to-prepare-for-it.The official...
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How to Interpret Your UCAT Results

On the day you sit the UCAT, you will receive a score for each of the five subtests (from 300 to 900). What is more important is the percentile ranking which will be available in September on the UCAT NZ site. Your percentile rank gives an indication of how your overall score compares to other students who sat UCAT. For example, if you obtain a percentile rank of 60, this means you have performed better than 60% of students and 40% of students have performed better than you.  What UCAT score do I need to get into medicine?The UCAT score you...
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Planning time for UCAT preparation

  This video details some suggestions in planning time for UMAT (now UCAT) study prior to the day of the exam. Study techniques involving the MedEntry LMS will also be discussed. The video is from the perspective of a previous MedEntry and current medical student.  
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UCAT Scoring Myths

Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation on the internet and on forums about how UCAT scores are calculated. Some people and companies claim that your UCAT score or percentile ranking can be calculated from your raw score (the number of questions you got right). This is naïve, simplistic and demonstrates ignorance. Not to mention it is irresponsible to provide students with incorrect information. UCAT consortium uses a complex computer program to calculate UCAT scores. Even if you buy it (it costs a few thousand dollars), you cannot replicate the results since the assumptions they use to run the program is...
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Top ten UCAT tips for the last 24 hours

So the big day is nearly here and you’ve been working up to it consistently for the best part of a year. Now it’s time to put everything MedEntry has taught you into practice. Here’s some advice to help you be at your prime in the last 24 hours leading up to the UCAT. Spend the day before doing something you enjoy, something relaxing, something fun and something that will keep your mind off the UCAT. You NEED some time to let your brain and body relax the day before so that you are in perfect condition. It can be anything, so...
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Five tips for how to survive when you arrive in the UCAT Exam Venue

So with all things going well you’ve arrived at the UCAT exam venue with plenty of time and well rested, ready to put all the knowledge you’ve gained from MedEntry to use. However, now you have to make it through the last short while before you sit down and start the UCAT test. Here’s five tips to help you survive. Go to the bathroom. Make sure you head to the loo not long before you are due to start the UCAT because the last thing you need is to have to take a bathroom break in an already time constraining exam....
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Keeping Command over your UCAT

When you walk into the test centre on the day of the UCAT, you shed all responsibilities of day-to-day life, and for two hours it is just you, and the computer in front of you. For those 2 hours, it is vital that you stay in control of the things you can control and understand that there are some things that you can’t. It is very easy to let you mind drift when you get into the second hour of the test, especially if you can hear tapping to your left, or ruffling to your right. It is especially important as...
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UCAT: 5 Tips for the Final Fortnight

UCAT is well and truly close now so it’s time to streamline your study and buckle down! Here are five ways to make sure you’re using the next fortnight effectively to set you up for success on UCAT day. Use your UCAT practice exams wisely A practice exam is only a practice exam if you’re doing it in exam conditions. UCAT is a marathon and your MedEntry exams are your trial runs, so use them to recreate UCAT as much as you possibly can. UCAT isn’t just about the questions, it’s about building your stamina, working on your time management, and...
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Is it too late to start preparing for the UCAT?

The short answer is no. Studying for the UCAT is possible and no matter how late you start, you will still be able to improve, just like with any other subject. The long answer is: it depends on how much time you put in and how effectively you do it. At this stage, it’s important to study SMART. Trying to do as many UCAT papers as you can will also take up a lot of your time. You are probably also going to be quite busy balancing year 12 or University study and work with UCAT preparation, so learning study techniques...
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Persisting Through Underwhelming Marks

Many of you may have started your preparation on MedEntry and found that you may not be achieving the scores you hoped for, and let me tell you, you’re not the only one! Many people at the start of their UCAT preparation lose confidence in themselves and can’t see themselves achieving the scores they need. I know this for a fact because I was one of those people not too long ago. When I first started my UCAT preparation with MedEntry I was doing quite poorly and that too for a significant period of time. When doing drills I was consistently...
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5 steps to balancing UCAT: the extra subject

Year 12 is a busy year – we all know that. However, it can get a whole lot busier if you’re studying for the UCAT as well. It can be like taking an extra subject – one that has no teacher, and there are no deadlines (aside from the exam). In addition, it is an exam for which you cannot cram (sorry to burst your bubble). So how do you manage the meticulous balancing act between not letting your school grades drop, whilst also keeping yourselves in good stead for the UCAT? Planning. Yes, you’ve probably heard it all before, but...
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It's Time to Plan Your UCAT Preparation

By finding this blog post, you have already realised that, despite what many people tell you, studying for the UCAT is possible. I was also sceptical prior to using MedEntry’s UCAT workshop. However, my final score in the 99th percentile, more than 30 percentiles higher than my first trial paper, would not have been possible without it. The MedEntry resources will give you everything you need to succeed for the UCAT, and I will explain how to use them to your advantage. In terms of the online LMS, I started by reading the guides, and doing related drills intermittently; this helped...
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The UCAT – A Test of Endurance

The UCAT is so commonly viewed as a test of intelligence and aptitude, that we forget how crucial it is to improve our mental endurance for this exam. In fact, the endurance required for the UCAT is much greater than that required for any end of year school exam. Not only is the UCAT as long as or longer than any school exam (2 hours), but the nature of each individual question requires much greater focus. This need for enhanced application to each question is due to our inability to draw upon a year’s worth of content and knowledge, as is...
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UCAT

What is UCAT? UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. It is a test developed by UCAT Consortium and used to help select students into medicine and dentistry courses at university. The UCAT consists of questions in five subtests and has a total of 233 multiple choice questions to be completed in 2 hours on a computer. What courses require UCAT? For a full list of courses that require UCAT, please visit https://www.ucat.edu.au/ucat-anz/universities/ How long is UCAT? The UCAT takes a total of 2 hours.  When is UCAT? UCAT will take place in July. How do I register for UCAT? Registrations for...
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The Truth about UCAT prep

As a customer, it is difficult to choose from various UCAT course providers, especially when outlandish claims are made through slick and deceptive marketing strategies. As in most cases, 'Word-of-mouth' recommendation is the best. Please ask around for the impressions of students who have attended a UCAT course. Quality of products Your performance in the UCAT will only improve if you practice on questions which simulate the real UCAT. Practicing on questions which are unrelated to those in the UCAT or questions that have a different structure to those in the UCAT may adversely affect your performance. It is like preparing for a Physics exam but finding at the exam...
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IRRELEVANT TEST, Australian Doctor (9 March 2007)

EDITOR: It is not surprising that the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT) is not a good predictor of students' performance in medical school ('Graduate med school test doubts', 9 February). However, a more important question that should be investigated is whether GAMSAT is a good test for predicting whether selected students become good medical practitioners. If practising doctors in Australia were to sit the tests without preparation, at least 70% would pass the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) -- a test for school leavers -- whereas only about 1% would pass the GAMSAT (a test for graduates). This is...
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WHY UCAT PRACTICE DOESN’T NECESSARILY MAKE PERFECT

In life, we are told that ‘practice makes perfect’. The more you practice a particular skill, whether it be playing the piano, swimming or writing essays, the better you become at it. So, in theory, it should be the same in UCAT – the more practice questions you do, the better you are at UCAT – right? Not necessarily. Just like any skill, to do well in UCAT you first need a basic understanding of what it is, what it tests and how to approach the various types of questions. Without this understanding, you may still be able to improve by...
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New Features - Feedback by Question Type and Exam Retries

  In addition to viewing your exam results by section (Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving, Understanding People or Non-verbal Reasoning), you can now view more detailed results by specific question types. There are 2 ways to view your feedback: 1. Go to the Check Progress page to see a summary containing all of your drill/exam question attempts:   2. On each exam page, you will now see a more detailed explanation of your responses to each question type:   We have also revamped our exam page, to include: A fresh, more interactive design Up to 4 retries of incorrectly answered exam questionsA...
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