MedEntry

Trusted UCAT prep.

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.medentry.edu.au/

When Should I Start Preparing for UCAT 2020

When_114624739720x480

If you wish to study medicine in 2021, you will need to sit UCAT in 2020. UCAT is a very different test to what you are used to sitting in school or university. There is no defined curriculum, and your teachers will not be pushing you to study for UCAT or creating deadlines for you. However, UCAT is a very important test, and it can be as important or more important than your high school scores in determining whether you will obtain entry into medicine.

A common question regarding UCAT is: When should I start my preparation? The answer is simple: as soon as possible!

UCAT is an aptitude test which assesses your generic skills, not your knowledge. While knowledge can be ‘crammed’, skills need to be developed over time. Preparing for UCAT can be likened to learning how to ride a bicycle. You cannot learn how to ride a bicycle overnight; it is a skill that needs to be developed over weeks or months. Similarly, for UCAT, it is far more effective to do a little bit of practice regularly over a longer period of time, rather than trying to cram all your preparation into the last few days before UCAT test day.

The UCAT Consortium recommends that you start preparing 6 weeks in advance of UCAT. However, it is important to realise that the UCAT Consortium has a vested interest in making this recommendation. They want all students who sit UCAT to be on a ‘level playing field’. However, research into norm based tests such as UCAT which test ‘fluid intelligence’ shows that those who start preparation earlier will be at a significant advantage.

In the book Outliers Malcolm Gladwell argues that you can become an expert at anything with 10,000 hours of practice. We are certainly not advocating spending 10,000 hours preparing for UCAT, but what this means is that you excel at any skill (including answering UCAT questions) with sufficient practice.

However, if you haven’t done much preparation and UCAT is rapidly approaching, don’t panic! There is certainly still time to prepare for UCAT. If you use your time effectively and efficiently, you can make enormous gains in your UCAT performance.

So, what are you waiting for? Get started with UCAT quality preparation now!

 

 

For more UCAT tips, follow MedEntry on social media!

Applying for Medicine in the UK and Australia?
New UCAT Feature To Help With Timing
Percentage questions MedEntry LMS Update mmi sample answer UCATSEN UCAT Practice Test MedEntry Community Page Bonded Medical Program Multiple Choice UCAT Scores UCAT tips Forums UCAT Noteboard Counting Problems Situational Judgement Test AR Trainer UCAT Test Venue Medicine at Melbourne UNSW UCAT Booking LMS Update Rural Students mmi scoring UCAT 2020 Tips UCAT App Discrimination 2020 UCAT Registrations UCAT Registration News UCAT Study Study Tips University Entrance Future UCAT Students LMS Forums UCAT 2020 Registrations UCAT Experience UCAT Practice Studying Medicine COVID-19 USyd Sample MMI Psychometric tests UCAT Key Dates Charity UCAT Situational Judgement Test MedEntry UCAT Video Guides UCAT 2019 UCAT Memes English UCAT exam HPAT UCAT Timing MedEntry Skills Trainer UCAT 2020 Ethical Dilemma Questions Medical Interview Training Resilience UCAT Preparation Courses Time Management UCAT Venue UCAT Anxiety University fees LMS Updates Probability UCAT Results Venn Diagrams UCAT workshop UCAT Trainer UCAT Test Tips Process of Elimination UCAT advice Charity Partner Interview UCAT Skill Trainers University Rankings Careers Teachers UCAT Test UCAT Abstract Reasoning Sample Interview Questions UCAT Preparation UCAT Course HPAT Preparation UCAT Medicine Which Uni? UCAT Test Date UCAT Stress UCAT Date UCAT Coaching Active learning Pearson VUE Medical Interview mmi sample question UCAT Forums UCAT Training GAMSAT mmi ethical dilemma Multistation Mini Interviews MMI UCAT Exam Medicine at Monash UCAT Tips Coronavirus ACER Speed Reading in UCAT Interview Questions UCAT Prep Applications Medical Entrance Year 12 Video Blog

trhdtre tre