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How to Interpret Your UCAT 2019 scores

If you have just sat UCAT, congratulations! You have made it through one of the toughest and most gruelling tests of your career. This blog contains information on how to interpret your 2019 UCAT ANZ score report.How do I access my UCAT Score Report?After sitting UCAT, you will receive an email from Pearson VUE notifying you that your UCAT score report is available to view via your Pearson VUE online account. You will need to log into your Pearson VUE account to view your UCAT score report.How do I interpret my UCAT Score Report? Your Score Report will provide you with...
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Tips for UCAT Test Day and the Night Before

The day before UCATEnsure that you have everything you need for UCAT test day: importantly, a printout of your UCAT email confirmation from Pearson VUE and acceptable photographic identification (the name must match the one on your confirmation email, and it must be unexpired). 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 reschedule your UCAT test. You can do so at least 24 hours before your test appointment by contacting Pearson VUE directly. If you find you are unwell or...
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5 UCAT Subtest Mocks for Each UCAT Section!

MedEntry’s UCAT preparation program really is comprehensive. It covers everything you need for UCAT success.All students obtain access to the following UCAT preparation resources:10 full length UCAT practice exams (with an option to add a further 5 UCAT exams)5 subtest mocks for each of the UCAT subtests (Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning and Situational Judgement)Drills covering each question typeSubtest mocks allow you to practice answering questions within UCAT time limits, without having to commit a full 2 hours to complete a UCAT practice exam.They can be used to hone your skills, work on your weakest UCAT subtests, and...
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Optimising your performance in UCAT: 5 Lessons from Sports Psychology

Preparing for the UCAT is like preparing for a marathon: it requires training, persistence and strategies to optimise your performance on UCAT test day. Just as an athlete prepares for a major sporting event, so you must prepare yourself to sit UCAT, which is one of the most important exams that you will face in your career.We can learn much from athletes about optimising performance in UCAT, as outlined in this TED talk by Martin Hagger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG7v4y_xwzQThis talk discusses how highly successful athletes prepare themselves before a competition. The five key points are summarised below, with an emphasis on how this...
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UCAT Timing Feature

Anyone who has sat a UCAT practice exam under timed conditions will know that the hardest part of UCAT is the timing. How is it possible to answer 233 challenging UCAT questions in 180 minutes?Well, it is possible to score highly in the UCAT despite the challenging time constraints. However, it is vital that you become familiar with the extreme time pressures faced in UCAT, and develop the skills required to cope.MedEntry makes this easy by giving you the option of completing each of your UCAT practice exams under strict timed conditions, just like the live UCAT. If you complete several...
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Three Steps for UCAT Success

Preparing for UCAT can seem overwhelming. It can be difficult to know how to best prepare for UCAT and how to utilise your precious study time.Over the last two decades, MedEntry has developed an unrivalled understanding of the strategies used by the highest performers to tackle aptitude tests and get into medicine. This blog describes the top strategies. 1.  SimulateIt is vital in your UCAT preparation that you simulate the live UCAT as closely as possible. Most importantly, this involves completing full length UCAT exams under timed conditions. UCAT is one of the toughest, most time-pressured tests you will ever sit. The...
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Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2019

The short answer is: no. Improving your performance in UCAT is possible, no matter how late you start (unless you start preparing the night before UCAT, of course!).The long answer is: it depends on how you prepare for UCAT. At this stage, it’s important to study smart. This involves being focussed, and preparing in ways that will make a difference to your UCAT performance. Trying to do as many UCAT practice exams as you can will take up a lot of your time, and may not be the most efficient way to prepare. You are also likely to be busy balancing...
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CHECKLIST: ARE YOU UCAT READY? 10 ESSENTIALS FOR UCAT SUCCESS

With UCAT rapidly approaching, it is important that you take a few moments to check whether you are UCAT ready. MedEntry has compiled a checklist of 10 essential tasks to complete before UCAT test day.       1. Register for UCAT and check your IDEnsure you have registered for UCAT and scheduled a UCAT testing date/time. If you have done so, you will have received a confirmation email from Pearson VUE. Confirm that your identification document is acceptable and that the name and date of birth on the document exactly matches the details you provided to Pearson VUE.      2. Review Official...
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UCAT VIDEO GUIDES

MedEntry understands that every student learns differently. This is why our UCAT Guided Curriculum offers several options for UCAT preparation. Work through the comprehensive strategy guides for each UCAT subtest, review guided video solutions covering each type of UCAT question, or watch animated videos which illustrate important UCAT principles.Now you can access all of your UCAT videos with the click of a button. Simply click on ‘Videos’ on the UCAT Curriculum navigation panel:This will take you to a page which contains all UCAT preparation videos. You can either view the videos on this page or click ‘Go to resource’ to see...
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PERSONALISED UCAT PREP: CONTINUE PRACTICING FEATURE

As part of our commitment to providing high quality, personalised UCAT prep, MedEntry is delighted to launch our ‘Continue Practicing’ feature.This feature uses LMS data collected from your UCAT preparation to date to suggest where to focus your future UCAT prep efforts. This will help you prepare for the UCAT effectively and efficiently.Once you have completed a UCAT drill, subtest mock or UCAT practice exam on the LMS, you will see a Continue Practicing area, with links to further UCAT questions, based on several metrics:Work on my weaknesses:The LMS analyses your performance on all UCAT question types, and identifies the UCAT...
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UCAT SITUATIONAL JUDGEMENT: 5 TOP TIPS

From 2019, UCAT ANZ will provide scaled scores for the UCAT Situational Judgement Test, rather than presenting scores in bands (for more info, please visit https://www.medentry.edu.au/ucat/entry/ucat-anz-2019-change-to-sjt-scoring). This means that success in UCAT Situational Judgement is even more important.Situational Judgement UCAT questions test a different type of non-cognitive aptitude, and can be challenging if you do not have an effective framework to answer them. This blog covers five key tips for success in the UCAT Situational Judgement test.1.  Identify the key issue(s) in the scenarioWhen reading the UCAT Situational Judgement scenario, it is important to read actively, identifying the key issues raised....
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PERSONALISE YOUR UCAT PREP: RECORD YOUR UCAT TESTING DATE!

At MedEntry, we believe each student is different, and that UCAT prep should be tailored to the individual. This is reflected in the design of our UCAT curriculum, which provides students with a variety of learning options to prepare for UCAT.MedEntry encourages all of our students to inform us of your UCAT testing date. This information will be used to provide appropriate UCAT tips, reminders and resources to assist with your UCAT preparation.You can record your UCAT testing date in a calendar which will pop up when you log into the LMS:  If you change your UCAT testing date, please update the...
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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 calculatedFirstly, it is vital that you understand UCAT percentiles, and how they are calculated. Essentially, a percentile compares your performance against other UCAT candidates who have attempted that particular drill, subtest mock or UCAT...
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UCAT APP NOW AVAILABLE!

As part of our commitment to providing our students with top quality, comprehensive and accessible UCAT preparation, MedEntry is delighted to launch our UCAT app.The UCAT app is free to download from the App Store or Google Play. If you are a MedEntry student, you will be able to easily access your UCAT resources from your smartphone or tablet using the app.The app allows you to prepare for UCAT on the go. Develop your UCAT skills anywhere, anytime – all you need is an internet connection! The app provides access to thousands of questions, comprehensive guides for each UCAT subtest, and UCAT...
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Remarking of Decision Making Yes/No Questions

In order to better simulate the grading of the UCAT, MedEntry has updated how certain Decision Making questions are graded in Practice Exams and Subtest Mocks.Decision Making questions with 5 drag and drop YES/NO options, are now graded out of 2 marks, which are awarded as follows:Correct Yes/No responses (out of 5)Mark (out of 2)0, 1, 2 or 304152Each MedEntry practice exam contains approximately 10 of these questions. Therefore, your total grade for the 29 Decision Making questions in MedEntry UCAT Practice Exams will be out of approximately 39 marks.Please note: if you completed any UCAT Practice Exams before April 2019,...
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UCAT ANZ 2020: SJT Scoring

UCAT ANZ Situational Judgement test performance will be displayed as a scaled score, and not as bands, as it was previously. In this blog, we will discuss what this change means for you.What exactly is changing? Previously, scores in the Situational Judgement Test of UCAT were provided in one of four bands, with band 1 being the highest:Band 1: excellent performance, similar judgement to a panel of expertsBand 2: good performance, showing appropriate judgement frequentlyBand 3: modest performance, showing appropriate judgement in some questionsBand 4: low performance, judgement differing substantially from ideal responsesIn 2020, raw marks in the UCAT ANZ Situational Judgement...
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5 Tips For UCAT Timing

If you ask any candidate sitting UCAT what the hardest part of the UCAT is, they will inevitably say one thing: timing. All questions in the UCAT are do-able if you are given unlimited time. If sufficient time is given, most students would be able to score very highly in UCAT. However, UCAT is designed intentionally to give you less time than is required to answer UCAT questions. This is the only way the UCAT Consortium can distinguish the top performers from the rest of the pack. In fact, each year over one fifth of UCAT candidates fail to mark an...
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4 Tips for making the most of your UCAT study time

It’s easy to sit back at this point in the year and feel like you have forever until UCAT and while that might feel true, it’s definitely not. Right now is the time to be getting your head around the different question types in UCAT, finding your weaknesses and sorting them out, and working out how best to spend the next few months in preparing for UCAT. On that note, here are some tips to manage your UCAT study time.1.  Use a calendar to plan your UCAT prep macroscopicallyDepending on your MedEntry package and school/university/work commitments, this will look different for...
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MedEntry’s Updated Medical Schools Admissions Guide Now Available!

MedEntry is delighted to release our free, printable medical school admissions guide that covers everything you need to know about getting into medicine in Australia.This guide covers:Entry criteria, including UCAT and interviewsHow to apply to study medicineMedical entry pathways, including undergraduate and graduate entryWhat you should be doing if you are in year 12, year 11 or year 10Backup options if you don’t do well in UCATHow to choose a medical courseSuggested timelines for the yearThis document is ideal if you are interested in medicine, but not sure where to start.Download and print your copy now!And don’t forget to prepare for...
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Getting the most from your UCAT practice exams

Have you completed a full length UCAT practice exam yet?If not, it is essential that you do! It is the only way to understand the extreme time pressures placed on you during the UCAT. It is essential that you develop and practice strategies that will help you answer questions accurately within UCAT time limits.Here are three tips to getting the most from your UCAT practice exams. 1.  Complete UCAT exams under simulated conditionsThis is absolutely essential. On UCAT test day, you will be required to sit in front of a computer screen for two hours, without a break, answering extremely difficult questions...
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