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Create a Successful UCAT Revision Timetable

by Giulia Bankov June 05, 2019

While preparation is key when it comes to a successful performance at the UCAT, having a well-structured study plan is also of high importance, which will help keep you on track in your progress and goals. Here we outline how to create a successful UCAT timetable so you are prepared!
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UCAT Exam Structure

by Giulia Bankov May 31, 2019

For those of you who are currently applying to or thinking of applying to medicine, chances are that you might have to sit the UCAT, depending on the universities you are interested in applying for and as such, a good knowledge of the UCAT structure and content of the exam will be of great value for the start of a successful preparation. Continue reading for a full breakdown of the UCAT exam and what will be expected of you when you sit it.

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UCAT Medical Schools: A Complete Guide

by Giulia Bankov May 24, 2019

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test required by the majority of medical schools in the UK, as well as a few medical schools abroad, too. If you are intending to apply to study medicine, you likely already know that the UCAT is an exam that tests your mental abilities across a wide variety of topics, but it is important to know what universities require it in order to help you narrow down your choice. Here you will find all UCAT/UKCAT Universities as well as the courses that the exam is required for! Take a look here!


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Final UCAT Results 2019 Application Cycle

by Giulia Bankov May 22, 2019

Sitting the UCAT exam is an important part of your medical school application and you would have to have completed this before you submit your UCAS application. If you are a prospective medical student who has applied to universities for entry in 2019, you will likely have already sat the exam before October of 2018, and as such, you might be wondering where you stand in your score and how you compare to the rest of the cohort of applicants. In that case, have a read below, we have compiled this information for you to refer to.
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Top 10 UCAT Tips

by Giulia Bankov May 08, 2019

If you are a prospective medical student preparing your application, you will have surely heard about the UCAT (UKCAT) by now. Getting a good UCAT result is one of the requirements, along with a personal statement, your grades and a letter of recommendation, that you will have to submit to be considered to be given an offer for a medical interview. We have prepared our Top 10 UCAT Tips for acing the exam here!

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Top 5 UCAT Quantitative Reasoning Tips

by Giulia Bankov May 03, 2019

The UCAT Quantitative Reasoning section is the problem-solving part of the UCAT. For this subtest, you will have 24 minutes to answer 36 questions. The Quantitative Reasoning questions will vary greatly in nature, so familiarising yourself with all possible question types is a good idea before you tackle them. In this blog post we share our top tips to help you ace the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning subtest.
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Top 5 UCAT Situational Judgement Tips

by Giulia Bankov May 01, 2019

The aim of the UCAT Situational Judgement section is to assess your ability to understand ethical situations you might well find yourself in at some point in your medical career and to identify what the ideal response in such a situation would be. We have compiled some tips for you on how to best prepare for this section, so have a read below!
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UKCAT to UCAT: Everything You Need to Know

by Giulia Bankov April 25, 2019

If you are a medical or dental school candidate preparing to apply this academic cycle, you probably know that one of the requirements is to sit an entrance exam called the UKCAT. However, you might have noticed that recently that exam’s name was changed from UKCAT to UCAT. Here we cover all you need to know for what that means for you and how it might affect your application! 

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Top 5 UCAT Decision Making Tips

by Giulia Bankov April 17, 2019

The UCAT Decision Making subtest was only included in the UCAT exam a few years ago and it is certainly one of the vaguest ones to study for. The aim of the Decision Making section is to assess your ability to apply logic, interpret information and evaluate arguments in order to identify the correct answer. Here you will find our best tips on how to perform well in the Decision Making subtest.

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How to get 900 in UCAT

by Giulia Bankov April 11, 2019

The UCAT is a widely required exam for prospective medical students not only in the UK but abroad as well. The test aims to evaluate your capacity to understand and evaluate real-world situations and as such, it doesn’t cover any theory that you need to study for. However, there are still techniques and strategies you can develop to make sure you ace the UCAT exam. For that reason, we have compiled our best tips for you on how to score 900 in UCAT.

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UCAT Situational Judgement Overview

by Philip Linnell March 25, 2019

The UCAT Situational Judgement (UKCAT SJT) section of the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) uses real-life scenarios to test your ability to understand real-world situations and assess appropriate behaviour when making decisions. In this blog post, we cover the types of questions to expect, how to think about your timings and how the scoring works, as well as top tips to help you improve.

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UCAT Abstract Reasoning Overview

by Philip Linnell March 18, 2019

Abstract Reasoning is typically the most loved or feared section of the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). This part tests your ability to recognise patterns amongst abstract series of shapes. You may be surprised that many students falsely believe there is no point in studying for Abstract Reasoning, so you’re already at a huge advantage by reading this blog. In this post, we'll cover the types of questions to expect, as well as sharing some top tips. 

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