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Best Online UCAT Courses (2020 updated)

The UCAT is a computer-based exam, so using an online course during preparation is absolutely critical. After buying all the popular courses out there, we’ve shortlisted our final picks to prepare for the exam. In this guide, you’ll learn which online UCAT courses are the best to prepare for the exam, how to pick the right course for you and how to use them for effective studying. This article is pretty detailed, so here are reference links you can use to jump directly to different parts of the guide. That said, I recommend reading the whole article if you can! Best All-in-One Online UCAT CoursesBest Online UCAT Course for Practice QuestionsBest [Read More]

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Dissecting the UCAT Situational Judgement Subtest

The Situational Judgement is the 5th and final section of the UCAT. In this article, we will look at the subtest in more detail. What to Expect The subtest measures your ability to understand real-world situations and to identify appropriate behaviour in dealing with them. You will be given 22 scenarios accompanied by 69 questions. For some items, you will need to consider the appropriateness of possible actions, and for others, you will need to consider the importance of possible considerations. Some of the questions will require that you rate responses from four possible options. Other questions will require you to choose the most and least appropriate action to take [Read More]

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Dissecting the UCAT Verbal Reasoning Subtest

The Verbal Reasoning subtest is the first section of the UCAT.  It includes 44 questions and is scored out of 900. In this article, we will look at the subtest in more detail. What to Expect The subtest tests your ability to evaluate information in written form. You’ll be given 11 passages with four accompanying questions. For some items you’ll need to answer either ‘true’, ‘false’ or ‘can’t tell’, and for others, you’ll need to select one correct option out of four choices. Question-types The VR questions can be split into five broad categories. True/False/Can’t Tell: These are questions where you are given a statement and must decide, based on [Read More]

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Dissecting the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning Subtest

The Quantitative Reasoning subtest is the third section of the UCAT.  It includes 36 questions and is scored out of 900. In this article, we will look at the subtest in more detail. What to Expect You will be presented with 36 questions, many of the questions are connected to the same data (or stimulus), whilst some questions are standalone. Students are required to solve problems by extracting relevant information from tables, charts and graphs. A simple on-screen calculator is available for use in this section.  You may also need to use the whiteboards and pen provided. Question types Questions cover a broad range of topics covered at GCSE level. [Read More]

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Avoid These Common Mistakes When Using Medify (2020 updated)

The Medify UCAT Course is used by 1-in-3 candidates to prepare for the exam. In this article, I share common mistakes to avoid when using the online course during preparation. There is no doubt that the Medify UCAT online course is an excellent resource, with thousands of past candidates recommending it to prepare for the exam. I bought it myself and gave it a 9 out of 10 (read the review). Nonetheless, In this article, I share some of the most common mistakes to avoid when preparing for the UCAT with Medify. If you like, you can check out their free UCAT questions. Without further adieu, let’s begin. Mistake #1 – [Read More]

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BMAT Guides

Free resources every student should use to prepare for the BMAT test

The best things in life are free. BMAT resources are no exception! These are our top picks of free resources to prepare for the BMAT test. Official BMAT papersOfficial BMAT section 1 question guideOfficial BMAT section 2 syllabusOfficial BMAT score conversion table 2003 – 2008TSA papers for section 1OCR Critical thinking papers for section 1TMB’s BMAT conversion tables (for post-2008 papers)TMB’s BMAT ChecklistTMB’s BMAT essay marking guideTMB’s 30-day BMAT challengeTMB’s Free BMAT guides100+ bite-sized tips from past studentsFree unofficial BMAT questionsYouTube Found other free BMAT resources not listed? Share in the comments so that other students may benefit

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BMAT Guides

BMAT Guide: General info on the format, scoring and key dates

A short and concise bmat guide covering general information about the exam. The Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) gives you the chance to stand out from the crowd and show your potential to succeed in medical school. It tests your ability to apply scientific and mathematical knowledge, as well as problem-solving, critical thinking and written communication skills that are essential to studying medicine. What Is The BMAT? The Biomedical Admissions Test is a 2 hour, pen and paper examination, but in 2020 the exam will be computer-based. It is required for entry to a number of medical schools in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Netherlands as well as a selection of [Read More]

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BMAT Guides

List of every free BMAT sample questions we found online

Every year we search the internet far and wide to find free BMAT sample questions and share them here in this article. Saving you time doing it yourself!  The official BMAT exam does not endorse the BMAT sample questions below. However, they can still be helpful to consolidate knowledge and work on core skills. Become a Dentist Blackstone Tutors CBM Practice Duke’s Medical Application Kaplan OCR Critical Thinking Step Maths Wiki Jobs Found other free BMAT questions not listed? Share a link in the comments so that other students may benefit

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BMAT Guides

BMAT explained by YouTubers that passed the exam (incl. tips & more)

It always great to get advice from past candidates that took and passed the BMAT. In this article, we share such insight from our favourite YouTubers. 1. Ali Abdaal 2. Alphie 3. Chidera Ota 4. Magda Weronika 5. Phoebe Mountain Not sure where to begin with BMAT revision? Click here to take our free 30-day BMAT Challenge. It is a free ebook to kickstart and structure BMAT revision. For more of our BMAT resources, visit TMB store.

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Convert raw marks with these BMAT score conversion tables (incl. Section 3)

Use the BMAT score conversion tables below to convert raw past paper marks in all three sections.  The BMAT score conversion tables below for section 1 and 2 are based on the official conversion table document and should be used to convert your raw marks in both sections.  The section 3 conversion table on the other hand is based on the official marking criteria and the scoring system used in our free BMAT essay marking guide. Please note that our scoring system is NOT endorsed by the official BMAT exam. However, we have designed all three to bark on the side of caution, so that in most cases, a similar [Read More]