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Guides

5 free ways to prepare for the UCAT in your spare time

You do not have to wait until your exam is around the corner before you start preparing for the UCAT. There are some things you can do in your spare time to prepare for the UCAT and improve the reasoning skills needed for the exam. In this article I’ll share some of the best ways to prepare for the UCAT that take no longer than 5 -10 minutes. You can do this in your spare time and improve the skills needed in the exam.  #1. Official UCAT Mobile App This is a very helpful app to prepare for the UCAT. I recommend adjusting the settings so that you are prompted to attempt [Read More]

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Guides

Do I need the UCAT Self-study Coach? Take a quick test to find out

To explain the benefit of the UCAT Self-study prep coach, please take the test below: Diagnostic Test (Duration: 2 mins) 1: Quickly glance at the problem below and identify the question type. See Answer Were you able to recognise the type of question correctly? No – The self-study prep coach would be worthwhile. The inability to recognise the type of problem you are solving will hinder your time-management skills. To ensure you complete a subtest on time, you will need to identify the question type before solving it and quickly determine whether you should solve accurately or skip. Yes – The self-study prep coach may not be worthwhile. However, if [Read More]

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UCAT General Advice

How to get the most from our UCAT Study Guides

If you’ve picked up one of our UCAT resources, thank you! If you haven’t, you can find our entire collection at our store. We’ve spent the last five years creating affordable resources to help aspiring medics and dentists pass the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Thus giving them the best possible chance of succeeding in their application. To this end, we’ve created three main UCAT resources. Find their titles below with a list of tips on how to get the most out of each one. 1. UCAT Challenge Description: The 30-day UCAT challenge is a free study schedule designed to help students manage their time and avoid burnout. Learn More. [Read More]

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Guides

List of every free UCAT practice questions we found online (2021 updated)

Every year we search the internet far and wide to find free UCAT practice questions and share them here in this article. Saving you time doing it yourself!  The official exam board does not endorse the UCAT practice questions below. However, they can still be helpful to hone the skills needed in the exam. Passmedicine UCAT questionsMedify free UCAT demoJob Test Prep free UCAT practice testThe Medic Portal Demo UCAT testMedEntry free sample questionsMedic Mind UCAT mockPrep Genie free UCAT practice testBlackstone Tutors Free UCAT questions Non-UCAT questions that are helpful: Test partnership Verbal questionsVerbal reasoning test VR online testPractice Aptitude Test verbal testAssessment Day verbal test 1Assessment Day verbal [Read More]

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GAMSAT

GAMSAT Physics: Study plan, key topics, Resources, Equations and more

If you are wondering the best way to prepare for the GAMSAT physics we have got you covered. In this article we look at an effective study plan, topics, resources, equations and more. Basically, all the tools and information you’ll need to improve your performance. GAMSAT physics is weird one because in the official information booklet it states that physics accounts for 20% of the questions in section 3. However, in recent sittings, at least 30- 40% of questions have elements of physics in them. Yes, they may not be pure physics question but there require some application of physics knowledge. This crossover is why we recommend you take it [Read More]

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GAMSAT

GAMSAT Biology: Study plan, key topics, Resources and more

In this article we explore how to prepare for the GAMSAT biology. All the tools and information you’ll need to improve your performance. According to the official information booklet, the GAMSAT biology accounts for 40% of the questions in section 3. That is a lot! especially when you think about how much weight section 3 has on your overall gamsat score. It is important to note that biology questions in the exam test application and reasoning, not your ability to regurgitate facts. Rather, they tend to be in a problem-solving context where you’ll be exposed to some mathematical aspects, such as analysing and interpreting graphs. If your degree is in [Read More]

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GAMSAT

GAMSAT Chemistry: Study plan, Key topics, Resources and more

In this article we explore how to prepare for the GAMSAT chemistry. All the tools and information you’ll need to improve your performance. The GAMSAT chemistry accounts for 40% of the questions in section 3 and are made up of two types: general chemistry (i.e study of atoms, bonds and key concepts) and organic chemistry (i.e the study of carbon-containing compounds). Chemistry in the GAMSAT is about the application of certain principles to specific problems and requires a smaller knowledge base than the Biology component of the test. Thus, it is vital to learn key chemistry principles then refine their application in the context of the GAMSAT exam.  GAMSAT Chemistry Study Plan We recommend adopting the 5-step preparation [Read More]

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GAMSAT

How to Construct a GAMSAT Essay Thesis

We recommend learning how to construct a GAMSAT essay thesis statement when preparing for section 2. Forming a good GAMSAT essay thesis comes with practice, in this article we will explore how to construct one: What is a thesis statement?  Every practice essay you write should have a main point, a main idea, or central message. The point(s) you make in your essay should reflect this main idea. The sentence that captures your position on this main idea is what we call a thesis statement.  How long does it need to be?  A thesis statement focuses your ideas into one or two sentences. It should present the topic of your [Read More]

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GAMSAT

How to make effective GAMSAT flash cards

Creating and studying with GAMSAT flash cards is hands-down one of the most effective ways to quickly learn and retain knowledge, especially when preparing for section two and three. In this article, we will discuss how to make effective GAMSAT flash cards to prepare for the exam. It is difficult to pin point the origin of flash cards as it has been a method of studying for centuries. However, it is essentially a note card with a question on one side and the corresponding answer on the other side. You retain information by repeatedly reading the question and trying to recall the answer. Why traditional Flash cards don’t work for [Read More]

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GAMSAT

GAMSAT speed reading techniques to save time in the exam

In this article we will explore some GAMSAT speed reading techniques for exam day. These are proven GAMSAT speed reading techniques recommended by past students that took the exam. They are as follows: 1. Skimming This is a basic process where your eyes skip over a few words at a time. For a beginner level you only focus on one word in every four or five. As you practice, and when you can safely scan over content less carefully, you may only focus on one or two words per line. You will be amazed at how your eyes and brain fill the gaps. To do this effectively you need to [Read More]