The MDCAT season has already started since FSc part II students are done with their board exam. MDCAT is a tough exam. It doesn't just test your knowledge, it tests your nerves and if you succeed in keeping yourself calm during the test and managing time in a good way, you my friend are way too close to achieving your goal.
Here are a few tips that can surely help you improve your MDCAT score.
This is the first thing you need to do before starting your preparation. Prepare according to UHS syllabus from day one. Right now, UHS hasn't officially announced that 'complete FSc textbooks' will be included so you need to prepare according to last year's syllabus as of now.
In any struggle or grind to achieve your goals, the toughest thing is to actually start working hard. Once you're onto it, its easier to go with the flow but the beginning is quite difficult. When you're done with board exam, get all the sleep you've been deprived of for as much time as you want but the next thing you've got to do is to get back to all the hard work you were doing and start a routine with proper time for studies and sleep. Here is a very nice article telling how you can set up a routine and figure out what works best for you.
Whether you're taking Nearpeer's online MDCAT course of attending a traditional academy, buy yourself 4 registers from the day one, one for each subject, listen carefully to each and every lecture and note it down. Tests are important too. You'll get to know many unusual MCQs, note them down in your register. Teachers will tell many important points (not mentioned in textbooks) and MCQs frequently asked in the test. There might be some out of context MCQs on MDCAT test but to understand them lecture delivered is more than enough.
Determine a threshold level score for your MDCAT exam now according to your Matric/O levels and FSc/A levels grades. Means set yourself a least minimum target for MDCAT and determine the number of MCQs you can get wrong according to that score. You can use our MDCAT Aggregate calculator to figure out what must be your targets. Click here to access the calculator.
For example, let's say, according to your FSc score, you think you should score at least 990 in MDCAT in order to get admission. Now according to this target, you have a margin 17,18 questions that you can get wrong. (We're not recommending to get these 17,18 questions wrong at any cost of course), but this is important for you to not lose your calm during the test if you can not solve a few questions as you'd know you can afford to get some questions wrong.
Most of the students find Physics and English portion difficult. You should be well aware of your areas of weakness, let it be
-a particular topic from physics that you find difficult
Every student has his/her areas of weakness. Instead of having supernatural expectations from yourself, assess your own self and identify which portions of the test you think you should work on. Start working on your weak areas right from the start and do not leave any stone unturned to overcome your weaknesses. Make a synopsis, take help from your teachers or friends or youtube to solve these issues
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Attempt as many tests as possible to ensure you have a maximum practice of how to attempt such tests, before actually appearing for MDCAT. For example, NTS, NET, SAT and Agha Khan University entrance test. You won't just learn how to control your nerves during the test but also, how to manage time during such nerve-wracking exams. Also, you'll be able to assess your preparation and determine how much improvement do you need.
Most of the teachers would recommend you to attempt the Biology portion of MDCAT first because the questions in Biology portion are mostly a replica of text book's lines and some questions can be solved in like 15 seconds (Yes! 15 seconds) if you've studied your textbook well enough. You can solve a lot of time in this way for the more complicated portions of the test like Physics.
Let's say, even if you spend 20 seconds on each question in Biology portion, which most of you would agree is enough, you'd be left with more than 50 seconds for each question in the rest of the test.
20 (seconds) x 88 (questions in Biology portion) = 1760 seconds
Time for Biology portion = 29 minutes
So, almost half an hour for Biology portion and 120 minutes for the rest of three MDCAT portions. After Biology portion, try to attempt Physics portion since it's a bit complicated.
There is a free to join MDCAT by Nearpeer Facebook group that you must join to discuss our daily tips and tricks to attempt MDCAT.
Solve as many questions as possible during your prep days because there are some specific type of questions that are repeated in MDCAT every year. You should have a maximum practice of such questions beforehand so you don't spend too much time on them during the exam day.
But you can make your MDCAT Preparation easy for sure by taking Online MDCAT Course by Nearpeer. Remember: Self Study > Attending coaching classes. Nearpeer allows you to optimize your self-study as you can study everything from the comfort of your home without wasting time in academy coaching classes.
Don't lose heart if you've got many MCQues wrong in a test and some other student has got them all correct. Just concentrate on your own marks. The only thing that will get you ace the Entrance test, is your faith in yourself. Believe that you have the potential and things will get better with time. GOOD LUCK!
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