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    Post-GAMSAT 2009 discussion

    This thread is to discuss how the exam went, to form an opinion as to whether the test was infact difficult!

    So, how did everyone do?



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    OMFG. I found section III incredibly tough; I only just managed to finish it, whereas on ozimed tests, I was sniping for final marks after 2 hours having pretty much completed them. I thought that the ozimed tests were tougher than the acer practice questions, but section III seemed a lot harder than both. Anyone else feel this?
    2011 Applications:
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    King's (GPEP) - Acknowledged
    SGUL (GEP) - Acknowledged
    Peninsula (5 year) - Acknowledged

    UKCAT: 732.5
    GAMSAT: 72 (67, 69, 76)

    2010 Applications:
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    Bart's 5 year: Withdrew
    King's GPEP: Offer for 5 year (declined)
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    I don't believe i did well, lack of concentration and inability to read questions to blame...
    But i thought the test was fairly good, provided all the needed equations. Each question was fine if you could take 5 mins on it, the problem was you couldn't! but generally think it bodes well for next year.

    Just as an extra or two:

    was about 230 people at notts (tho were maybe 10 empty chairs?!?)

    Gbslip... about calculators.. I asked about the program thing and the chap told me if i said it weren't programable then that was good enough for him. No crazy check!

    Also they offered extra paper for section II, which i was under the impression they never did!

    Hope everyone gave a good account!
    Last edited by terrified_tony; 18-09-2009 at 10:37 PM.

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    Yeah, our MC said if we thought our calculators were programable to come to the front to show them. Funnily, noone did.
    2011 Applications:
    Warwick (GEP) - Acknowledged
    King's (GPEP) - Acknowledged
    SGUL (GEP) - Acknowledged
    Peninsula (5 year) - Acknowledged

    UKCAT: 732.5
    GAMSAT: 72 (67, 69, 76)

    2010 Applications:
    Warwick: Interview - Rejected
    Bart's 5 year: Withdrew
    King's GPEP: Offer for 5 year (declined)
    Cardiff 5 year: Interviewed - Rejected


    Degree: 1st, Physics

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    Section 1 OK
    Section 2 good
    Section 3 baaaad: way worse than the practice questions/test.

    Anyone else run out of time on the last section? I ended up guessing 25 questions!
    2nd year student, graduate entry

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    Timing was a real problem.

    Sec 1 - Had to guess last 10 or so questions.
    Sec 2 - Ok i think, even though I really had to rush the second essay.
    Sec 3 - Nightmare! Guessed about 25 questions. So annoying - if i had the time I couldve done them.

    Oh well, im pretty sure i'll be doing it again next year!

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    My head is hurting and i can't even think at the moment. Section one I felt was a bit tough tbh and my time management left alot to be desired. Section II I felt also went well and am more confident about. Time management improved with section III although I felt I was rushing at times. Personally I don't think I have done well in section 1 or 3.

    I have been told section 3 was pretty good last year compared to section 1? Any thoughts as this first time I have taken the exam.

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    Ahha this went up fast. Was this setup on the train? I thnk I'm about to nod off anyway. I'm only dreadng section one. And three towards the end
    Eah yeah. It's all happening again. Not content with torturing myself enough for 2009 entry I am having another go for 2010. I know no pain. I am Yojimbo.

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    Yes I was on the train back to Leeds not content with the torture received through the day!

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    I thought the morning went well. I had time to go over a few questions a second time in Section 1 and in Section 2 I managed to write two complete essays (which is good for me as I usually run out of time).

    Section 3 was tough going - I didn't think the biology section was as intuitive as past years and I now have a headache from counting carbons.

    Did anyone else sit it in Sheffield - I didn't have a jacket and was cold all day. i wish they'd managed to turn the a/c off.

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