21-06-2012, 11:55 PM #1
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What exactly is the GAMSAT and how to revise for it?
Up until now I have only ever applied for courses that require the UKCAT because I didn't have the time to revise for a test like the GAMSAT while I was still at university I can't really get my head around the GAMSAT to be honest. I understand that it involves Biology and Chemistry (to first year degree level), Physics and English. How are you expected to learn Chemistry and Physics if you have never done them, particularly to degree level? Are there classes? What kind of score should you be aiming for? I imagine this would take me a lot longer than 3 months to revise for the test given that I have never done certain aspects of it ie. I am predicted a 2:1 in Psychology and have Bs in French, Biology, Psychology and Philosophy & Religion. So, I am a little bit lost as to where I should begin if I plan on sitting the GAMSAT.
25-06-2012, 08:25 PM #2
GAMSAT is a reasoning rather than knowledge-based test. It is a full day exam with 3 sections. Section I comprises 75 questions in 100 minutes from the Humanities and Social Sciences. Section II you must write 2 essays assessing written communication (1 hour). Section III is 110 physical science questions in 170 min.
You don't need to learn everything. It helps to have a basic knowledge but really it's not essential. There are various Gamsat revision courses around but they are pretty pricey. I would advise you get the Griffiths Gamsat review, that will give you the best overall information and you get some practice questions too. It's not like any other exam you will have done.GEM 2014 Hopeful
GAMSAT March 2012 - Overall 53 - 55,67,45
GAMSAT September 2012 - Overall 56 - 64,62,48
Applying to Nottingham & SGUL
Arts Graduate (with a 2:2 ) currently working in the NHS
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