The Medibuddy AI-powered UCAT question bank is the only one on the market that uses AI algorithms to deeply analyse your ability levels and create a personalised learning journey specifically tailored to boost your UCAT score.
"The question bank really mirrored the real UCAT exam style. It was very comprehensive and helpful. I have used many other ones where they used almost the same questions but your question bank was completely unique"
The Medibuddy AI-powered UCAT question bank provides this and more.
“The new [Medibuddy] adaptive UCAT question bank made my revision much more efficient and it helped me get better and quicker at answering questions”
“I used the Abstract Reasoning section as I found the website the night before my test and I was pretty bad at AR. In my official exam my AR was my 2nd best section at 860! Overall, I thought the website was a very useful resource from what I saw and I liked the algorithm that showed skill in particular question types.”
Did you know that if you spend an average of 2 minutes answering and absorbing the explanation of each question in a question bank, it will take you 333 hours to get through 10k questions!?
No wonder the vast majority of people don’t answer anywhere near 10k questions before their exam!
We surveyed 100s of medical students and asked them what their biggest issue was when preparing for the UCAT.
Over 90% said that because the UCAT wasn’t a knowledge-based exam, they could answer thousands of questions but never feel like they were getting anywhere.
The trouble with standard question banks is that everyone is given the same questions to prepare with, with no consideration of what skills or topics each person is actually struggling with.
However, everyone has a different baseline ability. You might struggle with quantitative reasoning, whereas your friend might be a maths wizard. With a standard question bank, you’ll both answer the same QR questions, in the same order, meaning you’ll be left struggling while your friend doesn’t feel stretched.
No wonder so many people can find preparing for the UCAT frustrating!
The Medibuddy adaptive UCAT question bank is here to change all that.
We recognise that the vast majority of students don’t complete all 10,000 questions in a question bank.
It’s therefore vitally important that the questions you do answer are relevant to your skill and ability level.
We’ll ensure that in the areas you’re struggling, you’ll master the basics first. Whereas in your stronger areas, you’ll be immediately pushed.
As you progress through the question bank, you’ll be able to see a sophisticated estimate of your current skill level for each subsection of the UCAT. When other question banks give you a performance review, they are simply telling you how many questions you’ve got right or wrong.
We do things differently.
Our algorithm will tell you exactly what your ability level is for each area of the UCAT. We calculate this based on the actual difficulty of the questions you are answering and it’s done in real time, so you can be sure that the work you’re putting in is actually translating into real gains in your UCAT score.
The Medibuddy UCAT question bank is the only one available which shows you if you’re actually getting better at answering harder questions.
UCAT is the most widely used admissions exam for UK medical schools. Therefore, it’s important to know which universities require UCAT and how they each use your score before you apply.
How your UCAT score is used within the application process varies considerably across different universities. Some medical schools set a threshold score which you must meet to be invited for an interview, while others rank their applicants based on their UCAT score and invite the highest ranking to interview. For some universities, your UCAT score will be considered alongside other elements of your application, for example, your academic achievements.
To give you a simple overview, below is a list of the UCAT universities and a summary of how they use your UCAT score. You should always check the individual medical school before you apply to find the most up-to-date information.
The following universities require UCAT as part of their entry criteria:
Your UCAT score will automatically be sent to your chosen universities in early November. UCAS works with UCAT to share information about your chosen universities so this information can be sent to them directly – you don’t need to do anything.
Not all universities include UCAT as part of their entry criteria. Those that don’t, would typically include a different admissions exam, either BMAT or GAMSAT. However, the BMAT has been discontinued from 2024 onwards, leading more universities to now use the UCAT. You can find the admissions exam for every medical school in our Medicine Entry Requirements blog.
Currently, the only medical school which does not include any admissions exam is the University of Buckingham.
Until recently, this also included the University of Central Lancashire; however, the UCAT is required from 2024 entry onwards, and so needs to be taken by any candidates applying here.
Many of the UCAT universities don’t provide a minimum UCAT score that they accept. Often the threshold UCAT score changes each year depending on candidate performance, or universities rank candidates, so again the lowest UCAT score which is accepted will change each year. Some medical schools also use a combination of your UCAT score and other achievements (i.e. academic) to determine if you’ll be selected for an interview.
You’ll be aware of your UCAT score before you submit your medical school application so you can use the information provided above and on the university’s website to judge whether your UCAT score will be accepted. If you achieve a low UCAT score, you can consider applying for universities which do not set a minimum UCAT score or which combine these with your academic achievements, to give yourself the best chance of securing an interview.
While you have options if you achieve a low UCAT score, preparing well and scoring highly will give you more choice and allow you to choose a medical school that really interests you, without worrying about their UCAT requirement. The free Medibuddy UCAT question bank can help you to prepare effectively. Powered by artificial intelligence, our algorithm assesses your strengths and weaknesses in the syllabus and automatically adapts your questions based on these. By focusing on the areas which you need to develop, you’ll make the most productive use of your revision time and have the biggest impact on your UCAT score.
Thousands of questions and comprehensive answers written specifically for UCAT preparation, with more getting added.
The Medibuddy platform has been designed to replicate the actual exam, so you won’t get any surprises on the day.
Each question and explanation you receive will be chosen by our AI algorithm, specifically for you.
The only question bank available that tells you if you’re actually getting better and not just how many questions you’ve answered correctly.
We don’t just pick the questions for our mock exams at random, we follow a similar process to the actual exam board by calibrating every question for difficulty, based on the abilities of 100s of medical students. This means your score will be a much more accurate reflection of the real thing.
You can access our platform anywhere and it works on desktops, tablets and phones. This means you can revise at home or on the go.
When the Medibuddy team were preparing for the UCAT, working out where to start was quite overwhelming. The online resources offered thousands of practice questions and lots of generic advice. However, the only way of getting help that was specifically targeted at you was by paying for expensive tutoring.
This didn’t seem right to us. The personalised learning you get with a tutor has been shown to improve exam results across all fields of education. So why when it came to the UCAT, an exam that is vital for medical school, should it only be available to those who could afford a tutor?
The good news is artificial intelligence has changed everything! Super smart algorithms can now identify exactly where your strengths and weaknesses lie, ensuring that every minute of your revision is focused on areas that will have the biggest impact on your exam score.
Here at Medibuddy we’ve used the latest educational technology and combined it with our deep understanding of the UCAT, to produce the first ever AI-powered, adaptive UCAT question bank.
The Medibuddy team has been creating educational resources for medical students and doctors for years. We’ve helped thousands of students pass their exams and we’ve put all of that experience into our UCAT question bank.
We know how expensive applying to medicine can be, so we do our bit by keeping our UCAT question bank FREE.
We’re able to do this by charging a little more on our educational courses and question banks for qualified doctors. We strongly believe that no one should be priced out of medicine. Our doctors agree and are happy to subsidise our educational resources for students.
As you progress through the question bank, our algorithm will be performing complicated statistical analyses of the way you answer questions. All of our questions have been tested on hundreds of 1st year medical students so the algorithm knows exactly how difficult each question is.