8th February 2022
Top Tips for Non-Verbal Reasoning
Students often find non-verbal reasoning questions the most difficult initially, especially if they have never encountered them before. Here are a few tips to help tackle these questions from an experienced HPAT tutor. Tip 1: Keep it Simple Non-verbal reasoning questions will require you to find the most simple and logical answer. It may feel like the questions are out to trick you, and ...
6th February 2022
Five Tips to Improve Your Score in Interpersonal Understanding Questions
To some lucky people it comes easy, but for many this is the section with some of the most difficult questions in the exam. Whether you are just starting your HPAT preparation or are deep in your practice so far, the following tips from an experienced tutor who scored highly in this section should help you maximize your score: Firstly, read the introductory text included in the pa ...
4th February 2022
3 tips to Improve your Score in Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving questions
Looking for some tips on how to improve your score in Logical reasoning and Problem solving? Terrified by long passages with scientific jargon and perplexing puzzles? Worried about running out of time? Remember the following advice and you’ll be well on your way to maximising your score. 1. Read the question stem first This construct can often be time-consuming due to len ...
28th January 2022
HPAT PHOBIA Don’t get Scared, Stay Motivated!
Does the thought of HPAT day make you cringe and consider hiding in your room? That's how I felt in the weeks that led up to HPAT. Being a student in my final year of high school I had rarely been in a position where I was sitting an exam which was so important for determining my future career pathway. Sure I had been through many school exams and academic competitions, but I felt ...
27th January 2022
How to Interpret Your HPAT Mock Exam Scores
So you’ve completed a HPAT practice exam and have no idea how to interpret the wealth of information and statistics you’ve been presented with. This blog has some tips to help you gain a better grasp of your HPAT preparation progress. 1. Look at percentile not percentage The HPAT is a test designed to compare students against each other, thereby giving the universit ...
27th January 2022
Persisting through underwhelming marks
Many of you may have started your preparation on MedEntry and found that you may not be achieving the scores you hoped for, and let me tell you, you’re not the only one! Many people at the start of their HPAT preparation lose confidence in themselves and can’t see themselves achieving the scores they need. I know this for a fact because I was one of those people not too long ago. When I first ...
24th January 2022
PREPARE FOR HPAT: PREPARE FOR A MARATHON
Many students who have scored 100th percentile in the HPAT have said that preparing for HPAT is like preparing for a marathon. There are many similarities: they both require significant motivation, consistent practice over a period of time and a clear head under pressure. Not to mention that for many people both a marathon and the HPAT are the hardest challenges they have faced so far in their ...
13th January 2022
How to apply to the CAO and ACER for medicine
To be eligible to study medicine in Ireland there are two key parts to the application process: applying to the Central Applications Office CAO applying separately to sit the HPAT through ACER. Applying to the CAO Before you can register to sit the HPAT, you need to apply to the CAO and get your CAO number – you will need this for the HPAT registration process. ...
21st December 2021
The HPAT – A Test of Endurance
Mental endurance can be defined as, ‘the ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.’ The HPAT is so commonly viewed as a test of intelligence and aptitude, that we forget how crucial it is to also improve our mental endurance for this exam. In fact, the endurance required for the HPAT is much greater than that required for any end of year school e ...
22nd November 2021
HPAT 2022 TEST SESSION BOOKINGS NOW OPEN! HERE ARE THREE TIPS
Test session bookings for HPAT 2022 are now open! To book, visit the ProctorU website. Full instructions on how to book a HPAT 2022 test session are available on pages 15 and 16 of the 2022 HPAT Information Booklet. HPAT 2022 will take place online, for the second time ever, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. HPAT 2022 will be administered from Friday 18th February to Monday 21st Febr ...