How Professional Degree Supports GAMSAT Preparation?

Many students wonder how their UG degree can help preparing for GAMSAT. Most of the students prefer choosing biomedical science or biological science. There are candidates who believe only on the biology majors to pursue medicine. I would like to highlight the option we have from professional degrees. Even professional degree helped them to score well in GAMSAT.

You may think how it can be possible. Let us see how it can help in writing the GAMSAT.

GAMSAT has three sections. Each section deals with different subjects. Candidates from any major got the opportunity to become a doctor through this test. It is the standardized exam tests the reasoning and problem solving skills of the candidates. Only the basic subject knowledge will be tested. It is the successful entrance test helps the med schools and universities to select the potential candidates for medicine. It has become popular among the students and the graduates.

I would like to share how engineering could help in GAMSAT preparation.

How it helps in section 1?

Engineering helps a lot in Section 1 and 3 mainly with the problem solving questions. Section 1 has questions related to humanities and social science. This section contains many general knowledge questions. Also it contains questions that test your reasoning and analyzing ability.

The problem solving and analytical skills from engineering were generally useful for the section I. Speed reading was also a great advantage for this section. Engineers are habituated to speed readers already. They don’t need to find difficulties in reading page long passages.

How it helps in Section 3?

I have gone through many conversations between engineers who felt GAMSAT easy. I would like to list out the answers below

It shows how their graduation helped them to perform well in the GAMSAT.

“I did my degree in Civil Engineering, and in high school, I didn’t do biology at all.

The physics questions on velocity, acceleration, and magnetic fields, etc, were easy for me, without having to spend too much time on it. And most engineering degrees require a certain level of organic / inorganic chemistry. I found that high school chemistry was enough to get me through section 3 with a 61.”

Another candidate’s GAMSAT experience says, “Looking at test performance on a macro-level, I found that I had the ability to work through the problems efficiently and accurately, which in my case is directly a result of how engineering was taught to me.”

How can you face section 2?

Section 2 was not an exception for engineering graduates. One of the candidates says, “I thought I was a goner for SII, as I wrote the essays as I would a practical report. It appears that the graders liked it, and I got a 68.”

Engineering supports your GAMSAT preparation with all the sections.

Most of the best students in the medical schools are engineers. Engineering students need to focus on their GPA. You cannot enter the med schools by only scoring well in the GAMSAT. GPA plays a vital role in your selection process.

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