You cannot do medicine without a HPAT. Truth is medicine is for the very top of the academic ladder. You should be aiming for as high as possible in the leaving, 590 and above, and a HPAT score of 170 out of 300. combining your LC score with the HPAT, you need 730 points. keep in mind all colleges follow a formula where every 5 points after 550 points in your LC will count as 1 if you are applying for medicine. For Example, a top student who gets the full 625 in their LC will only receive 565 in their medicine application and will need a HPAT of around 160-170 to get the necessary points. The HPAT is often going to be the hardest and most stressful exam of someone.s life. You have 150 minutes to answer 110 questions, 44 of these are on Logical Reasining and Problem solving, 36 on Interpersonal understanding and 30 on Non-Verbal reasoning (patterns). Top students score only just above 200 out of 300, and it is said 90% of sitters fail. Reason being is you are required to read often a page if not more of information before answering just one question out of 110 questions. Some questions are harder than others and your score is calculated with great secrecy. You must be dead certain by now if you're an LC student that medicine is for you and you must put in hundreds of hours into studying, the degree itself is no different!