Aptitude Test

Nicky_D

Midshipman
Hey Guys

I have my pre joining aptitude test tomorrow - fine with most of it - my only weakness possibly being the mechanical comprehension. Any advice? Websites, what to wear, etc

Thanks in advice for any help.

ps anyone have any info on the wait times to join as a Warfare Specialist?
 
hi
be comfy, don't panic, it's all mulit choice and there are starter questions at the start of each test.
big tip read the question, if you know it tick the box, if you don't know the answer then have another go. If you still don't know the answer then move on, they are plenty more questions for you to try!
the tester will give you a either 2 or 3 minute warning before the end of each test, if you have finished then go back, if not keep going and have a guess and the questions you have missed. you never know you might get the right answer!, you will not be marked down if you get it wrong!
also have breakfast, you will need it they is nothing worse than a rumbling stomach when you are trying to consentrate! and go to the loo before the test, you will not be able to leave once it starts!

hope this helps
ship_rat
 

Nicky_D

Midshipman
I passed ok - nervous, but the first 3 sections were fine. Struggled a bit on the mechanical comprehension - but never mind. Got my interview next tuesday - pretty quick i reckon.
I've applied for Warfare Specialist - can anyone give me any more info than whats actually on the offical website?
The main thing i'd like to know, which i forgot to ask earlier is waiting times for this branch?
Cheers :wink:
Nic xx
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
Nic, well done, have a look through the forums theres loads of advice already from both those serving and those going through their applications, good luck to you

Study very carefully any advice given by Creddy, He is in about his 20th year of getting around to putting his application in :shock: :shock:
 

Nicky_D

Midshipman
Cheers Guys

It's been pretty quick really - sent off the application form on Sat 24th Feb, got a letter through the following Thurday (01/03/07), had the test today. Got the results and arranged the interview there and then. So i've got my interview a week tomorrow 20/03/07.

All done in less than a month - seems the guys at Portsmouth are on the ball!!
 
Nicky_D said:
Cheers Guys

It's been pretty quick really - sent off the application form on Sat 24th Feb, got a letter through the following Thurday (01/03/07), had the test today. Got the results and arranged the interview there and then. So i've got my interview a week tomorrow 20/03/07.

All done in less than a month - seems the guys at Portsmouth are on the ball!!

Thanks for the reply Nicky!

Remember to update us with your next stages!

So after the interview, you've got the medical right?

Don't they give you 28 days after the medical to get fit for the fitness test?
 

Nicky_D

Midshipman
Hey Creddly

Not sure about the details for the medical, or the PJFT - does anyone have any info on where the medical and the PJFT take place?

Got my run on the treadmill down to just under 13 mins - at my age the target is 15:15 so i'm pretty happy with that at this point.

Training pretty hard at the moment working on arm strength and longer distance running - any advice??
 
hi
the medical is normaly done the same time as the interview, you are then givern 28 days to complete the PJFT , they give you a form with a list of LA fitness centers, you will have to ring one of the LA fitness centers to book your PJFT. all will be explained by the AFCO after the interview.
well done on your time!! keep it up you will pass no problems, best effort all the way! I am running mine on the road in just under
13 mins, mined you I'm 25 and female, I am aiming for just unnder
12 mins for basic.
hope this helps
ship_rat
 

Nicky_D

Midshipman
Cheers Ship_Rat

What you aiming to go in as? I'm 25 and female too. I've decided on Warfare Specialist - although this seems to change every few days!! When do you start basic?

Nicky
 
hi
I am going in as an AET and my basic starts on the 17th June, hopefully! (the date has been unofficaly confirmed)
ship_rat :grin:

AET= (Air Engineering Tech) :cool: :mrgreen: :grin:
 

Izza77

Midshipman
Hi Ship_Rat

you seem to be up to date with the recruitement process mate.

I am flying over from Australia for my testing from 11-27 April.......therefore can you please give me a brief idea of:

- how long does the testing usually take?....as in weeks or days

- how long after being accepted did it take for you to be called up for recruit training?......I'm currently in the RAN and have my discharge in for January 2008, so if I'm not called up by then I might be stacking shelves at the local safeway for a few months

Cheers
-Ian
 
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