failed my aptitude test:(

ben1985

Midshipman
Afternoon,

Earlier I returned home from Lincoln after going to the Lincoln AFCO this morning to sit my psychometric test, I had applied for Steward (something i thought easy to get into), apparently I did well on the english, reasoning, and mechnical comprehension) but on the maths I was 1 question off getting through!!

1 question!!!, I thought they'd let me in with that, he did say i did very well on all the others so to get 1 less than needed on the maths, common sense for a little bit of leeway? it dosen't seem so.

I forgot to ask at the time, can i get in the Navy for any job?, i presume Steward is a very easy position to get, I don't know if what branch you apply for they vary the test standards!

So what shall I do, see if I can go in the Army?, will i still be barred from doing the army test until a year or is it seperate, or do I wait a year for the navy !

life goes on i suppose but so annoyed i didn't get in with very good results in the other 3 areas and 1, yes 1!, question of passing the maths

Thanks

Benjamin Wood
 

dunkers

War Hero
Unlucky mate, but have another go at it! I think you get 3 attempts.
Different test scores are required for different branches, I think candidates for ET have to get higher scores.
Brush up on your maths if need be (though it sounds like bad luck just being 1 point off) and have another go. You come across as being more than capable (especially for Steward of all things). And I have to say it takes balls to come on a public forum and tell everyone you didn't pass the test.
But you will pass!, so don't be disheartened, do try again. Surely you don't have to wait a year.
 

ben1985

Midshipman
thanks for the advice, yeh im pretty sure you have to wait a year, the bloke said that to me, thats seems too long!, oh well, im hoping theyll ring back and let me in, no:(, there isn't no chance of that really, just very bad luck, 1 question right, of getting in.

Benjamin Wood
 

spider_monkey

Lantern Swinger
ben1985 said:
So what shall I do, see if I can go in the Army?, will i still be barred from doing the army test until a year or is it seperate, or do I wait a year for the navy !

Hard luck Ben, but don't do anything silly like join the Army!

Let the dust settle and take stock of the situation - brush yourself down and get some books to help you improve your maths then try again. If you have any questions I think you should phone or go back to the AFCO and get the correct information.

It's not the end of the world, although that's probably how it feels today.
 

slim

War Hero
OK Ben
If you really want in then you will have to apply yourself a little more. If you have failed the maths for Steward then I would expect that maths is not one of your strong subjects. No problem, get straight along to your local educational establishment and find out what they can do to help you. You may find that maths is taught differently now that you are older, also you may find that the maths tutor will be able to explain the working out processed more logically.
If you want it go for it.
 

ben1985

Midshipman
yer I'm thinking of doing that, a year though!, is this definitley true by someone who knows so i've proof of it, I don't understand why not a few months, oh well we don't make the rules.
 

slim

War Hero
ben1985 said:
yer I'm thinking of doing that, a year though!, is this definitley true by someone who knows so i've proof of it, I don't understand why not a few months, oh well we don't make the rules.

Ben
It might be a good thing to have failed. Take the year and try to get good passes at GCSE level in maths and English. Its only two subjects so just two evenings a week. I don't know if you are employed or not, if not get a job, any job to show you have some commitment.
If at the end of the year you have managed to pass English & Maths at GCSE grade c or above retake the aptitude test but see if you are now qualified to do a more interesting job than that of steward.
You could find that one year from now you are looking forward to joining the RN in a trade which will last you for the rest of your life
Best of luck
 

spider_monkey

Lantern Swinger
slim said:
ben1985 said:
yer I'm thinking of doing that, a year though!, is this definitley true by someone who knows so i've proof of it, I don't understand why not a few months, oh well we don't make the rules.

Ben
It might be a good thing to have failed. Take the year and try to get good passes at GCSE level in maths and English. Its only two subjects so just two evenings a week. I don't know if you are employed or not, if not get a job, any job to show you have some commitment.
If at the end of the year you have managed to pass English & Maths at GCSE grade c or above retake the aptitude test but see if you are now qualified to do a more interesting job than that of steward.
You could find that one year from now you are looking forward to joining the RN in a trade which will last you for the rest of your life
Best of luck

You wise old dog slim. Hoist it onboard Ben and you won't go too far wrong...
 
hi ben
at least you have done the test! I agree go to an evening class and brush up on your math and english, it will show that you have determination and willingness to carry on even if things don't go your way! next time you will be better at maths and you will know what to expect on the test. (trust me this is a good thing!) good luck
ship_rat
 
If it's any help I took the test 4 times, 3 times for the Navy and oncw for the RNR, I had to wait a year between each Navy attempt, I took the RNR one just before my 3rd attempt at the Navy one and used it as a practise paper, mine was Maths as well, I took a GCSE Maths course imbetween tests and passed with flying colours!

All the extra work really paied off as I was booted out of Raliegh after a month and four days!
 
ouch!
I have to admit I have taken- (in order) the RN entry test then the TA entry test, the RAF entry test and the regular Army entry test! of all of them the RAF was the hardest - I failed the math, the TA I only just scrapped past, both RN tests i passed but the second time i got a better score - but only just scrapped the mark for AET! the Army I passed but was way to short to do what I wanted to do! that is why I say next time you take the test you should do a lot better!
from ship_rat
ps I have taken the different test at differant times over the passed 7yrs!
 
Bad luck mate, that must be so frustrating.

Definitely don't give up- you are being assessed for everything you do regarding recruitment. Having another crack at it shows determination.

As others have said, taking a maths course would be a great idea. It will really help.

Don't be disheartened. Work hard between now and your next test, it will pay off. You will do it one day!
 
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