Mine Clearance Diver

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by swans, Apr 27, 2014.

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  1. Hi all,

    Iv just applied for MCD and have a AFCO meeting next week. I was just wondering how many potential divers are selected as I know it's a very competitive trade. Also what sort of scores are required on the Recruit test and what areas should I work on for these.

    I know some one will pop up with the "just take the gel and mirror"

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Pass mark is just over 50% correct in each of the four sections of the test.

    For those that get as far as PDA, about 50% pass first attempt. Lack of physical preparation is the cause, but by the amount of people that feign injury when they fail, you'd think it safer going over the top in the Somme.
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  3. Brilliant, thanks for the quick reply!
    Does a pass at PDA grant you a place for basic?
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    It does. A PDA pass usually gets you an entry date the following term.

    For example (check with your AFCO), I'm fairly sure PDAs are booked-up until Jan next year. A Jan 2015 pass would give an entry date after Easter 2015.
  5. Great, thanks for all your help, made things a lot more clear and I feel a little more confident now haha.

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