Numeracy for AIB.


I've got my AIB in 5 weeks (Christ!). I'm slightly panicking about the numeracy section of the test. I would really appreciate if somebody could help me with how to prepare. Could anyone clarify what I really need to nail down in order to get a good score? I under performed during the RT numeracy section and I want to this one right. At the moment i'm doing fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio, algebra and speed distance time. Is there anything else I really need to brush up on? Also, does anyone have some good online resources ? I don't really want to buy books.

Cheers all!


War Hero
Book Reviewer
Why not buy books? - invest in yourself. You seem like the sort of chancer I would not like in my beloved Officer Corps.
I'm not really sure which books to buy. I have heard that the how2become books are littered with mistakes and I was told that online resources sufficient.


Lantern Swinger
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War Hero
Okay. Any recommendations?

Heed what Trainer wrote above.

A Complete O Level Mathematics by A. Greer. The RN used it as a teaching text back when Euclid were a lad. I was a student, not an instructor then but still have and refer to my own legit, purchased copy. Buy books.

I'm thinking about buying their planex book.

But not that one.

Do you think 5 weeks is enough time to get it all done?

To answer that, I'd need to have some idea as to your character and competence and the level from where you begin. I am beginning to form an idea.

I don't really want to buy books.

Should you make it through the mill and move up in the Service, you'll hate being handed the course or Commandant's reading list when you are appointed to JSCSC. You'll have to buy books and read them.

CDS has a reading list too. I'm not suggesting that you start reading The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius or On War straight off the bat but know that books, reading and academia have their place in the Armed Forces and not only for Officers.