Psychometric Recruit Test Preparation and Review

shutter island

Midshipman
Passed my test recently. I practised a revised everynight for the test which payed off as i passed.

Its vital you practice with in the times, when i practised at home i could manage in the times but during the test when the pressures on i didnt answer all of the maths questions in time. I was harder than i anticipated even after buying a test book and completing a test every night. I would recommend buying a test book it helped alot! I honestly thought i failed once i finished it because of it being more difficult than i thought it would be.

Got told my english was great on the test which was the section i struggled most on during practice tests so im chuffed with that! Got my first choice in an engineering role aswell so im over the moon!

Goodluck everyone! Practice practice practice!
 

dnnidlc

Midshipman
In regards to the mathematics section, and the geometry that people have had on theirs previously, I'm studying as much as possible on geometry also.. but are the questions asking you to figure out angles on parallel lines etc? Or is it more so circumference of circles etc?

Just trying to narrow down, because there's a heck of a lot for geometry. I have everything else down other than geometry & trigonometry.
 

Kelvin

Badgeman
I don't recall there being much geometry at all in the numeracy section. There are questions like "The clock reads 3pm, how many degrees will the hour hand have turned when the time reaches 8pm", that's about as hard is it got.
 

ChewieTheWAFU

Midshipman
In regards to the mathematics section, and the geometry that people have had on theirs previously, I'm studying as much as possible on geometry also.. but are the questions asking you to figure out angles on parallel lines etc? Or is it more so circumference of circles etc?

Just trying to narrow down, because there's a heck of a lot for geometry. I have everything else down other than geometry & trigonometry.

It's pretty much as Kelvin said, that's exactly the kind of thing they ask in the numeracy section. There will probably also be some multiplication (no calculators) so if you don't know it already learn how to do it with bigger numbers. Looking at some of the practice tests one question is simply 44 x 28.

Probably some equation type stuff as well - Solving for x or some such - and there will definitely be geometry. Calculating areas/volumes. Hope it all goes well for you, and hopefully you'll be enjoying a career in the future!

And shutter island, out of curiosity, which engineering job were you going for?
 

dnnidlc

Midshipman
It's pretty much as Kelvin said, that's exactly the kind of thing they ask in the numeracy section. There will probably also be some multiplication (no calculators) so if you don't know it already learn how to do it with bigger numbers. Looking at some of the practice tests one question is simply 44 x 28.

Probably some equation type stuff as well - Solving for x or some such - and there will definitely be geometry. Calculating areas/volumes. Hope it all goes well for you, and hopefully you'll be enjoying a career in the future!

And shutter island, out of curiosity, which engineering job were you going for?

Thank you! I have my RT on the 12th September.

The physics side - I've read that electrical circuits & forces are involved. Is there much else for physics I should look at?
 

ChewieTheWAFU

Midshipman
It's not physics exactly, but it's called Mechanical Comprehension. It's basically how well you're able to figure out puzzles in your head.

One example I remember is a disc with three points on it, and you have to state which point will travel the furthest distance. There's also some stuff about compass directions, and distances between points. That sort of thing.

If you look here:

- http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/joining/get-ready-to-join/practise-for-rt-test/reasoning

There's a couple of example-type questions to give you an idea of what sort of things they'll ask, just there'll obviously be more questions in the actual test. Plus it's got them for each section, which is a bonus.
 

ws1602

Lantern Swinger
I always struggle with Maths, where is the place to get better? Its too late for school or college as I work full time but struggle still...
 

dnnidlc

Midshipman
I always struggle with Maths, where is the place to get better? Its too late for school or college as I work full time but struggle still...

I went back to basics with GCSE bitesize maths. It's got everything for Algebra, Percentages, Fractions etc.

The physics isn't too bad on there either.

Question for the others - the Algebra side, do they request for the answer to be 'like terms' frequently on any Algebra questions? I have my RT tomorrow, eeeeek.
 
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Kelvin

Badgeman
Nothing that complicated. If there's an algebra question it'll be like: 3x + y = 7, if y = 1 then x = ?. I also wouldn't worry about any particular aspect too much, there's generally only 1 question on each technique (accept maybe converting to percentages). Just concentrate on ticking an answer for all of the questions.
 

dnnidlc

Midshipman
Nothing that complicated. If there's an algebra question it'll be like: 3x + y = 7, if y = 1 then x = ?. I also wouldn't worry about any particular aspect too much, there's generally only 1 question on each technique (accept maybe converting to percentages). Just concentrate on ticking an answer for all of the questions.

I'm more panicking about the mechanical side - I honestly believe I'm not fully prepared for that from how difficult everyone is making it sound.
 

photface

Lantern Swinger
I'm more panicking about the mechanical side - I honestly believe I'm not fully prepared for that from how difficult everyone is making it sound.

Get yourself a psychometric test book from the library and just keep practicing. It'll get your brain used to the types of questions you may encounter. You can even choose to focus solely on mechanical comprehension. What really worked for me was just practice practice practice though.


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WannabeAdmiral

Lantern Swinger
The only mechanical question I struggled with was asking me the correct way a plug is wired - as in, which colour wire went in each bit. (Not to say I didn't get other bits wrong, I just don't feel like I got them wrong)

This diagram is fairly similar:
 

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