Psychometric test?

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  1. hey guys,
    What type of maths questions come up in the RT or Psychometrics test?
    is there any advanced maths?
    and wheres the best site to practice them?
    I have looked on the Psychometrics link on RR ( )
    but i dont know if the mathsin the test is anything like this?
    cheers guys
  2. Just practice your general maths. Stuff you can mainly work out in your head or on paper. Fractions, percentages, long multiplication, equations etc.
  3. It's not exceptionally hard maths, what you might have trouble with is the time limit but if you've practiced against the clock, including doing your working out if needed, you'll be fine and maybe shocked at how easy some of the questions are
  4. The layout of the questions on the RN practise test booklet are exactly the same layout as the test but difficulty is definitely a bit harder, the most important thing is the time, make sure you practise against the clock. there is not more you can practise for apart from how quickly you can do the questions, a lot of it is common sense. The maths is pretty basic don't worry you will fly it just be prepared. Good luck
  5. Practice Practice Practice. And get good nights sleep the night before
  6. Had mine yesterday, chosen trade was AET but didnt score high enough so ive changed to warfare specialist. The questions arent that hard its just trying to complete each section in the time given so as mentioned just practise against the clock.
  7. Suggest you check out bbc bitesize maths and maths is fun to brush up on all aspects of maths...If you are not so hot on the subject or out of practise.

    Also keep practising different tests to the clock and if you have a DS use brain training to get speed of thought up....time is the key in the test...seriously :D

    Good luck!
  8. eyup fella,

    I did my test thurs morning.....

    the maths wasnt as bad as I expected, although I never did get on with long multiplication.

    Although differet versions of the test can focus on different aspects, the test I sat was mainly long multiplication, decimals, fractions, significant figures and then a few basic maths q's.

    for the 30 maths questions I think we had 12 mins, it flew by though so definitely practise against the clock! I hadnt done to be honest and wish I had, although I did still get the marks I needed.

    good luck! ;)
  9. Hi, quick question and rather then bring an older topic up, I thought I'd post it in here.

    In the mechanical section of the booklet, there is a question about which gear would you use to get up a very steep hill.

    My logic based on practical experience is to use the smallest gear (as it takes the least effort to get a full revolution), however the answer is to use the biggest gear available.

    Is my logic flawed or am I reading the question incorrectly?

    The pressure of the water also threw me I must say until I thought it through. It's been a while since my A-levels and degree.

    Many thanks
  10. Think of the effort required to keep a constant rotation on the pedals. Small gear gives more revs of the driven wheel for 1 rev of the pedals, opposite when going up a steep hill when the larger gear is selected but the same effort (if that makes sense). Get on a bike and try it, it will become obvious.
  11. I think OJ is possibly getting the cogs they are asking about in the question mixed up? (They are perhaps asking about the back cog rather than the front?)

    Just a thought
  12. IS-Potential

    They are indeed asking about the back gear. The front gear around the pedals is (assuming each example they are only changing the single variable, which it looks like they are).

    Apologies for the daft question, I needed to air it out.

    My impression was that you were tackling the hill from rest. I see now it's been put across differently that in order to get up and over the hill, if you have momentum behind you, you would keep the higher gear selected as a single turn of the pedal with the larger circumference gets you further along the x axis then if you kept the gear lower (ie smaller circumference, which is less revolutions per turn of the pedal).

    Many thanks
  13. alrite lads, ive got my psychometric test friday and looking to join the marines and was wandering if anyone knew how well you have to do to pass? id have thought the pass mark would have been less than any other naval job? thankyou for your replies
  14. Yes, but which one is green?
  15. Incoming - Duck and cover!!

    ROYAL Marines actually do have to think as part of their jobs so I would personally have wagered they have to have a reasonably good mark on the recruit test given some of the roles they undertake.

    I have no idea what trade needs the least marks, frankly I'm not that fussed, everyone does their bit. IF I had to guess though, I would say...Steward? (no disrespect to any stewards intended there just taking shot in the dark)
  16. Many thanks

    I am now studying the links.

    I do understand that a bigger gear pushes the bike further per revolution as the diameter is bigger (so for example 1 revolution for 2 revolutions of the bike wheel).
    The thing that was confusing me was the effort side of things, however as someone as pointed out to me, there is more effort with the smaller gears over the course of the hill as each unit of effort moves you less distance compared to the bigger wheel.

    Ah- leverage.

    Fully understood now.
    Many thanks for the links.

  17. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    The thing to remember about the psychometric test is that you have 44 minutes to answer 120 questions.

    Anymore than 20 seconds per question is wasting time & that's why people seem to think the real test is harder than the practice tests because they do not practice against the clock, or worse still, don't practice at all.

    Interestingly (?), not so long back someone somewhere (presumably with lots of time to themselves) discovered that potential Royal Marines who scored less than 10 correct in the mechanical comprehnsion section and achived less than 10.5 on the bleep test only had a 12% chance of completing Recruit Training.

    The obvious (?) conclusion to the story is that if you're not too bright, you need to be fast.
  18. Hi johno91!

    Welcome to Rum Ration!

    Do the best you can.

    Get in plenty of practice before Friday - practice against the clock - time is really important in the test.

    Useful stuff here:
  19. An afternoon spent at your local library (which WILL contain many psychometric test/IQ test publications) would be an afternoon well spent, and won't cost you any money.

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