Psychometric Tests and What route to pursue.

Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by Daniel., Oct 22, 2007.

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  1. Right I had a chat on the phone before about a Career regarding the Navy and I spoke about my keen interest in Submariners.

    Basically I forgot to ask a couple of questions and the person is not contacting me until another week or so when I have had more thought.

    So basically I'm very keen in the more academic tasks such as Logistics, Communications and so on as a Rating that is.

    What I would like to know is what would be the most likely branch to get into in my favoured area as some of you seem to know a bit about what is most difficult to get into as such., I'm not too interested in being an engineer or warfare specialist too much at the moment.

    Also does anyone have a rough idea of the percentages reuired in the Psychometric tests as I'm a bit rusty in the 'Mechanical Area', like what is the minimum required to have a chance of getting any jobs in my favoured area

    So basically what is the easiest category or job to get into.
    What results are required in the tests.

    Once again Thanks for your time, much appreciated, Daniel.
     
  2. Hmm. Welcome. I expect Ninja will be along in a mo with the relevant scores required for each branch/trade. But, more importantly, what do YOU want to do? To what do YOU aspire? The RN is not all about what trade is easiest to get along in...it's about what we like doing and making a bloody good job of it through all the rough bits as well as the smooth bits.

    Comms and logistics are worlds apart - as is Chef and regulator (Naval police man). Perhaps you need to sit down and think about who you are and where you want to go/where you envision yourself in say ten years time.
    On the face of it, you appear to be quite intelligent and articulate from your post - but that is not really a guide about which trade you should enter.
     
  3. In 10 years time I hope to be travelling the Seas in a Submarine :thumright:

    That's why I have posted here, I only considered the Royal Navy as a Career Option recently, like I have said, I am currently awaiting another phone call in the next few days after I have had a bit more thought.They will then be arranging a face to face interview for me down the AFCO with an adviser. I know for sure the Royal Navy is something I really, really want to do, the thought of doing something great with my life and helping our country is something I very much admire and the Navy is a place I can carry out my dreams.

    I am currently mostly interested in the Personnel Logistician as a Submariner so a bit of information in relation to this area would be helpful.

    E.g. Waiting time, difficult to get in etc.

    By saying difficult I don't mean I'm not ready for a challenge, it's just I like to know what I face.

    Once again Thanks.
     
  4. Phone your afco and ask away. Or even better walk in to your nearest afco, explain you have already spoken to some one and you want some more information. The careers advisors are there to help you make the right career choices.
     
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Spot on.

    As suggested, speak to your Local AFCO directly.

    Communications incidently, is part of the Warfare branch & colour perception, as you've previously mentioned MAY be an issue.

    Logistician Personnel, in a nutshell, is essentially an office orientated clerical administration job, formerly termed "Writer".

    With regard the Recruiting Test, you should aim to get over 66% correct in each section for the jobs you have already indicated.

    It's vitally important you identify a job you actually want to do rather than whichever job has the shortest waiting time. Otherwise it's a bit like opting to work in a newsagents when you wanted to work in a garage- the jobs are very different. If you join in the wrong trade, you cannot transfer.

    Good luck
     
  6. Okay thanks for the numbers, I am going to give these a ring before popping in, just feels more comfortable then, my nearest office is in Cardiff which is about 20 miles away, I will go down their with one of my friends probably, also regarding the 60% in the tests, do you need this in all tests to progress your application or just in Maths and English, for a rating in the Submarines?

    Once again big thanks Ninja and co, you have given me the confidence to go and get some more information :)
     
  7. Daniel, it's not even worth thinking about. The test is timed and you're only going to know your score about 10-15 mins after you've sat the test at which point a member of staff comes in with the results. All you should concentrate on is doing the best you can and seeing what options are available to you from there.

    Most people would advise that you revise and I agree with them. However, to put your mind at rest about the whole situation, I never revised, I'm not the sharpest tool in the box, yet I managed to pass with a score high enough for the AET trade.

    Think about doing well, and nothing else.

    Good luck :thumright:
     
  8. you could also try this book its only cheap and has lots of good examples.

    "Practice Tests for the Armed Forces: Entry Level (Succeed at Psychometric Testing)" you should be able to get it from any good book store or if not you can order it from amazon.co.uk ISBN-10: 0340926554 ISBN-13: 978-0340926550.
     
  9. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Helios points are spot on again.

    You have to work against the clock & should aim as high as possible.Many get caught out by not revising or using the (free) RN Practice Test Booklet. You could ask your local AFCO to send one. The other books may well be available at your local library.

    The key is definitely to practice against the clock- Good luck!
     
  10. Quick question - I've been assuming that you get scrap paper for the maths bit - right/wrong?
     
  11. Yup.
     

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