I don't think you're ever supposed to know your score. I've always understood it to be a pass/fail test.From reading through this thread, there would appear to be a 'sift' before the actual proper 'sift.' (which RFA recruitment said would be in June.) IE - you can pass the RT, but not score highly enough overall or in specific sections and your application won't even progress to the pre-interview SIFT.
Did anyone that has passed/failed get a breakdown of their scores?
I've booked in for the RT test early next month, as I'm away for a month shortly following it.
My revision is sitting practice tests under the same time constraints as the real test. Consistently scoring 90/100% in the Verbal Ability and Reasoning Sections, 65/75% in the Mechanical Comprehension and Maths sections. Obviously, I know where to focus my revision!
On the Maths, a lot of threads on here talk about swotting up on your long division and multiplication. Just over 30 seconds seems like a fairly short time to do these calculations?
I thought so too, but I've been chatting to a MM2 who's recently finished his apprenticeship. The impression I get from him - he may be wrong, not being a recruiter - is that the RT scores are looked at during the sift stage. I.e, all other things being equal, if I score 95/120 and you score 115/120, you're getting invited for interview over me.I don't think you're ever supposed to know your score. I've always understood it to be a pass/fail test.
Makes me think that they've got an automatic 'Passed, but didn't score highly enough, don't bother putting him forward to the sift stage' system in place?I at my test last Thursday in Southampton.
Got my results this morning. Passed the tests, but not selected due to excessive applications for the role.
So presumably does it then depend on how many places are available in the particular branch you have applied for?Makes me think that they've got an automatic 'Passed, but didn't score highly enough, don't bother putting him forward to the sift stage' system in place?
Wow Canoe, I'd be very grateful!!On the subject of Deck Officer Cadetship - I've stumbled across a couple blogs. If you haven't seen them, I can try and remember what Google search brought them up. There was some good info.
Spoke to the lady at RFA recruitment a week or two back. Sift in June, interviews to follow for a start date in March.Well done mate. I'm at the same stage as you I guess the - I got through to the sift. I sat my RT in March, so presumably i'll be in the same sift as you, in June? That is a long wait! How did you find out it was in June?