RT Question

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  1. SlimmJimm

    SlimmJimm Midshipman

    Hi, sorry for this bone question, but I was wondering if you are able to take a bottle of water with you to the RT?

    The thing is, I'm getting a bit nervous about it, and when I get nervous my mouth dries up completely. I don't want to sit there gagging away.

  2. TheLa

    TheLa Badgeman

    You are only allowed 4 cans of Special Brew and 20 Superkings :lol: .

    Not really, you'll be asked before you take the test if you would like to use the toilet, and if you'd like a glass of water. Don't worry about it, keep calm and you'll be fine.
  3. Powder

    Powder New member

    In all honesty its not that hard. Howeverrr, I dont think you would have time to have a drink, wouldnt have the time.
  4. soleil

    soleil War Hero

  5. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg War Hero

    Yeah, as Powder said, you don't really want to waste time drinking.
  6. rock_chick

    rock_chick New member

    Dear Jimm,

    I sat my RT on Friday past and some of the others in the room had bottles of water or juice on their desks. I don't think they had time to drink any of it though! The test goes really quickly so if you have a drink before you start you won't have to wait long to have another afterwards.

    Good luck!

    ps I found the BBC bitesize websites really helpful before my test, definitely worth a look.
  7. Samwise

    Samwise New member

    Had my test Friday just gone and my advice is just have a drink before you go into the test room. You won't have time to think about your dry mouth once the test starts, let alone stop to drink!

    Good luck anyway!
  8. SlimmJimm

    SlimmJimm Midshipman

    If Only :p

    Cool, thanks for that!

    I just want something to wetten my mouth before i go in. So i dont really mind not drinking it during the test itself, i know i wont have time.

    Thanks everyone! You have put my mind at ease.
  9. Lunian

    Lunian New member

    I got my RT date :D 12th March - plenty of time for some revision!
  10. mandon75

    mandon75 New member

    Don't drink too much before your test!!
    If you need to go for a pee during your test - you forfit and fail the test!!
  11. lonestar

    lonestar New member

    But I heard at my AFCO, that if you have drunk all your water and you go in the bottle without leaving the room that it doesn't count against you and you don't fail - have I been misled?
  12. Powder

    Powder New member

    The test is only 45 minutes if I remember, so unless you have like a 2litre bottle, I doubt you will need to pee.

    I just remembered (dont ask why), but before each section (I belive there are 4) the ACLO will tell you about it and make sure you understand, its around 5 minutes of talking. So you could probably drink then :)
  13. TheLa

    TheLa Badgeman

    What if you need to, ahem... 'lay cable'...? :? Would you advise (aswell as a suitable bottle for 'emergencies'), possibly a mid-sized tupperware container for 'convenience'???
  14. soleil

    soleil War Hero


    Get some sweets instead; not sweets which only last a minute as that will distract you, but a boiled sweet with a sharp taste like lemon.
  15. lonestar

    lonestar New member

    Well I'm guessing it would have to be something synonymous with test taking, a pencil case perhaps, something like:

  16. TheLa

    TheLa Badgeman

    Lonestar - That looks an ideal 'Cable Locker'! You are a genius, and no doubt you're rapidly rising through the RN Rating system.
  17. mandon75

    mandon75 New member

    lonestar, I don't know the ruling if you can take a bottle into the test as I didn't need to. All I'm saying is you don't want to be drinking too much before hand and then have the added pressure of a full bladder!!

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  19. SlimmJimm

    SlimmJimm Midshipman

    Thanks for all the replys and comments of support!

    If I'm this nervous before the RT, I dread to think what I'll be like for the interview. Probabley a nervous wreck! Haha 8O

    Thanks again

  20. SlimmJimm

    SlimmJimm Midshipman

    Well I had my RT this morning. Was a bit nervous so I was glad I had my water :p


    BTW I passed!! :D

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