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  1. HEY

    i am looking for some help i have faild my RT test once again.. I have been told that i have one last chance to do it again @ the end of july and that if i dont pass it this time then i will have to come back in three years to do it again. I bet you are wondering how can you fail it so meny times iam not that academic and because there was a huge imprvment ill be givin this last chance.

    Is there anything else i can buy that would help me with my english thats what i keep failing on.
  2. I'll soon be taking my RT test. What do you find difficult?
  3. Hope your going to brush up too.

    He said it was his English. :roll:
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Presumably you've had a look through Recruiting Test Examples & Books?

    The "RT" bit stands for Recruiting Test so RT Test is a bit like a "PIN Number", if one were to be a pedant.
  5. Strange that you are allowed to do it again in July if you have only just recently failed it for a second time. Something not quite right there. I suggest you check with your AFCO to make sure. If you have failed it for a second time, you are only allowed to have a third attempt after 12 months and with permision from the navy after you have given evidence of formal education in your weak area. Don't buy anything. Embark on formal education in order to give you the best chance. GOOD LUCK.
  6. To be honest mate, when I sat my test I did alot of brushing up on the basics.
    I would recommend using Bite size revision, it really helps you to brush up on all the little things and you will be surprised and how much it helps to go over all the basics.
  7. That's exactly what I did. Being 35 and a long time out of school I shat myself. I was surprised to find that talking to the other (much younger) candidates after the test, many did not even complete all questions and had found it more difficult than me.
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    I'd have to agree with Drakey's comments above. If you've had two goes at the Recruiting Test & failed, then you will only be permitted a 3rd go in exceptional circumstances and even then at the discretion of the Area Recruiting Manager. It's extremely unlikely that would be permitted to re-sit in anything less than 12 months after the last attempt.

    Statistically unless you undergo formal education and can prove it, it's a bit of a long-shot to anticipate being permitted a 3rd attempt in any event.
  9. they guys thanks for all your comments take care
  10. hi all i'm new here, i have a bit of a weird one.. i've got my rt test next week. wanted to go in for warfare officer, for a few reasons which i wont go on about i don't think i want to go in as an officer. so as warfare specialist i'm thinking.

    so wondered if anybody new wether this would affect my application.. as its changing the application process.. i think (like not doin AIB)?! and wether i could literally just change my job preference easily?

    also with the rt test i've obviously put down warfare officer, so will it be a case of if i dont get the marks for that then, its a see you later, or do they sit down and say ok you didnt get the marks for that but you can still do this or that?? bit of a weird one but i'm really worrying about it all as its something i really want to pursue!! any input would be muchly appreciated!

    many thanks

    great job with the site by the way, love it!!!!!

  11. If you haven't done your RT, if your application order is anything like mine, you haven't handed in your initial application forms yet? All I've done so far is filled out an interest for (one double sided A4 form) and had an initial interview to check eligibility and that I'm not a 'tard (somehow he didn't notice). I have to hand in my first application forms when I attend for my RT on the 26th. If you are in the same situation as me then I can't see why changing from officer to rating would be too much of an issue, since you've done pretty much the same entrance as ratings do up 'til this point.

    One thing to note is that you might have to have a good go at convincing them that your reasons for applying as a rating and not an officer are sound.

    Best bet is to phone up your ACLO though.
  12. thats weird i've already had another application form after the single a4 double sided one and sent that back before i received a date for the RT, guess they must do it slightly different!

    good luck in your RT test!!!

  13. Will people stop calling it the "RT Test" please?

    It's down right irritating. "RT"=Recruiting test.
  14. Fish, if you want to change to a Rating in the RN it shouldn't be a problem. Until you sign a form in the afco stating your speciliasion, you won't have a problem.

    As long as you score enough on the test for what you want to do, it shouldn't be a problem.

    Ninja will be along shortly to give you the full info.

  15. I breezed through mine. For the numeracy side of stuff get down to your library and get a maths GCSE book and try and remember all the techniques to do basic math quickly. - Personally I just used Hotbrain for the PSP so if you want a more fun way to brush up on your maths do that (or brain training for the Nintendo DS))))

    For mechanical comprehension spend some time on howstuffworks.com and find out how basic gear systems work etc.

    I can't really help on the English side mate...other than maybe buying a few psychometric test books off amazon or summat
  16. It's you are or you're, not your. :wink: :roll:
  17. I was going to go for warfare specialist myself but after my RT I received a call from the AFCO encouraging me to go for a higher graded trade. They told me that as long as they knew the day before my selection interview which trade I wanted to go for, then all would be fine.

    As the recruiting process is the same for both ratings and officers up until that point then I can't see why there would be a problem.

    Re: Failing RT for Warfare Officer. I can only assume that as long as you pass for the lowest graded trade they'll at least sit you down and discuss your options. If they allow you to trade up I can't see why you wouldn't be able to trade down.
  18. How about stopping assuming and leave the answers to questions to those who KNOW the answers.
    Those asking questions want reliable answers NOT ASSUMPTIONS ********.
  19. Hey i was wondering if anyone could help me.
    Am in my phase 2 trainin as a WS (T) (SM) an before i joined i was on the books with my AFCO to join as a Warfare officer (SM) but didnt get the requirment for the numercy section.
    Am about to resit my RT test again, an have taken up prvt tuition to help me... But my tutor and no one else seems t know what actuall score i need to get to pass for the AIB RT / Officer RT..
    Id b greatful if any1 cld point us in the right direction, an if any1 could give any advice on what to expect.
  20. You have alreay sat the RT and should know what to expect. You will not be told the requirement for the RT. It's the same test, just with a different requirement. Suffice to say, just boff up on maths and english in order to increase your chances of passing. There are other tests during the AIB which you will be able to find out more about by asking your DO etc. I'm assuming you have the educaitonal requirements for Officer, therefore you should not find the RT to be too much of a challenge!!

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