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    (Original post by Nameismark87)
    I'm sure you've done fine, I'm pretty sure most people don't finish the papers. What was the time limit on each paper? Also what were the maths papers like?
    the time limit for most of it was like 18minutes or 10minutes for 36 or 20 questions, really rushy. The math paper was very very easy, basic maths though, i just messed up with nerves. God help me, I'll be ok.
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    Cheers, I'm so nervous about the test just because I want the apprenticeship so bad! My first choice was instrument. In the mechanical test is there any shop arithmetic like finding out areas and amount of waste materials etc? Also what did you use to revise for these tests?
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    (Original post by Nameismark87)
    Cheers, I'm so nervous about the test just because I want the apprenticeship so bad! My first choice was instrument. In the mechanical test is there any shop arithmetic like finding out areas and amount of waste materials etc? Also what did you use to revise for these tests?
    u'll be fine, everything is basic, google psychometric success and shl; shl is a lot harder but it helps ur mental state (kind of) i won't tell u exactly what was in it cos that'll give u advantage over me :P Are u still with OPITO or have been moved to ECITB?
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    I'm still with OPITO. I've been looking at the psychometric success site and their example questions. Would you say the tests are closer to the psychometric success tests or the shl ones? I just don't want to waste my time looking at ones if they aren't anything like the ones I will be doing just before I buy the psychometric success papers to practice haha
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    (Original post by Nameismark87)
    I'm still with OPITO. I've been looking at the psychometric success site and their example questions. Would you say the tests are closer to the psychometric success tests or the shl ones? I just don't want to waste my time looking at ones if they aren't anything like the ones I will be doing just before I buy the psychometric success papers to practice haha
    they look more like the psychometric success tests, good luck
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    Yeah. I'm in Aberdeen on Monday. I gave them a ring today just to ask whether I'd need a scientific calculator as I wasn't sure if it'd involve exponentials and logarithms. But it doesn't. Anyway, I'm extremely confident. See you all there with bells on.
    And Damilola, you're obviously very enthusiastic and keen to get a position. If they don't see that quality in you then they're missing out. Most companies would kill for someone with that attitude.
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    (Original post by kenny222)
    Yeah. I'm in Aberdeen on Monday. I gave them a ring today just to ask whether I'd need a scientific calculator as I wasn't sure if it'd involve exponentials and logarithms. But it doesn't. Anyway, I'm extremely confident. See you all there with bells on.
    And Damilola, you're obviously very enthusiastic and keen to get a position. If they don't see that quality in you then they're missing out. Most companies would kill for someone with that attitude.
    thanks man let's hope they realise that

    And good luck for monday
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    How long is it until you find out your results from the tests? Also thank you for being so helpful, has put me more at ease with what to expect
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    (Original post by Nameismark87)
    How long is it until you find out your results from the tests? Also thank you for being so helpful, has put me more at ease with what to expect
    the man said a week or less, last year i got it 2 days after it's ok, u're welcome
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    Still haven't received the details for the aptitude test
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    I waited over a month to receieve details of it. It'll just depend on your chosen specialisation. I chose Process. I think...
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    anyone getting the train from Edinburgh at half 10 tomorrow going to Aberdeen for the test?
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    My test starts at 10 tomorrow. I'm getting the bus up tonight and staying at a mates house.
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    starts at 10?,
    they must be doing alot of aptitude tests, mine doesn't start till 2.
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    So what happened at ur tests today ppl? How did it go?
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    @WKing. I received a letter notifying me that my application has been forwarded to ecitb a few weeks ago. It can be between 4-10 weeks before you get the test dates.

    @Kenny222.....you wont be the oldest there mate.
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    I thought the tests were simple. I'd be very dissapointed in myself if I didn't get the call back. First 4 were extremely straight forward and the final section was fine once I got going. Still only answered 29 of the 36 'processor' questions mind you. That annoyed me. Finished all the other sections but never quite managed to finish that one.

    And tips for those who have yet to sit theirs. Don't second guess yourself. Once you've answered a question don't sit and overthink it. In these tests, generally, your first answer is your best answer. Plus, there isn't the time for you to do so. Also. Take full advantage of the paper for rough working. Visualisation makes some of it a lot simpler than it may seem.

    (I'm pretty sure that I'll be okay saying that. Don't want to get in trouble for divulging too much info.)
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    Would you mind giving a brief explanation of the "processor" style questions? A few people have said its a slight stumbling point.
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    TBH I'd rather not. Aside from it potentially giving people an advantage over myself. It gives an advantage over everyone who's sat their tests so far and had to go in 'cold.' As you and I said. This section was the toughest. It's by no means impossible. Just think logically and use your rough working paper to help you visualise it.
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    (Original post by Nameismark87)
    Would you mind giving a brief explanation of the "processor" style questions? A few people have said its a slight stumbling point.
    Google it man. Google is the solution to many problems.

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