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    (Original post by AfricanPrinceXI)
    I feel for all of you, honestly.

    I completed mine with no problems, but I have a feeling that these errors will delay the whole process even further.


    #darnit
    #Etrayresultsday2017

    Same, I was hoping that by the end of today and the start of tomorrow they'd have a good baseline score and be able to start passing and amber banding people.

    Now it's probably gonna be a good week or two extra.
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    (Original post by Historicity)
    Same, I was hoping that by the end of today and the start of tomorrow they'd have a good baseline score and be able to start passing and amber banding people.

    Now it's probably gonna be a good week or two extra.
    I feel there will be a minimum of a 2 week delay but could be upwards to a month. Thousands of test results have been screwed up.
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    (Original post by stochasticking)
    I feel there will be a minimum of a 2 week delay but could be upwards to a month. Thousands of test results have been screwed up.
    Screwed up. How so?
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    Hi guys. Anyone else applying for SDIP?

    I'm so worried about the SJT- It's a god send for me that verbal and numerical isn't tested this year, but I have a feeling that means the SJT is only going to be harder. Apparently the civil service ones are very specific too- which makes me even more worried. I'm reading through their values etc, but i feel that won't be enough! Some of the online SJT's are also either too obvious. Anyone else experience this?
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    (Original post by internshipseeker)
    Hi guys. Anyone else applying for SDIP?

    I'm so worried about the SJT- It's a god send for me that verbal and numerical isn't tested this year, but I have a feeling that means the SJT is only going to be harder. Apparently the civil service ones are very specific too- which makes me even more worried. I'm reading through their values etc, but i feel that won't be enough! Some of the online SJT's are also either too obvious. Anyone else experience this?
    They're actually okay. For the SJT just pick the ones you think are both most like you and which is suitable to do in a business environment. I went overboard with prep and read their handbook on competencies and took God knows how many tests. Granted, I passed but it looks like everyone who has heard back has passed so I wouldn't stress.

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    (Original post by LucyJane)
    For the etray last year, there were multiple scenarios so I assume they will be presented with new background info so will not have any advantage beyond having completed a dry run of it. It's still not exactly an equal playing field but not too bad.


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    Are you sure? I don't remember anyone discussing different scenarios on here last year.
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    Is the e-tray more difficult than last year's?
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    Did we all get the same scenario with the e-tray, or do they have a few different ones?
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    (Original post by Kneale)
    Are you sure? I don't remember anyone discussing different scenarios on here last year.
    Hmmm you're making me question whether it was the etray.. there is certainly different ones at fsac for the policy and leadership exercises. For the etray, it would make sense they would have a backup scenario at least for individuals that do experience some kind of technical issues and have to have the etray reset surely?


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    Anyone who applied for the finance option heard back? Applied on the 29th but still yet to hear anything after the SJTs, getting a little worried now - especially after a friend had an invite for her E-tray, albeit a different path.
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    (Original post by Kneale)
    Is the e-tray more difficult than last year's?
    It is the same level of difficulty in my opinion, although last year there was an additional exercise at the end of the etray.


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    (Original post by Hannah__)
    Did we all get the same scenario with the e-tray, or do they have a few different ones?
    As far as I know, we all have the same one. It makes sense since my desired areas aren't exactly reflective of the scenario. Maybe if someone is doing a financial stream I could see how it's different, but they all require the same core skills.
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    Due to what you guys are saying about messed up E-Trays, I'm assuming Trump will be President before we get any results
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    (Original post by whyamianadult)
    Due to what you guys are saying about messed up E-Trays, I'm assuming Trump will be President before we get any results
    Maybe a Trump presidency will abolish assessments for applying to jobs. Guy's not the smartest pea in the pod. :rolleyes:

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    (Original post by KJSwale)
    Screwed up. How so?
    Well the results haven't been submitted so we have to resit the e-tray exercise.
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    (Original post by LucyJane)
    Hmmm you're making me question whether it was the etray.. there is certainly different ones at fsac for the policy and leadership exercises. For the etray, it would make sense they would have a backup scenario at least for individuals that do experience some kind of technical issues and have to have the etray reset surely?


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    I think there were different e trays last year, I was reading the thread a few days ago and I'm sure someone's mentioned having a international based e tray (they though it was because they had applied to the DS) and others said they had different ones and they weren't themed to their stream but i could be interpreting it wrong?
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    I don't remember anyone talking about different e-trays last year and I followed the thread from
    the start lol. If I remember rightly, my e-tray last year was about being based in a foreign country and about a crop project, etc.
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    (Original post by LucyJane)
    Hmmm you're making me question whether it was the etray.. there is certainly different ones at fsac for the policy and leadership exercises. For the etray, it would make sense they would have a backup scenario at least for individuals that do experience some kind of technical issues and have to have the etray reset surely?


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    Even stranger, as everyone in my FSAC had the same leadership and policy review exercise, we could tell as not everyone had them in the same order, so we're able to discuss in the waiting room.
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    (Original post by Pangeasink)
    I think there were different e trays last year, I was reading the thread a few days ago and I'm sure someone's mentioned having a international based e tray (they though it was because they had applied to the DS) and others said they had different ones and they weren't themed to their stream but i could be interpreting it wrong?
    I think possibly the people who applied in the second wave (analytical streams last year had two application periods) probably had a different e-tray to the first wave, that would make sense.
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    (Original post by Kneale)
    Even stranger, as everyone in my FSAC had the same leadership and policy review exercise, we could tell as not everyone had them in the same order, so we're able to discuss in the waiting room.
    It may be between different days. A friend who applied for same stream as me last year and who had fsac following day had different topics.


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