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I would not be surprised if they weren't too different to the CBAT tests related to Intelligence or Investigation the RAF give you on your assessment day. For those that haven't done them or even heard of them there's more than a couple forums on here that talk about them. They weren't too bad when I had them done, they just seem look like they'd be hard. Interestingly, one of the best ways to practice some of those tests was to play video games (multitasking was a big thing there).
Grateful if you can provide few details regarding the exam you did; the modules etc?
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South West - I selected 'both'.

How did people do on the online tests?
I got 79% - just hoping my personal statement was up to scratch ☺️
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Grateful if you can provide few details regarding the exam you did; the modules etc?
There were a lot of different exams, it ran through the whole day. One that I think that was related to intelligence involved a gridsquare which you had to manage with constantly changing information ("damaged civilian building at D6" etc, that sort of thing) while keeping tabs on other processes (when these three lights all show this sequence press this button for example) and another that was similar which gave you another gridsquare with positions of vehicles or units and then a voice over your headset tells you where those units are moving to, then the gridsquare disappears and you have to answer questions based on what you were just told ("what position is the enemy unit to the friendly unit?", "what co-ordinates is the civilian convoy at now?" etc.). It was a long day, very tiring, and if you think it sounds easy, it isn't, though the pass mark must be relatively low because I passed all of the tests somehow. Try to search for practice aptitude tests, you won't find anything like what they give you at the RAF but you might find something that might help.
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Seeing as I got 42nd percentile in the CSJT, what do we think my actual chances of progressing further would be? Assuming my personal statement was about average.
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Seeing as I got 42nd percentile in the CSJT, what do we think my actual chances of progressing further would be? Assuming my personal statement was about average.
Benchmark is 40 I think so you've passed but the advert said they might increase the perce stage pass rate depending on how many get through.
Did you read your feedback sheet? Which bit did you score low in? The first part with the 20 questions or the actual situation videos and statements?
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Benchmark is 40 I think so you've passed but the advert said they might increase the perce stage pass rate depending on how many get through.
Did you read your feedback sheet? Which bit did you score low in? The first part with the 20 questions or the actual situation videos and statements?
I got high for leadership, low for teamwork and middle for the other one, and middle for adaptability and high for enthusiasm. So I don't know why my overall score was so low, but there we go I suppose. Apparently the next stage is determined by the overall score only, but if they look at the rest of it they might see I have room for development potential (seeing as it is a trainee position after all)? I mean this is what I'm telling myself to make me feel better lol last time I did the CSJT I got 62 so I'm putting it down to nerves and timing issues (3 day deadline after application closing date? Come on now...)
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Working together, not teamwork, and middle for delivering at pace.
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And aspiration, not adaptability, and engagement, not enthusiasm. Jesus I'm all over the shop.
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And aspiration, not adaptability, and engagement, not enthusiasm. Jesus I'm all over the shop.
Haha I can see that!
I dont why your scores would be so low either for that! Very strange. Hopefully you'll pass and then they'll see you have potential.
I hate the wait. I'm starting to pick holes in my personal statement now.
So hard to write without making it sound cliche. But as you said its trainee positions so hopefully we can both get to the next stage
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Lets hope they don't have us waiting too long.
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Hi everyone! Just completed the SJT and got 73%, reasonably happy

I was wondering if someone could confirm whether there is going to be a Video Interview stage this year? The Candidate Pack does say there is an 'interview and assessment day' after passing the long-/shortlisting process, but I am confused whether this is meant to refer to the interview on assessment day or whether there is a separate video interview before then.
Thanks!

Not to be annoying, but if anyone can confirm whether there is a video interview stage I would be really grateful
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Not to be annoying, but if anyone can confirm whether there is a video interview stage I would be really grateful
I’m really not sure to be honest with you. I didn’t see it mentioned on the job advert.
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Lets hope they don't have us waiting too long.
I wouldn't count on that. Better strap in lads and ladies, we're on the civil service bus. How long to the next stop? Not even the driver knows.
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I wouldn't count on that. Better strap in lads and ladies, we're on the civil service bus. How long to the next stop? Not even the driver knows.
Haha! I’m already on a civil service bus, been on it since February.
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Haha very true. They seem to have set out clear time scales in the candidate pack, hopefully it’s not too far off that. The wait is the worst!
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Haha! I’m already on a civil service bus, been on it since February.
Lol what other position have you gone for? Recently went for a position at hmrc earlier this year, took about 6 months to jump through hoops and get rejected.
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I've applied for this role. I got 69% in the test.
But looks like there's going to be a lot of competition! And I seriously doubt they are going to get the September turn around with that amount of applications...
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I also applied for North West, both Investigator and Intelligence. Got 93% in the situational judgement test but worried my personal statement is too short. How long was everyones approximately?
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I also applied for North West, both Investigator and Intelligence. Got 93% in the situational judgement test but worried my personal statement is too short. How long was everyones approximately?
mine was just under 1200 if I remember rightly.
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I also applied for North West, both Investigator and Intelligence. Got 93% in the situational judgement test but worried my personal statement is too short. How long was everyones approximately?
Just under the 1200 limit by 10 words or so.
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