you do another one, mechanics type thing. All multiple choice and you will get a psychometrics practice book when you get a date for your psychometrics, so that you can familiarise yourself with the type of questions you will have to answer.
The Recruiting Test is a four part multiple choice test with 30 questions in each section with 5 or 6 possible answers for each question.
The sections, in order, are Reasoning, Literacy, Numeracy & Mechanical Comprehension.
The questions aren't "Uber-Difficult" but you have very limited time. Only nine minutes each in the first two sections which is only 18 seconds per question, 16 minutes for Maths - 32 seconds for each question and 10 minutes for Mechanical Comprehension- 20 secs per question. For Royal Marine you should be aiming to get at least half the questions right in EACH section. If you score less than ten correct in Maths or English it's an automatic fail.
You get a practice test booklet from the AFCO with example questions but most people neglect to practice against the clock & then get a big surprise when it comes to sitting the Recruiting Test.
If you fail the Recruiting Test, it's usually a twelve month wait until you can re-sit the test. Fail it a second time & that's it.
Most people haven't sat down and done long multiplication & division, fractions, decimals & suchlike since school. You are therefore strongly advised to practice against the clock.
The test is valid for 3 years, so if you're over 15 years & 9 months, there's every reason to take it sooner rather than later, then get yourself fitter.
Whilst you shouldn't get too flustered about the Recruiting Test, if you don't practice beforehand against the clock, you only have yourself to blame if it goes "pear-shaped"