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1)Does the Psychometric Test affect which specialisations you can do after the RT?
2) With the specialisations can you pick which you want to do or are you put where you are needed?
3)What is the eye sight standard?
4) Is there an office in N.I. or will i have to go to England?


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1)Does the Psychometric Test affect which specialisations you can do after the RT?
Yes, I believe it does, for certain specialisations you may have to achieve higher scores in certain areas of the test, or a higher overall score

2) With the specialisations can you pick which you want to do or are you put where you are needed?
You can put your preference in. However if you have not selected a preference or are on a waiting list for a preference, you can be "pinged" i.e. told you are going to be a chef/clerk for a year, but then will more than likely be able to go straight to specialistion of your choice.

3)What is the eye sight standard?
VA3 if that means anything to you, dosnt to me *text deleted*

4) Is there an office in N.I. or will i have to go to England?
Dont know, would of thought so. You can find out by going onto RM homepage and there is a number you can phone which will tell you where your nearest one is


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Hope that helps mate.
 

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Current Visual Acuity Standards

Standard I (VA1)
Visual acuity to be achieved without correcting lenses Right 6/12N5, Left 6/12N5

Visual acuity to be achieved with correcting lenses Right 6/6N5, Left 6/6N5

Refraction limit:
Total hypermetropia +3.00 sphere
Astigmatism +1.25 cyl
Myopia (in any meridian) -0.75 sphere or cyl +3.00 sphere


Standard 2 (VA2)

Visual acuity to be achieved without correcting lenses Right 6/24, Left 6/36.

Visual acuity to be achieved with correcting lenses Right 6/6N5, Left 6/9N5

Refraction limit
Spectacle correction (in any meridian)
+3.00 sphere -2.50 sphere or cyl


Standard 3 (VA3)

Visual acuity to be achieved without correcting lenses Right 6/60, Left <6/60

Visual acuity to be achieved with correcting lenses EITHER Right 6/6N5, Left 6/24N10 OR Right 6/9N5, Left 6/18N10 OR Right 6/12N5, 6/12N10.

Refraction limit
Spectacle correction (in any meridian)
+/- 6.00 sphere or cyl

Below VA3, unacceptable for RM or RN service.

VA3 is the minimum acceptable standard for entry as a RM Commando.

There are also different requirements for different specialisations, you need VA1 for Aircrewmen and Mountain leader i think.
 

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1&2). No, the psychometric test score is not used to evaluate your suitability for trade specialisations for the Royal Marines (they are for the Royal Navy though), however for Signallers/Comms your GCSE's may help your case. You can pick whatever trade you like, but the Corps will tell you what is available & will generally aim to fill shortage category specialisations by preference.

3) As stated Most specialisations are: RM Other Ranks VA3, Colour Perception 4.

Except:

Aircrew VA1*text deleted* Colour Perception 1
Snipers VA1*text deleted* Colour Perception 3
Landing Craft VA1*text deleted* Colour Perception 2
Swimmer Canoeists VA3*text deleted* Colour Perception 3

*text deleted* Contact lenses not permitted.

4) Yes, Belfast AFCO.
 

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Visual Acuity Standard One is pretty much perfect vision, but again, the only way to find out what grade you are is to take the above gradings to an optician and have your eyes tested.
 
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