NSRT Test Questions/Diet/Dyslexia/Doctors

RichyRich1993

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Dear Royal Marines Forum,

Currently doing the test NSRT questions online; and a few of the questions have got my stumped. So I was going to write them below and see if anyone can help me answer them?

QUESTIONS

I've tried doing a google search of the questions but I haven't found anything.


“Twenty seven tiles each measuring 25cm by 25cm fit along one edge of a room exactly. What is the length of the room?””



The mat and floor are similar shapes. How many mats would be needed to cover the floor? =



a and b are numbers. How many times greater than the average of ½ a and ½ b is the average of 4a and 4b?”



A rectangle has an area of 12cm². The length of one side is 4cm. What is the perimeter of the rectangle?



If all three iron bars have a width of 5cm and a length of 20cm, which iron bar weighs most?
There is a picture of three shapes; I wish I could post the picture here; but I can't seem to work this out.


You are walking in a park along the paths; you turn right, then left and then right. You take the first turn each time. In what direction are you now facing? (The map on the diagram doesn't fit' so this seems confusing!)

DIET

There seems to be a lot of recent documentation of taking on a vegan diet and the overall benefit especially in sport and endurance. (There are quite a few documentaries on this online) What I wanted to know was if you decided to go down this root; would the marines accommodate this? (I'm assuming probably not; which doesn't bother me; as I'm currently not a vegan. However after reading the benefits I'm wondering If this is worth pursing. (Hope that makes sense?)

DYSLEXIA

Do I need to mention that I'm dyslexic ? Of course if they ask me. Or should I just not mention it?

DOCTORS
I'm currently not signed up with a GP; do I have to be before going through all of the process? I was registered with a GP years ago; but after living in London and travelling for the last few years I haven't needed too.

I'm applying to the Marine Band if that helps.

Best,
 

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The NSRT is multiple choice, once you finish it, click 'mark'. If incorrect it highlights the correct answer and circles your answer.

There are enough food choices to enable a vegetarian diet whilst in training. Whether you can consume sufficient calories is another matter, but I'd be surprised if a veggie hadn't successfully completed recruit training over the years.

There are no allowances for dyslexia during the recruit test beyond font & paper colour because you need to accrately and rapidly interpret the written words. If during training you are found to have dyslexia, there are certain coaching and mentoring methods used to assist those identified as having dyslexia. It is not necessary to declare it, at the medical stage so as I'm aware it isn't viewed as a show stopper and classed a learning difficulty rather than medical ailment.

Hopefully @The guide or @CHUB! can confirm this as I did hear rumour of extended test times being considered a while back.

You need to register with a GP so your records can be checked if needs be.
 

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CTC has veggie options in the galley, and you can make yourself a baguette of something if you don't fancy the options they put out; time constraints may make you question how badly you want to stay veggie though.

On exercise, though you'll be given what rations you're given, and unless you can trade around within your troop to get veggie meals, you may be left with normal main meals.
 

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DIET

DYSLEXIA

There are ways around both these issues, but you need to flag them to your AFCO as you go through your application. Definitely mention the dyslexia as you can help for this through training, don't suffer in silence.
 
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@RichyRich1993

Hello, as a dyslexic myself, I can empathise. I was given useful skills, tips, and tricks that helped me all the way through university. I’ll do my best to help clear up these questions for you.

I’ve put the questions in bold.

1)
Twenty seven tiles each measuring 25cm by 25cm fit along one edge of a room exactly. What is the length of the room?

To figure out the length of the room, multiply 27 by 25cm to get 675cm, or 6.75 metres.

2)
The mat and floor are similar shapes. How many mats would be needed to cover the floor?


Assuming this is part of the same question?

We know that a square has sides of equal length. The question states that the floor and the mat are “similar” (same) in shape, so we know the floor is also square.

27 mats fit along one side, and therefore all sides. So to find the number of mats, multiply 27 by 27, to get 729 mats.


3)
a and b are numbers. How many times greater than the average of ½ a and ½ b is the average of 4a and 4b?”


This is an algebra question. “a” and “b” have not been given a numerical value, so in this case, they’re not relevant. The question is asking for an “average,” in this case, average denotes “mean.”

Take the mean of 1/2 + 1/2.
So: (1/2 + 1/2) divided by 2 = 1/2.

Take the mean of 4 + 4.
So: (4 + 4) divided by 2 = 4.
4 is 8 times greater than 1/2, so the answer is 8.

4)
A rectangle has an area of 12cm². The length of one side is 4cm. What is the perimeter of the rectangle?


The area of a rectangle is calculated by multiplying the length of one side by the length of the adjacent side. We’re given one side, 4cm. So divide 12cm by 4cm to get the other side, 3cm.

To find the perimeter, simply add all the sides together. 2 sides of 4cm, 2 sides of 3cm, to get an answer of: 14cm.

5)
If all three iron bars have a width of 5cm and a length of 20cm, which iron bar weighs most?
There is a picture of three shapes; I wish I could post the picture here; but I can't seem to work this out.


Not sure about this one. I think I know the question though... it’ll be something to do with the shape of the bar. Whichever one has the greatest volume will have the greatest mass, assuming the density is the same.

6)
You are walking in a park along the paths; you turn right, then left and then right. You take the first turn each time. In what direction are you now facing? (The map on the diagram doesn't fit' so this seems confusing!)

Try to visualise it in your head. If you start facing north, and then turn “right” (assuming 90° turn?) you’ll be facing east. Turning left again will have you facing north, then right again you’ll be facing east.


I’m going to acknowledge that I could be wrong (my dyslexia may have kicked in), if someone could check my working that’d be great? However, I’m fairly certain that’s how you get the answers.

Hope this helps!
 

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Harry McrunFast!
Thats amazing; thankyou!
I will try and find the pictures related to the questions; with pictures. Would make it easier.
 

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There are ways around both these issues, but you need to flag them to your AFCO as you go through your application. Definitely mention the dyslexia as you can help for this through training, don't suffer in silence.

This is useful to know! Thank you !
 

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For info for other users, No there is no way around the issue of Dyslexia for the recruit test, the test uses Dyslexia "friendly" paper which avoids using overlays or specialist glasses and that's it, no other allowance is given.

As for the training itself, there is a team called CMAT (coaching, mentorship & training) who can assist you and provide you with coping techniques and such like, Obviously, if your training team are aware they will try to help as much as they can so make them aware, but ultimately you still have to pass any testing on the same basis as other recruits.
 
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