Discussion in 'Stickies/Frequently Asked Questions' started by Ninja_Stoker, Aug 2, 2017.
Are calculators provided/allowed?
Not allowed. All you get is an empty sheet of paper
I have my tests on Thursday and am applying for officer, are the minimum requirements for mechanical comprehension 50% for officer then but the others 75%
think its like 75% in each section
I felt it was my duty to pass on my experience from the test. Although it's a small step in the mountain ahead, it will stop you in your tracks of you fail.
I passed mine today after 4 weeks of hard graft research and revision and if I had to give you one bit of advice it'll be, purchase the book which ninja recommended above. It gives you 4 mock tests which get progressively harder from 1-4. It also supplies you with how to work out each question and explained answers. I paired this up with other resources online to really help and I managed 87% in total so it really pays off.
One of the lads I was talking to used the navy online test as revision and found it harder. He still passed so its certainly helpful but stay safe and aim for 100%.
Be presentable, turn up on time and do as your told.
Please anyone got past questions for the psychometric test? Please can you put it here pdf please..
Mod edit. Thread merge. Post #1 refers.
Having done the psychometric test a couple weeks ago I can safely say if you just do the tests on the Royal Navy website, the actual test is exactly the same format with similar questions.
I was thinking about purchasing test booklets but decided against it, as long as you practice the tests on the Royal Navy website and have a basic understanding of Maths and English you'll be fine.
I'll have to disagree here (sorry). The royal navy website does give you a very close comparison but I thoroughly recommend the books mentioned by ninja. I found the test much easier after using the book and other resources online. Stay safe and go for 100%
I guess it depends on the person really, if someone feels the need to purchase extra study material there's no problem with that. There were a few guys that showed up to the test and they were on their second go, they ended up failing... If only they knew about the extra books ay!
Whatever resources one uses adequate research and preparation is always a wise plan for any element of a selection process, be it for a military or civilian job.
It's been noted on this forum before that university graduates have sometimes performed badly on the OR psychometric test, possibly because they underestimated it.
Is there a specific dress code for the psychometric tests?
Smart casual mate.
Its the first impression your afco will get of you - so put your suit and try and look as smart as possible, remember to have a shave beforehand as well
Got my test booked for tomorrow morning, any last tips or things to look out for would be appreciated, cheers guys.
As long as you have successfully completed all four sections of the practice Naval Service Recruit Test (NSRT) on the RN website, scoring over 50% correct in each section within the allotted time scale you'll know exactly what to expect.
Best of luck.
thanks a lot Ninja, I've managed so far so hopefully my *text deleted* doesnt fall out in the morning!
On the RN website, the practice Naval Service Recruit Test resembles the real test, but has been shortened to 8 questions....but the original test has 30 questions per section, so the more accurate test can still be found on this link: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/royal-marines-recruitment-test/reasoning
The shortened, newer and less representative version is on this link: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/joining/get-ready-to-join/practise-for-rt-test/reasoning
But you can still access the full test, as indicated below:
Easy missed. (I did too)
Thanks for this. I have tried all the ones on the naval website, I feel I need more practice with mechanical comprehension because my Afco didn't give me a practice booklet, I might get that book for more practice
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