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    Covid shortened Main Board

    Have my MB coming up soon - the shortened 2 1/3 day affair. Could a PO who has recently gone on one of these shortened MB's kindly provide a diary for one of these. i.e. what events were held on which day, in which order. Any notes on how the experience went compared to what a full MB would...
  2. oppoStu

    AOSB Main Board - Everything You Need To Know

    Previously been through the process once before, did some research on it to find a detailed diary. There is currently no "Main Board" diaries on ARRSE, only 1 briefing diary and a few other people who have provided little bits of information. So I thought I would share the information I have...
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    My Top Tips for AOSB briefing and MB

    Hi guys, not sure who this will reach. But hopefully I can help a few of you with any questions on passing AOSB briefing / main board. Both are extremely fresh in my mind and I for one know how daunting and nerve racking the whole process can be - especially with all the unknowns ahead of you...
  4. O

    Reserve AOSB Standards

    I failed to pass main while attempting to go as a regular. I want to go back, but as I've taken some time out and got a job, joining the regulars wouldn't be as easy as it would have been if coming straight out of Uni. I want to get a bit more experience and a few more qualifications at my job...
  5. O

    Briefing/Main Cool Down Period?

    Anyone know if there is a cool down period between getting a cat 1 at briefing before heading off to Main Board? Cheers
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    Briefing and Main Board advise/thoughts

    Hi guys, Just thought I would post my thoughts and hints/tips from my experience to anyone going through the process. Fitness: The required standard is 10.2 on the bleep test and 44 press ups/50 sit ups. It surprised me how many people failed and at the lower levels as well. Don't think of...
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    2016 Briefing/Main Board Tips and Answers

    I am aware that for anyone with either their briefing or main board approaching there will be questions and worries and not all answers can be found. I have recently passed main board and briefing (both this year) so everything is still fresh. I'm happy to answer any officer related questions...
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    AOSB Main Board interviews.

    Hello all, I have my main board coming up at the start of October and currently prepping for it. I'm wondering what the topics of three interviews will be? I know I'll be asked some mental arithmetic questions and general interview questions, but what else?
  9. greatkingshark

    Military Knowledge for main board

    hi gents. as my main board approaches the one thing I'm concerned about is the military knowledge aspect. My CSM tells me it'll be an addition to the MAP tests and not in interview. my main concern is that I never attended cadets or wellbeck etc and so feel that my military knowledge is...
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    Mental Aptitude Tests

    Hello all I've just passed my initial interview and continuing with practicing my mental arithmetic, etc. I was wondering how much harder the numerical tests are compared to the practices or other psychometric tests? I'm no stranger to these tests as I've completed many during my business...
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    Main Board 23 Feb 2016

    If anyone from the 23 Feb 2016 Main Board has got their letter today...let me know how you got on! (Especially Brown group - I didn't get chance to grab your contact details). Good luck...
  12. O

    A few questions regarding AOSB and life in general as an OCdt

    So I'm wondering if anyone could should some light on a couple of questions I have: Firstly, with regards to AOSB-B fitness testing, is there a chance to "overachieve" as it were? Or will all tests be stopped at the required level (so can I do 80 press ups instead of 50 in 2 minutes, or do I...