AAC Aptitude Tests

You tip up at RAF Cranwell, and you will sit in front of a computer for about 5 hours (there are a few breaks in the middle, don't worry). The tests will examine spacial awareness, mental arithmetic, hand/eye coordination, memory function (memorising alphanumeric sequences of up to 15 figures) and a few others (cant remember exact details, I was there about 3 years ago).
You'll then have an in-depth medical, testing eyes, ears, balance, functional reach, height, and they'll go through your medical history.

Good luck!

(Anyone else please feel free to add anything I've forgotten)

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I did my aptitude tests about 3 months ago, tbc has pretty much summed up what happens. The first day was spent doing the tests and parts of the medical, all very relaxed with ample time given for meals and you are free to do the tests at your own pace. You can't really prepare for the tests as they say you either have the aptitude or you don't.

My advice would be get on top of your mental arithmetic and SDT calculations. If you have any other questions PM me!
It'll probably start like this...

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Hi there. I've got my AAC Aptitude Tests at the end of the month and was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on what happens? There's a few threads already on here, but most seem to have culminated in people PMing answers/info.

Thanks for any and all help.

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In terms of the eye-hand-coordination tests, there ain't much you can do to prep; as people have alluded to, Flight Simulators etc might be of some use but personally I doubt it. You can either do it or you can't.

What you can prep for are the mental agility / numeracy / capacity tests. Do as much in the way of mental arithmetic, IQ tests, puzzle book type stuff as you can. When I went to OASC (Biggin Hill, that's how old I am) I prepped for the mental arithmetic side of life by practising multiplication and division of 3 digit numbers.

It'd take me an hour to do one of those now; WITH a calculator.
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I have just sat mine!

Practice miles per minute, under time constraints.
Play video games whilst someone also recites a numerical sequence out to you
Get used to multi-tasking (easy for us ladies!)
Mental maths
Get up at 6am for a few days before you go to get used to being up and awake and using your brain, you'll be tested at 7am for about 6 hours.

Just get comfortable to answering mental maths under harsh time constraints.

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