Hi - I am also due to attend the briefing on the 28th March, see you there!
As far as mental arithmetic goes, I've been looking at things like conversions between formats (fractions, decimals, percentages) also practice your percentages! I've been told Speed Time Distance and Fuel Calculations are good to know - as well as going over things like angles and volume. I tend to do some long divisions or multiplications on my break just to get yourself used to using numbers as quickly as you can. I believe the tests are multiple choice, so if you're really really stuck you can take an intelligent guess, but don't just rely on this!
Did you go on a Potential Officer insight day? I've got that on the 24th ... so pretty close together!
It's in Nottingham - it's just kinda like a practice test of the briefing I think. You could get in touch with the Army Careers Advisors and see if they'd get you on to it? It's not absolutely vital that you go though so don't worry.
I've been looking at things like the Economist and the Telegraph online. Al Jazeera is also pretty good!
Are you staying in Wiltshire the night before or are you travelling up in the morning?
Hi! That's fantastic, well done.
I've got my AOSB in 6 days so I suppose all I can ask at this stage is, how did it go? Was there anything totally unexpected? Is there anything you recommend I take an extra look at? Maths/Fitness wise?
Any do's and don'ts?
As you can probably tell - pretty nervous right now!
I am due to attend a briefing on the 28th march, does anyone have any tips on how to secure a good pass. I have worked on my fitness for the last couple of months but I am most concerned about my mental arithmetic, what sort of questions will they be asking me?
i have my briefing in just over a week.
I have been smashing my fitness so that shouldnt be a problem.
Just wondering do you do press ups/sit ups or is that just main board? I've prepared for them.
Furthermore, anyone have any idea what these actually are (below) and if there's anyway of preparing for them?
MAP – a second version of the current test will be used, there will be no significant change to current format.
MAT – a new test of memory and attention will be introduced.
PAQ – a personality questionnaire will be introduced.
and what exactly is a map test?!