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#1
Have just been told that as of now MAP testing will be at the mainboard as well as briefing...oh joy, thought I'd give a heads up for those who, like me, were told at briefing that you'd only have to do it once.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but at least we know what to expect now and can prepare!

Sweet
 
#3
Heard it from the horses mouth so to speak, however, it may be starting from now in relation to briefing dates, so because you did yours last year you might be alright. Might be worth giving your ACA or sponser a call
 
#5
No worries and best of luck with the mainboard!
 
#6
MAP testing?
 
#7
#8
MalEnfant said:
Have just been told that as of now MAP testing will be at the mainboard as well as briefing...oh joy, thought I'd give a heads up for those who, like me, were told at briefing that you'd only have to do it once.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but at least we know what to expect now and can prepare!

Sweet
Who told you this? It is going to be a right pain in the tush to have to do it again :x

-OCS-
 
#9
Tell me about it, my ACA told me today, apparently its only recently been decided on.

I had my briefing a couple of weeks ago and it wasn't mentioned but she's insistent that we will be tested again.
 
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msr said:
MalEnfant said:
msr said:
MAP testing?
Multi-aptitude
Thanks for the really informative reply :roll:

msr
Apologies, MAPs are 3 tests on numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning and abstract reasoning which are supposed to test all aspects of your brain under exam room conditions.

They're very nasty and you only get something like 12 mins to answer each section. Up until recently you only needed to do it at the briefing and the score goes with you to mainboard but now they're bringing it in at mainboard too. Not nice!
 
#12
MalEnfant said:
msr said:
MAP testing?
Multi-aptitude
You do know it stands for Mental Aptitude Profile, don't you?

Seems strange to repeat it. I thought the concept behind it was that it tests your innate intelligence, hence why it was used as an initial filter at the briefing stage.
I suppose it give candidates who screwed it up at the Briefing a second chance to prove their capabilities, and an average an be established.
 
#13
Oh and don't bother freaking out over the MAP tests. They aren't that bad. It's not uncommon to not be able to complete the and people often feel they did terribly only to be told later they were above average.

I still maintain that if you could get the right answer to some of those ridiculous non-verbal reasoning problems, you'd be automatically failed on the basis of some abnormality of the brain!
 
#14
To be fair it's the sort of thing once you pass it once, you should pass it again, your grasp on language/maths/abstract isn't going to change hugely. I wouldn't worry!!
 
#15
Shifty17 said:
I suppose it give candidates who screwed it up at the Briefing a second chance to prove their capabilities, and an average an be established.
like me :p
 
#16
Shifty17 said:
I suppose it give candidates who screwed it up at the Briefing a second chance to prove their capabilities, and an average an be established.
like me :p
 
#17
It's true I'm afraid. I was one the unfortunate ones who, upon arrival at Westbury was told we were to sit the MAP tests again without any prior warning. We were the first board to have it happen apparently; we though the DS were winding us up... they weren't.
Its not a disaster though as it was exactly the same test, as in word-for-word, so don't freak out. Its the least of your worries when you consider the other obstacles which lie ahead, most notably getting grilled on the plan-ex - sort your SxDxT, and try to memorize the key points in the narrative - names, location, background, etc.

Good luck!
 
#18
maxy said:
It's true I'm afraid. I was one the unfortunate ones who, upon arrival at Westbury was told we were to sit the MAP tests again without any prior warning. We were the first board to have it happen apparently; we though the DS were winding us up... they weren't.
Its not a disaster though as it was exactly the same test, as in word-for-word, so don't freak out. Its the least of your worries when you consider the other obstacles which lie ahead, most notably getting grilled on the plan-ex - sort your SxDxT, and try to memorize the key points in the narrative - names, location, background, etc.

Good luck!
Thanks a lot for that advice Maxy; very useful!

How did you get on?
 
#19
I can't work out why they're doiing this. I was initially told that it affects main board qquite a lot, but they don't sit it then due to time constraints. Why has that now changed?
 
#20
No worries. I did alright, got the pass, although felt I could have done better in some areas, will go through it with ACA when I next see him ready for September (yes, they are still accepting people for that intake!).

My only other piece of advice is get the physical stuff done and dusted; 6 or 7 got the boot from my board and 4 groups were collapsed down to 3 as a result. I can't imagine anything more depressing than seeing everyone lined up outside the accommodation block ready for the leaderless tasks, whilst standing outside the guardroom in suits looking sheepish. It certainly looked pretty grim anyway.

Good luck
 

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