I have just been reading through a few threads on here and realised how little I know about the process of becoming an officer and the requirements for getting there. I have recently been advised by my recruitment officer that I can apply to Sandhurst if I would like to. I looked up all the information that is on the mod website about becoming an officer but still have a few questions. What is a MAP test? What does RCB stand for and what does it entail? How long does it typically take from application to entry and how often do they hold AOSB briefings and main board? I also had a look at what jobs I could do. The one that stood out immediately was AAC pilot. I've already read that it's a very popular job choice, does anyone know how many positions are available each year or each recruitment period? Also, as I'm female, I was wondering is it a popular job choice for women too and how many are successful? Sorry for all the questions, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed!