Is Cat 2 at ASOB Briefing classed as a fail?

#1
Sorry if a topic like this has been posted already, but I have heard that a Cat 2 it is a fail, but the candidate had only just failed. I have also heard that it is a pass, but with minor pointers that could be improved for the Main Board (like fitness or maturity)...which is it?

Thanks for any helpful replies,

Peter
 
#2
Cat 2, indicates that the candidate is ready to attend the main board after a specified period o time normally 6,12,18 or 24 months during which he or she is expected to rectify any faults identified by the board.

It is not a fail only a cat 4 is a fail
 
#3
Ok...thanks for the info.

Peter
 
#4
I sincerely hope that the Main Board do not consider it as a fail, as I achieved a 2-12!

AFAIK, the Cat 1's (Straight forward passes) are not in the majority, and Cat 2's (all time-spans) are the majority.

Anyone know if this is correct, or did I simply underperform at Pre-board?! :thumleft:
 
#5
A cat 4 at briefing is not a fail, there is no fail apparently. I know a 2nd Lt who got a cat 4 at briefing and passed Main Board with flying colours about a year ago. Moral of the story is, cat 1 is all well and good but doesn't guarantee a pass at Main Board, likewise, a cat 2 or 3 etc are simply a measure by the board of how ready they think you are to take it, not how amazingly wonderful (or not) you are as a person so don't lose heart if they think you should wait 6 months, they should have given you a good reason for it.
Sorry for the essay, hope that gives you a little ray of hope.
CD
 
#6
RustH is correct:

Cat 1 is good to go straight away to Main Board
Cat 2 with x months delay recognises the right qualities but gives time for them to develop.
Cat 3 identifies substantial failings which make a pass unlikely at Main Board unless rectified.
Cat 4 - Do not pass go - Do not collect £200 - You are not invited back. The only exception would be if a unit/sponsor appeals and wins.
 

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