Question about SAS selection

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  1. I've been reading around this subject and its claimed part of the initial selection process is an IQ test. I wonder if this is the case and if so what's the minimum score they require?
     
  2. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    probably the same as the RAF one.
     
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  3. Well, that's a fail for you then.
     
  4. It's all that psycometrical testing thing to determine attitude, character, etc. An IQ test would just be part of an overall package of tests, because none of them count for very much on their own. Combined with interviews and performance & endurance testing, they can get a good measure of a candidate. But even that won't be the whole selection, they know the sort of things they are looking for and if you don't have them then an high IQ won't swing it for you.
     
  5. They put three shovels on the floor and say "take your pick"
     
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  6. Very over rated these days unless your a budding author or your name is bear?
     
  7. People who know don't speak, people who speak don't know.

    (Swap speak for type)
     
  8. Thanks. I'm aware selection is much more complicated than just an IQ test but I was just curious if they had a minimum which was above the upper limit of average, i.e. 115.
     
  9. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    well you have to be smart enough to write all those books afterwards
     
  10. You also need to make sure you marry a good woman to conduct all your publicity and media work incase that IQ test doesn't prove to be correct and you mislay the odd weapon and a couple of rounds....


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  11. I hope that while you've been reading you've been running




    Uphill






    Backwards
     
  12. If the inmates on your inter-planetary prison call you '85' you should be OK.
     
  13. What the fúck does a gopping, thunder cunted civvy female need to know that for? Bore-off you SF-obsessed hanger on.

    Thank you doctor, I'll take my ROPs now.
     
  14. ^ Baaaaddddd Puppy!
     
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  15. Fook me, there's a selection and an IQ test!

    How did that fat cnut Ross Kemp get in?