t-a recruit selection

#1
hi ya everyone, i just wanted to ask a quick question as i have my recruit selection in pirbright this weekend and i was just wondering if anyone could give me some info as to what to expect, iv been given a rough idea but any info u could give me would be great.. thanx in advance
 

jmj

Old-Salt
#2
Ice breaker (get up and talk about yourself for a couple of mins)
Risk reduction run (run 1.5 miles in under 14? minutes)
Various basic tests (testing literacy and numeracy)
A few quite stunningly dull powerpoint presentations / videos
An interview or two.
Possibly the odd command task (set a problem in a group to see how you work with others)

Listen in to instructions, keep a sense of humour and do your best.

J
 
#4
jmj said:
Ice breaker (get up and talk about yourself for a couple of mins)
Risk reduction run (run 1.5 miles in under 14? minutes)
Various basic tests (testing literacy and numeracy)
A few quite stunningly dull powerpoint presentations / videos
An interview or two.
Possibly the odd command task (set a problem in a group to see how you work with others)

Listen in to instructions, keep a sense of humour and do your best.

J
Sounds about right, socialising in the bar was compulsory when I went, Friday night was cokes saturday was a two can rule

Are the T.A doing the BARB test now? Is that on the RSW or before hand?
 
#6
As far as I know , recruits in our regiment have been doing the BARB test for the last few years with only the odd few (ie me) slipping through the net without doing it. In the past it has been conducted at troop level before the recruit gets a sniff at training, however now it has been made part of the Selection/Induction Weekend.
 
#7
Yep Barb test on the Recruit Selection Day. Not a weekend anymore. You turn up at TAC sparrows saturday, travel to RTC, and come back that evening (or earlier!)
RRR on RSD has to be completed in under 16 minutes, otherwise you have no chance of doing it in the required time at 1A and B.
 
#10
Kack said:
Does this also apply for those trying to join as an officer in the TA or is that a different test :D
I think they normally ask officers if fresh or sweetened cream is best in cakes :lol:
 
#13
You'd have to be pretty unfit. And/or a complete dullard. I think anyone with specific learning difficulties (i.e. dyslexia) will be given assistance with the BARB.
They're not after superman, just your average bloke (or blart). Although it would be quite cool to have superman in your section. Locating the enemy would be a doddle!
 
#14
oxford08 said:
so how bad do you think you have to be to fail??
Was told on Tuesday that there is a fail element in it, but, only on the run (don't quote me)! Our recruiting SGT said that you have to complete the run in under 14 mins!

I think the sit-ups and push-ups are a best effort, but again, don't quote me!

Got my RSD on the 15th, wooha, can't wait!
 
#15
LeeOfHam said:
oxford08 said:
so how bad do you think you have to be to fail??
Was told on Tuesday that there is a fail element in it, but, only on the run (don't quote me)! Our recruiting SGT said that you have to complete the run in under 14 mins!

I think the sit-ups and push-ups are a best effort, but again, don't quote me!

Got my RSD on the 15th, wooha, can't wait!
This seems to vary a lot unit to unit, our unit says best effort on the RSW, the under 14 minutes reall matter when you get to bravo
 

The_Duke

LE
Moderator
#16
slimjim said:
LeeOfHam said:
oxford08 said:
so how bad do you think you have to be to fail??
Was told on Tuesday that there is a fail element in it, but, only on the run (don't quote me)! Our recruiting SGT said that you have to complete the run in under 14 mins!

I think the sit-ups and push-ups are a best effort, but again, don't quote me!

Got my RSD on the 15th, wooha, can't wait!
This seems to vary a lot unit to unit, our unit says best effort on the RSW, the under 14 minutes reall matter when you get to bravo
And our unit says under 10 mins on the run at the selection weekend, realistically under 9.30 if you want to stand a hope in hell of passing!
 
#17
The_Duke said:
slimjim said:
LeeOfHam said:
oxford08 said:
so how bad do you think you have to be to fail??
Was told on Tuesday that there is a fail element in it, but, only on the run (don't quote me)! Our recruiting SGT said that you have to complete the run in under 14 mins!

I think the sit-ups and push-ups are a best effort, but again, don't quote me!

Got my RSD on the 15th, wooha, can't wait!
This seems to vary a lot unit to unit, our unit says best effort on the RSW, the under 14 minutes reall matter when you get to bravo
And our unit says under 10 mins on the run at the selection weekend, realistically under 9.30 if you want to stand a hope in hell of passing!
Under 10!!??

I was also told that the target for end of CIC was under 10mins 30!!

Weird how each unit tells their recruits different timings!
 

The_Duke

LE
Moderator
#18
LeeOfHam said:
The_Duke said:
slimjim said:
LeeOfHam said:
oxford08 said:
so how bad do you think you have to be to fail??
Was told on Tuesday that there is a fail element in it, but, only on the run (don't quote me)! Our recruiting SGT said that you have to complete the run in under 14 mins!

I think the sit-ups and push-ups are a best effort, but again, don't quote me!

Got my RSD on the 15th, wooha, can't wait!
This seems to vary a lot unit to unit, our unit says best effort on the RSW, the under 14 minutes reall matter when you get to bravo
And our unit says under 10 mins on the run at the selection weekend, realistically under 9.30 if you want to stand a hope in hell of passing!
Under 10!!??

I was also told that the target for end of CIC was under 10mins 30!!

Weird how each unit tells their recruits different timings!
Not really - our target for the end of CIC is for the recruit to pass P Coy, so we need the start state to be a little bit higher!

For Para Regt, if you are over 9.30 at the start of the cadre you have very little hope of keeping up with the cadre or passing P Coy, as there is a lot to achieve in 4 months.

Therefore, we set the filter point time that much lower so that we do not waste our time (or theirs) on those with very little chance of passing.
 
#19
The_Duke said:
LeeOfHam said:
The_Duke said:
slimjim said:
LeeOfHam said:
oxford08 said:
so how bad do you think you have to be to fail??
Was told on Tuesday that there is a fail element in it, but, only on the run (don't quote me)! Our recruiting SGT said that you have to complete the run in under 14 mins!

I think the sit-ups and push-ups are a best effort, but again, don't quote me!

Got my RSD on the 15th, wooha, can't wait!
This seems to vary a lot unit to unit, our unit says best effort on the RSW, the under 14 minutes reall matter when you get to bravo
And our unit says under 10 mins on the run at the selection weekend, realistically under 9.30 if you want to stand a hope in hell of passing!
Under 10!!??

I was also told that the target for end of CIC was under 10mins 30!!

Weird how each unit tells their recruits different timings!
Not really - our target for the end of CIC is for the recruit to pass P Coy, so we need the start state to be a little bit higher!

For Para Regt, if you are over 9.30 at the start of the cadre you have very little hope of keeping up with the cadre or passing P Coy, as there is a lot to achieve in 4 months.

Therefore, we set the filter point time that much lower so that we do not waste our time (or theirs) on those with very little chance of passing.
Ahh i see, totally understand now! LOL
 

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