Technical Selection Test (ADSC)

#1
Sorry If this has been done before but I wanted to clear things up a little.
I understand that all technical role applicants are required to sit the technical selection test at ADSC, but I am unsure as to weather the role of Armoured Engineer (my choice) is classed as a technical role? Any help is greatly appreciated!

KD
 
#2
Not a chance! You used to have to sit a maths test if you wanted to be one of the design trades, POM, fitter, geo or fitter.
 
#3
if you class pushing a button while eating a pie TECHNICAL .... then yes. :winkrazz:
 
#5
Just a thing to remember; with the amount of applicants the Corps can pick and choose who it wants at the moment. I would say if you want to stand a decent chance of getting the trade you want, a decent test score would be a good idea.
 
#6
The maths test isn't as easy as you think if your only level of maths is GCSE.

I hardly touched maths in 6year till I did the TST last year, I passed but I ran out of time with about 9questions left...

If you haven't seen a maths question for a few year best to get some bitesize revision in.. Might as well give yourself the best chance.
 
#7
As allready stated 'Armoured' isnt the most technical of trades, so your pass mark wont be too high.

The quals you need to be accepted on each trade should give you an idea of how hard the entrance exams will be.
 
#8
I'd been out of school for 15 years when I sat my trade test (2008) and managed to pass with 75% and maths had never been my strong point, so it can't be that hard.

Having said that, the corps can pick and choose the best on offer right now so get the best mark you possibly can.
 
#9
Just a thing to remember; with the amount of applicants the Corps can pick and choose who it wants at the moment. I would say if you want to stand a decent chance of getting the trade you want, a decent test score would be a good idea.
hey up plant_life i know what your saying ,but say for example i did great at phisical and icebreaker an so on.what would you say is a must have pass rate for the test if i was going armoured engineer.im not to clevr at maths but i have been practicing level 2 maths.cheerz
 
#11
i don't have a GCSE in maths and i passed the tst with a score of 34, without doing any maths for 6 years
ok mate.i havnt done any maths for the same time untill now just practicing on mock exams but if u dont mind me asking what grade did you get at selection?have u go a start date? and what lob have you gone for.im just eager to fing out as much as poss b4 i go to selection i handed my medical in last week just waiting for it to be cleared.....i hope.cheerz fella
 
#13
I had to do tst for Royal Engineer Driver op. I would assume its accross the corps now.
 
#14
Anyone know the percentage you need for armourer?
 
#16
Anybody asking about the TST for their job choice, if you need to do it your recruiter will tell you. Ask them, it's good practice for growing a pair!
I know that you need to do it for armourer, I was asking the percentage you need to pass.
 
#19
I just had a go at the sample TST on the Army website which gives one of each type of question and I got 17 out of 28 right. I've read in a few places that you need to get 16 out of the 55 questions to pass for Armourer.
 
#20
I was reading this thread, as I am always interested in how recruitment etc is decided in this day and age, and noticed the comment about a TST online, so being curious, I went to the Army website and looked up "joining" and there found several examples of questions that would /could be asked, ie numeracy, literacy, memory etc. Do these make up the TST (never having done one - in my day it was somewhat different) - I am assuming that the tests I looked at are "all Arm" - surely they cannot be the standard of test to determine what trade you can go for in the RE?
 

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