Technical Selection Test (TST) - Everything You Need To Know

#1
The TST is for those wanting to perform a technical role within the army.

It is taken during your selection weekend during the same day as your medical etc.

It is a paper based exam and you are given plenty of time as well as a calculator.

It is out of 55 marks.

The pass marks for all the technical roles are as follows...

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The test comprises of the following questions:

1. Whole number division
2. Decimal addition
3. Decimal subtraction
4. Decimal multiplication
5. Decimal divsion
6. Fraction addition
7. Fraction subtraction
8. Fraction multiplication
9. Fraction division
10. Fraction conversion
11. Metric unit conversion
12. Averages
13. Ratios
14. Proportion/scale
15. Percentages
16. Arithmetic progression
17. Standard form
18. Significant figures
19. Volume
20. Simultaneous equations
21. Factorisation
22. Area
23. Angles
24. Transposition
25. Graphical interpretation
26. Prefixes
27. Indices
28. Precedence

That is about all there is to it, short and simple.

Hope this thread helps.
 
#3
Evening all, if you have GCSE's and A levels are you still requires to sit the TST? Have read many threads of people not having to do them if they provide educational certificates. Someone help me out?
 

JNM

War Hero
#4
Evening all, if you have GCSE's and A levels are you still requires to sit the TST? Have read many threads of people not having to do them if they provide educational certificates. Someone help me out?
No you still have to sit it. I have A-Levels in science and a CertHE in Chemistry and still had to do them. You don’t have to sit the basic maths and English papers if you have GCSEs though.
 
#5
Wouldn't my A levels outweigh the GCSE's when applying for technical trades? Basic Maths and English in the Army Cognitive Test you mean?
 

JNM

War Hero
#6
Wouldn't my A levels outweigh the GCSE's when applying for technical trades? Basic Maths and English in the Army Cognitive Test you mean?
No I mean the basic ones you do if you don’t have GCSEs. You have to do the TST and the ACT regardless. What A-levels do you have anyway it’s a fairly easy test, if you have relevant A-Levels you should breeze through it
 
#8
The TST is for those wanting to perform a technical role within the army.

It is taken during your selection weekend during the same day as your medical etc.

It is a paper based exam and you are given plenty of time as well as a calculator.

It is out of 55 marks.

The pass marks for all the technical roles are as follows...

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The test comprises of the following questions:

1. Whole number division
2. Decimal addition
3. Decimal subtraction
4. Decimal multiplication
5. Decimal divsion
6. Fraction addition
7. Fraction subtraction
8. Fraction multiplication
9. Fraction division
10. Fraction conversion
11. Metric unit conversion
12. Averages
13. Ratios
14. Proportion/scale
15. Percentages
16. Arithmetic progression
17. Standard form
18. Significant figures
19. Volume
20. Simultaneous equations
21. Factorisation
22. Area
23. Angles
24. Transposition
25. Graphical interpretation
26. Prefixes
27. Indices
28. Precedence

That is about all there is to it, short and simple.

Hope this thread helps.
this is fantastic just what I was looking for. I am not stupid but I am self conscious of my maths skills. Is there a version of this information for these?
 
#10
REME Armourer is an interesting one and a low mark.
But the Corps has been looking at extra entry tests as the failure rate was high.
That and hoping more go down the Tiffy route?
 
#11
The TST is for those wanting to perform a technical role within the army.

It is taken during your selection weekend during the same day as your medical etc.

It is a paper based exam and you are given plenty of time as well as a calculator.

It is out of 55 marks.

The pass marks for all the technical roles are as follows...

View attachment 385149

The test comprises of the following questions:

1. Whole number division
2. Decimal addition
3. Decimal subtraction
4. Decimal multiplication
5. Decimal divsion
6. Fraction addition
7. Fraction subtraction
8. Fraction multiplication
9. Fraction division
10. Fraction conversion
11. Metric unit conversion
12. Averages
13. Ratios
14. Proportion/scale
15. Percentages
16. Arithmetic progression
17. Standard form
18. Significant figures
19. Volume
20. Simultaneous equations
21. Factorisation
22. Area
23. Angles
24. Transposition
25. Graphical interpretation
26. Prefixes
27. Indices
28. Precedence

That is about all there is to it, short and simple.

Hope this thread helps.
Very helpful, thank you.
 
#12
This will help:
GCSE Maths - Edexcel - BBC Bitesize

Or pick up a GCSE Mathematics book from the library/bookshop.

Hope that answers your question.
Cheers for the link I am currently using bite size - and the list above. What isn't so clear is the basic maths and english test, is this equal to the TST standards or easier?

Maths has so many different subjects and detail so I would prefer to not read / practice stuff that is completely irrelevant.

School feels like soo long ago being 33!
 

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