Hi All; Just wondering if you can provide me with some help and advice to help me get towards main board. I have had my brief, and recieved two main areas of critique. I was hoping that someone a bit wiser than myself could point me in the right direction on how to improve of these areas pretty quickly, as I'm getting on a bit age wise, and only have 2 months until i HAVE to go to board if I want in - else I'll be past the age limit. First things first - I seem to have bombed a bit on the MAP tests. I'm not sure how this happened, as I have been swatting like made on them, I do know there was some problems with the computers that night - and a few people had to resit, also I'm not sure if I answered all the questions, however, its not to be used as an excuse and I want to make sure that I'm on when I do these at main board, so does anyone know of any resources I can use, or online tests I can take as practise? Secondly - as I was put in to a group with older candidates, I found that 4 out of 9 of us had experience with the forces. Three were still serving, one was ex-navy. Needless to say when it came to applying techniques such as cantilevers and knots to use for the leaderless tasks, I wasn't as quick on the uptake as they were - therefore looking like I didn't really know what I was doing. As I'd only been shown that morning, I wasn't sure on how reliable the techniques were, what weight they could carry e.g when lashed together, what as falcrom (?) point it ect. From this it appears that I am too "green". I don't have any family history of the services, I've never been a cadet or in the TA, and I'm not too sure where I can start to make an immediate difference towards improving my ability to practically apply these techniques in time for briefing. Does anyone have any suggestions on this? I am 100% sure that being an officer is the right choice for me, and I have made so many changes in my life since my application, including moving back in with my parents after 12 years so that I can train and study for this, so please understand how decicated and focussed I am to get in to Sandhurst. I'd really appreciate any constructive feedback you have that could point me in the right direction, and as a little give back for your time, if you want to ask me any questions about briefing, please PM me and I'll help where I can. Thanks for reading this.