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Se7eN
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posted 02 May 2021 15:37      Profile for Se7eN   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hi,
Well I feel like a right moron right now. I just failed my CFAT. I cannot belive it actually. I have a 92% avg in English and a 78% in math. When I was given the practice problems it said it would be a simple test and I was informed there would be no real need to study. But I failed and I am real confused, anyone else had this problem or am I unique? It seemed the practice questions I was given were not even representitive of the test.

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PTE Fader
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posted 02 May 2021 17:49      Profile for PTE Fader   Email PTE Fader   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
While we were instructed not to specifically discuss the test, you could have filled in the wrong square and gotten all the questions following it incorrect. Even still, you wern't supposed to study them, since they determine what you're best suited for without preparation. What did you apply for, if i may ask?
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Furthermore, how old are you/what grade are you in?

[ 02 May 2001: Message edited by: PTE (R) Fader ]


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posted 02 May 2021 19:10      Profile for Se7eN   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I didnt actually mean discuss questions i meant the test in general, pass/fail type thing not the specifics, at all. And Im 17, grade 11 pretty much honor roll except fo physics and math.
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posted 02 May 2021 23:04      Profile for fortuncookie5084     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sounds strange to me, especially for someone applying to 031 INF. Those tests are used to help determine aptitude for technical trades. They went over them a lot more closely when I applied the first time as a Naval Combat Information Operator (purely information-related, technical MOC). You must ask them what went wrong, and have a talk with your unit recruiting people. If they're as helpful as those at my unit, they'll get to the bottom of this.
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posted 03 May 2021 01:08      Profile for Disturbance   Email Disturbance   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I came out of high school with an almost straight A average and when I tried to get into RMC and took the aptitude test they said I failed it to. I could have sworn I missed one and the rest were wrong but you cant look at it or even retake it for a year. However applying to be in the reserves 1.5 years later I did not have to take the test again because the score I had was good enough for the res. go figure.

During the test I felt kinda choked cause all the sequences and series stuff I hadnt learned yet and then the next week in school we were taught it go figure as well.


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posted 03 May 2021 15:25      Profile for bossi   Email bossi   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Everybody has a bad day, and some days are not good days to be bad days ... (hmmm ...).

It's doubly unfortunate that you were only taught some of the stuff too late (i.e. AFTER you wrote the test) - an abject lesson in why it's a good idea to finish school first (but, I digress ...)

When I was in recruiting (a long time ago) it was explained to me that mathematics is very important in the testing procedure (since every part of the military needs to work with numbers - bullets, bombs, or torpedoes). Accordingly, since you mentioned you hadn't learned some of the stuff until after writing the test, we can assume your math results were not as good as they might have been (and therefore, it's entirely possible this portion of the test dragged down your overall score).

A tough lesson to learn, I concede - but, it's better to learn it at a young age as opposed to later on in life when you're trying to support your family. Ultimately, you'll see this is just a speed bump on the highway of life ...

Hang in there.
M.B.

P.S. (I guess I should confess - I was a math whiz in high school, even winning the senior math award in Grade 9, which meant I beat the Grade 13 students, too. I was 19 when I applied, and in second year university - a huge difference between that and grade 11)


"There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded, and some men never leave the country ... It's very hard in military or personal life to assure complete equality. Life is unfair ..."
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"A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living."
- John F. Kennedy

[ 03 May 2001: Message edited by: bossi ]


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posted 04 May 2021 20:24      Profile for Disturbance   Email Disturbance   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I cant tell if you were referring to me or the other guy who started this thread but if it was to me....its all good I am in and I am happy
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