ATC IssuesA place where pilots may enter the 'lions den' that is Air Traffic Control in complete safety and find out the answers to all those obscure topics which you always wanted to know the answer to but were afraid to ask.
Stage one complete now... just gotta wait for those results!
I think I spent too much time revising the test material doc, and not enough time practising the spatial awareness. The first test is easy if you've read the book enough times. Only 20 or so questions.
The spatial awareness is about 40 questions and I only just got past the half way mark! my advice to anyone going for stge one... practice those cubes a lot!
Fingers crossed I've done enough, have to wait and see....
grum123, if you were talking to me then no, that wasn't what I was talking about. Those worked fine. It's the actual online test we have to do before going to stage one that wasn't working for me. But that was linked to in the e-mail they sent us.
Really? I got my invitation to take the online test email just a few minutes before getting the invitation to the S1 (I'm going on tuesday too!). It had the links to the two practice tests you mentioned before, and the link to the online test. I wonder why you haven't been asked to do them but I have... now I'm paranoid!
They may not be using the tests for actual applications yet, they may be looking to use something similar in the future and are trying to compare how people do on the online test to how they do on the actual testing day. (Just a guess though)
To enter the SHL site you need to register your details and then logon. Please be advised that this is the first of two emails regarding tests. The next email is an invite to the stage one tests. You need to complete your online tests before attending the stage 1 test date but you can book the date before completing the online test.
Practice examples of the aptitude tests can be found at:-
Ah, yeah that's the same e-mail I got, only I got the email invitation to the s1 test a couple of minutes later. It said I didn't have to do the online tests before I booked the date for my tests, but I had to do the online tests before going to stage one. Which it looks like I won't be able to do, but at least I've talked to someone at NATS about it.
Leaving tomorrow to head off to Fareham, I don't want to have to drive down there on Tuesday morning. So nervous!! Good luck grum123!
I have my tests on Tuesday too and am heading down tomorrow night. I also got that email about doing the online tests and have done them but not heard anything about them yet. Will see everyone who's going there!
I have my part 1 tests down Fareham next Tuesday at 12:30 just wondering if anyone else is in for then as well!
Also I'm a bit nervous about this online test I got asked to do, I did really well (If I do say so myself) on the first bit (checking) however I really fell apart on the calculations one especially as it progressed I found myself missing answers a bit. Just wondering how important that test is and whether it will have any bearing on passing or failing part one! Any input would be appreciated to put my mind at east
And once again - Hey everybody =D good luck to you all!
Regarding this online selection tests involving checking and calculation, i believe it's a new thing but wondering how relevant it was. I was ok with the checking but the calculation was horrible for me ( believe i got abt 30%). Not that i am rubbish with calculations, i have a grade c in A'level pure & applied mathematics however, it's a long time since i did such basic calculations and i was completely overwhelmed! I am yet to book my date for stage 1 but already very worried about this shl selection tests i did and performed very poorly on, with the calculation.
I wonder what NATS is up to cos at no point was any of this selection tests mentioned prior to sitting the stage 1 tests. Can anyone pls let me know how far reaching these online tests are? The reason is, if they are then i think i have already failed stage 1 before i even began!!!
I am taking my stage 1 again on 7th Sept. Really excited to be back to this stage again, the year seems to have dragged! I will be much more prepared than last year. Finding this forum after my S1 last time didn't help, it'so useful.
I can't say i enjoyed the online tests all that much. They started off ok in each one, but soon got pretty quick fire and i struggled on some. There's not much you can do to prepare, just do it and get it out of the way so you can ready yourself for the main S1 bits.
Fumbles88. SKOS. I felt the same about the online tests, did ok on the first and then totally fell apart on the 2nd test. Much the same as you the simple calculations under time pressure made it really hard. Reassuring to know you both though the same about the 2nd part.
Was at the stage 1 selection on Monday I almost didnt bother going on Monday as a result but glad I did. Its not too bad, I know I prepared as much as I could and if it doesnt work out I know that i tried as hard as I could.
I get the impression from reading this thread that the online stuff is new, I also thought it was strange after each section it asked how comfortable or how well you thought you had done. I wonder if they are looking to make all the tests online and are doing some kind of comparison with the traditional stage 1 tests? Seemed odd that you sit an online test which has no bearing on attending the stage 1 day, why not just combine the two?
I've also dont SHL tests before and dont remeber being ask what I thought of my performance after each section.