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Old 18th Feb 2014, 15:49
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Magical Mail

Mine came through the "promotions" inbox, not the main inbox. Am on gmail, so check even the spam folder for other mail clients. You never know where that mail is hiding.

As Aviorrete says, don't give up, do not surrender! Until they call people for medicals/psychomotor (whichever comes first)
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Old 18th Feb 2014, 15:50
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@ aviatorette,

been wondering the same thing....I hope they won't check them again coz that was one very looooong day!!
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Old 18th Feb 2014, 16:16
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Psychometric

Mine came through an hour ago. 25th it is. Thank God
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Old 18th Feb 2014, 17:55
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@joystic

Seems I was right about the alphabetic ranking.

Guys, lets meet in the sky soon. I feel that many will be taken this year to SA.
Pilots, arise! Be strong! And NEVER give up. Lets' surprise them by acing these tests and going as KQ's best team ever to SA.

Remember, even if you pass these tests, and go to SA, the journey has just began. It only gets harder from here. Watch over your brothers, these are your team mates. Guard them, and make sure you partner up. This is not a place for solo ninjas and ninjettes. Work as a team, and excel together.

Swear to each other, that should we make it to SA, you will all return, having excelled. Okay?
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Old 18th Feb 2014, 18:23
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Psychometric

Tomorrow (19th group) let your left fingers do the walking :-)

Last group stage, full throttle, attain that rotation speed if you are to take-off and fly
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Old 18th Feb 2014, 19:29
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Psychometric test tomorrow!

Hey, future flight crew.

I wish you all the best in this recruitment process.
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Old 18th Feb 2014, 19:41
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Psychometric Tests

I had posted this earlier, it never appeared on the thread. Rock yourselves guys. Like @brainiarc7 says, teamwork.. Kindly also, for those going tomorrow, confirm if this outline is credible

PSYCHOMETRIC TEST
Abstract reasoning
• General Abilities: Verbal, Numerical & Perceptual aptitudes (Intellectual talents).
• Practicality: Spatial and Mechanical aptitudes.
• Planning style.
• General work approach an5d preferred learning style.
• Basic Personality Structure:
o Awareness & Flexibility.
o Commitment & Confidence.
o Team & leadership style.
• Dexterity: Manual speed & skill.
Format
The assessment consists of three answer sheets and two answer booklets, together taking over 3 hours to complete. There is a time limit for each section, after which no more details may be entered into that section. The questions are found in reusable books, apart from where answer booklets are used in place.
General Ability
This is answered into answer sheets 1 and 2.
Abstract Reasoning
This area involves the completion of a chain of beads, found in a pattern, varying in colour, shape and size. After a continuation of the pattern of at least 10 beads, the client is required to mark the following two beads in accordance with the pattern, from a choice of 8 beads.
There are 60 questions given in this section, with a time limit of 30 minutes.
Verbal Part 1
This area involves the client to find two words from a list of 6, that do not fit in with the remaining 4. For example, a client may be given the following words:
Breakfast, hammer, dinner, blue, lunch, tea.
The client must then choose two words which do not fit with the other 4. These are: Hammer and Blue. The rest are all times to have meals.
There are 30 questions in this section, with a time limit of ≈5 minutes.
Verbal Part 2
This area involves the client to find a link between two words, from a pair of words. The client is given a choice of 6 words, split into 2 sections. From this, a pair of words must be formed, with a similar link to that of the given pair.
There are 30 questions in this section, with a time limit of ≈8 minutes.
Numerical Part 1
This area involves the client to complete the sequence of numbers, containing 2 consecutive gap in between. The client has a choice of 3 possible answers for each gap.
There are 32 questions in this section, with a time limit of ?? minutes.
Numerical Part 2
This area involves the client to complete the missing number, shown in the bottom right corner of a 3 by 3 square of numbers. There are 6 possible answers to choose from.
There are 32 questions in this section, with a time limit of ?? minutes.
Perceptual Part 1
This area involves the client to find the two figures, from a list of 6, which do not belong with the others which, are linked together.
There are 30 questions in this section, with a time limit of ≈10 minutes.
Perceptual Part 2
This area involves the client to find two shapes which are linked with each other, in a similar way to the pair of shapes given for each question.
There are 30 questions in this section, with a time limit of ≈10 minutes.
Spatial and Mechanical
This is answered into answer sheet 3.
Spatial
This area involves the client to decide which of the three shapes given have been flipped over, and are different compared to the remaining two shapes.
There are around 60 questions in this section, with a time limit of 5 minutes.
Mechanical
This area involves the client to decide what will occur in a situation, using their mechanical ability. For example, Which wheel will turn the fastest?
There are 40 questions in this section, with a time limit of 10 minutes.
Similar or different
This section is answered into the first answer booklet.
This area involves the client to compare two items which have some similarity: a number, a line of text or a shape. The client then has around a minute per item, to tell whether 2 example of these items are similar or different from each other.
For example: 45566 is similar to 45566 while Mr. Williams is different from Mr. Walliams. This may look easy, though when put under a short time limit and pressure, mistakes will occur.
Section 2
This is the name of final paper, answered into the second answer booklet.
Part 1
This area involves the client to write 4 different symbols - S, a reversed S (a curved Z will be used for demonstration purposes), a ɤ and an inverted ɤ (an e will be used for demonstration purposes).
The following patterns which the client must write are:
• S - e.g. S S S S
• A reversed S - e.g. Z Z Z Z
• S and 'Z' alternating - e.g. S Z S Z
• ɤ - e.g. ɤ ɤ ɤ ɤ
• 'e' - e.g. e e e e
• ɤ and 'e' alternating - e.g. ɤ e ɤ e
This is to be done for a length of 5 seconds. Once this has been done, the time limit is increased to 10 seconds and 20 seconds.
Part 2
This area involves the client to fill in two letters, making a word. There are many middle two words which may only be used once in total.
For example: _AR_. An example of a word that can be made is CARD
There is a time limit of 2 minutes to make as many of these words as possible.
Part 3
This area involves the client to think of as many objects which conform to a certain description. Due to the nature of the tests, it is not possible to reveal what these descriptions are. However, an example will be given:
Name as many objects which are made of glass. (Mirror, window, etc.)
In total, there are three descriptions, each with a ≈45 second time limit.
Part 4
This area involves the client to create a picture from a series of lines. They must then reveal what is beneath.
There is a time limit of 2 minutes for this section.
Part 5
This area involves the client to form as many '.' as possible. This is similar to an American Three Pin Plug design. The client has 45 seconds in which to do this.
Part 6
This final area involves the client to draw a line, from one end to another through a gap between two lines, without touching them. These gaps gradually decrease in thickness. The strong hand is used first, followed by the weaker hand. A time limit of 45 seconds is given for each hand.
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Old 18th Feb 2014, 19:56
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Hey guys. Got my invite for the 25th at 7:30am. All the best guys!
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Old 18th Feb 2014, 22:11
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Psychometric

@Aviatorette, I think they just need the documents to cross check our recorded information.

@Brainiarc7, you said it well, teamwork and supporting each other is the way to go. Lets focus as a team.

@rookAviator, many many thanks for sharing pschometric information. Am sure we all need it, more so psychologically.
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Old 19th Feb 2014, 04:05
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pride center

hi guys, is the Kq pride centre the same place as the headquarters(where we reported to for the aptitudes)?
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Old 19th Feb 2014, 06:29
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The wait continues

Hey buddies..who else is patiently waiting for that psychometric mail like me? KQ is going to cause me health problems if this goes on.. Just guessing if its still coming or i messed up at the aptituds and fell by the way side
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Old 19th Feb 2014, 07:25
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Angel Psychometric test

The long-awaited e-mail got to me y/day at arnd 1730hrs. :-)

@Brainiarc7, I concur with you: we are comrades & let's keep the camaraderiι.

@rookAviator, hats off; thumbs up to you!
I am grateful for ur invaluable sharing of the format.

Fellow PPRuNers & especially those who were sitting the psych test today, confirm or contravene the format & contents of the psych test.

All the very BEST to ONE & ALL!
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Old 19th Feb 2014, 07:49
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Still waiting

You are right @edwin88 the wait must be one of the most sickening things...!!! I feel sick.. but I am still hopefully waiting...To all of you who have your invites...Congrats..!!
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Old 19th Feb 2014, 08:11
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@edwin

Hey @edwin what's your surname?
What letter does it begin with?
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Old 19th Feb 2014, 08:12
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@nickmory

Pride center is not the same place as HQs. Pride center is on the opposite side of the road near Utawala primary sch. Try google map the place...
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Old 19th Feb 2014, 08:23
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brainiarc7

Mine is m,,i guess i may be out though still have some hope.
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Old 19th Feb 2014, 09:06
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Gmail users, note

Hello,

If you are a Gmail user, take note of that funny "Promotions" folder. Search for your email there, it may not go to inbox directly.

Take note. Oh, and spam mail too.
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Old 19th Feb 2014, 09:39
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@edwin88

Am also on the wait, but I think by now, the final dates have been confirmed and all mails sent to respective interviewees for psychometric tests. We must accept and just sit out, though my surname starts with W...! I have been glued to the screen and always refreshing my gmail inbox page since Monday, till my finger hurts. All the best for those who have proceeded! I just hope my team today(Arsenal) atleast beats Bayern Munich so that I could cut down the pressure. Cheers guys!
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Old 19th Feb 2014, 11:23
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Pride Center location

Well...Its nowhere on Google Maps.
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Old 19th Feb 2014, 12:43
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How was it?

Any of the guys who went today confirm if what rockaviator has is accurate? For the guys waiting the mails will still come if some of us are to attend on 4 March. Its a waiting game. All the best to those doing it hongera and see you on 4th
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