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Old 20th Sep 2012, 18:27
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I too am out. Damn drat shucks. Pass mark must be extremely high judging by some (not mine) of the peoples scores who have not gone through.
Good luck to the rest of you!
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Old 20th Sep 2012, 18:51
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@Tim91 - did you give them everything about your prescription on your eyes? (presuming you have a prescription).

I have mild astigmatism in my left eye and didn't know ALL of the numbers for it but I didn't know they didnt know...and they needed to know

That's why this application took so long to process and by the time I knew they needed to know the application window had shut!

Make sure they have all the info (base curve / SPH / CYL etc.)
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Old 20th Sep 2012, 19:32
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Old 20th Sep 2012, 22:32
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apps on android

Using air traffic controller app which is very basic has a few bugs but all good.. atc lite which is good fun and doing sequential Memory tests... there is a cube practice app on android that I have found which is quite challenging and good practice I thought.

Anyone doing stage 2 next Friday and have any advice on any practice been doing?
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Old 21st Sep 2012, 07:31
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It is very frustrating. Having been through the application process before and getting to Stage 3 I am quite bewildered as to why it is taking so long to get an invite to the online test.

I have contacted HR so many times I don't want them to get the feeling I am harassing them!
couldn't have said it better myself. I've pretty much come to the conclusion that they're holding back re-applicants.

There is always the chance that the people on this forum represent a tiny proportion of the total NATS applicants, and that we're getting a very skewed perspective on how things are moving. I prefer my first theory though
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Old 21st Sep 2012, 11:21
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I have been reading through this thread for the last few weeks so thought I would register and wish those still waiting good luck

I have my stage 1 next Wednesday and my brain is just frazzled learning all the material and studying those damn cubes.

One point about the material though is that it seems to be incredibly out of date, I mean it talks about the A380 being ready to be rolled out in 2007, I take it everyone's is the same? It's just that Scott C on the previous page talks about ATZ and MATZ which aren't mentioned at all in the material provided. Google has helped on this but does anyone know will they be asking a number of questions that isn't in the material?

Thanks and once again good luck!!
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Old 21st Sep 2012, 15:03
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CDNATPL : There are presently 4 dates propose for stage 1 and 8 slots for each days.
That's mean in 4 days NATS can assess 32X about 40 persons=1280.(it's really huge)
I think they won't propose new date before having filled those slot.

We can assume now that most people willing to take part of NATS selection have filled the online registration, so think will return to normal soon or later.
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Old 21st Sep 2012, 17:38
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as my humble memory recalls , having 3500 to 7000 aplicants that are invited to stage 1 is very very usual for nats . so 1280 slots are way too few imho.
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Old 21st Sep 2012, 23:55
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I'm in the 'still waiting' camp too, got to stage 3 twice previously, applied on 6th Aug and yet to get the invitation.. Giving newbies priority would be my guess from what people are saying?
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 06:12
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Was on the 8:15 session on the 20th, back home yesterday and found out that I made it through stage 2. That was really quick. Regarding the test, if you learn your materrial there is no surprise, pretty much everything is on it. About 50% were invited to go home after the first part...For the second part you need to be really fast, the 20 mns are flying!
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 10:57
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HeaVn..you had your stage one on the 20th and have already heard?! Mine was on the 14th in the afternoon and I still don't know!! I'm pretty certain I've failed but would like to know! It seems to be quite sporadic the way in which they inform people of their progress through the application process. They must have a really elaborate system to work it all out!! Maybe you were a definite pass and people who have already heard a negative response from my session were a definite fail but maybe there's a borderline category or something which is why I don't know anything yet?!
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 19:59
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Stage 1 Tests - HELP

Hey, I was hoping someone would be able to help me understand the diagramming and cube tests.

Is the cube test made up of only cube questions, or are there other types of questions mixed in as well, such as what comes next in the sequence, or spot the difference?

Also, is the diagramming test made up of the same type of questions as in the practice paper (i.e. circle = shade in, square = swap colours etc) or are there other questions (such as, abc -> (%) -> () -> cbax) where you have to work out what the symbols mean?

Any help is very much appreciated, really stressed here!!
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 22:54
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The cubes are just cubes..hehe
And in the diagramming it's like the ones they gave you except there are a ton of rules. It's pretty simple but you have to be quick

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Old 24th Sep 2012, 08:54
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Stage 1

Been reading this forum and posting for quite some time. I have my Stage 1 on the 26th at 16:00. Flying down MAN-SOU tomorrow and staying at the Novotel so if anyone is around let me know.

I wish the best to everyone and if you don't pass first time round, you can always try again, remember that not everyone passes their driving test first time round aye?
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 11:32
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Talking stage 1 wed 26 - 13pm

Hello

I will be going on the 25th also, test on 26th at 1pm BST.
I'll be staying at B&B on howard street (novotel was too rich for me, at least for now...).

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Stage 1

Hang in there those people still waiting on a reply from their application!
I'm due for stage 1 for Oct 4th!
It would be great if someone who has done stage 1 could tell me if they allow you to use a calculator for the maths part of it?

That's the one thing bugging me, along with having to know everything in their test materials booklet

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Old 24th Sep 2012, 16:16
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Hi guys
Can any one tell me roughly how many mathematic questions there are is it a full paper? Thanks!
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 17:10
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Well, that's me done. Didn't make the cut into Stage 2 so like I previously said, I won't be trying a third time; you can either do the cubes or you can't and I know that's why I've fumbled twice.

Congrats to those of you who've got through to whatever stage and all the best for the future stages / college.

I'm now back on the house hunt and family plan (everyone needs a backup )
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 19:31
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Rae_M: no calculator is permited. Paper and pencil test; you get scrap paper in case you need it. Let me add though, that the literature you have to learn for stage 1, is by no stretch of imagination anywhere near to what you have to study in college... I mean, the panflet is not even anywhere near a preface to the real studying.

Sarz492: I don't really know what you mean by "questions there are is it a full paper?". But, the numerical test has 20 questions and the time provided: 5min.

conc1845: give it another go mate!, but this time work on your weaknesses and you'll get through!

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Old 24th Sep 2012, 20:11
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@Mts1: Thank you so much! Do we really have 20 questions to get through in 5 mins??
I've heard they've incorporated the first test with the numeracy side of things. This is really worrying and making me go into panic mode.
How can I possibly answer these speed/distance/time questions within 5 minutes without a calculator?
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