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NATS interview process

Old 24th Sep 2012, 20:37
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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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what time are you booked?
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 20:51
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Actually no, it's been changed this year...the first test is the literature and the math problems together and you have 18minutes to do that one
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 21:10
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@Logex: I was sent two emails, one saying 2pm and the other 3pm. I'm sticking with 3 since i originally asked for that until they changed the day
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 21:14
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mishaastaroth: sorry, but I do not fully understand. You mean, the literature and the numerical questions are all one test, but the first questions regard the panflet and the remaining questions are about the maths?. And you have 18 min to do'em all?. This is important to me. Thanks
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 21:20
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I believe it's 30 questions total in 18 minutes ( 3-4 math problems and the rest is literature)
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 21:24
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literature is question about the documents provided by nats in the mail of booking ?
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 21:29
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Yes it is.
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 21:34
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mishaastaroth: thanks about your prompt replies. Any chance of anyone corroborating about there only being about 3 or 4 questions of maths?, and having to have only replied these few questions of maths and the rest of literature you pass on to the remaining cube/basic checking/diagramming tests?. I mean, it just seems so strange, since it was a kinda of a mouse trap for so many candidates. It doesn't seem logical.
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 21:38
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I confirm, there is only few maths questions, really basic....
Regarding stage 2, does anyone know if SDM test is still used ?
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 22:12
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stage 1 test

so, regarding the first test with the numeracy and legislation, if only a few questions are numeracy stuff, what kinda spread is there for the documentation? is it mainly stuff about the controllers and rules and stuff, or what? basically, do i really have to learn how many seats there are on a fokker 50 and how high an airbus A319 can fly at, or can i forget that part?
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 23:19
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HeaVn: Thanks.I believe the new technology NATS set up a last year and year before didn't require the use of the strips system since it was going to be a computer based function. Therefore, I pressume you'll no longer be examined on the SDM. But I am talking with no good knowledge, just anassumption. Sorry I am of no help.

By the way, were the questions to the first test very difficult?, surely if about 50 % gets booted out they can't be too easy...right?

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Old 24th Sep 2012, 23:37
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i believe basic checking was removed also . wasn't it?
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 23:48
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It wasn't removed...you have already done it....remember the second online test?
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 00:02
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Second online test?... wow well hasn't this changed... Which is the first online test then?. NATS site does't say anything about there being more than one online test.
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 01:24
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The first test you did was the questionnaire about yourself (90minutes)

Then you did the basic checking test (9minutes); there were 25 questions and for the first 5 questions you had to answer in 9 seconds, the next five in 8, and so on...

If you passed that then you were invited to stage 1

I think that's how it's always been...
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 05:10
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i was obviously talking about the basic checking that used to be at the paper and pencil test during stage 1 .
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 08:50
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@mts1, SDM is (or was anyawy) the final part of the FEAST test package, it's entierly computerised. It is called Strip Display Management because it is focused around a display of flight strips, but these are on a screen. No actual physical flight strips are used during the SDM.


@malakajin IIRC basic checking during stage 1 was removed several years ago, if you search a few hundred pages back in the thread you may find more details on it. When I did stage 1 there were no basic checking though.
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 10:08
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stage 1 assessment

morning everyone.

people here are saying that there are only three or four numeracy based questions in the first part of the exam, meaning there are 25ish questions on the document we were given to read, is that right? what kinda topics are the main ones? everything in the first part of the document or the capacity and flying heights of the planes as well? i can't understand why we'd need to know all of that really.

thanks.
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 11:28
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rr9, you wish to make a living controlling aircraft? Does it not seem logical that you may want to know at least the basics about these aircraft?
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 11:30
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Got my stage 1 tomorrow and just wondering if we need to know specific dates .i.e. first stage of NOTA being introduced in 2005 etc? I have an overview of some key dates but iv not been focusing on dates, cheers

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