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Old 10th Apr 2007, 18:20
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Examples of the box part of the tests are at http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/radar2001...lreasoning.htm. That said, they're only an example of the cubes, the real ones are slightly different. You'll get three or four 'flat' cubes, and 10 or so multiple choice questions on each.

Don't worry about the tests - just do your best and work as quickly and accurately as you can. You won't have enough time to finish most of the tests, so don't be disheartened by this. The only test you can really prepare for is the motivation test using the material you've been given.

PM me if you have any more specific questions. Good luck!
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Old 11th Apr 2007, 16:33
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If your initial application is accepted, and they invite you to choose a testing date, how long have you got to choose?

Can you wait a few months and choose one? Or must you make a decision right away?

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Old 11th Apr 2007, 17:54
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Hi Bra

I applied mid January, and my invite to stage 1 was emailed the next day. I was then given the choice of dates for the following 3 weeks. Due to a holiday commitment I had to delay my initial test and didn't sit stage 1 until 6 weeks after the initial invite. I was sent a reminder after 4 weeks to ask if I was still interested in NATS. Probably best not leave it too long. If you do need to delay, best speak with HR, they're ever so helpful ;-)

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Old 15th Apr 2007, 20:24
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hello, gettin close to my stage one in manchester, iv prepared with a few books for spatial, verbal and numerical reasoning etc. Also i have been reading the motivation paper over and over trying to prepare for the questions, but i was wondering if anyone could enlighten me as to the format of these motivation questions? will they be multiple choice? short essay questions? a mixture of both?
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Old 15th Apr 2007, 21:09
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All the questions are multiple choice, so no written answers required.

Best of luck.

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Old 15th Apr 2007, 21:16
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thanks for the quick reply BAW1T, much appreciated
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Hi, Does anyone know if any Stage 1 assessment days are being held in London in the next few weeks?

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Old 17th Apr 2007, 18:41
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Stage 1 Selection

Hi Folks,

I have my stage 1 soon as was wondering if anyone could answer a quick question regarding the motivation paper...

I have been studying the information that NATS sent out and feel i'm pretty sorted on most of it...except the final chapter on 'The Aircraft And Airlines That Use The System'. I'm doing my best to cram it all in but are NATS really going to test on the seating details, speed, crusing level etc. of specific aircraft? I guess they wouldn't bother sending it out if they didn't expect you to learn it, which is why i'm panicking

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Old 17th Apr 2007, 18:44
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Hi Dave,

I have my Stage 1 in London next week.
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 19:26
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got stage 1 coming soon and would like to know same question as Irrilius,

will they be asking very much questions on the data of the airlines,speed,altitude etc cause theres a lot of info that needs memorizing

due to work I dont have as much time to study up that I'd like to
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Old 18th Apr 2007, 09:07
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From my previous experience, I recommend you dont go overboard with knowing all the aircraft data parrott fashion- the motivation paper will cover most of the areas of the document you were sent. If you want my advice then I'd get gelled up on the Spatial and Diagrammatic reasoning tests as this may well sort the men from the boys! (and women from the girls)
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Stage 1

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I dont know if anyone else has found this, but I've been practicing a lot of SHL numerical reasoning tests (full timed one on website and from an SHL produced workbook) and found that they all say you may use a calculator, and some of the questions are almost impossible to do in your head. Is this the case for stage 1?
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HowHarvey- The previous numerical reasoning tests NATS have set have all been a test of your mental arithmetic and are not similar to the SHL tests you are on about which i have done too- so Id take that as a no.
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No numerical reasoning test at my stage 1, that was 2 months ago.
 
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neo dude: where did you do your selection tests? its odd that you didnt have verbal reasoning, I wonder if any anyone else had this?
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I dont recall there ever being any verbal reasoning type questions when i sat them (twice)! Only thing you could be referring to is the Motivation Paper?
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I went through stage 1 both last year and this year, both times in Glasgow. Last year there was a numerical reasoning test, this year there wasn't.

Tests that I took this year were...

Motivation Paper
Diagramming
Spatial Awareness
Basic Checking

And also a "learning styles" questionaire.

Last year there was also a personality questionaire that has now been changed to an online personality test should you be clever enough to pass stage 1.

This is why stage 1 is now only half a day. Last year it was a full day.
 
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It seems that NATS new school of thought for this 1st stage is to cut out all that HR c**p and get down to the nitty gritty bits pretty much from the word go in half the time!

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Old 19th Apr 2007, 10:43
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Why is there tests at 0930 and tests at 1330 then?
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Mancboy- I was following on from the information given in the previous thread by NeoDude who sat the tests in Glasgow- 1 of 4 test centres im lead to believe.

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