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Old 3rd Nov 2018, 18:34
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Join Date: Sep 2018
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Originally Posted by opera.pprn View Post
The question about online assessment comes back over and over so I'll try to explain everything.

There are basically three sections:

1. Cut-e aptitude tests - the easiest bit.
Research the info on Cut-e website and Cut-e's YouTube profile. Invest $39 into a preparation package for Ryanair at LatestPilotJobs it will give you access to plenty of assessment questions but most importantly you will be able to practice the aptitude tests. You'll master it after a day or two and there will be no surprise during an actual online assessment.

2. ATPL test. Questions will be thrown at you from the ATPL questionbank. Not only the common sense questions which you get on a real assessment in Dublin. All kind of questions that EASA invented for the purpose of the exam. Those who are fresh from their exams or who have practised with Aviation Exam or other prep. software will have an advantage.

However, my understanding is, it's not really there to test your atpl knowledge per se - lots of successful candidates would have failed if that was the case and the standard 75% threshold was to be achieved.
To a large degree this exercise test how you deal with the pressure of time - it's an ultimate sprint with 30 questions in 10 minutes.
Therefore the goal is to move forward swiftly, don't go back and don't worry about questions you had no idea about - mind the time remaining and make sure you answered 6 questions after 2 minutes, 12 after 4 etc.

#1 and #2 should be done on a desktop PC or laptop for convenience. Make sure your mouse or other pointing device is suitable for the 'missile test'.
The online video part (#3) can be done on a PC/laptop with a webcam or via an app on a smartphone or tablet. I used the smartphone and it went ok.

3. Video interview

It's not really an interview as there is no live person interacting with you at the other end. What happens is this - you will get three 'HR-kind' of questions. These questions are to be found either in this thread or in the LatestPilotJobs package I mentioned before. The most common to date were: - Why do you want to be a pilot? - Why Ryanair? - What would you do if the cpt doesn't follow SOPs?

After the question shows up on your screen you will have something like 10-20s to prepare and then answer the question in 60s. I had an elaborate speech prepared in my head regarding why I wanted to be a pilot but then I saw it's only 60s so had to cut it short to 2-3 sentences. This exercise is probably to test your English and see if the stress doesn't get the better of you. Don't read from the paper, dress smart, have a nice background rather than your dirty kitchen, smile and you should be alright.

Hope that helps
Thanks for the details, very much appreciated...
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Old 3rd Nov 2018, 18:49
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Hey guys,

Anyone have an assessment on the 30th or 31st, last week, had any news from Ryanair yet?

Good luck...
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Old 3rd Nov 2018, 19:01
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Originally Posted by The_Aviator101 View Post
Thanks for the details, very much appreciated...
Anyone who had had the assessment last week had any news?
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Old 4th Nov 2018, 15:02
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Originally Posted by The_Aviator101 View Post
Hello fellow Airmen,

I've received an email yesterday from CAE that I'm invited to the online assessment for FR. I saw that some of you guys passed the test and unfortunately some didn't (be tenacious, other opportunities will come !).
My question is if anyone is open for some advice/tips whatever. I can call you or you can send me a message to have a brief chat.

I appreciate the help.

Kind regards,

Amin

You can’t use the Private Messaging system in or out, add url links or images until you have an established posting history.
How long took since you applied until you received the email for online assesment????

regards
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Old 4th Nov 2018, 17:54
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Assessment the 26 of November

Hi everyone,
anyone with an assessment the 26th of November, feel free to contact me!
[email protected]
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Old 4th Nov 2018, 21:20
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Originally Posted by betis View Post
How long took since you applied until you received the email for online assesment????

regards
I received the invitation 10 days after the email 'your application is under review'...
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Old 5th Nov 2018, 09:13
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Hey guys , I did my first try on 23 of November 2017 , and I was waiting to get the call for the second one ( I have kept my profile always updated ) so my question is : do any of you received a second call ? And if yes how many days before the last assessment you received it ?
Should I create another account ?
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Old 5th Nov 2018, 11:37
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I did the assessment Nov 1st - Got the positive news today - Starting on Jan 21st. Anyone else starting on that date?
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Old 5th Nov 2018, 15:36
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Congratulations to everyone who got in. Unfortunately, they decided not to take me this time, so Ill try again in 12 months once better prepared. All the best to all you successful candidates happy flying, work hard and take full advantage of this opportunity.

Happy flying to all!
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Old 5th Nov 2018, 15:44
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Originally Posted by The_Aviator101 View Post
I received the invitation 10 days after the email 'your application is under review'...
I only received an email saying that my application has been received! how long it takes for the email ¨your application is under review????
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Old 5th Nov 2018, 19:26
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Originally Posted by betis View Post
I only received an email saying that my application has been received! how long it takes for the email ¨your application is under review????
20 days after the application has been received, be patient. If you' re eligible for the assessment, they will invite you.
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Old 6th Nov 2018, 12:13
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Hello guys,

Anybody going for the assessment on the 14th Nov ?
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Old 6th Nov 2018, 12:15
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Anybody on FR1825 Jan 21st?
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Old 6th Nov 2018, 13:18
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If anybody is doing the course CAE1826 starting at East Midlands on January 7th, look for CAE1826 Ryanair in facebook groups and request to be a memeber.

Cheers! and good luck for the ones doing their assesment soon
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Old 6th Nov 2018, 14:37
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Hi guys, if anyone starts with the introduction week on 21st of January please contact me.
Course CAE1828
Thanks!
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Old 6th Nov 2018, 17:45
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Originally Posted by BuzzLightyear18 View Post
Anybody on FR1825 Jan 21st?
Yes Sir send me your whatsapp number to [email protected]
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Old 6th Nov 2018, 18:25
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PRE
 
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.

Hello everyone

We just created FB group and some people are still missing " Ryanair FR1825 EMA " (Introduction week 21th January 2019, TR 13th February 2019)

Best regards!

Last edited by PRE; 7th Nov 2018 at 14:16. Reason: wrong date
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Old 6th Nov 2018, 20:24
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Originally Posted by opera.pprn View Post
The question about online assessment comes back over and over so I'll try to explain everything.

There are basically three sections:

1. Cut-e aptitude tests - the easiest bit.
Research the info on Cut-e website and Cut-e's YouTube profile. Invest $39 into a preparation package for Ryanair at LatestPilotJobs it will give you access to plenty of assessment questions but most importantly you will be able to practice the aptitude tests. You'll master it after a day or two and there will be no surprise during an actual online assessment.

2. ATPL test. Questions will be thrown at you from the ATPL questionbank. Not only the common sense questions which you get on a real assessment in Dublin. All kind of questions that EASA invented for the purpose of the exam. Those who are fresh from their exams or who have practised with Aviation Exam or other prep. software will have an advantage.

However, my understanding is, it's not really there to test your atpl knowledge per se - lots of successful candidates would have failed if that was the case and the standard 75% threshold was to be achieved.
To a large degree this exercise test how you deal with the pressure of time - it's an ultimate sprint with 30 questions in 10 minutes.
Therefore the goal is to move forward swiftly, don't go back and don't worry about questions you had no idea about - mind the time remaining and make sure you answered 6 questions after 2 minutes, 12 after 4 etc.

#1 and #2 should be done on a desktop PC or laptop for convenience. Make sure your mouse or other pointing device is suitable for the 'missile test'.
The online video part (#3) can be done on a PC/laptop with a webcam or via an app on a smartphone or tablet. I used the smartphone and it went ok.

3. Video interview

It's not really an interview as there is no live person interacting with you at the other end. What happens is this - you will get three 'HR-kind' of questions. These questions are to be found either in this thread or in the LatestPilotJobs package I mentioned before. The most common to date were: - Why do you want to be a pilot? - Why Ryanair? - What would you do if the cpt doesn't follow SOPs?

After the question shows up on your screen you will have something like 10-20s to prepare and then answer the question in 60s. I had an elaborate speech prepared in my head regarding why I wanted to be a pilot but then I saw it's only 60s so had to cut it short to 2-3 sentences. This exercise is probably to test your English and see if the stress doesn't get the better of you. Don't read from the paper, dress smart, have a nice background rather than your dirty kitchen, smile and you should be alright.

Hope that helps
Hi,
I am practicing the aptitude tests. i find quite tricky the one of counting the balls in the circle!! do you what level they use? easy, medium, hard???

regards
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Old 6th Nov 2018, 20:48
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Originally Posted by betis View Post
Hi,
I am practicing the aptitude tests. i find quite tricky the one of counting the balls in the circle!! do you what level they use? easy, medium, hard???

regards
That' s a good question. I' m practicing now myself. Anyone that has done the online assesment lately knows what level it is compared to the tests on latestpilotjobs ? Also if you can remember any question from the ATPL online examen i would love to hear.

Greetings and thanks for sharing..
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Old 7th Nov 2018, 08:51
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Originally Posted by The_Aviator101 View Post
That' s a good question. I' m practicing now myself. Anyone that has done the online assesment lately knows what level it is compared to the tests on latestpilotjobs ? Also if you can remember any question from the ATPL online examen i would love to hear.

Greetings and thanks for sharing..
Hi,

The ATPL questions are random, so I can’t help you with that. The test on latestpilotjobs are more difficult than the onces from Cut-e to my opinion. The medium setting is quite comparable. Good luck!
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