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Old 17th Mar 2019, 23:51
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Originally Posted by EAZY09 View Post
Hi , i have a stage 2 assessment at Oxford in 2 weeks, if you have done it i was wondering how the layout of maths and physics is for example is it 4 option boxes that you have to tick or long answers, i have been preparing this week, i bought the CAE Oxford CBT Maths and Physics books as well as a ADAPT program from LatestpilotJobs for 50£, i have noticed that all my results from ADAPT are above average however I'm stressing out because of Maths and Physics, i know that they are 30min each but do you maybe know all the topics that come up or are they random, because him working my ass off revising the CAE Interactive books of maths and physics and I'm sure that not everything will come up because its just too much. Cheers,
Unfortunately that is what makes it so hard - not the subject matter, but the sheer amount of material that could come up. All I can reccomend is revise as much as you can BUT don’t spread your revision too far and too thinly.
The truth is you will likely get ‘good’ and ‘bad’ questions, just do your best so that you can have a good stab at what you’re less familiar on.

Personally I was a little bit annoyed by the fact that out of everything there was about 2 topics covered. I wasted possibly weeks of revision! But I shouldn’t say as I know the tests are changed and I don’t want to mislead you. Just go through the list and do as much as you can.

Whats also important is your mental state. Don’t go in thinking “oh god this is going to be hard” but be confident. Tell yourself you’ve got this.
Its very competitive right now, I heard that they’ve had to up the pass mark!
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Old 29th Mar 2019, 13:46
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How did the assessment go? I’ve got mine on the 29th of March and needless to say quite nervous. I’m trying figure out the best way to prep, any advice would be extremely helpful, thanks!
How did yours go? What was the set up like? How did you prep in the end? Thank you
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 12:52
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Does anybody know who has purchased the maths and physics bundle from CAE what we need to know and what to revise? Thanks
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 20:10
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Originally Posted by LRG10 View Post
Does anybody know who has purchased the maths and physics bundle from CAE what we need to know and what to revise? Thanks
I recommend you to revise ALL the topics, maybe the Universe ones can be excluded as I did.
I passed the stage 2 at first attempt 1 week ago, it’s hard but if you prepare well you won’t have any problem.
Maths & Physics questions are easy up to the question 14, where them become harder. Don’t worry about the formulas as they provide them to you.
Regarding FAST, Fixed Wing, and the Ball game just be focussed, maybe I shouldn’t be a reference in that as I have some experience in flight simulator (the best you can do in case that you want to improve your skills in these areas) but they were really really easy for me.
But at all, good luck, read the questions carefully and answer ASAP as they are measuring your speed there.
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 09:52
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Does anybody know what the cognitive test is like in assessment 2? And what should you practise if you have purchased the latest pilot CAE package?
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 10:24
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Anyone going the 17th April?
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Old 31st May 2019, 23:54
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JackPerry;

Hi Jack,
I've got my stage 2 coming up soon and I'm just trying to prepare for it now. From the email I got from CAE, my understanding is that everything is computer based during the Stage 2. Is this correct?

Also, the email says that Maths & Physics is tested in ADAPT but does not mention a Numerical reasoning section. So I was wondering if you could shed some light on that for me. From what I understand, you are tested on the following:

• Personality Questionnaire
• Mathematics
• Physics
• Cognitive
• FAST
• Fixed Wing
• Ball Game

Finally, I've read on another thread that you're not allowed a calculator, so I'm thinking it may have changed recently.

Thanks.
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Old 1st Jun 2019, 00:57
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You ARE allowed a calculator
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 15:57
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ADAPT Tests

As there is discussion of ADAPT tests here we thought it would be useful to clarify a few points.

The ADAPT tests are widely used for selection at airlines and ahead of flight training programs. The ADAPT test battery varies per airline or training school, however, if you want to familiarise yourself with the ADAPT tests including FAST, Ball Game, Maths, Physics and cognitive reasoning, you can access them on our ecommerce site to help you know what to expect before your assessment day. Each test contains randomly generated questions and will be unique, allowing you to practice and revise as much as you feel would be helpful on each individual subject. If you are unsure what tests you will be taking on the day of your assessment I recommend that you contact the training school, company or airline and ask them so that you know which ones to practicePlease note we are aware of other websites claiming to offer preparation for the ADAPT tests – these are in no way affiliated with Symbiotics and the tests available from these sites are not our ADAPT tests that you will be taking on your assessment day. We do not have resellers, distributors or partners.All the best on your assessment day and future career in aviation and if you have any questions about the ADAPT tests we’ll be happy to help, please message us on here and we will be happy to respond to your queries.

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Old 6th Aug 2019, 16:11
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Couple of points based on the above posts.

Firstly, In my Stage 2 I was allowed a calculator, they gave me one. Even though the instructions said do not use one.
In my Stage 3 that included a resit of the same physics test, they said no calculators allowed. If there is a logic to this it's beyond me.

Regarding the ADAPT tests, apart from the CAE maths and physics CBT products on their website, which is absolutely worth the money and will help you prepare (and in all honesty, I'm a science guy so I quite enjoyed watching the videos) I would say that it is not terribly productive to spend time trying to prepare for the other ADAPT assessments. That is to say -- though i did use Pilot Aptitude Test and Latest Pilot Jobs, and though they did offer a reasonable representation of the ADAPT elements, they didn't really offer any preparation beyond the observation that "oh I recognise this!". The "ball game" is based on your ability to manage hand eye coordination, the FAST test designed to test your situational awareness. Much of the variables in these "in the moment" type tests are established as you are doing the test. What I'm saying is that you ARE expected to prepare for a physics exam, but you aren't really expected to prepare for an ab initio pilot aptitude test - they're just not designed that way.
But this is in no way to discourage people from preparing as best they can with the products available, I just think ones performance on these tests are based on a natural aptitude, as the name would suggest. Rather than the month or two I practiced the "Ball game recreation"
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 20:08
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I do hope you can use a calculator, although I'm thinking it may have recently changed.

Jack, when did you take your stage 2?
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Old 7th Aug 2019, 06:45
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Originally Posted by KylanH View Post
I do hope you can use a calculator, although I'm thinking it may have recently changed.

Jack, when did you take your stage 2?
I think the calculator should be allowed. Not because the questions really demand one, you're not doing triganometry (allthough possibly pythagoras), but the calculator only helps get you a figure based on the logic, equation manipulation, and firm understanding of the question, so if you can't grasp the question the calculators useless anyway.

Kylan, I did my stage 2 in March, then stage 3 in June. It's possible that the no-calculator rule is a policy of resits. I was taking my physics test along with other stage 2-ers and I don't know if they were also disallowed. But hey I passed without it and had to resit WITH it, so who knows? But mental maths will always be handy, so that's a good skill to work on. Good luck pal
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 17:42
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For the ball game test how does the stick mechanic work - does it use twist or move the stick side to side?

Also does the up move down and down move up

Somebody respond please
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 23:25
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Hi all,

I've very recently attended a Stage 2 assessment at CAE's Oxford Academy and therefore I'm going to put in my two-penny worth.

Firstly, it is difficult. There's no point in lying, but remember, that's the entire point. My biggest piece of advice for anyone who has their Stage 2 coming up is to relax. That doesn't mean don't put any work in revising, but do not beat yourself up if you don't succeed. Remember, you're very fortunate that you're pursuing the aviation industry as there's so many routes to the cockpit, there's a million-and-one ways to achieve your dream. Do not put pressure on yourself while you're in there, thinking that this is your only opportunity to become a pilot. Ultimately, that will only hinder your performance.

Of course, if you're completely laid back and take no time to revise and prepare I wouldn’t expect to get too far. Complacency is dangerous in the aviation game. Remember, a little nerves is a good thing!

Progressive Maths & Physics

As you all know, 20 questions in 30 minutes, getting progressively harder.

Now to answer the calculator conundrum. You are NOT allowed to use a calculator at any point during the Stage 2 assessment, sorry! Now, as we know people have been able to use calculators in the past. If the questions were any different or not, I do not know. From what I've heard speaking to people who were allowed to use a calculator, my guess is that the questions are of similar difficulty as they were before. I can only assume CAE has changed their expectations of candidates to keep inline with the change.

I don't think that the questions were that hard to warrant the use of a calculator, although there were some calculations that were a little tricky. Personally, I found that your mental arithmetic was tested at other points throughout the tests anyway. Therefore, I think it would be better to have harder questions and allow the use of a calculator. This way you're testing a candidates deeper understanding and ability to apply themselves on these subjects.

Cognitive Tests

This section I personally found hardest to prepare for. Wether or not you can improve through practice is a different discussion entirely. But by using software such as SkyTest (Pan Asia), you can familiarise yourself with the type of questions they may ask.

FAST

Keep your eyes moving! Don't concentrate one one thing, you need to split your attention. Strangely, I quite enjoyed doing this one. I found that it made me feel as though I'm driving and in some way, I can see the relation. Looking outside at the road ahead, looking at the car in front, reading road signs as they fly by, followed by a quick scan down at the speedometer, look back outside, check the sat-nav, whilst listening to a podcast and changing gear! If you're already in the habit of splitting your attention through something like driving, then I think you'll find that experience definitely helps.

There is an activity on SkyTest (Pan Asia) that is quite similar to the FAST test which I found very helpful to prepare with.

Fixed Wing

If you, like me, have spent countless hours playing flight simulators, then I wouldn't worry too much. Just follow the instructions.

My biggest point, take it easy on the controls. They're very sensitive. Little and smooth movements is what you're looking for. If you start over-correcting you're going to end up with a case of Pilot-Induced Oscillation.

Ball Game

This one caught me off guard, much trickier than expected. Requires lots of concentration, don't let your mind slip!

yap800, you use the forward and back axis of the joystick and you're absolutely correct, both axes are inverted and you use the twist axis to move the ball left and right.

Good luck all!
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 15:41
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Does anyone recommend the Latest pilot jobs prep for CAE? Or sky test?
Many advice on verbal reasoning?
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 22:36
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If your not allowed a calculator are you allowed a pen and paper to do some working out?
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 18:28
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I physically have no idea how they can expect us to not be allowed a calculator if we’ll be expected to do formulas such as SOH CAH TOA and velocity formulas. I studied A level Maths and wouldn’t have an idea how to do it. Are your sure there isn’t simply a calculator and non calculator paper?
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 22:36
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think they'll will for that sort of stuff , but for mental arithmetic it'll be pen and paper or at least I hope so cause it would seem near impossible to do otherwise, judging by there prep software mock questions.
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 23:23
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Originally Posted by Flyinghigh54674 View Post
Does anyone recommend the Latest pilot jobs prep for CAE? Or sky test?
Many advice on verbal reasoning?
I used SkyTest for pan-asian pilots to prepare for the FAST test and the cognitive tests. The mock FAST test was actually quite similar to the real thing.

As of my test 3 weeks ago, no calculators were allowed at any point but they're not necessary for the questions asked. You are however, given a pen & paper.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 13:29
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Thanks for clarifying the pen and paper thing, Ive booked my first assessment for December, what happens on Level 2 assessment day? Do we do any of the group exercises? Whats the verbal reasoning thats mentioned is that the personality quiz? Haven't seen anything mentioned on CAE.


Originally Posted by KylanH View Post
I used SkyTest for pan-asian pilots to prepare for the FAST test and the cognitive tests. The mock FAST test was actually quite similar to the real thing.

As of my test 3 weeks ago, no calculators were allowed at any point but they're not necessary for the questions asked. You are however, given a pen & paper.
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