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CAE ADAPT Tests

Old 14th Apr 2019, 14:34
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Do you reckon itís worth calling them? Just to find out if itís calculator or not?

Also so does anyone know if mental maths would be required or tested? I cannot see it on the pdf but that is my worst point I have to admit! X
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 15:15
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I think it is worth clarifying. I'm going to call them on Monday. In the ADAPT pack they sent me, if you look carefully, it says that NO calculator is allowed on the maths and physics. But then they give you examples of the questions asked, and quite frankly without a calculator, it's unrealistic to do it in your head even if you are very good at mental calculations. For example, how could one be expected to calculate tan(34) without a calculator? Correct me if I'm wrong, but either you need to know a handful of trigonometric identities and spend several minutes converting all the numbers and dividing and multiplying on a piece of paper, OR you are actually allowed to use a basic calculator. From what I understand, the maths and physics questions aren't multiple choice, so you cannot simply guess and estimate. If you get the answer wrong, you get it wrong. You don't get marked on 'showing your working' like we are used to in GCSE or A Level.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 13:21
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Why not use some initiative and it might give you the edge on the competition. I would expect mental arithmetic with a focus on speed and accuracy - useful for flying as well.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 13:57
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The question is about having access to clear instructions for the test that you are preparing for .
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 15:58
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Thank you to everyone who has commented on this post! Really helpful! I have an assessment day coming up next month!

I just wondered if anyone anyone here who has applied for the women In Flight scholarship? Just being nosey!

Thanks guys!
Yes I am applying too! Will be taking my stage 2 next month!
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Old 16th Apr 2019, 10:20
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The question is about having access to clear instructions for the test that you are preparing for .
Access to clear instructions? I understood the question but what do you mean?
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Old 16th Apr 2019, 10:25
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You said "why don't you use some initiative". The problem is not with using our initiative, Reverserbucket. Of course we're going to use our initiative and practice some mental maths The problem is that there don't appear to be any clear instructions about whether we can or cannot use a calc for this test. In addition, there are numerous posts with conflicting information, which arouses further confusion. It would be nice to know for sure, that's all.
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 06:39
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Hi Ella,

oh amazing! Mine is the 16th of next month! Good luck! ❤️
Good luck to you too! If you like I can let you know how it goes and try and give you any pointers
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 08:35
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Your initiative should be to prepare for both cases. I did assessments with mental maths and others with the usage of calculator.
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 13:54
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All the best! That would be great!
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Old 25th Apr 2019, 09:39
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To be clear to those wondering, you are allowed to use a calculator for the Maths and Physics.
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Old 25th Apr 2019, 14:27
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Originally Posted by Ella2794 View Post
Good luck to you too! If you like I can let you know how it goes and try and give you any pointers
Hi Ella I hope your stage 2 went really well? How did you find it? Thank you
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Old 11th May 2019, 14:32
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Originally Posted by Ella2794 View Post
Hey Rachel,

I have applied for the Women In Flight Scholarship too! I have my second assessment on the 24th!
Hi Ella,

I hope your assessment day went well, I would love to know how you got on!
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Old 17th May 2019, 17:02
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CAE assessment 2019

Hello guys, Iíve just gone through the stage 2 assessment and now I can clear a few things! And tell you what I thought...

Maths and Physics!
  • No calculator! Sorry! However the sums you have to do are manageable until you get to the last questions you may have to estimate your answer
  • distance = speed x time! Practice getting fast on these questions no need to actually remember the formula but nice if you can be quick on them!
  • In the physics I think it would be beneficial just to practice the formulas. Getting quick to adapting the question to the formula would ease you
Cognitive tests
  • So I thought these were okay, but practice these online! Iíve found pretty good YouTube videos to explain the non verbal reasoning tests so which ever you struggle with just put some time into it
FAST
  • Yeah this is difficult! Practice makes perfect, I used latest pilot jobs program and I did find this useful! Just to put the many tasks you have to do at once
  • You get 2 attempts at this, the first one is to see your initial reactions and the 2nd is to see what you have learnt!
Fixed wing
  • So I did find this more challenging than I thought! The program on latest pilot jobs was good however I relied too much on the screen at the bottom to tell me if I was on track or not. So maybe try and cover that and only listen to air traffic and at the end see how close you were?
  • You do get a practice go for this, so donít worry! The Ďinstructorí will teach you the controls before the test!
Red ball test
  • This is fine! Practice on latest pilot jobs does help, just do a little each day!
Overall
  • Donít stress!
  • Itís not that difficult however itís a lot to process and to take in which makes it harder!
  • Take as many breaks as you need between tests
  • Talk to others! Everyone is in the same boat and might be applying to a different scheme/company so it might be interesting as what they have to say
  • The cae bundle does help but do not stress yourself about the questions that require a calculator
  • Enjoy it! Take your time, and learn from it!
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Old 17th May 2019, 20:20
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Pretty good overall coverage of the assessment, we were in the same batch - Have you heard yet?
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Old 17th May 2019, 20:33
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Hello!
I haven’t heard yet! Have you?
How did you find the assessment?
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 14:53
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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 practice.Please 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 9th Aug 2019, 08:54
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Originally Posted by Qtr Life Crisis View Post
I used latest pilot jobs oxford package and it was great for speed testing and the questions were the same type - they also have a pretty goof recreation of the ball test and the slalom as part of that package. Combined that with a bit of BBC bitesize revision of physics (electrical theory mainly) and it was all good.
For the ball test, Like on the the latestpilotjobs software, does the ball move up when you pull the stick down and down when you pull it up?

for example move stick left = move ball left
move stick right = move ball right
but move stick up = move ball down
and move stick down = ball moves up


you can change the setting on latest pilot jobs so move the stick down = down etc
Which is the setting in the actual CAE adapt test
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Old 29th Sep 2019, 16:18
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Hello, I`m going to have an adapt test in the next two months, I see many positive recommendations about the latestpilotjob, how about the skytest, please can anyone give me a review
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Old 6th Oct 2019, 10:36
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Agreed, trying to work out which is better of the 2, or if it is just worth splurging for the Symbiotics testing. Would really appreciate if past applicants could share their experience and thoughts.
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