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SIA Cadet Pilot - All Batches, Merged

Old 4th Oct 2018, 06:24
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Originally Posted by B777Aviator View Post
Hi there,

Thank you so much for the info. Do you mind elaborating a little on what sort of questions did they ask for the aptitude test and final interview? Any way on how we could practice or prepare our self for it? Really appreciate your help!
aptitude test is computerised, there are websites offering aptitude tests which you can practice on, that will help.

final interview is different for everyone. my advice is, study your answers in depth. For example, if you say you like flying because of xxxx, make sure you can answer when they drill down on xxxx.
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 06:48
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Originally Posted by secres77 View Post
Stumbled on this website while researching interview questions. So far the info here has been great!

Got invited to first interview today. Date scheduled for 12 October.
Just wondering, what should I wear to the interview? Do I have to wear a suit+tie?

Cheers!
Hi, congrats on getting to the first interview. You can wear a suit + tie but I personally recommend just a formal attire with a tie. (Friday is a dress down day)

Please greet anyone that you come across be it whoever they are. I saw my interviewers even before I went into the interview room and I was thinking thank god I smiled at them..
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 06:50
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Originally Posted by chermaine View Post
May I know are you Singapore PR? I sent in my application on the 15th of September and did not hear anything back yet , apart from the last modified date updated to 25th September and the status is still 'In Review'. Did the status of your profile changed anything?I am a Hong Kong PR btw.
For those waiting for the first interview, be prepared to wait 1-2 months for it. I also gave up hope waiting but one day the email came..
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 22:43
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Originally Posted by Kurabawa View Post
Hi, congrats on getting to the first interview. You can wear a suit + tie but I personally recommend just a formal attire with a tie. (Friday is a dress down day)

Please greet anyone that you come across be it whoever they are. I saw my interviewers even before I went into the interview room and I was thinking thank god I smiled at them..
Thank you and cheers for the tips! I was hoping I could do away with a tie lol
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Old 7th Oct 2018, 14:04
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Btw I just realized, reading through this forum, most have said that the aptitude test is usually conducted after 2 or so days once the applicant has successfully gone through the first interview? My invitation to the first interview mentioned that I would be proceeding with the aptitude test in the afternoon of the same day should I successfully pass the first interview in the morning. Is that normal?
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 00:30
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Originally Posted by secres77 View Post
Btw I just realized, reading through this forum, most have said that the aptitude test is usually conducted after 2 or so days once the applicant has successfully gone through the first interview? My invitation to the first interview mentioned that I would be proceeding with the aptitude test in the afternoon of the same day should I successfully pass the first interview in the morning. Is that normal?
My preliminary interview results were emailed the next day and the aptitude was 3 week later. I believe the process might be different if you're a non-singaporean applicant.
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 02:13
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Any Malaysian applicants who went for the preliminary interview on 29th September gotten a reply from SIA already?
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Old 9th Oct 2018, 05:11
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Red face

Originally Posted by stevendefool View Post
Any Malaysian applicants who went for the preliminary interview on 29th September gotten a reply from SIA already?
I went for the preliminary interview on 29th September too but yet to receive any reply from SIA. Hoping for good news soon.
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Old 10th Oct 2018, 04:04
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Originally Posted by liwen456 View Post
I went for the preliminary interview on 29th September too but yet to receive any reply from SIA. Hoping for good news soon.
Just gotten the good news! Will be heading for the aptitude and final interview on the 31st of Oct.
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Old 10th Oct 2018, 04:26
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Originally Posted by stevendefool View Post
Just gotten the good news! Will be heading for the aptitude and final interview on the 31st of Oct.
Congratulations, brother... All the very best for aptitude and final interview. God Bless.
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Old 10th Oct 2018, 04:36
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Anyone knows when is the next date for OBM?
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Old 10th Oct 2018, 05:17
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Originally Posted by stevendefool View Post
Just gotten the good news! Will be heading for the aptitude and final interview on the 31st of Oct.
I passed the first interview! Will also be heading down for the aptitude and final interview on the same day 31st Oct
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Old 10th Oct 2018, 06:26
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Originally Posted by s909049 View Post
Hello,

My timeline for the application was:
Application - End of July
Invitation for Prelim Interviews - Early August
Prelim Interviews - Mid August (Results released after 2 working days)
Aptitude Test - Mid September (Results released on day itself)
Final Interview - Early October

I don't have outstanding school results. I just met their requirements stated on their website (English, Mathematics and Science). Some of the interviewees I've met have no background in Aviation as well. they came from different backgrounds, some still in their final year of studies and others were already working in a totally different industry. So, I am equally as lost as you in terms of how they send out invitations for the preliminary interviews.
Hey man thanks alot for the info and details. Was just wondering how long did it take for SIA to get back to you after your medical check up? Also, do you know what are the medical requirements that they are looking for?
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Old 10th Oct 2018, 07:16
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Originally Posted by SpeedBurn View Post
Congratulations, brother... All the very best for aptitude and final interview. God Bless.
Thank you for the kind wishes, I wish the same to you in whatever you pursue.
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Old 10th Oct 2018, 15:53
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Originally Posted by B777Aviator View Post
Hey man thanks alot for the info and details. Was just wondering how long did it take for SIA to get back to you after your medical check up? Also, do you know what are the medical requirements that they are looking for?
It'll probably take 1 to 1.5 months. I just finished my medical so it'll probably take a while for them to call me up. I'm not sure of the company's medical requirements, but I know they're stricter than CAAS. So passing the CAAS side doesn't guarantee passing the SQ internal board.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 03:34
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Does having a PPL gives you an advantage in being selected? What are actually the guidelines that SIA uses in selecting candidates? I am from Malaysia and asking whether I still have time or not to apply? Does having a 3.92 CGPA in Diploma Aircraft Maintenance actually help?
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 07:26
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So I had my interview today (failed preliminary) and interestingly enough, they conducted all the interviews + aptitude test in one day. So everyone who went through the preliminary interview was told whether we passed or failed on the day itself. Those who passed went on to the panel interview and I'm guessing aptitude test thereafter.
Anyway, best of luck to all those who're going for the interviews. Be as prepared as you can be!
I did my homework but it just wasn't enough. I faltered on one of the questions which led to other connected questions.
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 01:07
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Originally Posted by secres77 View Post
So I had my interview today (failed preliminary) and interestingly enough, they conducted all the interviews + aptitude test in one day. So everyone who went through the preliminary interview was told whether we passed or failed on the day itself. Those who passed went on to the panel interview and I'm guessing aptitude test thereafter.
Anyway, best of luck to all those who're going for the interviews. Be as prepared as you can be!
I did my homework but it just wasn't enough. I faltered on one of the questions which led to other connected questions.
They held all the interviews in one day? That is tough. Even doing the interviews on separate days was tough for me cos its really exhausting. I can't imagine doing 3 stages in 1 day.

Originally Posted by Emir32 View Post
Does having a PPL gives you an advantage in being selected? What are actually the guidelines that SIA uses in selecting candidates? I am from Malaysia and asking whether I still have time or not to apply? Does having a 3.92 CGPA in Diploma Aircraft Maintenance actually help?
Yes and no. It depends on how you use it to your advantage during the interview session. Most of the candidates selected have no flying experience other than some having done trial or joy rides. I think as long as the career page states that they're hiring then you will still have time to apply. If you look at their future orders, that's quite a lot of planes they're expecting and with every airline, they need pilots to fly the planes. Your diploma does not make a difference in being a pilot, people who apply for the job come from all walks of life. Your chances are almost as equal as someone who graduated with a Diploma in Business or even Law.
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 04:01
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Originally Posted by secres77 View Post
So I had my interview today (failed preliminary) and interestingly enough, they conducted all the interviews + aptitude test in one day. So everyone who went through the preliminary interview was told whether we passed or failed on the day itself. Those who passed went on to the panel interview and I'm guessing aptitude test thereafter.
Anyway, best of luck to all those who're going for the interviews. Be as prepared as you can be!
I did my homework but it just wasn't enough. I faltered on one of the questions which led to other connected questions.
Well, not to worry, as long as you stumbled at the 1st stage - you can always reapply! Don't give up, unlearn and re-learn. Cheers!
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 05:31
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Originally Posted by SSS0388 View Post
Well, not to worry, as long as you stumbled at the 1st stage - you can always reapply! Don't give up, unlearn and re-learn. Cheers!
Cheers!

What are some technical questions I should prepare for (besides principles of lift/theory of flight, how turbojet/turbofan engine works, explaining flight controls)? The one I wasn't prepared for was everything to do with commercial plane speed vs speed of sound (in mach numbers).
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