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SIA Cadet Pilot - All Batches, Merged

Old 5th Sep 2019, 17:59
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Inquiries

Originally Posted by SSS0388 View Post
Hi all,

Received the call - January 2019 intake
If anyone requires any help or advice, please feel free to ask, glad to assist in preparation. Cheers.
Hi there, I'm a Malaysian and my prelim interview will be on October 6th.

1. Can I confirm whether they will have the aptitude test on the same day? Cause I've seen people having aptitude test on the same day (perhaps interview held in Singapore only).

2. What website is suitable to practice the aptitude test?

Looking forward to your reply! Thanks in advance!
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Old 6th Sep 2019, 15:38
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Originally Posted by Jztan9 View Post
Don't worry about it Viknesh, i applied in June and only received the invite in August.
Hey bro. Finally i got the interview invitation on 6th oct. Could you add me in the WhatsApp group?
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Old 6th Sep 2019, 21:20
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Originally Posted by pilotkst View Post
Hi there, I'm a Malaysian and my prelim interview will be on October 6th.

1. Can I confirm whether they will have the aptitude test on the same day? Cause I've seen people having aptitude test on the same day (perhaps interview held in Singapore only).

2. What website is suitable to practice the aptitude test?

Looking forward to your reply! Thanks in advance!
1. Preliminary interview in Malaysia, then aptitude test, final interview and tea party on the same day in Singapore.

2. There isn't any specific way to prepare for aptitude. A good night's rest helps though. Just focus, follow instructions and work quickly. You could try doing those timed numerical and verbal reasoning tests freely available on the internet.


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Old 7th Sep 2019, 10:48
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Originally Posted by Little Birdie View Post
1. Preliminary interview in Malaysia, then aptitude test, final interview and tea party on the same day in Singapore.

2. There isn't any specific way to prepare for aptitude. A good night's rest helps though. Just focus, follow instructions and work quickly. You could try doing those timed numerical and verbal reasoning tests freely available on the internet.
Thank you for the reply. Appreciate it! Thanks again
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 12:28
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Hi guys, i just did my medical last Friday on the 6th Sep. My tests all went well except for my left ear. My left ear had normal hearing but with mild hearing loss at high frequency only. However, it is still within the limit of CAAS, CAA and EASA standards and all other doctor test such as whisper test went well and doctor said i could hear well. So my question is for those that had pass their medical/already became a cadet, will this affect my pre-employment with SIA? i'm confident with CAAS class 1 but SIA own medical panel not so sure. Also, in the worst case possible, i did not pass the medical, can i go and retake the medical tests again on my own expense and resend to SIA again after doing so? If yes, how can i do it since i saw a lot of people actually did it and got into SIA the second time? Hope someone could shed some light on this!

Thanks!
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Old 11th Sep 2019, 08:00
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Originally Posted by cwzy114 View Post
Hi guys, i just did my medical last Friday on the 6th Sep. My tests all went well except for my left ear. My left ear had normal hearing but with mild hearing loss at high frequency only. However, it is still within the limit of CAAS, CAA and EASA standards and all other doctor test such as whisper test went well and doctor said i could hear well. So my question is for those that had pass their medical/already became a cadet, will this affect my pre-employment with SIA? i'm confident with CAAS class 1 but SIA own medical panel not so sure. Also, in the worst case possible, i did not pass the medical, can i go and retake the medical tests again on my own expense and resend to SIA again after doing so? If yes, how can i do it since i saw a lot of people actually did it and got into SIA the second time? Hope someone could shed some light on this!

Thanks!
787 pilotwannabe
Hi there,

Unable to conclusively give you guidance on this issue. I believe you need to wait for SIA's feedback call in regard:-
From my knowledge, they will call and inform:-
1) You are fit etc. and passed
OR
2) Ask you to go for a second medical review in Singapore at a panel hospital (at your own expense) and await the final decision, in regard.

Cheers.
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Old 11th Sep 2019, 08:03
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Hi,

1. Currently, based on my knowledge acquired from recent interviewees - aptitude is on the same day after the preliminary interview (for Singapore interviews).
2. 'Indiabix' is a resourceful site to practice various aptitude based tests.

Hope it helps and godspeed.

Cheers.
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Old 11th Sep 2019, 16:54
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Originally Posted by SSS0388 View Post
Hi,

1. Currently, based on my knowledge acquired from recent interviewees - aptitude is on the same day after the preliminary interview (for Singapore interviews).
2. 'Indiabix' is a resourceful site to practice various aptitude based tests.

Hope it helps and godspeed.

Cheers.
Thank you for your response!
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Old 17th Sep 2019, 08:26
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Originally Posted by SSS0388 View Post
Hi,

1. Currently, based on my knowledge acquired from recent interviewees - aptitude is on the same day after the preliminary interview (for Singapore interviews).
2. 'Indiabix' is a resourceful site to practice various aptitude based tests.

Hope it helps and godspeed.

Cheers.

Hi, thank you for the information.

May I check what are the aptitude based tests that are similar to the ones at SIA?

Regards
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 09:07
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Good day all

May I check if anyone, who went for the preliminary interview on 20 Sep 19, did the aptitude test on the same day?

Cheers!
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Old 21st Sep 2019, 05:15
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Originally Posted by tshengka View Post
Good day all

May I check if anyone, who went for the preliminary interview on 20 Sep 19, did the aptitude test on the same day?

Cheers!
From various postings online it appears for Singapore recruitment upon passing the first interview you would proceed to aptitude stage immediately after, on the same day.

There were also sporadic instances where the test stations were fully occupied for the day and one would be told to come for the test on a later date.
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Old 21st Sep 2019, 05:22
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Originally Posted by tshengka View Post
Hi, thank you for the information.

May I check what are the aptitude based tests that are similar to the ones at SIA?

Regards
Might be useful to brush up on vocabulary, arithmetic, multitasking, orientation. Bonus if you're good at Sudoku!

There are 10+ individual tests.
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Old 21st Sep 2019, 09:25
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Hi bros,

I have just updated my application online but it didn't allow me to post my latest CV (in pdf). Instead, it carried over my old CV.

Is there any place I can update it or any email that I can email to?

Cannot find a clue. Many thanks for advice!

Cheers!
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 03:56
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Originally Posted by Little Birdie View Post
From various postings online it appears for Singapore recruitment upon passing the first interview you would proceed to aptitude stage immediately after, on the same day.

There were also sporadic instances where the test stations were fully occupied for the day and one would be told to come for the test on a later date.
Hi Little Birdie

Thank you for the information.

Sounds like bad news to me then.

Regards
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 09:31
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Anyone knows if there's an age limit to the cadet pilot program? Currently 33 and plan to apply - local Singaporean.
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 11:58
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Originally Posted by jyflyer View Post
Anyone knows if there's an age limit to the cadet pilot program? Currently 33 and plan to apply - local Singaporean.
Most people say the 'unofficial' cut-off age is 32.
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 01:45
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Good morning all

Unfortunately, I didn't make it for the preliminary interview and intend to try again.
May I check what is the 'cool off' period between applications? I have heard 3 months and also 6 months.




Regards
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 04:24
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Originally Posted by jyflyer View Post
Anyone knows if there's an age limit to the cadet pilot program? Currently 33 and plan to apply - local Singaporean.
Hi,
There is a fellow cadet (Singaporean) - 34. However, what is the exact cut-off, I am unable to comment.

Cheers
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 04:24
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Originally Posted by tshengka View Post
Good morning all

Unfortunately, I didn't make it for the preliminary interview and intend to try again.
May I check what is the 'cool off' period between applications? I have heard 3 months and also 6 months.




Regards
Hi,

I believe its 6 months, from knowledge at hand.

Cheers.
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Old 12th Oct 2019, 13:36
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Originally Posted by cwzy114 View Post
Hi guys,
Just got an email from HR asking me to have another medical review with Dr. Faizal Wahid at Fullerton Heath on Saturday. Can i ask if anyone had the same email before? If yes, what happened after that? What review should i be expecting? Hope someone could help me on this.
Cheers
The review is possibly due to some findings during your initial medical exam, or some test results come back as borderline unacceptable to SIA standards, even if it passes the CAAS standards. The fact that SIA is asking for a review instead of outright rejection means whatever was flagged in your medical report is possibly something that may become an issue down the road like pre-diabetic blood sugar level, unless lifestyle changes are made now.

Having said that however, your mileage might vary. You know your own level of fitness better than anyone else. Only two possible outcomes here, the condition turns out to be something that you can't change then possibly end of the road, or physician clears you and you proceed with the program. I have heard many cadets who have had the review to successfully proceed with the program, and very few who couldn't meet SIA standards and their journey ended there.

By the way you might want to refrain from posting very specific details on where, when, and who as regards your medical review on the internet just to be safe.
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