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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 4th May 2017, 20:38
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Revised Initial 1A Interview

Has anyone taken the 1A/1B exam after the revision?
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Old 5th May 2017, 00:46
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Originally Posted by mmb327
Thanks for the useful info you and furqanstriker has given to us so far.

Seems a bit unusual if CX scaled down the COMPASS test but hey I'm not complaining. You mentioned that they sent you a link to something about the maths. Just to clarify are you saying that along with the PHAK they send you a link where you can practice the maths that they will test you on? And with the PHAK what sections would they want you to study? Cause I've got the book and been studying on it and dont think CX would send the book to candidates who have no experience and expect them to learn the whole book in a month or less.
Here is my thought. The link cx provide us is a standard cut-e demonstration test. The content is more related to finance and business. Regarding the math part, I think they will test on the unit conversion, volume, area, distance calculation as KA was testing the same thing in past April. They are also using cut-e.
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Old 5th May 2017, 06:39
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Originally Posted by varundatta.hk
- Attention: Reaction Rate
- Memory: Locations on Map
- Orientation: Jumbled Pipes
- Psycho-motorics: Runway Multitasking
- Psycho-motorics: Tube Flight
- Reasoning: Diagrammatic Series
- Reasoning: Spot the Difference
- Maths: Maths Word Problems
- Maths: Number Series

I have some question want to ask you , Can I contact you please, my no. 61088503
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Old 5th May 2017, 15:57
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Originally Posted by mmb327
Thanks for the useful info you and furqanstriker has given to us so far.

Seems a bit unusual if CX scaled down the COMPASS test but hey I'm not complaining. You mentioned that they sent you a link to something about the maths. Just to clarify are you saying that along with the PHAK they send you a link where you can practice the maths that they will test you on? And with the PHAK what sections would they want you to study? Cause I've got the book and been studying on it and dont think CX would send the book to candidates who have no experience and expect them to learn the whole book in a month or less.
I don't think the have made it easier per say... maybe just made it different imo!

Reading the whole book is crazy. I didn't even do that till my commercial checkride.

Have a look at the attachment
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Old 5th May 2017, 16:02
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Originally Posted by Daniel Long
Here is my thought. The link cx provide us is a standard cut-e demonstration test. The content is more related to finance and business. Regarding the math part, I think they will test on the unit conversion, volume, area, distance calculation as KA was testing the same thing in past April. They are also using cut-e.
I agree with the "standard cut-e demonstration test".
For the unit conversion... Hopefully people will chime in to giving us the correct math testing method.
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Old 5th May 2017, 16:31
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Also for this exersice -
https://goo.gl/ikP5SY

Use this to practice -
https://goo.gl/0RM764

Looks the same.

Edit:Use a mouse and not a trackpad. It makes a difference.

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Old 7th May 2017, 07:08
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so , have you done the cut-e maths test, is it close to the skytest maths test or close to the numerical reasoning test in cut - website? can you contact me please 6108850
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Old 8th May 2017, 22:59
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Originally Posted by Daniel Long
Here is my thought. The link cx provide us is a standard cut-e demonstration test. The content is more related to finance and business. Regarding the math part, I think they will test on the unit conversion, volume, area, distance calculation as KA was testing the same thing in past April. They are also using cut-e.
I guess they would if KA is doing it. But I found that KA are telling candidates that the maths test will include the use of the calculator. Whereas the CX math test doesnt allow the calculator, or not that I know of yet. If this is the case, perhaps the Math test would be scaled down. Just dont know why if KA and CX are both using cut-e, why have one allow the calculator and the other not?
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Old 8th May 2017, 23:07
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Originally Posted by varundatta.hk
I don't think the have made it easier per say... maybe just made it different imo!

Reading the whole book is crazy. I didn't even do that till my commercial checkride.

Have a look at the attachment

Thanks for the attatchment, and thought so they would choose those chapters.
Otherwise how would anyone pass lol.
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Old 8th May 2017, 23:23
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Varundatta.HK+Daniel Long

Found an updated setlist on what will be included on the initial test. You may have encountered it before but this website is genuine for practising I know someone that has used this website before and passed the first round
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Cathay Pacific Pilot Interview and Assessment-Latest Pilot Jobs-Latest Pilot Jobs

It may not be much but found the link to practice the inductive logical thinking section from cut-e itself just to get a taste of what to expect:

get_started

My flight instructor before said that you really dont have to worry about passing the psycho-motrics sections of the test as CX wouldnt really care much about your ability's on either reacting with the keyboard or whatever. They just want to know whether you the ability to at least gather a score no matter how high or low. And besides you get to have a trial section before you do the real test. I did 1A before.

If you prefer though you can pay and practice if you want to play safe. But if you ask me, focus more on your maths and PHAK knowledge with accuracy and quick timing as that is what CX will heavily look into more rather than the other aspects of the initial tests. And practice more on the abstract reasoning/logical thinking as well.
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Old 9th May 2017, 02:45
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Thanks for the info!
Regarding the Maths test, is it part of COMPASS? I read somewhere there used to be a separate test consisting of 33 questions to be completed in 30 mins, or something along those lines. Do they still do that?

You reckon the latest pilot job maths test would suffice?
Cheers!
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Old 9th May 2017, 05:23
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Originally Posted by Telfer86
So can someone confirm the Compass test is now 100% gone from CX ?

Just having a guesstimate at what the selection process is now

A: 1. Cut e aptitude test
2. Aviation technical knowledge mini quiz
3. Interview

B: 1. Raven matrix aptitude test
2. Group exercise
3. Management interview

C: Some kind of "flight grading" but done on a computer instead
of using an aircraft at Adelaide

Feel free to amend , just trying to figure out what the components are at
each step
1A - Cute test -
monitoring ability
spatial orientation
complex control
applied numeracy
multi-tasking
reaction speed
work related behavior

1B - A 45 minute interview - personal and technical questions
and A multiple choice technical questionnaire (60 mins)
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Old 9th May 2017, 05:33
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Originally Posted by mmb327
Varundatta.HK+Daniel Long

Found an updated setlist on what will be included on the initial test. You may have encountered it before but this website is genuine for practising I know someone that has used this website before and passed the first round
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Cathay Pacific Pilot Interview and Assessment-Latest Pilot Jobs-Latest Pilot Jobs

It may not be much but found the link to practice the inductive logical thinking section from cut-e itself just to get a taste of what to expect:

get_started

My flight instructor before said that you really dont have to worry about passing the psycho-motrics sections of the test as CX wouldnt really care much about your ability's on either reacting with the keyboard or whatever. They just want to know whether you the ability to at least gather a score no matter how high or low. And besides you get to have a trial section before you do the real test. I did 1A before.

If you prefer though you can pay and practice if you want to play safe. But if you ask me, focus more on your maths and PHAK knowledge with accuracy and quick timing as that is what CX will heavily look into more rather than the other aspects of the initial tests. And practice more on the abstract reasoning/logical thinking as well.
Some of the stuff on the 1st link is good and some of it seems outdated imo.
The cute practice test seems useless... what are we practicing for the tests UI. Currently using skytest to practice. Hopefully that helps.
Did you do the 1A before with the compass test or the cute test?
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Old 9th May 2017, 06:56
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Anyone applied CPP recently and got invitation for Stage 1A?
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Old 9th May 2017, 07:19
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Originally Posted by Telfer86
Thanks very much , just one further question

The 1B is basic aviation technical stuff , PPL etc

So we have moved on from 1A & 1B what is next then

2A (a) group exercise
(b) another aptitude test - those matrix things they seemed to love
(c) final interview

3 - Flight grading of some kind , but done on a computer

Again feel most welcome to correct the defects here
Yeah, 1B technical based on PHAK. See attachment above for chapters. and some company info.

I heard stage 2 consists of two group exercise.
One of them is done by the applicants by themselves and cathay observes. And one of them is a flight planning one where the applicants are helped by a FO and they need make a flight plan.

Then another technical interview, maybe this one is at more higher level the the 1B one imo.

I dont know if they still do the matrix test or the flight grading.
But if they put me in lvl d sim for a flight grading i'm ****** but hope fully its a atd of some kind.
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Old 9th May 2017, 07:20
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Originally Posted by cfdchan
Anyone applied CPP recently and got invitation for Stage 1A?
I have mine on the 18th and I know someone who has his on the 16th.
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Old 9th May 2017, 07:58
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Originally Posted by varundatta.hk
I have mine on the 18th and I know someone who has his on the 16th.
Thanks for your info. May I know when did you apply?
Submitted mine in mid-April and no news as yet.
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Old 9th May 2017, 09:08
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Originally Posted by cfdchan
Thanks for your info. May I know when did you apply?
Submitted mine in mid-April and no news as yet.
I had submitted on 18 april, no news atm too
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Old 9th May 2017, 14:38
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Hi everyone,

I am going to be having my initial assessment on 16 May.

Anyone else going on the same date?

FYI, I submitted my application on 10 April.

Thanks.

Niki
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Old 10th May 2017, 01:34
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Originally Posted by nikiwantstofly
Hi everyone,

I am going to be having my initial assessment on 16 May.

Anyone else going on the same date?

FYI, I submitted my application on 10 April.

Thanks.

Niki
I presume they got back to you 2 weeks after you submitted?
I submitted around the same time you did, which is on the 15 April, and I haven't heard anything since.
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