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« on: May 02, 2001, 15:37:00 »
Hi,
    Well I feel like a right moron right now. I just failed my CFAT. I cannot belive it actually. I have a 92% avg in English and a 78% in math. When I was given the practice problems it said it would be a simple test and I was informed there would be no real need to study. But I failed and I am real confused, anyone else had this problem or am I unique? It seemed the practice questions I was given were not even representitive of the test.  :(
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2001, 17:49:00 »
While we were instructed not to specifically discuss the test, you could have filled in the wrong square and gotten all the questions following it incorrect.  Even still, you wern‘t supposed to study them, since they determine what you‘re best suited for without preparation.  What did you apply for, if i may ask?
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Furthermore, how old are you/what grade are you in?

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2001, 19:10:00 »
I didnt actually mean discuss questions i meant the test in general, pass/fail type thing not the specifics, at all. And Im 17, grade 11 pretty much honor roll except fo physics and math.

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2001, 23:04:00 »
Sounds strange to me, especially for someone applying to 031 INF.  Those tests are used to help determine aptitude for technical trades.  They went over them a lot more closely when I applied the first time as a Naval Combat Information Operator (purely information-related, technical MOC).  You must ask them what went wrong, and have a talk with your unit recruiting people.  If they‘re as helpful as those at my unit, they‘ll get to the bottom of this.

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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2001, 01:08:00 »
I came out of high school with an almost straight A average and when I tried to get into RMC and took the aptitude test they said I failed it to. I could have sworn I missed one and the rest were wrong but you cant look at it or even retake it for a year. However applying to be in the reserves 1.5 years later I did not have to take the test again because the score I had was good enough for the res. go figure.

During the test I felt kinda choked cause all the sequences and series stuff I hadnt learned yet and then the next week in school we were taught it go figure as well.

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2001, 15:25:00 »
Everybody has a bad day, and some days are not good days to be bad days ... (hmmm ...).

It‘s doubly unfortunate that you were only taught some of the stuff too late (i.e. AFTER you wrote the test) - an abject lesson in why it‘s a good idea to finish school first (but, I digress ...)

When I was in recruiting (a long time ago) it was explained to me that mathematics is very important in the testing procedure (since every part of the military needs to work with numbers - bullets, bombs, or torpedoes).  Accordingly, since you mentioned you hadn‘t learned some of the stuff until after writing the test, we can assume your math results were not as good as they might have been (and therefore, it‘s entirely possible this portion of the test dragged down your overall score).

A tough lesson to learn, I concede - but, it‘s better to learn it at a young age as opposed to later on in life when you‘re trying to support your family.  Ultimately, you‘ll see this is just a speed bump on the highway of life ...

Hang in there.
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P.S. (I guess I should confess - I was a math whiz in high school, even winning the senior math award in Grade 9, which meant I beat the Grade 13 students, too.  I was 19 when I applied, and in second year university - a huge difference between that and grade 11)


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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2002, 16:36:00 »
Could anyone tell me how to prepare for this test.  I am not asking you to tell me what is in it, because that would be cheating, but I know some people who failed it and they don‘t know why ( one hade a 90% average .)  This test is very important and if you fail it, you have to wait 1 year to take it again.  Is the examples that the recruiting site give on the CFAT are representitive of the test?  I found IQ  tests on the internet and I am doing them but I don‘t think this will help me prepare for the test.

thank you for your help

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2002, 18:55:00 »
You should have got an example pamphlet of CFAT if you picked up a folder with bunch of info on it.

If not, you should get one, just to get an idea of it.

It‘s not hard.  :D

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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2002, 20:52:00 »
Thanks for your reply.  What is in this pamphlet?  Should of my recruiter given me one?  Is the test the same for all applicants?

thanks again

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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2002, 21:01:00 »
The pamphlet has examples of the questions found in the test of Verbal Skills (ie What is opposite of tight?) Spatial Ability (what shape would this pattern form if folded) and Problem Solving (What‘s next in the sequence 2,4,6,8...).

And you should ask your recruiter for one. It‘ll give you an idea of what to expect.

The test is same for all applicats.

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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2002, 22:04:00 »
Oh that thing!  I have that pamphlet and they are really easy lol.  I heard that the test does not have these kind of questions, but harder ones.  Ah well, mabye I am being too hard on myself   :mad:  

thanks for your patience and your reply!

mlabonte

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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2002, 22:05:00 »
Hello,
        Just wondering what I can study to help me get a better score on the CFAT. Are there any books or manuals that i can use to help me?

thanks,
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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2002, 23:13:00 »
From what I hear you can‘t do much to improve your spatial ability; you‘re born with it, so either you got it or you don‘t....

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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2002, 17:24:00 »
Actually I read somewhere (can‘t recall exactly where tho) that playing sports like hockey, basketball and such helps with spatial ability.

But it works on long-term, so if you‘re going for the test soon, there‘s nothing you can do, as far as I know.

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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2002, 17:52:00 »
really... well I play sports, but the questions about the boxes and the patterns on the boxes mess me up for some reason. If there are any books you could suggest that would be a great help.

thanks anyways
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2003, 19:40:00 »
Can anyone tell me what score youd need on the CFAT to get into the infantry? I heard that they go by the results of the test, rather than by the level of traditional education like highschool(presuming you have the minimum 15 credits) does anyone know if that is true? say for the infantry if I applied with only the 15 credits(im still in school) but did well on the CFAT and the PT what would you say my chances of getting in are? thanks for the info   :cdn:

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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2003, 19:09:00 »
Would I be able to do my CFAT now at the age of 16 so when i graduates next year i will be able to go right on in to the forces? Please Reply A.S.A.P O yeah i am joining the infantry   :cdn:

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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2003, 20:07:00 »
I doubt it, besides, you may as well wait until you turn 17 anyways, every day you learn something new so you might even achieve a better CFAT as a result of holding out.  

Another option for you however, is to apply now, do your CFAT and PT test and by the time you get to swear in you likely be graduating.  Just have your parents sign for you at the recruiting office.  The process only takes 2 to 4 months, so you may as well wait till second semester starts of your final year.  And spend the time between now and then preparing for it.  Work on your fitness, work on your grades, just give it 110%

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« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2003, 21:58:00 »
So Thaedes Your saying that i cant do my CFAT,App test and interview now even tho im in grade 11 finished in one week and will be turning 17 in october? I wants to know if I can get all of this out of the way so i can have it done so when i finishes high school i can go dtraight to basic. By the way thak you Thaedes fro the information you have already provided for me.  :)

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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2003, 21:05:00 »
Sorry I hadn‘t responded anytime recently, didn‘t see this posting.

 
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So Thaedes Your saying that i cant do my CFAT,App test and interview now even tho im in grade 11 finished in one week and will be turning 17 in october? I wants to know if I can get all of this out of the way so i can have it done so when i finishes high school i can go dtraight to basic. By the way thak you Thaedes fro the information you have already provided for me.  
 
I‘d highly recommend against it.  You can still write your CFAT, get the medical done, the PT test done, and have your interview done before you graduate though.  

Go into your nearest recruiting centre when you turn 17 (or late October), and pick up the application.  Fill it out, get your parents help if you need any, make sure to get some good references, and then drop it off.  About 2 weeks later (At most) you‘ll get a phone call, they‘ll schedule your CFAT.  Get plenty of rest before going in.  They‘ll likely give you your medical right afterwards, then schedule you for the PT test.  Then the interview.  Of course, there is no real set order, other then CFAT first.  Once your done there they‘ll send all the info from you out to Ottawa, and they‘ll review your stuff and see if they want to hire you.  Thats generally a 2 to 4 month process.  Which will be made longer since it will extend over the Christmas period.  You‘ll probably get a call sometime during your second semester, and they‘ll ask if you would like a job with the Canadian Forces.  At the point you can say yes or no.  You‘ll probably finish school sometime during June, and Basic training will begin sometime mid to late June.

Don‘t be concerned about talking to the recruiters and the forces.  Make certain your not scheduled for a Basic before your school year is out, the grade 12 is a must have.

Good luck man.

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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2003, 13:12:00 »
What are th lowest you can get on the cfat in order to get into the infantry?

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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2003, 13:33:00 »
I wouldn‘t worry about it.  It‘s pretty well really **** hard to screw up getting into the infantry.  Unfortunately, they aren‘t looking so much for brains to fill the position.  Its one of those things that increases the social stereotypes against the army, and those people who are in the infantry.  They think we are all just a bunch of dumb jocks who could barely graduate high school.

While its true i am struggling to graduate from high school.  It isn‘t for lack of intelligence.  Its for lack of motivation.  Its not that I don‘t understand the ciricullum, its that I don‘t have the motivation or the interest to go home and do the work.  Which is one reason why I look forward to joining the infantry.  Your home is the military, your job is your life.  No escape.  Forces you to confront your short commings, so I‘ll be forced to learn self-discipline, among other things.

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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2003, 14:14:00 »
Thaedes,no critisim,(?) but try the discipline
thing now.You do not want to be doing GED
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2003, 11:55:00 »
How have you been practicing? The only thing I‘ve tried is the practice questions on the recruiting site, besides that there isnt much else you can practice with... but if you know a way, by all means please elaborate.

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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2003, 12:05:00 »
Mike

Try out this link.  Good practice tests here:

 http://www.jobs.gc.ca/menu/ui_examinfo_e.htm