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Hlaanc

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I have been invited to attend the 2nd stage assessment for the mentioned TOC. I have been told that I need to do a trainability test, a reaction test, a criteria based interview and a personality questionnaire. I completed and passed the computerised tests (vienna tests) for another TOC last year but I have been told they are different. Does anybody have any more information on what they will be?
 
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The trainability test is a piece of cake if it’s anything like the GWR one I did a few weeks back. Nothing to get at all stressed about

You read an extract of a rules based procedure and then answer questions based on the statement. It’ll give a selection of rules, very wordy. Long as you concentrate and keep calm, it’s very completable. I got to the end with a little time to spare

It’s basically testing your ability to interpret and process information and then reapply it to a differently worded question if that makes sense. I seem to remember the paragraph remaining in view as I answered the question so I was able to re-read the passage of text to extract the correct information to answer the question

The test will be timed. One tip, keep a stop watch next to you to ensure you keep a good pace i.e., divide the total time allotted by number of questions to gauge roughly how long you should spend on average per question

You’ll need a quiet space and I’d suggest not doing late at night!!

Mine was administered remotely via the OPC, to be completed in my own time
 

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Thanks for replying. What I'm not sure about is that I've completed the Vienna tests, WAFV, ATAVT and 2hand for another TOC but I'm not sure if I will have to complete it again? I passed them in July last year and thought they stayed on your record
 

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Thanks for replying. What I'm not sure about is that I've completed the Vienna tests, WAFV, ATAVT and 2hand for another TOC but I'm not sure if I will have to complete it again? I passed them in July last year and thought they stayed on your record
They do stay valid for 5 years, however, some companies have policies of only accepting them if you did them within a certain time ago, say 6 months for example. They may also require a higher pass mark but I don't know what ARL requires, or what you scored. If you've told them you've sat them before and they've confirmed you'll have to re-do them I'm afraid that's just the hoop you've got to jump through. Good luck! :D
 

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They do stay valid for 5 years, however, some companies have policies of only accepting them if you did them within a certain time ago, say 6 months for example. They may also require a higher pass mark but I don't know what ARL requires, or what you scored. If you've told them you've sat them before and they've confirmed you'll have to re-do them I'm afraid that's just the hoop you've got to jump through. Good luck! :D
Thank you.
 

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I have been invited to attend the 2nd stage assessment for the mentioned TOC. I have been told that I need to do a trainability test, a reaction test, a criteria based interview and a personality questionnaire. I completed and passed the computerised tests (vienna tests) for another TOC last year but I have been told they are different. Does anybody have any more information on what they will be?
Congrats! I hope you do well in stage 2. How long did you have to wait after stage 1 to get invite to stage 2?
 
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Congrats! I hope you do well in stage 2. How long did you have to wait after stage 1 to get invite to stage 2?
I heard within 3 working days, but I think it depends on availability at the OPC because they send you an invitation to a specific date for Stage 2. So if lots of people pass stage 1, maybe it takes a bit longer to get them all booked onto a Stage 2 day at the OPC.
 

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Congrats! I hope you do well in stage 2. How long did you have to wait after stage 1 to get invite to stage 2?
I have thankfully had an email back to say I can move to stage 3 as I have completed assessments for another TOC. I had an email back about a week later after stage 1.
 
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