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Discussion in 'Railway Jobs & Careers' started by Nick_south01, 21 Apr 2015.
Has anyone sat the new fault finding test recently ?
What do you want to know.
Basically I want to know what the test is like.
Ie how long and how many questions ?
It depends if you're good a following written instructions.
I didn't count how many questions there were because you only get 15 minutes but there must have been about 20 odd I managed 11 all 100% correct and was on my 12th and got an enhanced score pass.
I found it the easiest of the tests but some people really struggled.
It's basically the practise material but more in depth with a few more steps to follow.
New? I thought it has been the same one that has been done for years now.....?
I passed my assessment with southeastern back in October. Applied to G.T.R and got a call on Monday to come and sit the dfft
If you've passed all the other tests I'll doubt you'll have any problems with the dfft anymore questions let me know.
Yeah thank you.
The test looks interesting.
Do they send practice material for this test?
similar to the practice material, slightly more options you need to look at but same principles apply
Yeah they do send you the practice material via email
From another thread....
Originally Posted by jimjims
What's a DFFT test?
Can you shed a bit of light on that?
Lets hope you did enough to get through.
A DFFT test is a Driver Fault Finding Test,it was of a fictional train company and your test paper showed panels which consisted of all sorts of info from a power box,batteries,solar panels,washers,wiper,windows etc.
You then had three other sets of booklets that had info on them relating to "your train" and the instruments mentioned above,I have added a pic of my practice paper but it has come through too small and the wrong way round so that is useless to you(sorry)
Now the test itself was almost identical to that only there was more of everything,IE:more on the panel,more instruments and more faults.
I had to do a lot more checking back and forth,referring to the other books that had the info on the faults I had on each train and then prioritising them and writing in the correct code and any other info that it said I may have had to have taken note of.
Sometimes you got your fault code for maybe the panels but it then asked you to check to say for instance the batteries and if they were fitted after a certain date then the code for that fault would be .....
It's not particularly hard but as like most of these train tests,speed and accuracy are key.
Thanks for the good wishes,I hope I have done enough but I ain't that confident that eight,if all correct of course will be enough.
I did go ahead and order the WAFV platinum package from "How 2 become" as it was stated that the next assessment day would include the TRP test,GB test and things like that.
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