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Hello guys, I had my 2nd attempt today but failed just like last time. I am sorry guys this is the end of the road for me. I wanna thank everyone on this platform for the knowledge shared. Unfortunately for me, the test proved that I do not have what it takes to drive a train.
 
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Hello guys, I had my 2nd attempt today but failed just like last time. I am sorry guys this is the end of the road for me. I wanna thank everyone on this platform for the knowledge shared. Unfortunately for me, the test proved that I do not have what it takes to drive a train.
Sorry to hear that.
 

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Sorry to hear that.
Hello guys, I had my 2nd attempt today but failed just like last time. I am sorry guys this is the end of the road for me. I wanna thank everyone on this platform for the knowledge shared. Unfortunately for me, the test proved that I do not have what it takes to drive a train.
Yes indeed, I’m sorry my friend. From what I was told at the opc they reset all the lives last in 2013, so you never know they might reset them again over the coming years.

I wish you well my friend onward to better things.
 

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Hello guys, I had my 2nd attempt today but failed just like last time. I am sorry guys this is the end of the road for me. I wanna thank everyone on this platform for the knowledge shared. Unfortunately for me, the test proved that I do not have what it takes to drive a train.
Sorry to hear that.. I hope you don’t mind me asking a few questions? Did you have several tests to do? We’re there a few others doing tests also? What was the experience like with the company? Sorry, I hope you don’t feel like I’m rubbing salt in the wound.
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Mine was the other way around. So I've just got the mmi to go. Dmi I passed last week. Just have plenty of examples for each question and make sure you do research on your toc as I got asked why I was interested in GTR above any other and why train driver. I got asked about the stations too.
 

Anthony R

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Mine was the other way around. So I've just got the mmi to go. Dmi I passed last week. Just have plenty of examples for each question and make sure you do research on your toc as I got asked why I was interested in GTR above any other and why train driver. I got asked about the stations too.
Col thank you, when you say have plenty of examples for each question, are there set dmi questions then?
 

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Sorry to hear that.. I hope you don’t mind me asking a few questions? Did you have several tests to do? We’re there a few others doing tests also? What was the experience like with the company? Sorry, I hope you don’t feel like I’m rubbing salt in the wound.
Regards
Yes you'll have 2 practice. if you failed, they ain't allow to tell you what aspect you failed either. I asked what did I failed but they can't tell. It was really upsetting for me watching 2 other guys continued on the computer. I wish you all the best whenever you take yours.
 

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Yes you'll have 2 practice. if you failed, they ain't allow to tell you what aspect you failed either. I asked what did I failed but they can't tell. It was really upsetting for me watching 2 other guys continued on the computer. I wish you all the best whenever you take yours.

Very dark place to be in. I was there myself in 2013 but thankfully my lives were reset afterwards, but I did not know that at the time. I would have thought the assessors could at least tell you which test you failed. If not, I would be getting in touch with the TOC to which you applied sometime soon as they may be able to provide the missing info.

Yes going to do a DMI at some point. All very exciting, I’m hoping it will be face to face rather than zoom, but alas I expect zoom. Really hoping to get through. I desperately need a change now, been doing what I’m doing far too long and beyond ready never to do it again. Lol. Your a driver now aren’t you? You passed all this stuff ages ago? I have seen helpful posts of yours pop up whilst doing research.

I did not get very far with the recent batch of GTR jobs. I must say that I empathise with you totally. I have been doing my present job for just over 16 years now. I am not a train driver (only in spirit), I passed most of the old tests back in 2013 but I actually failed the CBI structured interview in 2013, just before the method of testing changed. Prior to that, I did not get very far with Arriva Trains Northern back in 2003 when I applied as a one-off but I have been trying seriously now since 2013, maybe even 2011.

I have now passed all the new tests but could not take part in the MMI because my score on the joystick was not high enough for Transpennine Express. Bit of a shame because I only live 5 minutes from the station but it could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. If my posts have helped someone on their way, then I can be happy with that, but the present pandemic stuff is more than slightly frustrating, especially with lock-down fatigue on other peoples' part.

I used to enjoy practicising for the old type tests, especially the DTG reaction test. It was a bit like playing space invaders with the differently coloured circles appearing randomly all over the screen. Practsing for the equivalent, with the blinking square, was just not as enjoyable.
 

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African, don’t let it deter you if you want a career on the railway. There are lots of other good roles.
 

YingYing

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Hello everyone, I have assessments coming up soon. @Anthony R could I be cheeky and ask for the software that helped you?
ditto Charlotte. I've found this site (https://metodorf.com/tests/bourdon_test.php) for the GB test, I just printscreen and print the randomly generated charts to do by hand as per the real test rather than do it with a mouse though. Other software for some practice would be massively appreciated.

Good luck to you!
 

charlotte2459

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That's great, thank you for that. Good luck to you too :D
If anyone else has any other material similar to the tests, I would greatly appreciate it.
 
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