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NS

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Can someone tell me when assessing potential trainee train drivers do Scotrail use the rVce test?

Many thanks.
 
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ScotRail use both MT4.1 & 4.2 and I think it's just what they've got scheduled to use for that assessment day. I had 4.1 when I did my assessments last year for FSR
 

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Thanks for this guys, I wonder could someone explain the difference between 4.1 and 4.2? I have Barrons mechanical aptitude and spatial relations should that cover both these assessments?

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Thanks for this guys, I wonder could someone explain the difference between 4.1 and 4.2? I have Barrons mechanical aptitude and spatial relations should that cover both these assessments?

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Hi 4.2 is like the book you have and the examples from how to become books
4.1 is nothing like it and in my opinion a lot harder. Have s look at the Nkrthern rail thread further down and you will see it discussed at length

Ta
 

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Completed and passed the the DBS Assessment recently. Word of warning though - the Mechanical Aptitude test is quite different to the examples in the Barrons book.

I bought Barrons book and whilst very good at Levers and Pulleys etc etc, the actual test was a little more lateral shall we say.

I'm an engineer by trade and found the test harder than expected. You have to have a good awareness (I would say spatial) of the way mechanisms operate.

If you are reasonably ok with puzzles and have an OK understanding of mechanisms then you should be ok.

Do still read and practice the Barrons examples as they do help somewhat...I'm not trying to scare you as the test is certainly passable by the average person with a little nounce.

And lastly....good luck.
 

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Completed and passed the the DBS Assessment recently. Word of warning though - the Mechanical Aptitude test is quite different to the examples in the Barrons book.

I bought Barrons book and whilst very good at Levers and Pulleys etc etc, the actual test was a little more lateral shall we say.

I'm an engineer by trade and found the test harder than expected. You have to have a good awareness (I would say spatial) of the way mechanisms operate.

If you are reasonably ok with puzzles and have an OK understanding of mechanisms then you should be ok.

Do still read and practice the Barrons examples as they do help somewhat...I'm not trying to scare you as the test is certainly passable by the average person with a little nounce.

And lastly....good luck.
Thanks Lanc,

I think I'm also going to go down the private assessment route in a couple of months, I'll finish the Barron's book and hopefully find some more spatial relations tests online.

Can you tell me were your structured interview questions the standard 5 that have been posted on here?
 

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NS......A good idea to take the tests privately as it will give you the confidence to apply for positions and may well give you the edge over others.

WRT structured interview - standard stuff I believe, looking for the same specific qualities.

Have a think about any emergency situations you have encountered and think about how you dealt with them. Decide if you think you could cope with working alone. Have you worked as a team before and have you achieved in seeing any projects through to an end. If so, how did you accomplish this?

Good luck!

Lanc
 
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