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Ghost_rider

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I was also interviewed on Wednesday and heard nothing, oh well I guess that’s my answer then.

Hi, I had one last week but didn't find out for 5 working days so i wouldn't give up hope. Hopefully they'll be in touch very soon to give you some good news!
 

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My bad Plodster, its actually Weds 12th, but I'm on a course and can't do it. I'm hoping other candidates are in a similar position owing to the amount of notice given and TFW put another date on.
 

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My bad Plodster, its actually Weds 12th, but I'm on a course and can't do it. I'm hoping other candidates are in a similar position owing to the amount of notice given and TFW put another date on.

Have you had much of a chance to look through all the practice material sent via email? All 88 pages! Think I need to lock myself in a room for a few days to digest it all.
 

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I've had a go at the bourdon test from here and it's not as straight forward as you'd expect. Only just had a go this evening but I'm only getting about 10-11 odd lines and missing the odd one or two at least. I definitely need to practice!

Anyone have an idea of what they think from past experience, is a decent standard is to pass?
 

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I've had a go at the bourdon test from here and it's not as straight forward as you'd expect. Only just had a go this evening but I'm only getting about 10-11 odd lines and missing the odd one or two at least. I definitely need to practice!

Anyone have an idea of what they think from past experience, is a decent standard is to pass?

The impression I've been given by threads on this site is that 10-11 lines per page with no mistakes has been enough to pass (although, clearly, nobody knows exactly what the pass mark is, or whether they missed any!).
 

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I've passed group bourdon to WMT's standard which i understand are enhanced, and as soon as i put the pen down i started noticing ones I'd missed :lol: so absolute perfection isn't required, but I'd say I got roughly halfway down the grid on each one, with very few mistakes. The main thing for me was to practice recognising the patterns that the groups of 4 come in rather than quickly counting each set. But what works for me won't work for others.
 

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Has anyone who applied for Cardiff in March had a date for assessment yet? I see the Chester applications seem to be progressing. Cheers
 

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My tip for GB is to simply grab a pen and sweep through the dots left to right line by line calling out how many your see in your head. 5 5 3 5 4 etc. Any 4 it registers and you line it.
I was able to reach about 2/3 of the way down each one with no mistakes.

Also print it off from the software. It will be on paper on the day. 5 sheets 2 mins each.
 

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Is everyone on this thread either waiting to hear about their paper sift or date/results of paper & computer tests? Is anyone at MMI stage yet?
 

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Thanks for the replies. So at least I don't sound too far off in terms of how many lines I'm getting through, and also complete perfection isn't a necessity!
 

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Hi Boydy some have already finished the process and is waiting at home ready to start training in the future. Because of Covid there are people at quite a few different stages it seems right now.

Hi, are you talking about recruitment from a different occasion other than march this year?

If so, then they've flown through that after a slow start!

As far as I'm aware, I don't think anyone's posted on this thread about going all the way through and being offered a position, but that's great if that's the case!
 

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Apologies wrong thread!! I am messaging in so many got mixed up! Edited previous post.
 

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It's only been 2 weeks since I submitted my application form. Has anyone applying for Cardiff (most recent job advert) heard anything yet?
 
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