YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#51 Post by vinblastine » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:31 am

I'm writing Tuesday as well!

Does anyone have any insight as to what it will be about? (I should probably check the other forums)
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#52 Post by xpoy » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:38 am

Are you really writing on Tuesday cause I got an email asking me to change dates from Olivia. I'm now writing on Monday
I'll try my best to share the outline of the day here
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#53 Post by vinblastine » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:16 am

I was going to post to let you know they canceled Tuesday but I guess you already knew. I didn't receive any email and had to email them. I'll probably write Thursday but I have to check with my boss. Ugh.
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#54 Post by xpoy » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:00 pm

Just finished the day
It's a lot harder
The morning is similar to the written assessment with similar tests.afternoon you have simulations. Its difficult to explain plus I don't think I can diverge much more from the consent that I signed.
There definitely is no way to prepare for this.
Wish I could help you all out more.
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#55 Post by vinblastine » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:52 pm

Oh boy, now I'm nervous... :shock:

Thanks for the info though!
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#56 Post by .TODA. » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:54 pm

Thank you for sharing Xpoy, and so soon after the exam.
Much appreciated by all of us indeed.
Good Luck to everyone writing, I sincerely wish those that want it badly great success.

Toda
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#57 Post by tiramisu » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:57 pm

xpoy wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:00 pm
Just finished the day
It's a lot harder
The morning is similar to the written assessment with similar tests.afternoon you have simulations. Its difficult to explain plus I don't think I can diverge much more from the consent that I signed.
There definitely is no way to prepare for this.
Wish I could help you all out more.
Can you expand what you mean by written assessment? I've only done the online assessment. Are you referring to that one?

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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#58 Post by .TODA. » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:48 pm

Tiramisu

He is referring to the old style assessment most of us on this thread have gone through last Dec 11-13. It was the old way of testing. Then in April NC came out with a new style of assessment, essentially putting us in limbo, as a new batch this April went through leaving us behind. Miraculously we have been contacted recently and invited to participate in the new style of assessment occuring now. The fact that you wrote just the quick online test and now invited for this assessment is proof in action that NC is trying to speed up the selection process. Hope that answers your question

Toda
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#59 Post by SZL » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:35 am

xpoy wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:00 pm
Just finished the day
It's a lot harder
The morning is similar to the written assessment with similar tests.afternoon you have simulations. Its difficult to explain plus I don't think I can diverge much more from the consent that I signed.
There definitely is no way to prepare for this.
Wish I could help you all out more.
Thanks for sharing what you can. Obviously, they want to maintain the integrity of the selection process so I guess you can’t tell us much. You said it was harder than you expected but was there anything that surprised you? Any idea when the next course offerings will be? Just wondering if they spoke to that at all. How many people were in your testing session? And did they talk about how the selection process will go? Sorry for all the questions. This is my first crack at this. I’m hoping to stream IFR. Hope you did well and good luck to those yet to write. I’m going in Oct 1!
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#60 Post by tiramisu » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:36 am

.TODA. wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:48 pm
Tiramisu

He is referring to the old style assessment most of us on this thread have gone through last Dec 11-13. It was the old way of testing. Then in April NC came out with a new style of assessment, essentially putting us in limbo, as a new batch this April went through leaving us behind. Miraculously we have been contacted recently and invited to participate in the new style of assessment occuring now. The fact that you wrote just the quick online test and now invited for this assessment is proof in action that NC is trying to speed up the selection process. Hope that answers your question

Toda
Thanks for your reply. Appreciate it. Can you or anyone provide any insight on what the old assessment is like?
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#61 Post by vinblastine » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:22 pm

I must say, that new assessment is more intense and more ATC specific than the old assessment. I think I lost a few brain cells from overuse.

The old assessment was like a IQ/English/Wonderlic test, but it's not that similar to the new one so I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#62 Post by xpoy » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:46 pm

I think my brain is finally back to normal since Monday.
I think my brain got overloaded. Tuesday I was a bit out of it and finally last night fell asleep at 7...needed a full 12 hrs of sleep.

This new assessment is called FEAST...it basically feast on your brain...probably created by aliens

Like vin says the old assessment was IQ type tests, which there are a couple that are similar in nature but its the tests in the afternoon that will squeeze your brain.

The afternoon tests are more testing if you can retain info given to you over a short period of time while needing to focus on hands on type work.
Which is very similar to on the job skills required.

The only thing that you can help to prepare for this is to work on your short term memory.

Play a game like Fortnite while trying to remember your license plate # and have someone randomly read out other license plate # and you need to identify every time they read out yours.


I dont know if I gave out too much info....LOL...dont want them to come after me :axe:
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#63 Post by acehigh » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:10 am

Have any of you gotten results from your feast?
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#64 Post by SZL » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:10 pm

acehigh wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:10 am
Have any of you gotten results from your feast?
Nothing yet! The wait is agonizing...
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#65 Post by vinblastine » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:14 pm

Just received an e-mail inviting me to round 2 testing for Nov 15-16. I'm quite conflicted since I just started this new job a month ago and it's a pretty sweet gig. Bah, not sure if I'm going to go.
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#66 Post by xpoy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:28 pm

I got my email as well for Nov 15-16
I also started a job end of May. Almost pretty good with great potential. We've made it this far...no reason to not keep going on.
I hope I will see you there Vin!
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#67 Post by SZL » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:54 pm

First off, I wanna say CONGRATS to vinblasine and xpoy on your invitations to the next round! I did not receive an email so I assume I am at the end of the road this time around. What a bummer but I will take it in stride and hope for better the next go around. Please keep us updated each step of the way so we can know what to expect for the future. I wish you both all the best of luck at the bootcamp. BTW if you are considering not taking the opportunity, please reconsider! This is a huge achievement to get to this step. I hope you find a way to make it happen and hopefully get the final invitation you ultimately got into this for in the first place!

Guess that's it for now!
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#68 Post by acehigh » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:44 am

@ SZL

I wouldn't write it off completely yet. I wrote on the 6th and they told us it would be 4 weeks until we were notified of anything. I did not get an invite yet either.
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#69 Post by vinblastine » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:14 pm

So I turned down the 2 day assessment for November, I don't want to take the 2 days off so soon after starting my new job. Conor said he'll keep me on the eligibility list for next time, although I have no idea what that means. :shock: There's always next time anyways, I don't think my capabilities will deteriorate that quickly.
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#70 Post by estrela20 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:34 pm

Hey guys
I am in YEG and just received an email from NAV 2 days ago inviting me to book a date and do FEAST. I dont think anyone in Edmonton has done this type of assessment as of yet. By going through some of the comments on this thread, i see it is very intense.
Question - phase 2 of FEAST is the 2 day boot-camp?
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Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

#71 Post by Ssauvage87 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:12 pm

vinblastine wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:14 pm
So I turned down the 2 day assessment for November, I don't want to take the 2 days off so soon after starting my new job. Conor said he'll keep me on the eligibility list for next time, although I have no idea what that means. :shock: There's always next time anyways, I don't think my capabilities will deteriorate that quickly.
to each their own i guess! haha, good luck down the road :)
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