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I am looking for some general information about the Maritime Officer Selection Test.  The recruiting site had some info on and even sample questions from the CFAT, but I can find nothing about the MOST. 

I've been out of school for a very long time, and would like to know what areas I should concentrate on to brush up.  If there is any general information people can offer about the exam, it would be appreciated.
 

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The most test is a funny test... It has been almost 2 years since I did it.

It is a pattern recognition, mental math and learning speed test. You could do some IQ Tests as a warm up and then do some mental math review. Go over things like multiplication in your head and divide big numbers by other numbers, like how many times does 17 go into 374? It is a timed test so you have to be quick about it.

All I remember is that all the candidates for MARS at my NAOB did it first, and they had a wide range of university degrees but not too many math intensive ones and not all recent grads. A lot of them came out complaining how tough it was and how they ran out of time.  Then the next day the engineers took the test and most of us were fresh out of university and we zipped through it with no problems, waiting around for each timed period to end so we can go onto the next phase. The difference in outlooks was quiet humorous.

If you want to be a MARS officer, practice mental math, simple things like 3,6,8,9, and 16 times tables, fractions of 60 and math like (5x6)/3  which tells you that your CPA to buoy that is 5 degrees off your starboard bow at 6 miles is 1000 yards, which can alternately be worked out by knowing that 5 is a twelfth of 60 and a twelfth of 6 miles is 1000 yards.

Don't worry about the MOST too much. It isn't that hard, it is just a little fast.

 

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Hey can anyone give me any tips for the MOST test? I tried searching the forums but it just brought up every instance of the word "most." Specifically what is on the test, how/what can I study, duration? etc.

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Davidson
 

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Don't freak out if you didn't get every question in the alloted time, you probably won't finish everything.  The mental math is a good thing to review, I hadn't done anything for 10 years before I wrote my MOST test so I went to the library and took out some high school SAT prep tests.  Other than that there isn't a whole lot you can prepare for, just relax, READ THE DIRECTIONS, and budget your time.  Most of all enjoy the drinks after your done

good luck
 

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Hello,

So I recently found out that there is a new 'MOST' aptitude exam instituted after April 1st for MARS officer applicants. Any information regarding this exam and how to prepare for it would be very helpful. I'm scheduled to take it soon but have no clue what to expect  ???
 

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Hi,

I am scheduled for MOST, but I cannot find detailed information about this test. I am wondering what components I am going to be tested on, and if there is a sample question available for this test. Or is it going to be similar to CFAT (I already passed it)? If you know any idea, please let me know.

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Good day sha106,

    The Maritime Officer Selection Test (MOST) is not conducted CAF recruiting as part of the application process to join the Forces. I have moved your question to the Navy Training board in order for them to provide you with the information you seek. 
 

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sha106 said:
I am scheduled for MOST, but I cannot find detailed information about this test.

Maritime Officer Selection Test 
http://army.ca/forums/threads/51566.0

'MOST' aptitude exam for MARS officer applicants 
http://army.ca/forums/threads/118541.0



 

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Hi Mariomike,

Thank you for the links! I already have read all the posts on this forum regarding to MOST. The one I found, and was told recently is that new MOST is required to be taken during the application process. In the past, the MARS candidates took MOST in the process of NOAB, which is different now. MARS candidates are required to take the test, and I was told that it happened from APR 2015. Also, the post was written in 2007, so I am not sure if it is going to be the same as that time.

I will put some notes and information regarding to MOST on this forum after my test if it is not confidential to share.

Have a great day!

 

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sha106 said:
Hi Mariomike,

Thank you for the links! I already have read all the posts on this forum regarding to MOST. The one I found, and was told recently is that new MOST is required to be taken during the application process. In the past, the MARS candidates took MOST in the process of NOAB, which is different now. MARS candidates are required to take the test, and I was told that it happened from APR 2015. Also, the post was written in 2007, so I am not sure if it is going to be the same as that time.

I will put some notes and information regarding to MOST on this forum after my test if it is not confidential to share.

Have a great day!

You are welcome, and Good Luck!
 
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Happy to say that I have completed my aptitude test and am eligible for further processing for MARS Direct Entry.

I've been scheduled for my MOST test, but the scheduler did not have much detail on the subject matter. Is there a need to study, or a practice that I can do?

After my MOST test, I'm scheduled for my medical and interview. Then hopefully BASIC soon after!
 

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Saw this in Ask a CAF Recruiter today, 

MARS DEO - Most Test Subject Matter?
http://milnet.ca/forums/threads/121675/post-1410819.html#msg1410819

I include it here for future reference,

Maritime Officer Selection Test 
http://army.ca/forums/threads/51566.0

'MOST' aptitude exam for MARS officer applicants 
http://army.ca/forums/threads/118541.0

MOST sample questions?
http://milnet.ca/forums/threads/119636/post-1372359.html#msg1372359

 
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I've applied and conpleted my aptitude test, and before my medical and interview I've been asked to comete the MOST Test, which is apparently an extra aptitude test for MARS.

Has anyone taken this before? The recruiter didn't have much information on the subject matter, or what to study.
 

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boyko17 said:
I've been asked to comete the MOST Test, which is apparently an extra aptitude test for MARS.

Has anyone taken this before? The recruiter didn't have much information on the subject matter, or what to study.

This may help.

MOST sample questions?
http://army.ca/forums/threads/119636.0

MARS DEO - Most Test Subject Matter?
http://milnet.ca/forums/threads/121675/post-1410819.html#msg1410819

Maritime Officer Selection Test 
http://army.ca/forums/threads/51566.0

'MOST' aptitude exam for MARS officer applicants 
http://army.ca/forums/threads/118541.0

MOST sample questions?
http://milnet.ca/forums/threads/119636/post-1372359.html#msg1372359
 
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Thanks very much! I tried to search for previous posts, but of course searching "MOST Test" wasn't specific enough.
 

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boyko17 said:
The recruiter didn't have much information on the subject matter, or what to study.

You can't study for this one.    Good luck!

 

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They used to do that test for MSEng/NCSEng DEOs along with the MARS candidates on NOAB... glad they eschewed those MOSIDs from it.

Two things, get a good night's sleep before hand and don't drink alcohol the night before.  I found the questions on this test more vague and riddle-like than the CFAT.
 

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Wrote it in November. My best advice is to keep your eye on the clock, follow what it says, and don't get distracted.
 

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If that the same as what they used to do on NOAB, where you have to navigate from point A to B on a grid, where they add one rule each time you turn the page to a slightly different layout, but you can't look back at the previous rules and only had so much time each page?  If so, not something you can study for.  Basically you just need to go in there fresh, try and remember what you can, and if all else fails make a decision and answer everything within the allowed time.

I think it was as much a stress test as it was an aptitude test, and some people just fell apart on it (which is really what basic training is).

Too bad they got rid of the NOAB entrance screening, it was excellent; saved us from pumping millions into training people that shouldn't have gotten through basic.
 
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