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Postby Awaiting_SIA » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 1:54 pm

Hey!

Latest News! My friend spoke to the lady who called. She said during the 4 hours, 1 hour is to test our chinese writing skills.

It is something like a short "Zuo Wen" where they will test your proficiency in mandarin, both in understanding and in writing.

I think I am going to faint.. Have'nt been using chinese for years.

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Postby dumbghost » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 2:03 pm

ahh!!???
like tt die liao lor... really machiam like chinese examination lehz...

but then my friends told me another kind of test by them.. whereby MCQ... got maths qns also.


:shock:

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Postby Awaiting_SIA » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 2:45 pm

Ya la!

It's like taking some kind of examination. Got Chinese fill in the blanks, essay writing cum translation, Maths quiz and also some English MCQ and open-ended questions to test our vocabulary and grammar. I think we should also bring our calculators just in case.

After that we still got to do a presentation to test our public speaking skills.

This is so stressful man! A 4 hours exam with no breaks in between.

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Postby dumbghost » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 2:52 pm

WAT!???!!!???.... :???: its going to be a crazy day for us alr liao lor... goodness... stress man...

I think i agree with Ivanz, we going to burn the dictionary and drink it! hahaha...


so when is your interview??

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Postby Awaiting_SIA » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 3:33 pm

I wonder what kind of mathematical questions will be tested this time round...

My friend went for their previous interview and got tested on A-maths questions when she only had E-maths background.
According to her, there are 6 test questions where we get to choose 4. There are alot of different kinds of questions which ranges from Basic Algebra, Trigonometry, Basic probability and inference questions including categorical data. There is also statistical stuff like regression, correlation, arithmetric, geometric progressions and Hypothesis testing i.e. the T-test or Z-test. They will be giving us a formula sheet too. Luckily we do not need to memorise the formulas, but at least we must know how to apply.

My friend was totally stunned and did'nt make it through that round. She can only do 1 and a half questions out of the 6 given. She said the chinese test was tough too but still manageable. The easiest part is the english mcq, like primary school stuff.

Are you guys interested in forming a study group? We still got 2 weeks! Anyone here particularly good in maths care to give tuition? I only got B3 for my A-maths. Scared I can't make it... Going to take out all my past text books to study now!

Btw, anyone got past year exam papers(Sec 4)? We can exchange? Msg me ok? Mine is from Bt Panjang Govt High. Thanks alot!

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Postby dumbghost » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 9:08 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:

why are we tested on such things!!??.. any related?

goodness... i din take A maths before... all my maths, i have thrwn back to my teacher for years alr... even in poly, i din take such things too... so UNFAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!

anyway, we r applyin for cabin crew not maths teacher.... why why why!!??!!!??!!???

cfm die liao lor.... i think i shall wait for SQ interview instead.... :?

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 9:21 pm

dumbghost wrote::shock: :shock: :shock:

why are we tested on such things!!??.. any related?

anyway, we r applyin for cabin crew not maths teacher.... why why why!!??!!!??!!???



They are analyzing your reasoning and thinking capabilities, don't think you will have 'free-lunch' with SIA even though the interview format is different.

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Postby Awaiting_SIA » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 11:42 pm

Hi people~

I just finished revising my trigonometry and binomial theorem! Kinda hard for me after so many years away from maths.

Still got the statistical parts which I need to borrow notes from my sister's friend. Anyone here know how to do hypothesis testing? I know it is the H0=Null hypothesis and H1=alternative hypothesis thingy, but I don't quite get the standard deviation part. Hope we do not have to derive the formulas.

Can someone explain the general concept of hypothesis testing please? When to use T-test and when to use Z-test? My friend said during the BA test, they gave her a scenario and two column of numbers. Then have to prove if something was true or not. I did'nt learn before le...

Still got to revise my chinese tomorrow. Going to do some 10-year series and learn some chinese spelling including some "cheng2 yu3". The meaning of "cheng2 yu3" is being tested too.

So Very Stress...

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 1:40 am

Awaiting_SIA wrote:Hi people~

I just finished revising my trigonometry and binomial theorem! Kinda hard for me after so many years away from maths.

Still got the statistical parts which I need to borrow notes from my sister's friend. Anyone here know how to do hypothesis testing? I know it is the H0=Null hypothesis and H1=alternative hypothesis thingy, but I don't quite get the standard deviation part. Hope we do not have to derive the formulas.

Can someone explain the general concept of hypothesis testing please? When to use T-test and when to use Z-test? My friend said during the BA test, they gave her a scenario and two column of numbers. Then have to prove if something was true or not. I did'nt learn before le...

Still got to revise my chinese tomorrow. Going to do some 10-year series and learn some chinese spelling including some "cheng2 yu3". The meaning of "cheng2 yu3" is being tested too.

So Very Stress...



You forgot to revise Einstein's theory of relativity. :P :D

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Postby eliteia » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 1:48 am

If Round 2 really consists such assessment on English, Chinese & Maths, I find it puzzling. The minimum requirement for cabin crew is 'O' Level but not all 'O' Level holders take 'A' Maths. Hence they should perhaps state 'A' Level as the minimum criteria, isn't it? Having said that, I feel lucky to have taken 'A' Maths before but I've long forgotten them including Chinese.. Sigh..

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Postby Awaiting_SIA » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 2:14 am

Plavt wrote:
You forgot to revise Einstein's theory of relativity. :P :D

Plavt.


Huh? What's that? You mean it's being tested too? My friend never told me there was anything on physics...

Plavt, you are kidding right? I already got alot of things to study liao le... Don't scare me.

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 3:13 am

Awaiting_SIA wrote:Plavt, you are kidding right? I already got alot of things to study liao le... Don't scare me.


Yes of course, just trying to wind you up, I would imagine Einstein's theory of relativity is the sort of thing you learn when taking a degree in physics.

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Postby I'M*(!_!)*Julie » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 12:24 pm

Plavt wrote:
Awaiting_SIA wrote:Plavt, you are kidding right? I already got alot of things to study liao le... Don't scare me.


Yes of course, just trying to wind you up, I would imagine Einstein's theory of relativity is the sort of thing you learn when taking a degree in physics.

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Haha Plavt,

Dun scare them already. See how stress they are! Hmm.. So interesting. I think the cabin crews in BA must be all genius. Good luck mates, don't give yourself too much stress k!

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Postby toygirl » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 5:17 pm

I didn't realise that they had this recruitment session like that for the Singapore base. A level Mathematics? - My girlfriends in BA only passed till O levels - Perhaps the format has changed - But trigonometry? - Are you serious? - If you are then BA would be the first internationally to use these sort of Mathematical testing for cabin crew candidates.

Seems unbelievable to me. I know the Mandarin Chinese component is taken seriously but I didn't know they added A level Maths? Come on!

:lol:

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Postby Ivanz » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 5:35 pm

Hi there

I still havent receive any calls from BA, While most of you guys did. Does that mean i'm out alrdy? :cry:


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