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Post by joelan.saeyer » Sat, 18 Jun 2011 1:36 pm

hi! i got interested with the thread of discussion in this forum because I was asked to take the aptitude exam by MOM after 2weeks waiting for the result of my s-pass application. My employer needs my decision today as per my agent.
my questions are, do you happen to know guys if how long would the result come out? and what do you think is the basis of MOM in requiring you to take the exam. The position is as a receptionist in a restaurant only so i was wondering why do i need to take that exam.a little bit curious..

Thanks and waiting for any feedback :D

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 18 Jun 2011 2:58 pm

They are checking to see if your intelligence matches your educational certificates. There is nothing you can study for and lots of S pass applicants are required to sit the exam. Are you from Malaysia perhaps? They get it a lot as there are lots of bogus educational certificates out there apparently.
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Post by joelan.saeyer » Sat, 18 Jun 2011 3:38 pm

Thanks for the answer. I highly appreciate it!
i'm from Philippines..No doubt why MOM is that strict because of these wrong doings and it affects innocent people.. :D
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 18 Jun 2011 8:57 pm

Yes, and you aren't the only one affected. Lots of bogus documents out there and ultimately, the small percentage of bad apples spoil the whole barrel for everyone else. However, the exam is easily passed unless you are totally incompetent. Don't worry too much about it as it's mostly commonsense questions. There is, apparently, nothing one can do to study for it either. Can't go down to the local photocopier and by a xeroxed 10 series of questions to prep with.
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