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What kind of surprises will be on the 2013 Captain's exam?


300 questions in a 4 hour time period?

An extra 15 bonus points if you win an arm wrestling match with Chief Marino?

 

Any guesses?

 



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Lol, until we get an amendment to our NOE i will not stress it.

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Not trying to sound like a di*k, but I finished my sgt test in 2 hrs. 30 extra questions should not have taken that much longer. On the other hand I don't know how hard/long the questions were. Lt test took me 5 1/2 hours. I'd rather them just grade it on all 130. I'm just rambling here. Glad I didn't take that **** test.

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-- Edited by MJV231 on Wednesday 23rd of October 2013 05:28:28 AM

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Booking Fool wrote:

Not trying to sound like a di*k, but I finished my sgt test in 2 hrs. 30 extra questions should not have taken that much longer. On the other hand I don't know how hard/long the questions were. Lt test took me 5 1/2 hours. I'd rather them just grade it on all 130. I'm just rambling here. Glad I didn't take that **** test.


Well just to give you an idea, there were about 3, 2 sentence questions the rest were ALL scenario based questions.. oh and just to add insult to injury the in basket alone was about 44 pages so i would go on to guess you prob would have taken the 6 hours I did finish but being that i got my exam booklet 5 min before the bell rang i was one that didn't get the opportunity to read the instructions before i just started answer questionand after not taking a break and seen the light at the end of the tunnel when i got to question 100 i realized there were 30 more then i completely rushed and did those 30 questions in 45 min.. so i for one would say yea it sucked...



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Just to reiterate what MJV said:

I am a VERY fast test taker, usually the first one or two finished in about 2 1/2- 3hours. Saturday was a whole new ballgame. The in basket took nearly two hours alone. I do take an additional step of transferring all the extra things a cop has from the master list of command members directly onto the roll call. For example, PO A is van qualified, PO B is female and SNEU qualified, etc, just so I don't miss a silly mistake.

There were VERY few real ground ball type questions like The Desk Officer is responsible for ____ A B C D. Probably 110 of the 114 non-inbasket questions were entire paragraph scenarios with four long choices as answers.

Took me a little over five hours to finish, including 2 hours for the in-basket, three bathroom breaks to stretch the legs out, a snack break, a lunch break, and just a two minute head down on the desk and close the eyes to recharge. I finished, and re-read all of my "maybe" answers to double check them. All done in about 5:05. I was still only the 4th or 5th person to finish in my classroom, leaving about 20 behind with only 55 minutes to go.

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All of my people that were studying hard said the in-basket had a lot of items but was easy. Same with the multiple choice, 130 questions total but all groundballs.

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stiggityone wrote:

All of my people that were studying hard said the in-basket had a lot of items but was easy. Same with the multiple choice, 130 questions total but all groundballs.


 I dont disagree my only complaint is that i didn't have enough time to read calmly, but thats something I've dealt with all my life as i am not a fast reader never have and never will be but i deal with it.. hopefully reading the questions fast didn't hurt me that much 



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