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  • Tmdkiller's Avatar
    83 posts since May '10
    • Hello, NS pre-enlistee here, I am going for the CMPB Checkup and the MAPAS soon.

      1. Do we have 10-Year Series for the MAPAS questions?
      Go bookshops such as Popular?

      Pre-enlistee taking the MAPAS test


      After you have completed the medical screening, you will sit for a computer-based Manpower APtitude Assessment System (MAPAS) test. MAPAS consists of a series of tests (e.g. psychomotor skills, mental-spatial ability, etc.) to assess the mental abilities of NSFs. The test scores are used to place NSFs in vocations/ appointments where their abilities can be best used. The entire test is about 2½ hours.

       

      2. How to get posted to SPF/ SCDF to do NS?
      Is it must need to speak to the customer service officer at the counters at CMPB?
      Is it must need to call the 24/7 NS hotline at 1800-3676767 to request/ express interest?

       

      How? What to do?

      Thanks.

       

       

       

      Edited by eac 13 Jun `14, 4:42PM
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    4,047 posts since Dec '03
    • Upon completion of your pre-enlistment medical screening, you will be required to go through Vocational Assessment at the Vocational Assessment Centre (VAC). This is done using a battery of tests called the Manpower Aptitude Assessment System (MAPAS) to assess your mental abilities. This is so that we can maximize our limited manpower by putting people where their abilities can be best used.

      Your Vocational Assessment scores will affect important decisions, which include assignment to a vocation and selection to be a commander (Officer, Specialist).

      Therefore, you should put in as much effort as possible to do the tests well and accurately, as this will not only help the nation maximize it's limited manpower, but also help us place you into vocations that will make good use of your abilities.

      Click here for more information on the MAPAS tests and how to be prepared.

    • The Vocational Assessment Centre (VAC) conducts a battery of tests called the Manpower Aptitude Assessment System (MAPAS) to assess your mental abilities. This is so that we can maximize our limited manpower by putting people where their abilities can be best used.

      Your Vocational Assessment scores will affect important decisions, which include assignment to a vocation and selection to be a commander (Officer, Specialist).

      Therefore, you should put in as much effort as possible to do the tests well and accurately, as this will not only help the nation maximize it's limited manpower, but also help us place you into vocations that will make good use of your abilities.

      What are the tests like

      We use different sub-tests to measure different types of mental ability. Some of the mental abilities that we measure include memory, speed of responding, abstract reasoning, following complex instructions, solving mathematical problems, mental spatial ability, and psycho-motor skills. Please click on the following links to try out some of these tests.

      a) Word analogies
      b) Number reasoning
      c) Picture reasoning

      All the sub-tests are computer administered. Most of the sub-tests will present a problem or question on the screen and you will need to respond accordingly. Some sub-tests however, measure speed or hand-eye co-ordination and may look like simple computer games.

      How long is the test at VAC 

      Since we have to be as accurate as possible, we need to measure as wide a range of your abilities as is possible. Thus, the testing will require about 2 to 2 1/2 hours of your time.

      What to do

      • Do not worry too much. All we require you to do is to do your best. Each sub-test has instructions to guide you on what to do.
      • Ask for help: If you have problems understanding any of the sub-tests or the instructions during testing, there will be people on-site to help you.
      • Get a good night's sleep. Come for the test with a fresh mind. 

  • Tmdkiller's Avatar
    83 posts since May '10
    • Please contact MINDEF Feedback Unit (MFU) for further assistance at [email protected]

      Please state to MFU your Rank, Name, NRIC, Unit...etc. for them to help you.

      Q: What services does the MINDEF Feedback Unit provide?

      A: The MINDEF Feedback Unit gathers feedback from members of the public (including NSmen) on matters concerning MINDEF / SAF's training and manpower policies. These feedback are then channelled to the appropriate agencies for their attention and necessary action. Responses are then given to the contributors as soon as possible.

      Q: What types of feedback does MFU handle?

      MFU handles all matters concerning MINDEF/SAF manpower and training issues. These include requests, enquiries, suggestions and complaints from NSmen and the public.



      Source: MINDEF @ www.mindef.gov.sg

       

       

       

      MFU will respond to all general enquiries within 3 working days.
      However if your enquiry is case-specific or requires further processing or investigation, MFU will respond to you within 7 to 14 working days.
      MFU appreciate your kind understanding and patience while we look into your feedback.
       
      Please be informed that the MFU office is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. Should you require urgent attention, please contact the 24-hour hotline at 1800-3676767 (1800-eNSNSNS).
       
      For further information, you may wish to visit MINDEF at www.mindef.gov.sg
      For e-applications and MINDEF services, please visit www.ns.sg

      Edited by eac 13 Jun `14, 10:13AM
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    4,047 posts since Dec '03
    • WORD ANALOGIES

      Example:

      Company : President

      a. Team : Athlete
      b. Hospital : patient
      c. Airline : passenger
      d. Library : Reader
      e. Army : General

      As can be seen from the example provided above, you will be present with a pair of words, followed by 5 pairs of words. From these five, you are asked to choose the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair.

      The correct answer here is e, Army : General. A president is the head of a company. In the same way, a general is the head of an Army. However, an athlete is not the head of a team, a patient is not the head of a hospital, and a passenger is not the head of an airline. Now try the next example

      Yawn : Boredom

      a. Dream : Sleep
      b. Anger : Madness
      c. Smile : Amusement
      d. Face : Expression
      e. Impatience : Rebellion



      The correct answer here is c.
      A smile is a sign of amusement just as a yawn is a sign of boredom.

    • NUMBER REASONING

      Example

      3, 6, 9, 12, 15, ___?

      Like the example above, each question will have a series of numbers. Each series is made up according to a certain rule. You are asked to determine what that rule is and then decide what is the next number in the series should be.

      In this particular series, the rule is to add 3 to each number (3+3=6, 6+3=9, 9+3=12, and 12+3=15).

      Therefore, the next number in the series should be 15+3, 18.

      The next example is a little more difficult.

      3, 6, 7, 14, 15, 30, ___?

      Hint: there are actually 2 rules involved....


      The rule here is to first multiply by 2 and then add 1

      3X2=6
      6+1=7
      7X2=14
      14+1=15
      15X2=30

      Therefore, the next number in the series is....

      30+1 = 31

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