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    Just wanted to point out again that the written test will be a joke. What I predict they will do with this test is that most people will score very high on the test. They will then choose randomly from a high percentage of the test takers who scored in that high range.

    So it will be like a lottery to get called.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SirEd View Post
    They will then choose randomly from a high percentage of the test takers who scored in that high range.
    Their going to use a lottery? Thats sounds almost as bad as using quotas. Why wouldn't they hire based off of list numbers the way they have in the past since this exam is not supposed to be biased(not that any exam ever really was)?

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    i agree that there will be alot of high score above 100, i dont know that they would resort to a lottery system.

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    Hey guys, look at how Chicago Fire did their written in 2006. I believe the cut-off was 70%, and anyone that scored 70% or above was put on a list that was made randomly utilizing the last number in their Social Security number. The city is just going down the list when they process applicants. So, effectively, a lottery rather than ranking based off of score. I might have had a 97 or 98%, but because of my social security number, I'm #9,000-something on the list.

    That was what they had to do to make their test "unbiased".

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    Well thank God for the guys at Merit Matters who are trying their best to fight this judge and vulcan jackasses with their outrageous "diversity" demands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirEd View Post
    Just wanted to point out again that the written test will be a joke. What I predict they will do with this test is that most people will score very high on the test. They will then choose randomly from a high percentage of the test takers who scored in that high range.

    So it will be like a lottery to get called.
    Not at all...no lottery...they do the tie breaker with your ss#...last 5 digits combined with the first 4

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    I'm in the Bronx and my test site is at Queens... Was at DCAS taking a test for something else and spoke to some dude from Queens and he said his test site was in Manhattan. I'm guessing the City might of purposely designated test sites further for inconvenience if so, i'm definitely a huge fan of this. For all that money trying to make the judge happy getting people who would of never thought in 3 lifetimes of taking this test and who are unmotivated, distance is one of the best things the city could of done. Btw Angelo, how'd you get your info? From what I heard it was the first 3 digits?
    Last edited by FDNYorDIETRYIN; 02-01-2012 at 12:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNYorDIETRYIN View Post
    I'm in the Bronx and my test site is at Queens... Was at DCAS taking a test for something else and spoke to some dude from Queens and he said his test site was in Manhattan. I'm guessing the City might of purposely designated test sites further for inconvenience if so, i'm definitely a huge fan of this. For all that money trying to make the judge happy getting people who would of never thought in 3 lifetimes of taking this test and who are unmotivated, distance is one of the best things the city could of done. Btw Angelo, how'd you get your info? From what I heard it was the first 3 digits?
    http://www.nyctransitforums.com/foru...sts-30326.html

    If u scroll down a bit it says it there..someone had mentioned it in a previous post but I couldnt find it...so the 6019 list is set to expire in June..the day that list expires the exam 2000 list will be in effect correct? That means it'll only take a couple of months to establish a list...

    I would LOVE to get my test score immediately but I know my heart would b in my throat lol...any chance we r getting them right away? Or in the mail?

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    Anyone know how the parking situation is around Studio Square? Would it be better to take public transit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableGuy516 View Post
    Anyone know how the parking situation is around Studio Square? Would it be better to take public transit?
    It could be annoying to find a spot over there at times. My exam is at 12:00 on a monday and they say get there a half an hour before so I'll leave at 10:00am to give myself time to find a spot. If I happen to find something quickly I'll go grab a bite to eat before the exam. Odds are you won't a spot too close though, you're going to most likely be a few blocks away. But it's Astoria, so walk around and check out all the good looking women over there during walk to the beer garden lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirEd View Post
    Just wanted to point out again that the written test will be a joke. What I predict they will do with this test is that most people will score very high on the test. They will then choose randomly from a high percentage of the test takers who scored in that high range.

    So it will be like a lottery to get called.

    Don't speculate. This is a terrible idea and will never happen. You only lower the value of this thread posting crap like this. Most of you I don't think know the value that this thread holds..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish6019 View Post
    Don't speculate. This is a terrible idea and will never happen. You only lower the value of this thread posting crap like this. Most of you I don't think know the value that this thread holds..
    Thank you.

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    I got St. Patty's day at NYC seminar and conference center. Anyone else gonna be there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enwhycee1 View Post
    I got St. Patty's day at NYC seminar and conference center. Anyone else gonna be there?
    I will be there on Friday. I have made a reservation to stay just a few blocks from the conference center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish6019 View Post
    Don't speculate. This is a terrible idea and will never happen. You only lower the value of this thread posting crap like this. Most of you I don't think know the value that this thread holds..
    Ditto. Thanks. Let's not devolve into high school girls (no offense to high school girls). We're mere weeks from what might be the most important test in many of our lives, let's stay focused and on target.

    As far as I can tell, I have one of the earlier test dates (23 March). I'll post pointers as soon as I can without posting actual questions (which I think would be a very, very bad idea because it can just be used against us in future accusations of cheating). I, for one, am curious to know if the scuttlebutt we've heard from guys taking practice tests at Metrotech with a substantial math section is accurate. Not eager to bust out old math textbooks and freshen up on 4 years of math I didn't pay attention to the first time around...

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    I haven't heard about a math part. What type of math are they looking at? I'm assuming nothing too complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    I haven't heard about a math part. What type of math are they looking at? I'm assuming nothing too complex.
    Guys on the job who had taken practice exams in the past few months said there was a lot of high school level math (square roots, exponents, adding and subtracting fractions, stuff like that). However, nothing like that appears on the tutorials so maybe they dropped it. I certainly don't want to add to the speculation, just repeating what I heard from guys who took the practice exams. Will be interesting to hear back from the guys taking the exam on St. Paddy's to see if anything like that shows up.

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    I got my notice a few days ago, 12pm on St. Paddy's in Studio Square. I see a lot of you guys have it at 4, anyone have it at noon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycthirteen View Post
    Guys on the job who had taken practice exams in the past few months said there was a lot of high school level math (square roots, exponents, adding and subtracting fractions, stuff like that). However, nothing like that appears on the tutorials so maybe they dropped it. I certainly don't want to add to the speculation, just repeating what I heard from guys who took the practice exams. Will be interesting to hear back from the guys taking the exam on St. Paddy's to see if anything like that shows up.
    The exponents and square roots, did they say how advanced it was ? Will it be simple stuff like whats the square root of 9 or will they have like figure out the square root of 1057 and or add the square roots of two numbers ? And same with exponent stuff. I need to know how much I should study into it because I haven't done this stuff in almost 10 years.

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