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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post

    One Q I'm really curious about, maybe the guys going tomorrow will be able/willing to clarify is how many Q's are going to be on the exam. I assume over 100 given that we have 4 hours to complete the exam.
    That I'm curious about myself. They say that 4 hours is more than enough time to finish the exam so it's anybody's guess.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo_D View Post
    This saturday 12 noon north brooklyn. Anxious but ready you know?

    Oh ya. I definitely want to get this over with. I think calming my nerves the day of the exam will be the toughest thing.

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    I was at the city prep last night and they mentioned the test is 5 timed sections 3 of which are the video sections. Also no one asked about the personality section of the exam so I have a feeling a lot of people are going into this exam with no idea that it's going to be on the exam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    Oh ya. I definitely want to get this over with. I think calming my nerves the day of the exam will be the toughest thing.
    I'm nervous about how I'm going to sleep the night before lol. Once I get into the exam itself my nerves will calm quickly.

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    Video, Math, Reading Comp, Info Ordering, Personality....so if Video is 3, Personality is 1, that leaves Reading/Math/Info Ordering for 1 section.

    I wonder if that means there will be less questions for the 3 combined in to 1 section.

    Re: sleep the night before, I'm with you. My exam is at 8AM, I tried to change it to 4 but couldn't. Only wanted to change it because I'm sure I won't be able to get a good nights sleep unless maybe I work out for 2 hours that day.

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    I would not like it at all if my test was at 4pm. I'd rather go in early and get it over with. Mine is at noon so it's right in between. This is my last shot at the FDNY so for me there's no room for error.

    I agree, once you start taking the exam, the nerves will calm, just the anticipation and the build up to the day of the exam is excruciating.

    As for the video sections, each section has one video, which you are allowed to view up to 3 times. 3 videos, reading comprehension/math, and the personality questions. That's the entire test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo_D View Post
    I would not like it at all if my test was at 4pm. I'd rather go in early and get it over with. Mine is at noon so it's right in between. This is my last shot at the FDNY so for me there's no room for error.

    I agree, once you start taking the exam, the nerves will calm, just the anticipation and the build up to the day of the exam is excruciating.

    As for the video sections, each section has one video, which you are allowed to view up to 3 times. 3 videos, reading comprehension/math, and the personality questions. That's the entire test.

    Are you lumping Info Ordering in with the Reading Comp though? The Vulcan's spent a good amount of time going over this section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    Are you lumping Info Ordering in with the Reading Comp though? The Vulcan's spent a good amount of time going over this section.
    Yeah the reading comp. will consist of a bunch of different types of questions.
    (math, deduction, info ordering, problem solving, and reading passages)

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    The Vulcan's didn't cover deductive reasoning, is that something the FDNY tutorial went over?



    On a separate note, does anyone have a copy of the LAFD practice test PSI gave out? I was trying to follow the links provided earlier but wasn't able to get a copy of it. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    Are you lumping Info Ordering in with the Reading Comp though? The Vulcan's spent a good amount of time going over this section.
    What's Info ordering? Sorry never got a chance to go to the Vulcan's class and awaiting my call for the prep class. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by vekdoggs75 View Post
    What's Info ordering? Sorry never got a chance to go to the Vulcan's class and awaiting my call for the prep class. Thanks
    I guess it is sort of like reading comprehension, but IMO more difficult. You'll get a few statements or instructions listed and you have to answer different Q's based off of them. For instance, put the statements in the order for which they should be completed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    The Vulcan's didn't cover deductive reasoning, is that something the FDNY tutorial went over?



    On a separate note, does anyone have a copy of the LAFD practice test PSI gave out? I was trying to follow the links provided earlier but wasn't able to get a copy of it. Thanks.
    http://www.joinlafd.org/ff_sample_test.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    The Vulcan's didn't cover deductive reasoning, is that something the FDNY tutorial went over?
    There were only a couple of questions covered in the material, but it could be on there.

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    Number 8 on the Pain Relivers comprehension quiz, is the answer of D a mistake by the city. Shouldn't it be C ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo_D View Post
    There were only a couple of questions covered in the material, but it could be on there.
    True, better to be safe.

    Quote Originally Posted by TomFromQueens View Post
    awesome! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    I guess it is sort of like reading comprehension, but IMO more difficult. You'll get a few statements or instructions listed and you have to answer different Q's based off of them. For instance, put the statements in the order for which they should be completed.
    Got it - Thanks.

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    http://newyorkpost.com/p/news/local/...8So0CmB4RZCxJN

    Landmark bill will save city $22 billion in public employee pension costs


    ALBANY — State lawmakers passed a landmark bill this morning to cut pension benefits for future public employees — saving the city about $22 billion over 30 years.

    The state and other localities would save around $60 billion.

    "This bold and transformational pension reform plan is a historic win for New York taxpayers and municipalities," Gov. Cuomo said. "Without this critical reform, New Yorkers would have seen significant tax increases, as well as layoffs to teachers, firefighters and police."

    The "pension Tier VI" bill, praised by Mayor Bloomberg, received final passage from the Assembly 93-45 around 7 a.m.- after a struggle to round up enough votes from reluctant majority Democrats. It passed the state Senate earlier this morning.


    The bill capped an all-night session and was part of a mega-deal to expand the state’s DNA databank, move toward legalization of casinos and redraw state legislative district lines.

    Gov. Cuomo’s original pension proposal would have saved $113 billion over the next three decades.

    But he agreed to concessions demanded by lawmakers who are all up for re-election this year and rely on donations and political *organizing from unions that strongly opposed the Cuomo plan.

    Organized labor fought hardest against a Cuomo proposal to give future government workers the option of a 401(k)-style retirement plan as an alternative to a traditional pension.

    But the final deal included the 401(k) option for *future non-union high-earners with salaries of $75,000 or more.

    Cuomo also agreed to raise the future retirement age from 62 to 63, not 65 as he had proposed.

    And he agreed to keep pensions fully vesting at 10 years rather than the 12 years he had wanted.

    While his original plan required pension contributions of 4 to 6 percent of salary, the deal keeps the lowest earners at 3 percent. Those earning $45,000 will contribute 3.5 percent, with incremental increases up to six-figure earners, who will kick in 6 percent.

    The deal spared city cops and firefighters from some of Cuomo’s proposed cuts, and reduces benefits for *future city sanitation workers and correction officers.

    It requires the state, rather than the city or other localities, to fund any pension enhancers.

    It further limits overtime and lengthens from three years to five years average final salaries for pension calculations, while prohibiting any pay over the governor's $179,000 annually from being used to figure retirement benefits.

    Capitol insiders said Cuomo leveraged today’s court deadline on redistricting — lawmakers’ ultimate self-preservation tool — to get the deals; he agreed to support the redistricting plan, which he had repeatedly threatened to veto.

    Bloomberg credited Cuomo and The Post, among others, for what he called “a very good deal for the taxpayers” that should help contain city tax increases to meet skyrocketing pension costs.

    “Typically any (pension) changes have been made swapping one taxpayer expense for another,” Bloomberg told The Post. “The governor didn’t buy any reforms” in this case.

    Cuomo said pension costs to local governments have soared by 650 percent since 2002, from $1.4 billion then to $12.2 billion this year.

    The president of the state's biggest public employee union had harsh words for the dealmakers.

    "Tier 6 shoved down the throat of state legislators fixated on their own self-preservation will be devastating to 99 percent of New Yorkers,” said Civil Service Employees Association President Danny Donohue.

    Some lawmakers, including Assembly members Phil Goldfeder (D-Queens) and Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) voted for the bill reluctantly, saying the concessions won by Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) prevented it from being worse for "working" New Yorkers.

    Early today, lawmakers also passed:

    • A bill making the state teacher evaluation system announced last month official in law.

    • A proposed constitutional amendment authorizing up to seven non-Indian casinos at locations to be determined by the Legislature, likely in 2013. Lawmakers would have to pass the amendment again next year before it goes to voters in November 2013. Cuomo and Silver oppose casinos in Manhattan.

    • A crime-fighting DNA bill that requires samples from criminals convicted of felonies and the most serious misdemeanors. It would not apply to first-time pot-possession offenders. Cuomo and Senate Republicans agreed to Assembly Democrats’ demands to grant defense lawyers more access to DNA samples.

    • A Senate- and Assembly-drawn legislative redistricting plan and reforms to make the process more independent in future reapportionments, starting in 2022. The plan limits lawmakers’ ability to change independently-drawn future redistricting plans to 2 percent.

    Democratic black and Hispanic lawmakers threatened to sue over the redistricting plan - and minority party Democrats stormed out of the Senate chamber after charging majority Republicans with cutting off debate over the contentious redistricting bill.

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    still 10 years to vest, not 12. OT not completely eliminated from your retirement salary, but has been limited (to what extent?), avg of last 5 years salary instead of 3. Didnt read this here, but I believe the retirement minimum will be 22 years, not 25. Seem to be the biggest issues for FDNY
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