Anybody else find it odd that they would give an interview to everybody who passes the written with a 70%? Seems like a ton of interviews.
They are willing to interview 5000 applicants if necessary. Interviews pretty much determine who stays on the game fellas. That is the way LAFD is.
Just took my CPAT tonight in the LA area and passed. Its all done and I am all ready for next week for the written. One hurdle down. What a relief
Anybody been through the process before?
Formal attire for the test?
Anybody know when we are expected to get our exam results?
I would say at least 1 month, there were a thousands of people there
Well I did take the test on Saturday morning and boy was it overwellming with so many people and it was only 3,000 people per session. From when I took the exam 5 years ago this test was way harder in the sense that the math was a little bit more difficult and the mechanical apptitude was hard too just a little bit. The one thing that made this test more difficult was the time that was allowed to take this exam. 2 hrs and 30min was just not enough time to take the test. The math and the mechanical part of the exam would been alot easier if there was not so much of a time restraint on the exam. It just takes time to figure out these problems. They said that you only need a high school education to pass this exam and they were completely wrong. I have a 4 yr degree and if you dont do these exams all the time you will fail. I walked out of the exam and there were people that did not even finish the exam because of the time allowed. I am even wondering if I even passed because I at least am going to blow through the exam at the end if I am running out of time. I would rather guess on the answers instead of leaving the test blank and be guaranteed to fail the question. At least narrow down to 50 to 50 percent and then guess from there. I will guarantee that probably 40 to 50 percent of the applicant will not pass. Also, to the people that they are trying to hire without alot of prior education pass high school will probably fail unless they get lucky and and guess right. This is just my opinion from the weekend.
With seeing so many people its like buying a lotto ticket and going home and hope your numbers come up on the screen. It was a real experience and I will never forget it. Good Luck Everybody..... You will need it............................ .
I underestimated the mechanical aptitude portion.