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Has anyone taken those situational tests for the PSC of Canada?

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Newbie
Dec 1, 2018
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Is it fair to say that IRCC is assessing roughly 500 candidates at this stage of the competition following their random selection early November? I recall that number being mentioned somewhere in this thread during the 2016 recruitment process.
Newbie
Oct 30, 2018
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Hi everyone. I got an invitation for a written test for the Policy and Program Analyst competition. The description is:

The exam is designed to assess the following merit criteria:
· Knowledge of government priorities;
· Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of central agencies (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Finance Canada, and the Privy Council Office);
· Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Does anyone know how these exams typically look?
Newbie
Oct 30, 2018
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Ahmedpie01 wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2018 1:13 pm
I wrote a situtional judgement test with the government before it usually takes about a week to get results back. How did the test go was it similar to questions for the online test?
For the PSEE the judgment test was very similar to the online test. Some of the questions were exactly the same.
Newbie
Dec 4, 2018
1 posts
Hi guys, I have an interview with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for Administrative Assistant that’s an hour long where the first 15min will be a scenario. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prepare?
Newbie
Nov 22, 2018
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guacisextra wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2018 8:30 pm
Hi everyone,

I participated in last year's PSR campaign and accepted a job offer for the role of Commerce Officer at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. I bought a study guide for the ToJ and ToR from this website for $155 + tax https://www.foreignserviceexamprep.com/ ... rials.html

I ended up with an overall score of 87th percentile (76th percentile on ToR, 98th percentile on ToJ...though I could have done better on the ToR with more practice)

I am selling my study guide for $50 (paid over $155 with tax). Please DM me if you are interested. Feel free to also ask me any questions.

Good luck to everyone on this year's campaign!

Edit - I realized I made an error in what price I actually bought it for. I bought it for $175.15 with tax. Asking for $50.
Hi, are you still selling this book?
Newbie
Mar 25, 2017
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GTA
anisaem wrote:
Nov 24th, 2018 12:14 am
Are they contacting anyone yet from the two pools for chemist 2 and 3 yet?
Hi, I was in the chemist 2 pool, was contacted and had a second interview in august and started in september. From what I can tell for the scarborough location they've hired all the chemist 2s (Started in september and october) that they require for the different labs.
Newbie
Nov 21, 2018
13 posts
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Wrote my PSEE today and got my results today:
54 / 73 (64th percentile)
Sub-test 1: 19 / 30 (39th percentile)
Sub-test 2: 3690 / 4000 (92nd percentile)
Bummed but not surprised
Newbie
Nov 11, 2018
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I did my test yesterday but i haven’t got any results yet. I did in Toronto
Jr. Member
Dec 8, 2017
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I wrote mine yesterday in Gatineau:
53 / 73 (60th percentile)
Sub-test 1: 20 / 30 (45th percentile)
Sub-test 2: 3605 / 4000 (81st percentile
Newbie
Nov 21, 2018
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smartfish wrote:
Dec 7th, 2018 8:42 pm
Where did you take the test?
Sorry should have mentioned, I wrote it in Gatineau and on the computer.
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Nov 11, 2003
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Toronto
lashattack wrote:
Dec 8th, 2018 9:33 am
Sorry should have mentioned, I wrote it in Gatineau and on the computer.
Thank you
Jr. Member
Dec 8, 2017
100 posts
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Longprocess wrote:
Dec 4th, 2018 7:38 pm
Hi everyone. I got an invitation for a written test for the Policy and Program Analyst competition. The description is:

The exam is designed to assess the following merit criteria:
· Knowledge of government priorities;
· Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of central agencies (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Finance Canada, and the Privy Council Office);
· Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Does anyone know how these exams typically look?
I got that too. Sadly I don't have the answer to your question. Have you figured out how to prepare for this yet?
Newbie
Nov 21, 2018
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bubaglobalj wrote:
Dec 8th, 2018 8:45 pm
I got that too. Sadly I don't have the answer to your question. Have you figured out how to prepare for this yet?
Got this as well, still hopelessly confused on how to best prepare.

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