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Online Aptitude Testing

After submitting your application, a Candidate Engagement Facilitator (CEF) will invite you to complete your online aptitude testing. Aptitude tests are an important part of the application process and provide us with some specific information about how you might perform in a particular job. 

Once your application has been submitted and you have successfully cleared the initial vetting process, you will be provided with instructions and a link to begin your online assessments. These tests can be taken at home in your own time and you will have seven days to complete them.

Preparing for Online Aptitude Testing


Preparation is key so make sure you are well rested and careful with your answers. You will be tested on numerical ability, deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning and mechanical comprehension. It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete two online aptitude tests.

Depending on the role applied for, you may also be required to sit additional testing, such as:

Aviation Reasoning - two additional tests for RNZAF Air Crew applicants:

  • Flight Mathematics - assesses your ability to work out speed, distance, flight time and fuel consumption calculations.
  • Aircraft Instrumentation Comprehension - assesses your ability to work out how the aircraft is orientated or travels through the air.

Additional testing for Air Crew candidates will take place on the Assessment Day, alongside the phsyical fitness tests.

Practice Test Answers - Aviation Reasoning


There is a limit to the number of times you can attempt the aptitude testing. If you fail on your first attempt you will have to wait 6 months before sitting the test again.

This stand-down period allows you time to personally upskill on the areas that you are weak at. After 6 months, you will then be invited to re-sit. If you are focusing on academic study to upskill your knowledge, talk to your Candidate Engagement Facilitator to see what is best for you.

This second attempt is your final opportunity to pass the assessment. If you do not pass, we will be unable to proceed with your application. Take the time to upskill yourself in the areas that you are weak in.


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