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Why should I take a Test?

It's simple. If you're interested in increasing your rank in Kedanya, this is the place to come. Completing the Academy Test does not mean that your rank will increment, but that the speed at which you gain rank will increase. It's well worth it.

Remember, the purpose of the tests is to increase your knowledge of Kedanya and Decipher and stretch what you already know!

Please remember, you must have a Kedanya rank to apply.



What are the Rules?

Test Contents

Each test consists of ten questions on Kedanya and ten questions on Decipher and STCCG, randomly chosen and shuffled from a selection of many. Grading is simple - one point for a correct answer, zero for a wrong one, and half points are possible. For Civilians, there are 20 questions about Kedanya instead of the standard 10 Ked/10 Dec setup.

PLUS

A question setting exercise. You must create two questions for the test you are completing, plus two for each level of test under it. You get marked two for a good question, pitched at the right level with a correct answer attached, down to zero for an inappropriate question and/or a wrong solution.

Test Levels

The test is divided into three difficulty levels. When applying, the correct test will be allotted to you.

For Officers:

If you have a rank of Crewman to Chief Petty Officer the Warrant Officer test is assigned.

For ranks Warrant Officer to Master Chief Warrant Officer OR for those who completed the Warrant Officer test over a month ago, the Officer test is assigned.

For ranks Ensign to Admiral OR for those who completed the Officer test over a month ago, the Command Officer test is assigned.

For those who completed the Command Officer test over a month ago the Fleet Command Officer test is assigned.


For Civilians:

If you have a rank of Graphite to Opal the Bronze test is assigned.

For ranks Garnet to Saffire OR for those who completed the Bronce test over a month ago, the Silver test is assigned.

For ranks Ruby to Diamond OR for those who completed the Silver test over a month ago, the Gold test is assigned.

For those who completed the Gold test over a month ago the Platinum test is assigned.


Former Senators will receive an Officer Test, with similar benefits.


Information Gathering

You may use the net to gather information for your questions to help you answer. However, you may not use the Ask Bob features.

You may ask others for hints, but they may not supply answers directly. Receiving answers is cheating and will result in your test being voided. Be sure to inform people you are asking in regards to the Academy Tests before you ask a question.

Scoring

When your test has been graded it will be e-mailed back to you with a score.

90% - 100% is a DISTINCTION
Congratulations! You'll get a special gold icon in the Hall of Fame, the HoF admin will be contacted and will adjust your speed of rank increase appropriately.

60% - 89% is a PASS
Well done! You'll get a special silver icon in the Hall of Fame, the HoF admin will be contacted and will adjust your speed of rank increase appropriately.

0 - 59% is a FAIL
Don't worry! No-one will know and your speed of rank increase will not go down. You can retry after one month.

Please be warned: all cheaters, if caught, will have their tests voided. They may reapply after three months. A second offence of cheating will merit a permanent test ban.

The Final Word

In all cases of dispute, the Academy Test admin's word is final.



How do I Apply for the Tests?

Application is by means of the link below. Simply click on it, and if you're eligible to take a test it should appear in your mailbox within moments. Please return it within one week for marking.

Click Here To Receive your Test!