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LS96  
#201 Posted : Monday, January 07, 2019 7:54:37 PM(UTC)
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Has anyone who didn’t finish the exam ever actually pass? I just took my phase 2 but I didn’t finish. I did put something for each section but it wasnt complete sentences. Some were notes I was going to explain more later. I doubt those will even get read. I was one sentence from finishing the 2nd part. Should I consider this the end?
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#202 Posted : Monday, January 07, 2019 8:13:33 PM(UTC)
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Has anyone who didn’t finish the exam ever actually pass? I just took my phase 2 but I didn’t finish. I did put something for each section but it wasnt complete sentences. Some were notes I was going to explain more later. I doubt those will even get read. I was one sentence from finishing the 2nd part. Should I consider this the end?


I couldn’t finish the last part :( and I still do not know the results. I wish I could tell you
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#203 Posted : Monday, January 07, 2019 9:43:36 PM(UTC)
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I couldn’t finish the last part :( and I still do not know the results. I wish I could tell you


We're in the same boat, mst2018. I was a couple of sentences away from finalizing it, but ran out of time for reasons I've explained earlier in this thread.

I did try to include elements of that part throughout the test, so I hope that will count in my favor.

At the end of day, there are only two possible outcomes: I either passed or I failed. While I'm nervous about the result, I try not to worry too much about it because the outcome is completely out of my hands at this point and it will be one of those two options. If I passed - great - onward to Phase 3; but if I didn't, then I will simply re-apply and be better equipped to handle the test the next time around.

A: 10/18
P1 & P2: 12/18
P3: 03/19
CJO: 04/19
BI: 04/19 - TBD
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I finished with 1:38 to go. Well, I should really say I thought "I don't know what else I could add or change in the time left." It wasn't my very best work but I included everything relevant and concluded it. If you fail P2 do you get to retake it next year starting with P2?
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#205 Posted : Tuesday, January 08, 2019 6:36:11 AM(UTC)
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I think everyone felt that their efforts were around the C+ range....I had about 2:30 left and was frantically checking spelling and grammar - I hit the wall as far as content went.
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#206 Posted : Tuesday, January 08, 2019 9:17:23 AM(UTC)
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I also sent an email to the "contact us" email on the hiring site, but in the end it didn't matter.


Did you receive a reply from them, caterp? I'm still waiting for a response from the official IASP email about the facility issues that I had. If I don't hear back by COB tomorrow, I think I'm going to call HQ and hope that I'm able to connect with someone who can actually help.

@LS96, I concur with wskv - the instructions are clear about what is expected from you.

For those who took the test in mid-December, any news yet?


The only thing I've gotten back was a notification that I failed P2. No response to my email.

The test administrator said she'd submit an incident report.There was a problem with the test/instructions that we felt negatively impacted my performance. We believe that the problem was due to a change in tests. The test admin called someone and was told that a new test was due to launch the next day. She and I surmise that I was given the old test and a combination of new& old instructions which led me to end my efforts early. I believe I could have done better had I taken the whole allotted time instead of just half...but then again, even if I had the full time maybe I still wouldn't have passed. That test is not easy.

At this point I've decided not to fight it, whatever they decide is what I'll go with...they seem to have decided that I am done so that's where I am at.


Just for your situational awareness, my results took right at 4 weeks to come back.
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I also sent an email to the "contact us" email on the hiring site, but in the end it didn't matter.


Did you receive a reply from them, caterp? I'm still waiting for a response from the official IASP email about the facility issues that I had. If I don't hear back by COB tomorrow, I think I'm going to call HQ and hope that I'm able to connect with someone who can actually help.

@LS96, I concur with wskv - the instructions are clear about what is expected from you.

For those who took the test in mid-December, any news yet?


The only thing I've gotten back was a notification that I failed P2. No response to my email.

The test administrator said she'd submit an incident report.There was a problem with the test/instructions that we felt negatively impacted my performance. We believe that the problem was due to a change in tests. The test admin called someone and was told that a new test was due to launch the next day. She and I surmise that I was given the old test and a combination of new& old instructions which led me to end my efforts early. I believe I could have done better had I taken the whole allotted time instead of just half...but then again, even if I had the full time maybe I still wouldn't have passed. That test is not easy.

At this point I've decided not to fight it, whatever they decide is what I'll go with...they seem to have decided that I am done so that's where I am at.


Just for your situational awareness, my results took right at 4 weeks to come back.


Wait they only gave you 45 minutes to complete the assignment? Didn't the test center know the exam takes 90 minutes? How far were you able to get?

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#208 Posted : Tuesday, January 08, 2019 10:25:25 AM(UTC)
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I'm pretty sure that if you only had half of the allotted time your test shouldn't be considered valid.
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#209 Posted : Tuesday, January 08, 2019 11:40:48 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bruce Go to Quoted Post
I'm pretty sure that if you only had half of the allotted time your test shouldn't be considered valid.



I used slightly more than half the time but I ended the test early. I didn't realize I was ending the test. I pushed a button because I believed there were multiple parts based on the instructions I was provided.

There were not multiple parts, and so after I pushed the button the system registered my test as being completed. The administrator looked everything over, agreed that the instructions said there were two parts, and that she didn't know what happened either. She called someone. I only heard half that conversation, but once she hung up the administrator told me that it was probably a mix up and that she'd put in an incident report. I sent in an email.

Then I was notified that I failed the test.

I trust that the administrator put in a report. I know that I sent an email. At this point there's not really much else to be done. I thought about it, and decided not to make a big fuss.

The first time I applied to the FBI was (iirc) in 2010 for a clerical position I think. This has been a long process for me. I may just chalk this up as being another speed bump. I may finally give up (probably not though).

I should have asked more questions, read more carefully maybe. I don't know what would have made a difference here, but it is what it is and I am looking forward now.

I wish you all much luck! Thank you for listening.

Take care




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#210 Posted : Tuesday, January 08, 2019 2:35:35 PM(UTC)
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I took mine on 12.15 and haven't heard anything yet. The 3 week mark for me would have been this past Saturday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and trying not to stress too much. But I really want out of my current job.



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So far the only notifications (that we have seen on this board) have been nagative for P2; do you think they respond to all of the 'no' applications first and then sort through the 'yes' pile?



Is anyone nearing or beyond the 3 week mark without hearing anything about their p2?


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#211 Posted : Tuesday, January 08, 2019 2:40:19 PM(UTC)
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I finished with 1:38 to go. Well, I should really say I thought "I don't know what else I could add or change in the time left." It wasn't my very best work but I included everything relevant and concluded it. If you fail P2 do you get to retake it next year starting with P2?


I was in the absolute same boat, even down to the second I think 😂I wrapped up the best I could, hit the spell check button, and decided to just submit instead of timing out.

Regarding retaking p2, the following is from the careers page and makes me think that you start again with p2:

Quote:
You have two opportunities to pass this test. Applicants who do not pass their first attempt are eligible to retest one additional time one year after their first session. After two failures, applicants will be discontinued from the application process permanently.


Hope this helps!
2018 IASP
App: 9 Sep 18
P1: 21 Dec
P2: 31 Dec - Pass 23 Jan 19
P3: 12 Jun - Pass 18 Jun
CJO: 5 Jul
Poly: TBD
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#212 Posted : Tuesday, January 08, 2019 2:42:49 PM(UTC)
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I took mine on 12.15 and haven't heard anything yet. The 3 week mark for me would have been this past Saturday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and trying not to stress too much. But I really want out of my current job.


I'm thinking that when (if?) the shutdown ends, most of us waiting on our p2 results might get them at the same time 🤷‍♂️
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P1: 21 Dec
P2: 31 Dec - Pass 23 Jan 19
P3: 12 Jun - Pass 18 Jun
CJO: 5 Jul
Poly: TBD
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#213 Posted : Tuesday, January 08, 2019 3:03:15 PM(UTC)
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IAs shouldn't be involved in the shutdown though, right? I mean, several people have gotten their results in the past couple of weeks. I'm hoping IAs are essential and we will get our results any day now!


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I took mine on 12.15 and haven't heard anything yet. The 3 week mark for me would have been this past Saturday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and trying not to stress too much. But I really want out of my current job.


I'm thinking that when (if?) the shutdown ends, most of us waiting on our p2 results might get them at the same time 🤷‍♂️


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I've read (and re-read) the 2016 and 2017 IASP forums and it looks that if we get our results in under 90 days then we are way ahead of our predecessors.

My anxiety is based on having been referred for an 1805 NOAA job (which previous to this application was my preference) - but my heart is in working somewhere in the DoJ.

I also applied to the DEA IRS opening last fall and am hoping to hear from that one, as well. (nothing....shutdown?)

Understanding, however, the nature of the IASP I had to pump the brakes on reading up on things like the poly and BFTC until I get pass the interview (fingers crossed).

Did anyone contact their FO and arrange a M&G? I didn't due to my scheduling and the speed at which PI and PII occurred. If I make it past PII I am definitely heading to the Cincinnati FO for coffee.

As always; I'm pulling for everyone in the process and hope to meet a bunch of you at either midwest or east coast PIII.

Continued good luck to all and if I can leave you with a saying from my previous profession; Patiently Suffer and Suffer Patiently.

Cheers!

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Did anyone contact their FO and arrange a M&G?


What a great idea! If anyone takes this leap, I'd love to hear about it.
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P1: 21 Dec
P2: 31 Dec - Pass 23 Jan 19
P3: 12 Jun - Pass 18 Jun
CJO: 5 Jul
Poly: TBD
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#216 Posted : Wednesday, January 09, 2019 8:16:06 AM(UTC)
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I'm thinking that when (if?) the shutdown ends, most of us waiting on our p2 results might get them at the same time 🤷‍♂️


Who knows?

All I can say is that my attempts to get in touch with an actual person at HQ and my local FO to deal with my test issues have been unsuccessful. HQ literally doesn't answer the phone and my local FO told me that people aren't at work because of the shutdown, which is one reason why I haven't heard back from the official IASP email.

🤷‍♂️

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A: 10/18
P1 & P2: 12/18
P3: 03/19
CJO: 04/19
BI: 04/19 - TBD
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#217 Posted : Wednesday, January 09, 2019 1:27:50 PM(UTC)
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Hi All,

Reading through this post was actually very helpful in calming my nerves. I’m praying all of you get the results that you want!




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Phase I: passed 14 Dec 2018
Phase II: passed 9 Jan 2018
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Hello all!

First time posting! Been reading and praying with all of you. I received a passing Phase II score today! I wish everyone luck! If anyone is in Cleveland let me know.
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Hi All, IA Applicant Applied: (I don’t remember) Phase I: passed 14 Dec 2018 Phase II: passed 9 Jan 2018


You passed Phase 2? Congratulations!

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I received a passing Phase II score today! I wish everyone luck! If anyone is in Cleveland let me know.


Amazing! When did you take the test?


A: 10/18
P1 & P2: 12/18
P3: 03/19
CJO: 04/19
BI: 04/19 - TBD
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Hello all!

If anyone is in Cleveland let me know.


Congrats! When did you test? I'm between Cleveland and Cincinnati. If I pass I may see you at the PIII interview.

Also, this sort of answers our question about the shutdown affecting selection....

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