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Border Patrol!!

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by KodiakToyTRD, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Nov 8, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    KodiakToyTRD

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    So I put in my application for Border Patrol Agent. Picked Arizona as my first place...I have the test scheduled for Feb 15, 2011. Any thoughts from those who have taken the test or are currently serving as BP Agents?
     
  2. Nov 8, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    Hoyal

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    Get good at breaking down a fake language.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    The fake language they talk about in the Study Guide?
     
  4. Nov 8, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    TacoRun

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    Are there any BP agents on TW?
    :popcorn:
     
  6. Nov 8, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    Hoyal

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    Yeah, I have a few friends that do it in AZ. They said that was the hardest part. I cant tell you from experience I have never taken it.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    I took the test out here in California, It wasn't too bad... I speak Spanish so I took the Spanish test instead of the learning a new language test. I gotta admit I should have brushed up on my Spanish. I recommend Studying the study guide they give you if you know Spanish take the Spanish portion if not take the Learning Test and you'll have no problems. I ended up passing and I am still waiting for a call back, I hear there is less competition for Border Patrol out in Arizona... In six months if I don't get a call back imma give it a try out there...
     
  8. Nov 8, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    They gave me the option on the application to put down where I wanted to go...I had 4 choices:

    So-Cal
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    West Texas/New Mexico
    Arizona

    I figured the competition for So-Cal would be high so I chose Arizona..cuz if I get selected, I'm gonna wanna go some place warm after being in Alaska!!

    Blaktak, when did you take the test? Just recently?
     
  9. Nov 9, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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  10. Nov 19, 2010 at 3:13 AM
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    I am taking the Test on NOvember 29 at the holiday inn near Lax. Blaktak have you gotten your result or how long does it take?
     
  11. Nov 21, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    Good luck bro. I take my test for the CBP Officer in December.
     
  12. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Taking my BP Test Tommorrow wish me Luck.
     
  13. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    AriZonaD54

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    There's really no border problem here in Arizona... it's just political mumbo-jumbo
     
  14. Dec 14, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    Hey let me know how that goes! Spanish test or fake lingo test?
     
  15. Dec 14, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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    Whats this fake language test? Is it a whole another language that you learn?
     
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    Border Patrol, gotta love'm......

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  17. Dec 14, 2010 at 11:52 PM
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    I took the test in Oct, and received my results in less than a week. Take a couple of days to study the guide they send you. It will be well worth it. I actually scored a 100 on the test, and I took the artificial language portion. It very possible to score high, focus on what the question asks you and thats it. On the artificial language part, I used the process of elimination technique, and it worked very well. Also, use all of your time. I was the last one finished on all portions of the test.
     
  18. Dec 15, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    It tests your ability to learn an new language. They have a vocab list, and rules of grammar list and you have to figure out how to put it together...at least thats how it looks in the study guide!
     
  19. Dec 18, 2010 at 11:01 PM
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    Does time from the military transfer over as far as pension and pay purposes? CBP seems like a good gig, where did you get the study guide from?
     
  20. Dec 18, 2010 at 11:07 PM
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    I found the study guide information, but I didn't find anything about time transfering, I'm thinking it should since it's federal.
     
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