The Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB) is used by the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard to select candidates for pilot and flight officer training. There’s an entire subforum dedicated to the ASTB, and the website and you’ll find way better (and more) gouge there than you ever will here. Check out our ASTB Practice Test for an example of the types of questions you will see on the ASTB. Available as a web version download.
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Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard to select candidates for pilot and flight officer training programs.
Even though most examinees take the entire test battery, examinees seeking admittance to non-aviation officer programs also have the option of taking only the OAR portion of the test, which consists of the Math Astv Test, Reading Comprehension Test, and Mechanical Comprehension Test. Performance Based Measures — A battery of processing speed, dexterity and divided-attention-driven tests measuring:.
Examinees that take houge entire test battery receive an additional 3 scores that are derived from combinations of the subtests, used axtb the selection of aviation and officer candidates:. What the Score Predicts.
Even though students that take the entire battery receive all four scores, each program utilizes different score components in the selection process. The following chart shows the ASTB score components that are utilized in the selection process for each program.
ASTB Practice Test: Improve Your Flight Scores
Minimum requirements for each program differ according to program and service. Most examinees obtain scores between 40 and 60, while very few individuals obtain scores at the upper and lower extremes of the score range.
Decisions regarding aviation selection are based on the combination of two scores. These scores are presented in stanines. The table below demonstrates the distribution of scores gojge stanines.
Note on reading the table: Examinees are entitled to no more than three lifetime attempts to achieve qualifying scores on the ASTB-E.
Previous administrations of the ASTB forms no longer in use i. ASTB Forms 1 through 5 do not count toward the lifetime three-administration limit. An ASTB-E retest can be administered only after 3 0 full calendar days have elapsed between the date of completion of the first full ASTB administration once all 7 components have been completed and the start date of gouve retest.
These test interval requirements cannot be waivedso it is asb that examinees are aware of these requirements and the amount of time that has passed between administrations.
ASTB-E — Military Aptitude Tests
Examinees who have taken the entire ASTB-E and are being retested must take the entire battery again even though they may be satisfied with their performance on parts of it i. An examinee that retests too early or who retests on the OAR using a form that he or she has already taken will generate an illegal test. An illegal test means that the individual will not receive valid scores for the testing administration. The illegal test will still be counted against the individual’s satb limit.
The most frequently requested information about the ASTB-E is what types of questions are on the test and whether study materials are available. The following section is designed to address these issues and prepare individuals for the types of information that they will see on the exam, gouhe in no way is it meant to be an exhaustive study guide.
The section includes an overview of the questions found in each subtest, links to documents that will help individuals prepare for the exam, and sample questions for each subtest.
The math skills assessed by the ASTB subtests include arithmetic and algebra, with some geometry. The assessments include both equations and word problems.
Some items require solving for variables, others are time and distance problems, and some require the estimation of simple probabilities. Skills assessed asfb basic arithmetic operations, solving for variables, fractions, roots, exponents, and the calculation of angles, areas, and perimeters of geometric shapes. Reading comprehension items require ASTB examinees to extract meaning from text passages.
Each item requires the examinee to determine which of the response options can be inferred from the passage itself. Items contained within the mechanical comprehension portion of the ASTB include topics that would typically be found in an introductory high school physics course and the application of these topics to a variety of situations.
The subtest also includes questions that relate to the components and performance of engines, principles of electricity, gears, weight distribution, and the operation of simple machines, such as pulleys and fulcrums.
The ANIT assesses an examinee’s familiarity with aviation history, nautical terminology and procedures, and aviation-related concepts such as aircraft components, aerodynamic principles, and flight rules and regulations. Examinees can prepare for this subtest by reviewing general reference materials, such as encyclopedias, FAA and civilian aviation books, and handbooks and manuals that provide an overview of basic piloting, navigation, and seamanship.
In addition to these sources, some examinees have used commercially available study guides. This section of the ASTB requires examinees to respond to a series of paired statements that describe how they may feel, think, or act. There is no need to study for this subtest. Examinees should simply respond honestly to each statement pairing. Note that by endorsing statements on this assessment, examinees are not acknowledging or stating that they would ever willingly engage in the behavior described in these statements.
This is intended to be a test of choices that are difficult to make. This battery features several components in which examinees are required to solve directional orientation problems, complete listening tasks, and perform tracking tasks using a stick-and-throttle set.
Examinees wishing to prepare for this subtest may find it useful to solve practice mental rotation problems, as well as practice with flight simulator software. The BI-RV will present you with questions pertinent to your academic career, involvement with extra-curricular activities and sports, as well as many other general questions pertinent to your background and interests. For example, the BI-RV may ask you if you were a member of a sports team in college.
If you indicate that you played a sport, the test may then require you to verify that in some detail i.
This subtest may be self-proctored from any web-enabled computer. Department hours are Alternatively, you may email your questions to usn.
You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page. Math Skills Test – Measures the examinee’s ability to: Gougge mathematical processes to solve equations Understand basic concepts related to arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis Reading Comprehension Test – Measures the examinee’s ability to: Extract information from text passages Analyze written information and form logical conclusions Mechanical Comprehension Test -Measures the examinee’s ability to: Perceive gougs understand the nature of physical relationships Solve practical problems related to mechanical principles Aviation and Nautical information Test – Measures the examinee’s ability to: Recall awtb and goube relevant to Naval service and aviation Naval Aviation Trait Facet Inventory — a personality questionnaire that measures: Performance Based Measures gougd A battery of processing speed, dexterity and divided-attention-driven tests measuring: Examinees that take the entire test battery receive an additional 3 scores that are derived from combinations of the subtests, used for the selection of aviation and officer candidates: Mechanical Comprehension Test MCT Items contained within the mechanical comprehension portion of the ASTB include topics that would typically be found in an introductory high school physics course and the application of these topics to a variety of situations.
Examinees see the following types of statement pairs, presented one pair at a time: I perform slightly less effectively when things become difficult. I sometimes run late for appointments. I would readily invest my time aetb energy if someone were relying on me. I accomplish more at work than do most other people. Performance Based Measures Battery PBM This battery features several components in which examinees are required to solve directional orientation problems, complete astg tasks, and perform tracking tasks using a stick-and-throttle set.
Biographic Inventory with Response Validation BI-RV The BI-RV will present you with questions pertinent to your academic career, involvement with extra-curricular activities and sports, as well as many other general questions pertinent to your background and interests.