Air Force Officer Qualifying Test

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Learn more about the AFOQT on the U.S. Air Force ROTC website.

Disclaimer: This test is merely a recreation of the "AFOQT Sample Test Pamphlet AFPT 997" which is given to examinees.

The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) is a standardized test, much like the SAT or ACT. Minimum scores are required to become an Air Force officer and to be categorized pilot or navigator. The test must be passed prior to field training. You are only allowed to take the AFOQT twice during your college years. If you fail the test your first time, you must wait 6 months to be retested. If you fail the test a second time, you are removed from the AFROTC program.

The AFOQT consists of 12 subtests. Subtest scores are combined to generate one or more of 5 composite scores used to help predict success in certain types of Air Force training programs. The 5 AFOQT composites that the 16 subtests form are:

Pilot

This composite measures some of the knowledge and abilities considered necessary for successful completion of pilot training. The Pilot composite includes subtests which measure verbal ability, knowledge of aviation and mechanical systems, the ability to determine aircraft altitude from instruments, knowledge of aeronautical concepts, the ability to read scales and interpret tables, and certain spatial abilities.

Navigator-Technical

This composite measures some of the knowledge and abilities considered necessary for successful completion of navigator training. The Navigator-Technical composite shares many subtests with the Pilot composite. Subtests that measure verbal ability, ability to determine aircraft altitude, and knowledge of aeronautical concepts are not included. however, subtests measuring quantitative aptitudes, some spatial or visual abilities, and knowledge of general science are added.

Academic Aptitude

This composite measures verbal and quantitative knowledge and abilities. The Academic Aptitude composite combines all subtests used to score the Verbal and Quantitative composites.

Verbal

This composite measure various types of verbal knowledge and abilities. The Verbal composite includes subtests which measure the ability to reason and recognize relationships among words, the ability to read and understand paragraphs on diverse topics, and the ability to understand synonyms.

Quantitative

This composite measure various types of quantitative knowledge and abilities. The Quantitative composite shares subtests with the Navigator-Technical composite discussed above and includes subtests which measure the ability to understand and reason with arithmetic relationships, interpret data from graphs and charts, and to use mathematical terms, formulas, and relationships.