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Hey everyone,

So I bought the Trivium and Barron test prep books and am using the AFOQT study guide website to aid in preparing for the AFOQT, which I take in about a month. Are their any recommendations or additional products I should use or possibly discard from my current study materials to help me get good scores. The first time I tested I didn’t study at all  (maybe 1 or 2 days) but this time I am giving myself about 1-2 months of prep.

i retook the TBAS and did pretty good. My current pilot is a 49 w/ a PCSM of 18. Once I retest I will start accruing flight hrs.

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dude honestly, just get an SAT prep book and crush it. Same types of maths and english only thing it wont help is the blocks and spatial orientation stuff which i would argue is something you either have a talent for or dont.

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dude honestly, just get an SAT prep book and crush it. Same types of maths and english only thing it wont help is the blocks and spatial orientation stuff which i would argue is something you either have a talent for or dont.


Disagree. Knowing how the (spatial orientation, etc) questions are asked and how to answer them will only improve your score and reduce the stress of testing.

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So I have the instrument , table reading , and block counting down pretty solid and the aviation stuff as well. It’s just the verbal, work knowledge and math that I feel kinda shakey on.

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I took the AFAQT one month ago. I would second what flammable said in buying SAT books and practice the shit outta them. Don’t forget to time yourself as well. If you have any other questions, feel free to shoot me a DM.

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I take the AFOQT at the end of this month. I also bought a couple prep books and feel like they are a valuable resource, but if you feel good about the table/instrument/aviation/blocks sections you might as well just use a SAT/ACT prep book for the other sections.

For the verbal  and word knowledge I have just been studying prefixes and using a GRE study guide (the link is one of the bogidope articles about the AFOQT), and for math just practice as many problems as you can from any standardized test prep book they all have similar underlying concepts you need to know.

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3 minutes ago, Uptapplicant2019 said:

I had a 40 pilot AFOQT out of USAFA because I didn’t want to fly, bought the book attached and studied for 2 weeks and got a 97. Headed to upt in October 

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was the material reliable, I have had a few books that seem dates with a jumble of wrong answers? Did you supplement with anything else! (I.e., AFOQT study guide website)

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9 minutes ago, UFTapplicant said:

was the material reliable, I have had a few books that seem dates with a jumble of wrong answers? Did you supplement with anything else! (I.e., AFOQT study guide website)

There were a couple questions where the answer was wrong in the back of the book but the number was very small, material matched what was on the test really well... that is the only study material I used 

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I used three study guides. Barrons, Trivium, and Peterson's (ARCO) and went from a 56 to a 98 pilot score.

For the pilot section, make sure you understand what the question is asking. Be familiar with the *wrong* answers as well.

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I used Barrons and was 91 or above on each section. Pilot score of 97.

Maybe a silly question, but are you timing yourself when you take the practice tests? I find that to be hugely important. None of it is hard, but the timing and finishing all questions within the limit can be difficult.

So I’d definitely recommend using the time limits when you do the practice tests.


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47 minutes ago, N730 said:

I used Barrons and was 91 or above on each section. Pilot score of 97.

Maybe a silly question, but are you timing yourself when you take the practice tests? I find that to be hugely important. None of it is hard, but the timing and finishing all questions within the limit can be difficult.

So I’d definitely recommend using the time limits when you do the practice tests.


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So I have been timing myself. I am usually finishing ahead in everything except math and the table reading. The verbal and word I have been using GAMOOSH or whatever but that is all up to the word I get that day and being able to decipher the prefix or suffix.

so far I am getting most of the aviation, instrument and block reading right. I am also getting 17-18/25 right for the math and verbal stuff and I am using the Barron and trivium books.

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I had a 40 pilot AFOQT out of USAFA because I didn’t want to fly, bought the book attached and studied for 2 weeks and got a 97. Headed to upt in October 
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Did this book help you on other subjects as well besides the pilot section? I have this book and wasn’t sure if this was enough to study.


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