AFOQT - Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Prep

The AFOQT test assesses skills and personality traits that have proven to be predictive of success in officer commissioning programs such as the training program. It is not surprising, that the AFOQT carries much weight in the selection of candidates.

AFOQT Scores

Exam results are housed in seven composite scores, each comprised of several subtests:

  • Pilot – Evaluates the required knowledge for the completion of both manned and unmanned pilot training. The aptitudes needed for pilot training include Math Knowledge, Instrument Comprehension, Table Reading and Aviation Information.
  • Combat Systems Officer (CSO) - Measures one’s knowledge and abilities which are necessary for successfully completing CSO training. The aptitudes used to determine your results include: Math Knowledge, Word Knowledge, Table Reading, and Block Counting.
  • Air Battle Manager (ABM) - Measures expertise and competencies which are needed to effectively complete ABM training. The applicable subtests include: Verbal Analogies, Math Knowledge, Table Reading, Block Counting, Aviation Information, and Instrument Comprehension.
  • Academic Aptitude – Assesses one’s verbal and quantitative abilities. Expect the scores from four of the12 subtests to make up the final results of the Academic Aptitude composite score. The applicable subtests include: Verbal Analogies, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Math Knowledge, and Reading Comprehension.
  • Verbal – Assesses an individual’s verbal comprehension and knowledge. The Verbal composite has subtests which evaluate the capability to reason, find relationships among words, and make inferences. There are three subtests that determine the Verbal score: Verbal Analogies, Word Knowledge, and Reading Comprehension.
  • Quantitative – Evaluates quantitative knowledge and skills. The Quantitative composite has subtests which assess one’s understanding and ability to reason with arithmetic relationships. They also assess how one uses mathematical concepts, formulas, and relationships. The obvious skillsets used to determine your Quantitative results include: Arithmetic Reasoning and Math Knowledge.
  • Situational Judgement - Measures decision-making skills and abilities to make judgments when responding to the interpersonal situations which are based on real scenarios encountered by junior officers (O1-O3). Responses require core competencies of Leadership, Resource Management, Integrity and Professionalism, Communication, Innovation, and Mentoring.

AFOQT Format

Your AFOQT score is based solely on the number of correct answers found in each of the 12 subtests provided. Be sure to read over the instructions, questions, and alternative answers for each subtest carefully.

The total timeframe of the test itself: 3 hours, 37 minutes. Total timeframe including instructions and breaks: Approximately 5 hours.

Please keep in mind that our PrepPack covers all topics found in the AFOQT test, except for the Aviation Information sections. 

Below is a list of the 12 subtests. 

Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Subtests
Subtest Number of Questions Time Limit (Minutes)
Verbal Analogies 25 8    
Arithmetic Reasoning 25 29    
Word Knowledge 25 5    
Math Knowledge 25 22    
Reading Comprehension 25 38    
Instrument Comprehension 25 5    
Block Counting 30 4.5    
Table Reading 40 7    
Aviation Information 20 8    
Physical Science 20 10    
Situational Judgment Test 50 35    
Instrument Comprehension Test & Study Guide 20 6    
Table Reading Test 40 7    
Self-Description Inventory 240 45    
  • Verbal Analogies – This part of the exam highlights synonyms and assesses your ability to find relationships among words. You will have 8 minutes to answer 25 questions.
  • Arithmetic Reasoning – This subtest measures your knowledge when using arithmetic to solve numerical problems. You will have 29 minutes to answer 25 questions.
  • Word Knowledge – Expect to be tested on the meaning of specific words. A word is presented in capital letters. Select the alternative that is closest in meaning to the capitalized word. You will have exactly 5 minutes to answer 25 questions.
  • Math Knowledge – Assesses your ability to understanding mathematical terms and principles. Problems must be solved in an efficient and quick manner. You will have 22 minutes to answer 25 questions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Uses the same type of written materials which are necessary in officer Professional Military Education (PME). Consists of 5 passages with around 500-600 words, followed by 4-6 questions. You will have 38 minutes to answer 25 questions.
  • Instrument Comprehension - This subtest measures how well you can determine the position of an airplane while in flight. Make sure you are familiar with the artificial horizon, the compass, and how they relate. This test gives you 12 seconds per question and you will have 5 minutes to answer 25 questions.
  • Block Counting – This subtest assesses your ability to “see into” a 3-dimensional pile of blocks by determining how many other blocks a specifically-numbered block touches. You will have 4.5 minutes to answer 30 questions.
  • Table Reading – Assesses your reading abilities based on how fast and accurate you are. You will have 7 minutes to answer 40 questions.
  • Aviation Information – Evaluates your knowledge of aviation. There are two formats in this subtest: A) Select the alternative that correctly completes a given statement; and B) Select the best answer to a given question. You will have 8 minutes to answer 20 questions.
  • Physical Science – The “General Science” subtest was replaced with “Physical Science”. This section consists of questions which focus on physical science concepts. You will have 10 minutes to answer 20 questions.
  • Situational Judgment Test - Assesses judgment when responding to the types of interpersonal situations frequently encountered by officers. You will have 35 minutes to answer 50 questions.
  • Self-Description Inventory – Evaluates your personal characteristics and attitudes. This personality subtest is formatted in a five-point agreement scale, from “Strongly Disagree” to “Strongly Agree so there is no such thing as a right or wrong answer. You will have 45 minutes to answer 240 questions.

AFOQT Practice Test

AFOQT prep tools include Air Force Officer Qualifying Test practice tests with Q & A analysis, study guide and helpful exam strategies. Although we do not offer three out of the twelve subtests, we are currently working to provide you with every one of these options in the near future. Our JobTestPrep development team has cultivated an in-depth AFOQT system geared to optimizing your exam results.


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