CFAT Practice Test: Get Full Prep [2022]

Canadian Forces recruitment process is comprised of seven steps:


You must pass each element in order to proceed to the next step.

Canadian Military Aptitude Test

The key to succeeding on the Canadian Military Aptitude Test is to work on CFAT practice tests until you feel confident and comfortable with the types of questions and exam format.

Exam speed is an important factor in the Canadian Forces test score. The more CFAT practice you have before walking into the test, the greater your speed and accuracy.

CFAT Format

Expect a strictly-timed test with multiple-choice questions. The test may be taken in written form or computer-based.

You will have 45 minutes within which to answer a total of 60 questions.

Scoring is based on correct answers only and then converted to percentile. Since there is no penalty for wrong responses, you will benefit from answering every question; guess if necessary.

Canadian Forces Aptitude Test Content

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There are three subtests within the CFAT:

Verbal Skills (VS):

You have five minutes within which to answer 15 questions. Vocabulary is highlighted in the Verbal Skills test.

Most questions present an original word, requiring the selection of an alternative that is either closest in meaning or opposite to the original.

Verbal Skills Test Sample Question

FAST is the opposite of?

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Spatial Ability (SA):

The SA test presents 15 questions, to be completed within 10 minutes. This test is designed to examine the applicant's ability to decipher form and pattern.

The task is to match a given box with the alternative that contains that same box in an unfolded pattern.

Some images present an unfolded pattern, and your job is to select the box that matches the pattern.

The shape is usually represented with broken lines to express where the shape is likely to be folded:

Spatial Ability Test Sample Question

CFAT Sample Question


Which one of the four answer choices portrays the cube in the main diagram in a three-dimensional format?

Answer and explanation

A – The two facets that are fully shaded in gray are situated in opposing facets, therefore option A is incorrect.

B– The two facets that are fully shaded in gray are situated in opposing facets, therefore option Bis incorrect.

C – The three facets appearing in the diagram represent the facet on the far left, the second facet from the left, and the facet on top in the main diagram, and they are situated incorrectly in relation to each other. C is correct.

D– The white diagonal appearing on the top facet is placed in a wrong position in relation to the other two facets (the gray shaded and white ones). D is incorrect.


Problem Solving (PS):

This is the main CFAT subtest. There are 30 questions with a time limit of 30 minutes. Mathematics and logic are at the core of the PS test. 

This tests the applicant's ability to solve problems of different kinds. 

Some questions concern sequencing, requiring you to find the relationship between the individual members of a set of numbers/letters/symbols/shapes, in order to identify the next item in the set.

You should also expect to see maths concepts such as basic algebra, ratios, percentages, decimals, simple equations, long division and word problems.

You are not allowed to use a calculator.

Problem Solving Test Sample Question

Here are some problems you may encounter:

Which number comes next in the following series? 3,6,9,12,...

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A man spends £10 on a new bumper sticker and then buys 4 car fresheners for £2 each. How much money did he spend?

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In the word ONOMATOPOEIA how many o's are next to a vowel?

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CFAT Scoring

The CFAT is used for two purposes:

1) As a screening device, to ensure that all military personnel possess the minimum skills necessary to succeed in the initial training phase; and

2) As an occupations guide, in order to place you in the military field that best suits your interests and abilities.

The Pass percentile varies pursuant to specific job categories. It is important to note that the higher your CFAT score, the greater the number of your Canadian Forces occupational options.

Preparing for the Canadian Forces Aptitude Test

You have the opportunity to review high school subject matter covered in the CFAT by practicing on sample tests with questions & answers analysis.

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