EDPT Practice Test

The EDPT (Electronic Data Processing Test) is a challenging exam required for applicants seeking technological roles in the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps. This multiple-choice test covers four subjects that assess your suitability for data processing tasks.

This EDPT practice test includes questions from all the test domains, giving you an excellent start to prepare for the test. You will find many more practice tests and guides on our **complete EDPT Test Practice**.

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The EDPT consists of four sections:

- Word Analogies
- Algebra and Math Word Problems
- Number Sequences
- Figural Analogies

Let's go over each of the sections, see what it includes and try some EDPT sample questions:

A is to B, as C is to D comprises the basic format of the Analogies section. This is an algebraic concept expressed in words.

As a sample question, find the missing component in the following sentence:

ROADBLOCK is to CAR as FETTER is to…

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The correct answer is A.

A roadblock prevents a car from moving just as a fetter prevents the convict from moving.

CAGE is to BIRD as HANDCUFFS is to…

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The correct answer is B.

A cage restricts the movement of a bird, just as handcuffs restrict the movement of a criminal. Both pairs involve a form of restraint that limits the freedom of the subject.

SINK is to BOAT as CRASH is to…

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The correct answer is B.

A boat sinks when it fails to stay afloat, similar to how a plane crashes when it fails to stay airborne. Both pairs represent a scenario where the subject fails to maintain its intended position or state, leading to a downfall.

First, identify the semantic relationship between the pair of words in the question, such as function, action, or characteristic. Then, apply that relationship to the answer choices, looking for the option that best matches. Sometimes, the best method will be to start by eliminating options that don’t fit. This will minimize cognitive load.

This section contains algebraic equations. Your task will be to solve the equations. This portion of the exam additionally presents various word problems that require the use of algebra to find correct answers.

The actual calculations are generally not very difficult. What makes EDPT's word problems challenging is analyzing the details and finding the best solving method in 45 seconds only.

Try a Word Problem sample question, taken from the practice pack:

Linda asked her assistant William to file a pile of 150 documents in binders. After five hours he has filed one-quarter of the papers. Three hours later he has filed another third of the original pile. Which of the following is closest to the number of papers he has left to file?

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The correct answer is B.

William starts with 150 documents. In the first five hours, he files 1/4 X 150 = 37.5 documents. Since we deal with whole documents, let's assume he filed 38 documents. In the next three hours, he filed 1/3 X 150 = 50 documents. So, after eight hours in total, he has filed 38 + 50 = 88 documents. Therefore, the number of documents left to file is 150 - 88 = 62. Rounding up to the closest available option, the answer is B.

Sarah baked 240 cookies for a charity event. In the first hour, she packed one-fifth of the cookies into boxes. In the next two hours, she packed another half of the original total. Which of the following is closest to the number of cookies she still needs to pack?

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The correct answer is B.

In the first hour, Sarah packed 1/5 X 240 = 48 cookies. In the next two hours, she packed 1/2 X 240 = 120 cookies. So, the total number of cookies packed is 48 + 120 = 168. Therefore, the number of cookies left to pack is 240 - 168 = 72, which is answer B.

John needs to paint 180 wooden planks for a fence. On the first day, he paints one-sixth of the planks. On the second day, he manages to paint half of the remaining planks. Which of the following is closest to the number of planks he has left to paint?

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The correct answer is C.

On the first day, John paints 1/6 X 180 = 30 planks, leaving 180 - 30 = 150 planks. On the second day, he paints half of the remaining planks, so he paints 1/2 X 150 = 75 planks. Thus, the number of planks left to paint is 150 - 75 = 75, which is answer C.

Start by reading the entire problem and understand what is being asked. Identify key information bits and quantities. Break down the problem into smaller steps, calculating each part incrementally rather than trying to solve it all at once. Keep track of the units and double-check your calculations to ensure accuracy. This systematic approach will help avoid common mistakes and ensure you find the correct answer.

You will be adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers in order to find the next number following a set of sequenced numerals. The relationship between each of the numbers in the series must be determined in order to provide the number that follows the given set.

Try the following sample question:

1 | 1/2 | 3/9 | 5/20 | ?

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1= 1/1

3/9 = 1/3

5/20 = 1/4

Thus, the series is:

1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, …

The denominator increases by 1 in each step and therefore the next term will be: 1/5.

2 | 3 | 5 | 8 | ?

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The correct answer is B.

You can identify the pattern by observing the difference in consecutive numbers:

From 2 to 3, the difference is 1

From 3 to 5, the difference is 2

From 5 to 8, the difference is 3

As the difference is increasing by 1 each time, the next difference should be 4.

So, adding 4 to the last number, we get 12, which is answer B.

3 | 9 | 27 | 81 | ?

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The correct answer is C.

This series follows a pattern of multiplying by 3 each time:

- 3 X 3 = 9
- 9 X 3 = 27
- 27 X 3 = 81

Continuing this pattern, the following term is:

- 81 X 3 = 243, which is answer C

The prep pack includes 4 Number Series practice tests with step-by-step explanations

Using geometric shapes, the concept of A is to B, as C is to D applies to this section as well as to the word Analogies section.

In the first of four frames, you will find a geometric shape. In the second frame you will see a related, but altered shape. The third frame will present a completely different figure.

You will determine the contents of the fourth frame, which will house, out of five choices, the one geometric shape that represents the same relationship to the third shape as the relationship of the second figure to the first.

Here's a sample question to clarify this concept:

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The relationship between figure X and figure Y is as follows:

Figure Y represents figure X as:

1) The inner shape (triangle) rotates 180° and is pushed upward towards the top of the outer shape,

2) The dark section becomes white and the white section becomes dark.

The correct answer must have the same relationship with figure Z.

Answers 2, 3, and 4 can be eliminated as the inner shape (trapezoid) is not rotated.

Answer 1 can be eliminated as the dark section remains dark and the outer shape (the triangle) is rotated 180°.

We are left with answer 5, which is the correct answer, as it portrays figure Z with the inner shape (trapezoid) rotated 180°, the dark sections becoming white, and the white sections becoming dark.

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Figure X is comprised of two overlapping triangles. Figure Y is in the shape of the space where the triangles in figure X overlap, rotated 90° clockwise.

Figure Z is also comprised of two overlapping triangles. Figure 3 is the only one of the possible answers which is in the same shape as the space where they overlap, rotated 90° clockwise.

Begin by understanding the relationship of transformation between the first pair of figures. Look for changes such as rotation, pattern, coloring, size alteration, or the addition/removal of elements. Next, the same transformation is applied to figure Z to find the corresponding figure among the answer choices.

The practice package is based on 2 strategies to help you succeed:

**1. Practice Simulations**

Eliminate the element of surprise and get used to the test's difficulty level and fast pace using timed practice tests that simulate the actual questions.

**2. Step-by-Step Explanations & Study Guides**

Each question comes with a thorough explanation to show you the best solving method that is both simple and time-saving. Additionally, you'll get study guides to brush up on your math skills as there will be many questions that deal with algebra and arithmetic.

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