The Air Force Officer Qualifying TestAir Force Officer Qualifying TestA standardized test similar to the SAT and ACT that measures aptitudes, and is used to select applicants for officer commissioning programs or specific training programs. A required test for all cadets and students on scholarship or in the POC. (AFOQTAFOQTAir Force Officer Qualifying Test ) is a standardized test similar to the SAT and ACT. The AFOQT measures aptitudes and is used to select applicants for officer commissioning programs, such as Officer Training School (OTS) » or Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (Air Force ROTC). It is also used for selection into specific training programs such as pilot and combat systems officer training.
The AFOQT is a required test for all cadets and students on scholarship or in the POCPOCProfessional Officer Course - ROTC course for juniors and seniors. .
- The AFOQT is taken your junior year in the AFROTCAFROTCAir Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program.
- The AFOQT can only be taken twice. (Waiverable – please note that waivers are NOT guaranteed.)
- Examinees must wait 180 days between tests.
- AFOQT scores never expire.
- The most recent AFOQT test score is the one that counts.
Check out your local bookstore's test review section for commercial AFOQT test preparation guides. Also, any SAT review material may be useful as you prepare for the Verbal and Quantitative (Math) sections.
Taking the Test
The complete AFOQT takes approximately five hours to administer and contains 380 test items divided into the following 12 subtests:
- Verbal Analogies
- Arithmetic Reasoning
- Word Knowledge
- Math Knowledge
- Instrument Comprehension
- Block Counting
- Table Reading
- Aviation Information
- General Science
- Rotated Blocks
- Hidden Figures
- Self-Description Inventory
Test results are given in these five areas:
- Combat Systems Officer
- Academic Aptitude
- Quantitative (Math)