AFOQT Articles

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February 1, 2022
21 Things You Need to Know Before You Take The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) | Updated 2022

1) What is the AFOQT? The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) is a multiple choice standardized exam designed to test candidates on a range of topics from mathematical and verbal skills to spatial rotation and aviation aptitudes. The test is divided into 12 subtests, each of which is timed. The AFOQT takes approximately five […]

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July 31, 2021
AFOQT Super Score Clarification: How Many Times Am I Allowed to Take the AFOQT ?

The Air Force now authorizes the use of the highest Air Force Officer Qualifying Test composite scores from any AFOQT administration (also known as the 'AFOQT Super Score'). For instance, if your initial Combat Systems Officer (CSO) composite score was 90 and your subsequent CSO composite score was a 79 - the 90 would be […]

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June 1, 2021
AFOQT Scores: Minimum Requirements Explained

Minimum AFOQT scores that Air Force Officer applicants must attain include a 15 (Verbal Composite) and a 10 (Quantitative Composite). In addition, aspiring pilots must also score a 25 (Pilot Composite) and 10 (Combat Systems Officer Composite) to become eligible for consideration. Minimum Required Scores for All Air Force Officer Applicants (Rated/Non-Rated): Verbal Composite: 15 […]

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June 1, 2021
Are You Allowed to Use A Calculator on the AFOQT?

In a word: no. Calculators, smart phones/watches, tablets, personal electronic devices of any kind are all prohibited per the official 'What to Expect' PowerPoint slide released by the Air Force Officer Personnel Center (AFPC). Other helpful nuggets of Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT ) Day information provided on said slide include: Pencils & scratch […]

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May 31, 2021
What is the AFOQT?

The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) is a 310 question standardized exam (not including Self-Description Inventory) that most aspiring United States Air Force Officers must pass prior to accepting a commission*. It is divided into 12 subtests designed to measure an applicant's aptitude according to 7 composite scores: verbal, quantitative, academic, pilot, combat systems […]

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Air Force ROTC Student Pondering AFOQT Scores in Library
May 28, 2021
How Long Are My AFOQT Scores Valid?

AFOQT Scores are valid for life. If you took the former 'S Form' AFOQT, your scores have been converted to the updated 'Form T' format. If you have already taken the AFOQT and wish to obtain your scores, you can visit the Air Force Personnel Center Website. Scores are typically uploaded about 8-10 business days […]

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March 27, 2021
Best AFOQT Study Guide Review: 11 Books & Websites for Test-Takers

Where Do You Find the Best AFOQT Study Guide? Right. Here. Reviews of 11 AFOQT websites and books have been compiled to ease your study guide selection process. An optional review is provided with each resource listed so you're able to provide your feedback for the next class of Air Force Officer Candidates. After you […]

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March 3, 2021
Where Can I Go to Find More Information About Becoming an Air Force Officer?

Air Force OTS is the most interactive 'all things becoming an Air Force Officer' resource I have found. The site is run by Officer Candidate School (OCS) graduates to assist all patrons interested in pursuing a career as a military officer (there are separate sites for all military branches). It is a forum - so […]

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May 5, 2018
How do I Schedule My Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT)?

Contact your recruiter (civilian), speak with fellow cadets or your Air Force ROTC POC. He or she will give you information about upcoming boards and your optimal test taking window(s). The earlier the better!

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May 5, 2018
How is My AFOQT Score Calculated?

Your AFOQT results will be scored across 6 composites, 5 of which have minimum required scores, upon completion. It's important to understand the AFOQT scoring breakdown because the same subtests (e.g., Math Knowledge) are often included in multiple composite scores depending upon desired career field (the Math Knowledge Subtest is included in 3 of the […]

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