Best Book and Study Guide for AFOQT?

I found Barron’s Military Flight Aptitude Tests (By Terry Duran) especially useful while preparing for the aviation portions of the test. There was some review of the general knowledge sections of the AFOQT, but supplemental materials were definitely necessary. I would recommend GRE study materials for your verbal and quantitative review.

As for the study guide, I think is top notch (my opinion may be slightly biased) when it comes to AFOQT prep.

What do you think? Which book/study guide worked best for you?

Looking For A Place To Take An AFOQT Practice Test Online?

Well, look no further! There are two AFOQT Practice Tests available on Check your answers when you’ve finished.

Where Can I Go For More Air Force Related Information?

Air Force OTS is a great resource for OTS Applicants/Selects. Check it out, if you haven’t already!

How long are my AFOQT scores valid?

AFOQT scores are valid for life.

How do I schedule my AFOQT?

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

What are the AFOQT minimum required scores?

There is some debate over this issue. Fifty is the ‘average’ score for each section. To be considered for rated slots you would need to score at least a 50 in both the pilot and navigator sections. To be considered for non-rated slots you would need at least a combined score of 150 in the quantitative, verbal, and academic aptitude sections.

BUT (you knew it was coming)… the averages for people who are selected tend to be higher. The Air Force can afford to be more selective right now because they’re downsizing and not as many people are currently needed.

Here are the averages for the 2012 selectees:


Position | GPA | Pilot | Nav | AA | Verb | Quant | PCSM

PILOT 3.49 91.20 84.27 81.87 74.49 81.26 82.27

CSO 3.24 84.95 81.48 80.06 72.78 78.86

ABM 3.28 75.56 78.68 79.64 76.28 75.40

RPA 3.34 82.00 75.27 75.81 71.77 72.31 53.42


NT AD 3.58 62.23 61.37 63.13 65.36 58.35

NT Civ 3.53 71.65 75.77 81.10 81.50 74.03

Tech AD 3.26 70.00 73.00 78.50 74.50 76.00

Tech Civ 3.30 82.53 86.80 87.78 78.84 87.60


Note:¬†Remember the whole package concept! You may be selling yourself short if you don’t submit a package because of one or two factors!

How many times am I allowed to take the AFOQT?

You may take the AFOQT twice. However, your most recent test score is the one that counts. In rare circumstances you may obtain a waiver to take the AFOQT more than two times.

Note: If you take the AFOQT and your scores just meet the minimum requirements*: P50/N50/Q50/V50/AA50, you might consider ensuring the rest of your package (e.g., letters of recommendation, resume, personal statement, interview, gpa) is superb rather than waiting to re-test and possibly scoring worse than you did the first time.