The Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB) is a subtest that covers seven key areas that are designed to measure abilities that are essential to success in aviation within the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.
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ASTB Section and Layout:
The ASTB has a total of 7 sections. To qualify as an officer, you will need to complete the first 3 sections of ASTB that are known as OAR (Officer Aptitude Rate).
- Math Skills Test (MST): Basic arithmetic, algebra and geometry, requiring you to be knowledgeable in angles, perimeters, distances and word problems.
- Mechanical Comprehension Test (MCT): Basic knowledge of physics and its relation to velocity, pressure and volume, as well as mechanics of simple machines.
- Reading Comprehension Test (RCT): You will have to read a passage of text and answer multiple questions based on the details of the passage.
- Aviation and Nautical Information Test (ANIT): You will need to be knowledgeable in nautical terminology, aviation history, and principles of aviation.
- Naval Aviation Trait Facet Inventory (NATFI): A personality inventory that assesses the suitability for a career in aviation on basis of personal characteristics.
- Performance Based Measures Battery (PBM): You will be required to do a flight simulation.
- Biographical Inventory and Response Validation (BI-RV): No preparation is needed – you will be required to give honest answers. You will get questionnaires about your experience, achievements and success in aviation.
ASTB Scores are divided in 4 different rating sections – AQR (Academic Qualifications Rating), PFAR (Pilot Flight Aptitude Rating), FOFAR (Flight Officer Aptitude Rating), and OAR (Officer Aptitude Rating).
- Student Naval Aviators (SNA): Score AQR: 4, PFAR: 5
- Student Naval Officer (SNO): Score AQR: 4, FOFAR: 5
- Marine Pilots and Marine Flight Officers: Score AQR: 4, FOFAR: 6
- Coast Guard and OCS:Score AQR: 4, PFAR: 5
- Navy OCS: Score QAR: 35