Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT)
Take the AFOQT at Baylor University
Detachment 810 offers the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) to current and prospective officer candidates. Test dates and RSVP information can be found by emailing Capt Ken Herlacher.
The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) is a standardized test that measures verbal and math skills as well as additional aptitudes relevant to specific career fields. The test 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 to qualify for Pilot, Combat Systems Officer (CSO) and Air Battle Manager (ABM) training and is a component of the Pilot Candidate Selection Method (PCSM) score. The AFOQT is a required test for all cadets and students on scholarship or in the Professional Officer Course (POC).
The AFOQT must be passed prior to field training. If you fail the test your first time, you must wait 6 months to be retested. It consists of 12 subtests. Subtest scores are combined to generate one or more of 5 composite scores used to help predict success in certain types of Air Force training programs. The 5 AFOQT composites that the 16 subtests form are:
This composite measures some of the knowledge and abilities considered necessary for successful completion of pilot training. The Pilot composite includes subtests which measure verbal ability, knowledge of aviation and mechanical systems, the ability to determine aircraft altitude from instruments, knowledge of aeronautical concepts, the ability to read scales and interpret tables, and certain spatial abilities.
This composite measures some of the knowledge and abilities considered necessary for successful completion of navigator training. The Navigator-Technical composite shares many subtests with the Pilot composite. Subtests that measure verbal ability, ability to determine aircraft altitude, and knowledge of aeronautical concepts are not included. however, subtests measuring quantitative aptitudes, some spatial or visual abilities, and knowledge of general science are added.
This composite measures verbal and quantitative knowledge and abilities. The Academic Aptitude composite combines all subtests used to score the Verbal and Quantitative composites.
This composite measure various types of verbal knowledge and abilities. The Verbal composite includes subtests which measure the ability to reason and recognize relationships among words, the ability to read and understand paragraphs on diverse topics, and the ability to understand synonyms.
This composite measure various types of quantitative knowledge and abilities. The Quantitative composite shares subtests with the Navigator-Technical composite discussed above and includes subtests which measure the ability to understand and reason with arithmetic relationships, interpret data from graphs and charts, and to use mathematical terms, formulas, and relationships.