Discussion in 'ASTB' started by edato, Jul 16, 2002.
Just wondering what the typical scores are nowadays that are getting picked up?
Unless you have negative info you are a near guaranteed pick up, the whole person concept depends on the designator, for SNA the higher the PFAR and GPA the less they care, you can be the most well rounded person at the board, if your PFAR sucks your not getting picked up.
Took the ASTB form 5 paper version today. I hope I did well. I do not feel confident about a couple of sections. It is going to be a long couple of weeks waiting on the scores.
Just got my ASTB scores back, 7/8/8 61. Prior enlisted with all perfect rec's and an outstanding rec from my CO. PT scores in the excellent range. Not sure if anyone has any ideas on what the selection process hinges on as I am submitting next week.
Hey Guys. First post but I've been lurking for a couple of months. I took the test this morning and wanted to say thanks for all the help. I scored a 8/8/7 68. I'm applying to OCS but still have another whole year of college to go. I am debating on taking the test again or applying with these scores, anyone have any thoughts? Thanks again for all the help
Those are really good scores, especially if you want to go as a pilot. If you personally feel that you can take it and get 9's across the board, that's a decision you have to make. But I think most people will tell you that the risk of bombing a retake outweighs the benefit because you are very competitive with those scores, in my opinion.
It is your scores and future, so you're going to have to make that decision for yourself. However, my thoughts are to apply with those scores and see what happens.
I would not recommend anyone with 8's retake the ASTB, I have NEVER seen a person with 8's get turned down, and if by some chance he goes to a 7 that would drastically decrease his chances.
if you are within one year of graduation, such as you graduate May/June 2013 submit for the July board.
Got my scores 4/4/4 42. Not good at all but just means im back to studying for round two.
do you remember what form you got?
I took form 5.
Hey everybody. First thing I need to do is say thanks. So much information that helped me on my ASTB when I took it. I score an 8/7/9 61 on my test and I think it was form 5.
I am currently only a sophomore in college but I plan to apply as soon as possible (my recruiter says 18 months out from graduation so in December) so if I do not get accepted I have as much time as possible to improve. I have a couple questions for everyone.
-I am a geology major and I plan to have a 3.1-3.3 GPA by the time December comes around.
-I did well on the ASTB but I wish I had an 8 on my PFAR.
-I am the Treasurer of the geology club but have no other extracurricular activities on my resume as of right now.
My first question is how worthwhile it would be for me to risk lower scores chasing that extra PFAR point. I wanted to retake the test but my recruiter convinced me after my test that it might not be worthwhile to retake it. However, after scanning through scores posted here I am thinking that it might be worth my time to chase that extra point.
My second question is how does requiring a waiver for PRK affect the selection process?
It takes 2 guys 45 min to make 6 pizzas, how long does it take 3 guys to make 12 pizzas?
6 guys can lay a stack of bricks in ten hours. Starting at 11 if 6 guys lay bricks and every hour after five one person is added what time would they finish the same stack of bricks?
I have tried to do both of these and idk what to do or even if i am doing them correctly... the first problem i got 60 min. Am i close? and the second problem i dont know where to start.
I think for the first problem you're right. That's what I got. I think for the second problem the answer is 8 o'clock. This is how I came up with my answer.
So it took 6 guys to lay one stack in ten hours. What I did was say that that work is equivalent to 60 person-hours (6 people*10 hours). Now from 11 o'clock up to 5 o'clock (6 hours), 36 person-hours of the task was completed (6 people * 6 hours = 36 person-hours). From 5 to 6, one more person is working, so for that hour, 7 people are working, and thus 7 person-hours of work is accomplished (7 persons*1 hour). So when the clock strikes 6, a total of 43 person-hours of work is done (36+7). You do a similar procedure for the hours of 6 to 7 (and you'd come up with 51, 43+8). And then again from 7 to 8 (60, 51+9).
And that is how I came up with 8 o'clock. Hope that helps.
Atrickpay's study guide? I have tried several if not all of the link's without any success. I took form 4 on April 18th, 2012, 4's across the board and want to improve dramatically. I used the Barron's and Marine Gouge. I will definitely read the FAA any and need to review the mechanical those I thought were the toughest on this form.
43 OAR computer based
I just want to make 100% sure, but the reading comprehension section doesn't contain questions where you have to identify the wrong word, and then replace it with one of the choices in order to make it a correct statement, right?
Mine did not...take that for what it's worth though. It is entirely possible for the test to be completely different from mine.
I had no questions like that. Form 5
That's a solid score. Not sure I would risk it, but to each his own.
I just put in for the April board with PRK. I didn't have to jump through any kind of crazy hoops to get a waiver. Never sent any special paperwork to NAMI or anything like that. I just included all of my pre-ops, surgical notes, and post-ops in my pre-commissioning physical packet that was sent out. Got my PQ, no questions asked. Ask your recruiter though, you might be in a different situation than I.
I got a 7/7/6 63! Form 3. Im pretty stoked becuase it was my last try and it was much better than the test scores before! Thank you everyone
Pilot: 4/5 (AQR/PFAR)
NFO: 4/5 (AQR/FOFAR)
6/7/6 56 (Form 5)
...thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread and throughout AW!!
I used most of the usual suspects: choice chapters of the FAA handbook, Atrickpay's gouge, and the Arco practice tests. College major: Underwater Basket Weaving, B.S.
The only genuine surprise on the test: the Spacial problems featured a ton of cockpit views at more extreme angles, which were absent from the practice problems. Be prepared by playing lots of Microsoft Flight or something.
Thanks, I'm only a Sophomore right now so with the BDCP suspended I still have another whole year before I apply. I'm getting my consult after this semester for eye surgery and the picture is starting to get clearer. I don't think I'll retake unless I don't get selected.
I just took the ASTB for the first time today. I used ACRO, Barron's, Marine gouge, the personal study guide on this site, and read parts of the FAA handbook. I studied for a little over a week. My scores were 8/8/6 63. How much does the FORAR impact people who apply for pilot? I want to echo what dozens of other people have said, practice, practice, practice, and you should be fine.
Took it yesterday and got 7/7/7/59. Wish I had scored a little better
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