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1,001 questions about the ASTB (post your scores & ask your questions here!)

Just took the ASTB-E today, 47 5/6/6. I plan on retaking the test in order to be a more competitive.
Tips:
Study for the Math and Mechanical portions if you've been out of school, or your major in college isn't in math/science/engineering related. I thought I wouldn't struggle very hard when taking these and I got a reality check.
Trait Facet You feel like shit one way or another just treat each set of traits independently of each other.
The PBM portion of test to add to everyone else who has said it use your compass! If you don't know how here's a link I found because I was lost when I was first learning this-
The joystick you use for tracking is inverted, just in case that hasn't been mentioned in a while.
Everything has mostly been mentioned already read through this forum as much as you can print the study guides, and turn them into notecards.
Thank you to everyone who has posted on here with gouge and other helpful tips and tricks, time to study up and get ready for round 2!
 
I recently took the OAR portion of the ASTB and got a 66. Thank you to everyone who shared their experiences! This thread is awesome.

This type of test was really nothing like I had experienced before… time went by fast and after it was over I had no idea how I did until I saw my score. I felt like I answered hardly any questions before time ran out (my clock expired for all three sections). Overall I studied for about a month – most of my time went to reviewing math/mechanical.

Math: I studied most of the topics mentioned here (exponents, shared work, rates, ratios, algebra, word problems, some geometry, probability etc.) and made sure I knew them cold. I approached similar problems in the exact same way each time and developed a strategy on how to solve them (Jacob1792 has an awesome math study guide that I used as well) I had an old GMAT math book which helped a lot with the trickier problems. Also, I printed out a bunch of practice sheets for the arithmetic portions (Kuta Software has a lot of great exponent/complex fractional problems worksheets).

Reading comprehension: I felt like bombed this section and just made an educated guess most of the time. I didn’t study at all for this and I don’t think it would have helped me if I did.

Mechanical: I have ZERO background in physics/science, but this section was straightforward. I made a list of topics to study and just watched a lot of videos/took notes. The YouTube channel “The Organic Chemistry Tutor” was a life-saver… he explains things super well (also Khan Academy for both math/science).

Good luck!!
What did the list for MC look like? If you don’t mind me asking.
 
Good morning everyone, I am taking the OAR in 5 Jan for round 2. I really need help on Physics portion. I have been studying the materials from other people's threads. But I still don't understand very well or feel comfortable to take the OAR. I am located in San Diego, Coronado. Requesting a tutor or a study group for December. I really appreciate the help.
 
I took the OAR yesterday, scored a 52 on my second try.

The second time I studied the Barron's book and the OAR Study Guide book, both can be found on Amazon. I studied some gouge found on this thread, particularly the Marine Aviation Guide, and the OAR Math Study Guide. I did the math and mechanics sections in the Barron's and OAR Study Guide until I got the answers cold. Then I hit the gouge. Anything that I could not understand I went to Khan Academy.

I am a stay-at-home dad, with a part-time job. I studied about 4-6hrs a week for 3 months.

Math, a little bit of geometry, mainly sequences, and algebra.

Reading, dense Navy HR and science.

Mechanics, just the basics.
 
I took the OAR yesterday, scored a 52 on my second try.

The second time I studied the Barron's book and the OAR Study Guide book, both can be found on Amazon. I studied some gouge found on this thread, particularly the Marine Aviation Guide, and the OAR Math Study Guide. I did the math and mechanics sections in the Barron's and OAR Study Guide until I got the answers cold. Then I hit the gouge. Anything that I could not understand I went to Khan Academy.

I am a stay-at-home dad, with a part-time job. I studied about 4-6hrs a week for 3 months.

Math, a little bit of geometry, mainly sequences, and algebra.

Reading, dense Navy HR and science.

Mechanics, just the basics.
what did you score the first time if you don't mind?
 
I took the OAR yesterday, scored a 52 on my second try.

The second time I studied the Barron's book and the OAR Study Guide book, both can be found on Amazon. I studied some gouge found on this thread, particularly the Marine Aviation Guide, and the OAR Math Study Guide. I did the math and mechanics sections in the Barron's and OAR Study Guide until I got the answers cold. Then I hit the gouge. Anything that I could not understand I went to Khan Academy.

I am a stay-at-home dad, with a part-time job. I studied about 4-6hrs a week for 3 months.

Math, a little bit of geometry, mainly sequences, and algebra.

Reading, dense Navy HR and science.

Mechanics, just the basics.
When you say basics, what do you mean by that?
 

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Hi all - I'm posting my makeshift mech comp study guide for anyone who wants it. Disclaimer - there might be some errors in the practice problems/it's designed for someone (aka me) who has absolutely zero background in physics. Any concepts I needed extra help with I watched videos from "The Organic Chemistry Tutor" who was super helpful with the harder concepts. Happy studying!
 

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Took ASTB a month ago and got a really low score. Im sure it was because of Math because I felt fine in every other section including PBM (thanks to all of you). And math carries a significant weight in all scores

Now I have taken up to Calculus 5.... But I had 10 probability problems out of 14 that I was asked in Math Section. And when I first moved to the states, I was placed in higher math class therefore NEVER learned probabilities.

Would somebody provide me with direct resource with similar probability problems?

Thanks! and congratulations to those who passed! I shall see you at flight school because I will pass this damn test!
 
Would somebody provide me with direct resource with similar probability problems?
Hi Rimsha, I saw your post, and although I have not taken the test yet, I have collected resources throughout this thread. A good resource would be first to go back and scan for the high score gouges, usually they will have posted a study guide along with them that has a math section where probability problems are present, around page 260 has a great one. As far as studying further, another great resource for generating probability problems is kuta software–see attached. You can google them and they have plenty of high level math worksheets, I attached two related to probability, specifically algebra 2 related. Start with the second attached file!

I have not taken the test yet, and I am not sure how in depth these probability questions get–if you could provide some examples of questions you received that would be great! I have been putting a lot of my focus towards exponential equation type problems, word problems etc., and a few probability. I'll definitely be looking more into these.
 

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