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

Jordheim

Member
You can check out barons mech guides, they are super simple questions and will set a foundation of the things you can learn or need to workout. lots of youtube videos help aswell.👍
i did a google and found a book on amazon. Is this the one you're referring too?
 

Kevin Derouen

New Member
I am getting very nervous for the OAR. I take it on the 28th. I have studied some, but I really need to ensure that I just get a minimum of a 40. I have an O5 that is my mentor who is setting me up with O5 and O6 interviews and my chain of command is also helping me submit a strong package. I really just want at least the minimum as I do not want to submit a waiver. What are some tips, last minute, for the test that you can think of? I have already searched back about 100 pages or so and have watched a lot of videos. I just feel like it is not enough. Every time I take a new practice test for the mechanical portion it seems like something that I have never seen before. Mechanical seems to be the section that I am stressing the most.
 

SaucyGoon1776

New Member
Hey guys I just got an air contract with the marines as a freshman going PLC route. My ASTB scores were 6/7/7 and I’m wondering what the likelihood of me flying fighters might be with that. If I can’t fly fighters then I’d love to fly attack helicopters like the viper and supercobra but would that be just as hard?
 
I am getting very nervous for the OAR. I take it on the 28th. I have studied some, but I really need to ensure that I just get a minimum of a 40. I have an O5 that is my mentor who is setting me up with O5 and O6 interviews and my chain of command is also helping me submit a strong package. I really just want at least the minimum as I do not want to submit a waiver. What are some tips, last minute, for the test that you can think of? I have already searched back about 100 pages or so and have watched a lot of videos. I just feel like it is not enough. Every time I take a new practice test for the mechanical portion it seems like something that I have never seen before. Mechanical seems to be the section that I am stressing the most.
For mechnaical, write down the formula's that you need to know to solve some of the problems and read that sheet with the formula's over a bunch of time's before the test. For example, write down the mechanical advantage formula's for a pulley, lever, gear, etc and all the other stuff obviously. When I went through all the mechanical material, my sheet was only like 5 pages and I was able to read it slowly a few times the morning of the test to ingrain it in my memory.
 

Gatordev

Well-Known Member
pilot
Site Admin
Contributor
Hey guys I just got an air contract with the marines as a freshman going PLC route. My ASTB scores were 6/7/7 and I’m wondering what the likelihood of me flying fighters might be with that. If I can’t fly fighters then I’d love to fly attack helicopters like the viper and supercobra but would that be just as hard?
Once you're accepted to a commissioning program, literally no one cares about your ASTB scores and they have no relation to what you might fly in the future. Think of it simply as a pre-test to move to the next stage.
 

jlebsock

Member
I am getting very nervous for the OAR. I take it on the 28th. I have studied some, but I really need to ensure that I just get a minimum of a 40. I have an O5 that is my mentor who is setting me up with O5 and O6 interviews and my chain of command is also helping me submit a strong package. I really just want at least the minimum as I do not want to submit a waiver. What are some tips, last minute, for the test that you can think of? I have already searched back about 100 pages or so and have watched a lot of videos. I just feel like it is not enough. Every time I take a new practice test for the mechanical portion it seems like something that I have never seen before. Mechanical seems to be the section that I am stressing the most.
I would argue Mech was the easiest section. Dont stress over it too much if you know that you've studied what you can. Good luck!

-cheers
 

bntrainer

Member
Scored a 54, 6/9/8 today. Thanks a bunch to all the posters in this thread, it helped a ton! Overall I am very happy with my scores.

In response to Rhino - From what I remember the emergency scenarios were like this -
- Fire light: Fuel to low, Power to low
- Engine light: Fuel to high, Power to high
- Propeller Light: Fuel to neutral, Power to high
As far as specific positions of the knobs, I couldn't tell ya. I just felt it out.

Study materials that I used were the Barron's book, this forum, Khan Academy (for math), ProProfs flashcards, and Google/YouTube. I probably could have done better with more studying and really nailing down some more of the math. Took multiple practice tests.
Below are some flashcards that I used that I found somewhere earlier in the forum (don't remember specifically who posted them originally). I used the compass trick of drawing a compass on a piece of scrap paper and that worked very well for the UAV portion of the test. Random thing that helped me was lowering the computer monitor as low as it could go so that I didn't have to look further down when referring to the scrap paper compass. Probably averaged around 1.750 seconds per answer.
Thanks again to everyone in this thread!

https://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/cardshow.php?title=astb-aviation-nautical-inforfmation-test
https://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/cardshow.php?title=_36014
 

bntrainer

Member
bntrainer - What would you estimate your total study time to be? Just curious.
I put in around 1-2 hours a night, 3-4 days a week, for about a month. There were a few 3-4 hour sessions mixed in as well. For the two days right before the test, I did some cramming of about 8hrs on 1 day and then 12 hours the next. So roughly.... a whole lot of studying. If I could do it over, I honestly would have studied more than that. But I guess that depends on how familiar you are with all of the material already. Its been a looong time since I've worked most of this stuff.
 
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maowczykowski1

Active Member
Hey there! im new to the forum. I just have a general question for now.

Does anyone out there know what section each section of the trest is weighted based off your score. PFR PFRA etc?
thanks
 

stassirow

New Member
What did you guys use for the mechanical comprehension part? I've been studying the math section heavily with the google drives posted here. This does include the Mechanical comprehension part, but most of that is very difficult for me to understand. I have almost no prior knowledge about the subject. Do you guys have any recommendations for introduction level for me to build my knowledge on?

Use all the attachments that is provided on this thread. Also, youtube Khans Academy and I swear it goes in depth of everything.
 

Kbcyclist

New Member
Hi all, second ASTB attempt coming up soon (first 53 6/6/6, want to bump up for pilot). Trying to recall the correct color/direction of the knobs in the emergency procedures (green, yellow, red): Is green "highest," or "red." I think I missed the first procedure for that reason my first attempt, and have been scouring the site and racking my brain to remember that detail. Thanks (and apologies if previously addressed)
 
First post.

First, and hopefully only, ASTB attempt is February 10th. Thanks to everyone who has shared and re-posted study guide and gouge material. Averaging 2-3 hours of studying 3-4 days a week while balancing school, involvement, and work. Hoping I'm putting enough time in for it to pay off this first go around. My letter of recommendations are in and now waiting for my medical records to be released so I can get to MEPS.

Two questions.

1) I asked my OR today if I could take the BI-VR portion before my test date. She responded that she was unaware of what I was referencing. Am I mistaken?

2) Other than Kyle's study guides, gouge materiel, and Khan Academy, are there any more resources anyone has used to review for the math portion of the ASTB?

Grateful to be here.
 
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