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

Oshun8235

New Member
Hi airwarriors,

Just wanted to reach out and say a massive thank you to everyone on this forum for helping with my OAR/ASTB prep. Without it, I definitely wouldn't have been able to get anywhere close to the scores that I got (68, 9/8/9).

I mostly used Kyle's study guide drive, which is floating around somewhere in this forum, any math, physics, or ANIT practice material and whatever online officer prep books I could find. Also, and I can't say this enough, read this page for gouge on the exam (such as the UAV trick), there were times where I found myself thinking back to someone's forum post during the exam and I'm confident I got at least two questions right on math because of that. One other piece of advice: I have absolutely no physics background, so I had to study somewhat hard on that - and there were a ton of questions on the physics section that I wasn't fully confident in answering, so my advice would be to go deeper than the study guides say you should.

I have all the PDFs from the tests that I studied from on my computer (way too many to post here) so message me if you would like to see those. Kyle's study guide is linked above in someone's post so I won't put that here either.

Thank you again airwarriors!
Hey do you sti
 

lah512

New Member
Hi airwarriors,

Just wanted to reach out and say a massive thank you to everyone on this forum for helping with my OAR/ASTB prep. Without it, I definitely wouldn't have been able to get anywhere close to the scores that I got (68, 9/8/9).

I mostly used Kyle's study guide drive, which is floating around somewhere in this forum, any math, physics, or ANIT practice material and whatever online officer prep books I could find. Also, and I can't say this enough, read this page for gouge on the exam (such as the UAV trick), there were times where I found myself thinking back to someone's forum post during the exam and I'm confident I got at least two questions right on math because of that. One other piece of advice: I have absolutely no physics background, so I had to study somewhat hard on that - and there were a ton of questions on the physics section that I wasn't fully confident in answering, so my advice would be to go deeper than the study guides say you should.

I have all the PDFs from the tests that I studied from on my computer (way too many to post here) so message me if you would like to see those. Kyle's study guide is linked above in someone's post so I won't put that here either.

Thank you again airwarriors!
How did you study for the second part of the test? Besides the uav. I couldn't keep it together with the throttle and joystick
 

hnewt

New Member
Hey do you still happen to have those files?
I'll attach the gouge here - most of the practice tests I just found through plenty of googling or the drives floating around in here. I also give most of the credit to the drive I mentioned earlier, it really was a gold mine. I wish I could give credit to everyone who helped with material as well but I unfortunately didn't write specific names down.

How did you study for the second part of the test? Besides the uav. I couldn't keep it together with the throttle and joystick
I just used the strategies people discuss on here like leaning into the target ear and tracking the moving target with my eyes while keeping the throttle target in my periphery.
 

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lah512

New Member
I'll attach the gouge here - most of the practice tests I just found through plenty of googling or the drives floating around in here. I also give most of the credit to the drive I mentioned earlier, it really was a gold mine. I wish I could give credit to everyone who helped with material as well but I unfortunately didn't write specific names down.



I just used the strategies people discuss on here like leaning into the target ear and tracking the moving target with my eyes while keeping the throttle target in my periphery.
Thank you. I've study all of Kyle's astbe. I did those tips too. Didnt work out for me. Investing into a joystick and throttle for my last attempt. Thanks
You killed it on the test. Congrats, hope you enjoy the flight school
 

Oshun8235

New Member
I'll attach the gouge here - most of the practice tests I just found through plenty of googling or the drives floating around in here. I also give most of the credit to the drive I mentioned earlier, it really was a gold mine. I wish I could give credit to everyone who helped with material as well but I unfortunately didn't write specific names down.



I just used the strategies people discuss on here like leaning into the target ear and tracking the moving target with my eyes while keeping the throttle target in my periphery.
Thank you so much
 

davidc1220

New Member
Hey everyone

Took the Astb yesterday, missed it by 1 point. Yes it hurt and it stung but time to move on and get ready for the next one(retaking January 2021). Anyone have any really good tips or resources to practice for the math and the spatial test? The flashcards for spatial only help so much since the format has changed.

Going for Marine Corps Aviation

My scores: 5 5 6 oar 40
 

Emily33

New Member
Hey everyone

Took the Astb yesterday, missed it by 1 point. Yes it hurt and it stung but time to move on and get ready for the next one(retaking January 2021). Anyone have any really good tips or resources to practice for the math and the spatial test? The flashcards for spatial only help so much since the format has changed.

Going for Marine Corps Aviation

My scores: 5 5 6 oar 40
I just picked up a copy of CliffNotes Math Review for Standardized Tests. It walks you through how to do tons of different problems found on the ASTB...I actually found it through an ASTB website that recommended it. Maybe check that out! If you're struggling with word problems (drt, percentages, etc.) Minute Math on YouTube has helped me a ton. If you search for Kieno Thomas on YouTube has well, he posts math videos specifically geared towards the ASVAB and ASTB. Khan Academy has been another life saver and I can't recommend them enough.
 

davidc1220

New Member
I just picked up a copy of CliffNotes Math Review for Standardized Tests. It walks you through how to do tons of different problems found on the ASTB...I actually found it through an ASTB website that recommended it. Maybe check that out! If you're struggling with word problems (drt, percentages, etc.) Minute Math on YouTube has helped me a ton. If you search for Kieno Thomas on YouTube has well, he posts math videos specifically geared towards the ASVAB and ASTB. Khan Academy has been another life saver and I can't recommend them enough.
I'll take a look at those for sure, the good thing is I'm giving myself time so I'm going to take care of what I have to. I've seen kieno thomas and khan but ill look at the others for sure. Thanks!!
 

Emily33

New Member
I'll take a look at those for sure, the good thing is I'm giving myself time so I'm going to take care of what I have to. I've seen kieno thomas and khan but ill look at the others for sure. Thanks!!
For sure! Now at least you know what to expect so adapt and overcome! You mentioned UAV flashcards...I'll give you the ones I've been studying as well as many others...I've been told that the first 28 don't resemble the actual test but the rest are similar. Totally not sure if you already have these but just in case :)

 

gspock

New Member
Hey everyone

Took the Astb yesterday, missed it by 1 point. Yes it hurt and it stung but time to move on and get ready for the next one(retaking January 2021). Anyone have any really good tips or resources to practice for the math and the spatial test? The flashcards for spatial only help so much since the format has changed.

Going for Marine Corps Aviation

My scores: 5 5 6 oar 40
I’m pretty sure you can get a one point waiver.
 

Metromedic

Nothing in this world, worth having, comes easy.
Contributor
Hey everyone

Took the Astb yesterday, missed it by 1 point. Yes it hurt and it stung but time to move on and get ready for the next one(retaking January 2021). Anyone have any really good tips or resources to practice for the math and the spatial test? The flashcards for spatial only help so much since the format has changed.

Going for Marine Corps Aviation

My scores: 5 5 6 oar 40
This was my advice. You can read the post here.

 

davidc1220

New Member
For sure! Now at least you know what to expect so adapt and overcome! You mentioned UAV flashcards...I'll give you the ones I've been studying as well as many others...I've been told that the first 28 don't resemble the actual test but the rest are similar. Totally not sure if you already have these but just in case :)

These were the ones I was looking at, the ones showing terrain are the exact way the test will show you and it will also give you a heading. I was confused because I couldn't tell which direction the UAV was heading.
 
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