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Took the OAR today and figured I'd share everything I used to prepare in case it helps anyone else.
Score: 59 Studied: ~2 months -- first month a couple hours on the weekend + lots of time searching for relevant info and 2nd month at least an hour every day after work + more on the weekends. As a caveat I have been out of school for 7 years and my job has nothing to do with math or physics, so I had to re-learn basically all of the material for the math and mechanical sections.
If I were to do it over...
- I would start with a practice test to figure out the areas I needed to most help and then buy the relevant books. I overstudied some areas at first because I thought I needed to know way more physics than the practice tests included.
I would like to thank everyone for the resources here, they were of great help to me. I had the mixed blessings of being off of work on disability pay for a broken bone so I had plenty of time to study, and then even some extra time as my test got pushed back for computer systems being down. I was hoping to get the test done before I got back to my construction job as it's pretty fatiguing.
Anyway, with the help of the resources here I managed to pull off a score of 75 of the OAR. I did not take the other sections as I am too old for any aviation work. I will second Patrick's study guide as being very useful. Amarie's post directly above mine was also very useful as it condensed a lot of things in one place for me. I also found GMAT study books to be useful for math practice.
Again, thank you to all of you for your help and resources, and good luck to all future test takers! Study hard!
I hope this is okay but just looking to help out. I was selected SNA and heading to OCS in a few weeks. I have a bunch of ASTB study material to give away - books, note-cards, print outs, etc if anyone is interested in them? I bought them all on amazon. Not looking for any money except to just cover the shipping cost. Shoot me a PM if interested. Good Luck!