Monday, July 30, 2012

AFOQT Results

I shared with you earlier this month about my experience taking the AFOQT.  Since I took it on paper, I was expecting to hear about my results in a couple weeks.  I had seen rumors online that there was a website where you could look up that information, but never got a solid lead.  Facebook to the rescue!  A kind person pointed me in the right direction

If you want to see your results, regardless of testing format, click on this link.  Fear not, you don't need a CAC reader to access this site, which is part of the AF Personnel Center site.  All you need is your social security number, last name, and the name of your testing site.  If you have the testing site number, it's a little quicker, but you can still scroll down the list and find your site (like I did).

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My scores on the subtests are compiled into composite scores in five different areas, including Pilot (P), Navigator (N), Academic Aptitude (A), Verbal (V), and Quantitative (Q).  WantsCheck.com has this great table to help show you how your scores on each of the subtest make up each of the composite scores.

Now that I look at that chart, it's interesting to see that the Rotated Blocks and the Hidden Figures seemingly don't count for anything.  Weird.  

On with my scores!

Pilot - 87
Navigator - 95
Academic Aptitude - 93
Verbal - 81
Quantitative - 94

I was ecstatic to see my scores tonight, and I'm very pleased with how I did!  I wish my Verbal could've been higher, but those sections went by so quickly and I had to guess in the end.  I was shocked to see how well I did on the Navigator section.  I really tried to practice understanding those dials and compasses and how they affect the positioning of the aircraft, so I'm proud of how I did.  Of course, I'm too old to be a pilot and a navigator, so even though I did well, it won't result in me being either one of those type of officers.

I feel really good about these scores that I'll be bringing forward as a part of my commissioning package.  Aside from the Verbal, they're very strong and competitive.  A friend asked if I was going to retest to try to get a higher score.  While I can take the AFOQT one more time, the second test will waive these first scores (regardless of whether I score higher or lower) and I'd have to wait six months to retest.  With me planning to put my package in this fall, that doesn't work in my schedule.  I'm very satisfied with what I've earned, and I'm moving forward to the next step!      

7 comments:

Andrew said...

Congratulations, that's awesome!

Erin said...

Thanks Andrew!

John said...

Hi Erin what book did use to prepare for AFOQT? Let me know please. I took the test and my results were extremely poor! I need some help.

Erin said...

@John - I used Peterson's DOD Library online. http://www.nelnetsolutions.com/dod/DODHubPage.aspx?sponsor=12894&HubPage=10064 Good luck to you!

Nicolle said...

I know this is obviously late, but congratulations on your scores! That's really great! :)

Erin said...

@Nicolle - Thanks hon!

Aunie said...

So good! So what's the big one they look at? Quantitative? You're a rockstar!