You should have been sent a practice booklet, go through that and any sections you find hard practice using the web or books etc. I cant remember the scores you need but dont worry about that just turn up and do the best you can in the time allowed, afterwards you will be told how you did and if you dont pass im sure the AFCO staff will help you work out what you need to do to pass it next time.
Yeah - look through the practice booklet, the real questions are very very similar to those in the book. Good Luck all the same. The AFCO told me that for officer they tend to look more at the English and Maths more!
Dont listen to these guys .. the test is actually hard. I just did it and failed.
theres going to be screwed up words that most people wont know the meaning to. there is going to be 3 sections.
1 - defining the word, the opposition of the word, and similarity
2 - patterns, mainly easy shapes that u can guess the next pattern. But you will have isometrics. If a shape is folded or unfolded, how will it look? These are screwed up shapes and I had a hard time trying to figure out what is on top etc.
3 - math, there is a lot of sequences. As in what is multiplied that what or divided or added or subtracted to get the next number. Personally I hate those b/c my mind does not work like that. There will be division of decimals with whole numbers, percentages, and basic reasoning.
1st section is 5 mins
2nd section is 10 mins
3rd section is 30 mins
Personally I HATE PUZZLES. figuring out patterns, seeing what is different from one thing to the next is not my thing. I can solve math problems with ease but the puzzles and sequences just killed me.
Do you mean the psychometric test? It's very difficult if you haven't practiced similar tests. They'll test you on your range of speech, numeracy and logic. Some people will of course find it easy because there are people like that, but the majority of people who haven't encountered something similar before shall struggle.
I have to agree with endlessness! The test is hard! Just took it and didnt make the cut (failed maths). It is harder that the test booklet that you recieve upon booking your test so make sure you go online and look at some sample questions. The tests are timed so any working out is made very hard for you. Im am 26 years old and have been out of education for sometime. Working out a maths question (algebra for example) in under 1 minute is the expected standard! Someone like me doesnt stand a chance! Im not trying to put you off. You may find it a doodle! But just be prepared to use your brain and quickly. Good luck.
I recently passed for the Marines....now the test I took is the same test, but apparently if you are going for Navy Officer you have to score signifcatly higher in the Maths and English sections than a Naval rating or Marine. Im not sure of the actual score, try the 'Rum Ration' forums they will have the answers your looking for.