the attached Candidate Worksheet,
and bring it with you on the day of the test. You
should also bring a valid form of ID, your
Social Security card, your current college trascript, and your logbook if
you have any flying experience. The BAT test will be mentally challenging,
and it is recommended that you get a good night's sleep before the test.
If you experience some condition that is genuinely stressful, or if you
are too ill/tired to take the BAT, you will need to reschedule for another
time. There is no penalty for rescheduling.
It is very important that you
understand you will be allowed to take the test only once.
When you are ready
to begin the test you will be seated at the BAT and asked to enter the
data from your completed Candidate Worksheet into the BAT for use in
processing and tracking your test scores. The test administrator will then
read a standard instruction briefing to you. Detailed instructions for
each of the five subtests will appear on the computer screen. Take all the
time you need to make sure you understand these instructions. You will not
be penalized for time spent on instructions. Speed and accuracy will be
measured during some of the other subtests.
The BAT consists of
five subtests that measure psychomotor skills, cognitive aptitude, and
personality traits. The test takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Several of the tests are self-paced, which means actual test times will
vary. A 1-minute break follows each subtest. After you have completed the
test, the test administrator will send the raw data to a central scoring
facility. Provided you have already taken the AFOQT, you should be able to
check your PCSM score via the Internet within 1-2 days after we receive
your BAT test. Please check with your Test Control Officer (TCO) as to
when they will send the BAT test.
It is very important
that you do not discuss the contents of the test with anyone other than
the test administrator. If you do discuss the test with anyone else you
will be held responsible for violating a legal regulation, Air Force
Instruction 36-2605, Air Force Military Personnel Testing System. You will
also be disqualified from consideration for Air Force pilot training.
Test number 1: Two Hand Coordination
The Two-Hand Coordination test measures eye-hand coordination. An airplane
moves in a fixed, elliptical pattern at a varying rate. The examinee
controls the horizontal and vertical movement of a "gunsight" using the
right (horizontal) and left (vertical) control sticks. The examinee's task
is to keep the gunsight on the target. Approximate test time 11 minutes.
Test number 2:
This Complex Coordination test measures
two psychomotor skills, eye-hand coordination and control precision. The
dual-axis (right) control stick is used to control the horizontal and
vertical movement of a cursor. The left control stick is used to control
left-right movement of a rudder bar at the base of the screen. The
examinee's task is to maintain the cursor centered on a large cross fixed
at the center of the screen while centering the rudder bar at the base of
the screen. Approximate test time 11 minutes.
Test number 3:
The Item Recognition test measures short-term memory. A string of one to
six digits is presented on the screen. The string is then removed and,
after a brief delay, it is replaced by a single digit. The examinee's task
is to remember the digit string and determine whether the single digit was
one of those presented in the digit string. Approximate test time 21
Test number 4:
The Time Sharing test measures cursor
control precision and reaction time. In the first five minutes of this
test, the examinee is required to keep a randomly moving gunsight on an
airplane (target) using the right-hand control stick. For the remainder of
the test the examinee must repeat the tracking task and simultaneously
cancel digits that appear at random intervals and locations on the screen.
Approximate test time 31 minutes.
Test number 5:
Activities Interest Inventory
The Activities Interest Inventory provides
a measure of attitudes toward risk-taking. The examinee is presented with
pairs of activities and asked to choose between the activities. The
examinee is asked to assume he/she has the necessary ability to perform
each activity. Approximate test time 11 minutes