Navy ASTB Test Requirements (2022)

Last Updated on September 15, 2022

This guide provides helpful information about the Aviation Selection Test Batter (ASTB) for those planning to join the Navy aviation team. 

The U.S. Navy requires the successful completion of the ASTB examination for only two Officer jobs: Naval Aviator (Pilot) and Naval Flight Officer (NFO)

Both these Navy Officer programs are highly competitive, so merely making the minimum qualification scores for any of the requirements will be insufficient for selection.

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Navy ASTB Exam Requirements 

These requirements are current as of May 2022, per the Navy Personnel Command. No updates have been issued so far. 

Naval Aviator (Navy Pilot)—Designator 1390 

Below are the minimum ASTB qualification scores for Navy Pilot applicants: 

  • Academic Qualification Rating (AQR): 4 
  • Pilot Flight Aptitude Rating (PFAR): 5 

Naval Flight Officer (NFO)—Designator 1370 

Below are the minimum ASTB qualification scores for NFO applicants: 

  • Academic Qualifications Rating (AQR): 4 
  • Flight Officer Flight Aptitude Rating (FOFAR): 5 

Navy ASTB Score Descriptions 

Academic Qualifications Rating (AQR) 

The Academic Qualifications Rating (AQR), which has a score range of 1 to 9, forecasts academic achievement in the Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API). 

Pilot Flight Aptitude Rating (PFAR) 

Pilot Flight Aptitude Rating (PFAR), which has a score range of 1 to 9, forecasts the main flight performance of Student Naval Aviators (SNAs). 

Flight Officer Flight Aptitude Rating (FOFAR) 

The Flight Officer Aptitude Rating (FOFAR), which has a score range of 1 to 9, forecasts the main flight performance of Student Naval Flight Officers (SNFOs). 

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More Information

If you want more information about becoming a Naval Aviator or Naval Flight Officer, the next logical step is to contact a Naval Officer Recruiter

Let us figure out how you can receive help from becoming a Navy Pilot or NFO—or if it is even the right career move for you. 

Lastly, if you wish to fly Navy drones instead, check out the Navy Aerial Vehicle Operator job. 

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