Verbal Reasoning Numerical Reasoning Part 1 Numerical Reasoning Part 2 Work Rate Spatial Reasoning Part 1 Spatial Reasoning Part 2 Electronic Comprehension Mechanical Comprehension Memory Part 1 Memory Part 2

Verbal reasoning

This is a test of your ability to understand, interpret and use written information.

This section is made up of 4 parts with 12 questions in total. You will have 9 minutes to answer them.

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Numerical reasoning

Part 1

This Section tests your ability to work with fractions, decimals and formulae.

There are 5 questions. You will have 1 minute 20 seconds to answer them.

You are not allowed to use a calculator in this section but you can use rough paper for working out your answers.

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Numerical reasoning

Part 2

This is to test your ability to understand, interpret and use numerical information in the form of tables and graphs.

This section is made up of 3 parts with 9 questions in total. You will have 6 minutes 35 seconds to answer them.

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Work Rate

This is a test to see how quickly and accurately you can work through routine tasks. You will have to complete a coding exercise, like the one below. In each question you will be shown a grid like this:

In each column there is a letter, a number and a symbol. For example, the first column in the grid above contains:

   The letter R
   The number 7
   The symbol ●

In each question you will be given an original code made up of three letters or three numbers. Each letter or number is taken from a separate column in the grid.

For every item in a code, there are two alternative items in the same column.
For example, for the code RDS, using the grid above:

   The alternatives to R are 7 and ●
   The alternatives to D are 6 and ▼
   The alternatives to S are 2 and ■

In each question you will be given five alternative codes labelled A–E. You have to decide which one of these alternative codes contains items taken from the same columns, and in the same order, as the original code.

For example, given the grid above, which of the following could be an alternative code for RDS:

The correct answer is C because:
   R is in the same column as the symbol ●
   D is in the same column as the number 6
   S is in the same column as the number 2

In the real test you will have four minutes to answer 20 questions.

This practice consists of 4 questions. You will have 50 seconds to answer them.

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Spatial reasoning

Part 1

This section is about how well you can fit shapes together.

In each question you will be shown either three or four shapes. You have to imagine what they will look like when they are joined together.

All of the shapes have at least one side that is labelled with a letter (either x, y or z).You have to place the sides with the same labels next to each other to form a new shape.

For example:

When joined together the above three shapes will look as follows:

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Spatial reasoning

Part 2

Part 2 tests your ability to imagine what three-dimensional objects will look like after they have been rotated.

In each question you will be shown two separate objects, each with a dot placed in one corner. For example:

You will be given five options (labelled A–E) showing the same two objects after each has been rotated in some way.

Only one of the five options shows both the dots placed in the same corners as in the original diagram. You have to decide which option shows both rotated objects with the dot placed in the correct corner.

In this example the correct answer is E.

In the real test you will have three minutes to answer 10 questions.

On the facing page are some examples of the type of questions you will be given in the real test. Mark your answers on the detachable answer sheet provided.

This part of the practice test consists of 2 questions. You will have 35 seconds to answer them.

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Electrical Comprehension

This is a test of your ability to work with electrical concepts.

You will have 2 minutes 45 seconds to answer 4 questions

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Mechanical Comprehension

This is a test of your ability to work with mechanical concepts.

You will have 2 minutes 45 seconds to answer 4 questions.

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Memory

Part 1

This section is about testing your ability to remember information accurately. First it will test your ability to remember a sequence of letters.

On screen you will be shown a sequence of between six and eight letters. The letters will be shown one at a time. You have to remember the order in which they appear.

You will then be shown two letters from the sequence. You have to decide how many letters were shown between them in the original sequence.

Note that you may not be shown the two letters in the same order as they appeared in the original sequence.

For example, if the sequence shown is:

The question could be either:

How many letters were shown between Z and Q?

Or:

How many letters were shown between Q and Z?

You will be given four options (labelled A–D) and you have to decide which is the correct answer. For example:

The correct answer is B because there are two letters between Q and Z.

In the real test there are 10 questions: they will be presented on film and you wil only see one letter at a time

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Memory

Part 2

This section is about your ability to remember patterns.

You will be shown a sequence of either two or three grids. The grids will be shown one at a time.

Each grid will have a number of yellow squares, like the one below.

You have to remember where the yellow squares are in each grid. Then you have to imagine what the grid would look like if all the grids were ‘added together’.

You will then be shown four possible answers (labelled A–D). You have to decide which one represents the ‘added’ grid.

For example, if the sequence of grids shown was:

Which grid (labelled A–D) represents the ‘added’ grid?

The correct answer is A.

In the real test there are 10 questions. They will be presented on film one after the other.

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Verbal Reasoning

Question 1.1

The following houses are for sale:

House A is located in a village, is far from work, has three bedrooms, no double-glazing and is a moderate distance to the shops.

House B is located in a city, is near to work, has three bedrooms, double-glazing and is a short distance from the shops.

House C is located in a village, is near to work, has four bedrooms, double-glazing and is a long distance to the shops.

House D is located in a city, is far from work, has four bedrooms, no double-glazing and is a moderate distance to the shops.

House E is located in a village, is near to work, has three bedrooms, double-glazing and is a short distance to the shops.

Which house would be the most suitable for each of the following situations? (Each house may be suitable for more than one situation)

You want a house in a village that is near to work with three bedrooms.
  • AHouse A
  • BHouse B
  • CHouse C
  • DHouse D
  • EHouse E
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Verbal Reasoning

Question 2.1

If any member of staff breaks the company rules in the Post Room there is a set procedure to be followed, depending on which rule has been broken and the number of times it has been broken in the past. Special conditions apply in some cases. The disciplinary rules are outlined below, but the secretary has not yet finished typing the rules for items wrongly packed.

*see special
condition below
Items wrongly
packed*
Items
mislabelled
Items sent late*
FIRST TIMEExtra training in
correct procedure
Observed by
supervisor
Verbal warning
from supervisor
SECOND TIMEObserved by
supervisor
Verbal warning
from supervisor
Written warning
from supervisor
THIRD TIME-Written warning
from supervisor
Dismissal
FOURTH TIME-Dismissal-
FIFTH TIMEDismissal--
SPECIAL
CONDITIONS
*If two items are
packed wrongly in
the same week,
the employee is
given a written
warning by the
supervisor.
*If only one item
is mislabelled in
any one calendar
month, it is not
carried forward to
the next calendar
month.
*Valid reasons will
be acknowledged
and disregarded at
the supervisor’s
discretion.

Based on the information shown in the table, what will happen to someone who mislabels items wrongly for the third time?
  • AExtra training in correct procedure
  • BWritten warning from supervisor
  • CDismissal
  • DObserved by supervisor
  • EVerbal warning from supervisor
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Verbal Reasoning

Question 3.1

Three friends are deciding what to do on a night out together. Harry enjoys going to the cinema the most. His second favourite activity is bowling. His next choice would be going for a meal, and then the theatre.

George’s least favourite activity is bowling. He most enjoys going for a meal and then going to the theatre. His second least favourite activity is the cinema. Eleanor would go to the theatre, but does not like the cinema. Her favourite activity is going bowling and then going for a meal.

Which activity would Harry and Eleanor be most likely to do together?
  • ACinema
  • BTheatre
  • CBowling
  • DMeal
  • ECannot tell
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Verbal Reasoning

Question 4.1

Russell and his sister Anna live in the centre of Kelton. Their house is a short walk from Westfield School. They usually walk together because Russell works in the shop next to Westfield School. Anna’s friend Jenny goes to Westfield School. Jenny lives in a village on the outskirts of the town where she goes to school. Her brother Nicolas attends Sixth Form College in Bexton. He travels by train from their home in the village of Eastley. Sometimes his friend Andrew travels with him. Andrew gets on the train at his home village of Lintoft. When Andrew does not travel to college by train, his sister Jill gives him a lift on her way to work at the supermarket in Modbury.

Where does Russell work?
  • ABexton
  • BEastley
  • CLintoft
  • DModbury
  • EKelton
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Numerical
Reasoning

Numerical Reasoning

Part 1

Question 1.1

Part 1 tests your ability to work with fractions, decimals and formulae. In the real test you will have four minutes to answer 12 questions. Below are some examples of the type of questions you will be given in the real test.

Calculate 0.64 + 2.51
  • A2.85
  • B3.15
  • C3.95
  • D3.05
  • E2.95
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Numerical
Reasoning

Numerical Reasoning

Part 2

Question 1.1

The graph below shows the sales figures of five different kinds of ice cream made by Dairy Ices.

In April, which flavour of ice cream made Dairy Ices the most money?
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
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Numerical
Reasoning

Numerical Reasoning

Part 2

Question 2.1

The bar chart below shows the number of buttons produced by a button factory between 1995 and 2000.

In which year was the number of buttons produced 75% of what it was in 1998?
  • A1995
  • B1996
  • C1997
  • D1999
  • E2000
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Numerical
Reasoning

Numerical Reasoning

Part 2

Question 3.1

The following table shows the distribution records of Zed Ltd, an engineering company. However, the clerk has yet to enter some of the figures.

DateEngineering PartDestinationDistance to Destination (km)Number RequiredCost Per PartTotal Cost
1st JuneAHBCompany A (Leeds)2504  
7th JuneLTOCompany B (Hull)509£300£2900
12th JuneZAQCompany A (Leeds)2506 £1200
14th JuneAHBCompany C (Manchester)4007  
21st JuneLTOCompany B (Hull)505£300£1500
What is the total cost of two ‘ZAQs’?
  • A£200
  • B£300
  • C£400
  • D£500
  • E£600
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Work Rate

Question 1.1

Which could be an alternative code for FSK?
F J S K
7 9 4 3
  • A7 4 ▼
  • B▼ ◆ 3
  • C9 4 ▼
  • D7 ▲ ■
  • E▲ 4 3
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Spatial Reasoning

Part 1

Question 1.1

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
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Spatial Reasoning

Part 2

Question 1.1

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
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Electrical
Comprehension

Electrical Comprehension

Question 1.1

Anode is to positive as... is to negative
  • ADiode
  • BElectrode
  • CTerminal
  • DCathode
  • ETriode
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Mechanical
Comprehension

Mechanical Comprehension

Question 1.1

In the diagram below if A is the drive wheel turning clockwise, what directions will B, C and D travel?
  • AB clockwise, C clockwise and D clockwise
  • BB anticlockwise, C anticlockwise and D anticlockwise
  • CB anticlockwise, C clockwise and D anticlockwise
  • DB clockwise, C anticlockwise and D clockwise
  • EB anticlockwise, C clockwise and D clockwise
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Memory

Part 1

Question 1.1

Study the following sequence of letters and then answer the question, the sequence can only be viewed once.

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Memory

Part 2

Question 1.1

Study the following sequence of grids and then answer the question. Remember, in the real test the grids will be shown one at a time.

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Summary

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Overall result

Congratulations! You completed the Practice Airman Selection Test!

Overall Score: 0
Overall Time: 00:00

Verbal Reasoning

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Practice Question 2
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Practice Question 3
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Practice Question 4
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Numerical Reasoning Part 1

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Numerical Reasoning Part 2

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Practice Question 1
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Practice Question 2
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Practice Question 3
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Work Rate

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Spatial Reasoning Part 1

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Spatial Reasoning Part 2

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Electrical Comprehension

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Mechanical Comprehension

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Memory Part 1

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Memory Part 2

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Remember like this practice test, the real AST is strictly timed. Do not spend too much time on any one question and try and answer as many questions as you can in the time allowed.

There are a wide range of trades available in the RAF, all requiring different scores on the AST, so do not get disheartened if you got some questions wrong or ran out of time.

If you have any questions you can get further advice from your local AFCO.