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You score anything less than a 31 % on the practice test, your recruiter is not going to have much faith in you and are going to put you at the bottom of the list of prior. Here we go. What’s up, everybody? Welcome back here to Team Swords. And if this is your first time here, welcome to my channel. Here I post a ton of army basic training tips, recruiting, and other army related videos to include going live weekly to address your most desired questions and concerns, typically on Wednesdays at 7PM Eastern Standard Time. My name is Lewis, your local New York Army National Guard’s full time recruiter and part time drill sergeant. With that being said, without further ado, let’s get started. Whatever you do, do not study for the Aztec test prior to meeting your recruiter and prior to taking the practice test. Your recruiter is going to give you a practice Aztec test. To be real brief, the Aztec, your armed services vocational attitude battery test is an aptitude test trying to figure out what you’ve learned in a classroom environment or through real world experiences. A, can you pass the test with the AFQT score scoring a 31 % or better, and the entire test taking multiple sections and averaging them out 10 different ways referred to as line scores that will dictate what job skills we can offer you.

So with that being said, do not study before meeting a recruiter and taking that practice test. We need this practice test to be as accurate as possible. This practice test, which we refer to as the EAST or the EST is a good indicator on how you might do on the real test and know that as long as you did not study before the practice test, know that you have potential or have room for improvement if you put forth real effort or go ham on the studying. You can score between a zero and a 99 percentile is not out of 100 %. 31 % is passing. That’s all we care about for you as the applicant and for us as recruiters. You just need to score 31 or better. I did a video that you could check out. I’ll put the link down in the description area. What is the ads on test based on with insights, tips and resources to help you study that will cost you money or free, or you can check it out at the library. I personally have been recruiting for over 17 years. I might make it a career. I don’t know.

Who knows? If you think I should put a Hell Yeah down the comments section. Additionally, keep in mind that you are not authorized or allowed to use a calculator, Google, or any other means to assist you in looking up answers or helping you on the test. Based on my 17 plus years of recruiting, if you score over a 20 % on the practice test and you did not study before taking that practice test, you will have a good opportunity if you put forth real effort to study to at least a passing score of a 31 % or better. The issue or the frustration that recruiters have with potential applicants is that some applicants want to study before meeting their recruiter and taking a practice test. If you score anything less than a 31 % on the practice test and you put forth real effort in studying, like you went ham on the studying, your recruiter is not going to have much faith in you and are going to put you at the bottom of the list of priority. Because that is a good indicator that even with more studying, there is very little to no room for improvement for you to get to that 31 % or better if you’ve already legitimately been studying and doing your best to study.

Your score is what it is. And in most cases, a lot of applicants when it comes to studying for those who lack the aptitude and being able to pass the test are lazy ASF. Just being honest with you. They tend to take shortcuts like taking a bunch of practice tests without learning how to get to the correct answer, actually learning. All they want to do is take tests, testing themselves on the same material, the same knowledge without learning anything new and expecting an improvement or a different result. That, my friend, is the definition of insanity. Don’t get me wrong, your recruiter will continue to process you, regardless of your study before the practice test and all that stuff. We will remain to be hopeful. We will do our due diligence and do our jobs as your recruiter. But our hope in you passing the test is significantly less. Whether you pass or fail the pre test, do not get complacent. I don’t care if you scored a 50 on the practice test. Do not get complacent. Continue to study all the way up to and leading to that day that you knock out the Azadab test.

Study, study, study. Be in a learning mode, not just a test taking mode. You could take maybe a test a week, like a practice test, preferably one that shows you for the ones that you get wrong and leads you step by step, showing you how to get to the correct answer. I did a video, I’ll post a link down below on how to maximize your study habits to assist you in your efforts to improve your score on the Aztec test. The biggest takeaway when it comes to studying outside of the studying habits I discuss in the video, focus on your math and your arithmetic. Those two areas you can significantly improve with studying in a short amount of time. Vocabulary, as in word knowledge and paragraph comprehension, understanding what you read are skill sets that take a very long time to improve upon and make a significant difference on the test. The other areas of the test will include mechanics, shop, electronics, so on so forth. You can read through those sections, but don’t spend an exponential amount of time on those sections because those will increase your line scores, but they would have no bearing on the AFQT score.

Again, whether you pass or fail the EIST or the practice test, study like your life depends on it. Because it does in some cases. Good luck and best wishes and may the MEPs gods forever be in your favor. If you made it this far into the video, do me a favor, drop a hashtag #teamswarts down in the comments section letting me know if you are my ride or die, real team Swarts squad member. Like this video, smash it if that’s something you’re into. And if you made it this far into the video, like to this point, I greatly appreciate your attention. Thank you so much. Love you. And I’ll see you in the next video. Wait a minute. Like this video and follow me on social. And while you’re at it, go ahead and check out one of my other videos right over here. Just pick one. They’re pretty cool. I liked it. I was in it. Spiler alert. I teach you something.

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