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To reserve a test, please send an email to stating your intent and provide your availability for the following two weeks. A proctor will acknowledge your request within 48 hours. Items you'll need to bring with you on test day:

  • The below Candidate Information Worksheet filled out
  • Flying hours recorded in your updated Pilot Log Book
  • Transcripts
Candidate Information Worksheet

What is the TBAS?

The TBAS measures cognitive, multi-tasking, and psychomotor attributes predictive of success in Air Force pilot (including Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)) training programs. A pilot candidate’s AFOQT Pilot score (or, where applicable, Enlisted Pilot Qualifying Test (EPQT) score) and Federal Aviation Administration certified flying or Aviation Training Device (ATD) hours are combined with the TBAS measurements to formulate a Pilot Candidate Selection Method (PCSM) score. Pilot selection boards receive each candidate’s PCSM composite score on a percentile scale of 1 to 99. PCSM assists pilot selection boards to select candidates most likely to successfully complete undergraduate pilot training.

The TBAS consists of subtests that measure psychomotor skills, spatial ability, and multi-tasking aptitude. The test takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete. 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 within 1-2 days after your test; check your scores.

All examinees are authorized three administrations of the TBAS, and at least 90 days must have passed between administrations.

Upon test completion, 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.

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