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Army Personnel Testing


NOTE: All Army personnel testing requires a , and an appointment. Pre-printed forms are available in the testing center.

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Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT)

Taken to qualify for flight training

  • GT 110 or higher to test
  • May retest once after six months if passing score not reached after first attempt
Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT)

Taken to change ASVAB scores (GT)

  • Must take pre-GT and speak with a counselor
  • May retest after six months
Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)

Taken to qualify for defense language training, and/or to establish a Soldier's ability to learn languages.

  • May retest once after six months if passing score not reached after first attempt
Defense Language Proficience Test (DLPT)

Verifies language ability (may be evaluated for college credit).

  • May retest after six months

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Soldier/Student and a Counselor Working Together

NOTE: A test appointment card from an education counselor is required for the following tests:

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - Examinations

CLEP subject examinations are offered in various subject areas and are comparable to end of course examinations. Check with your school for their exam acceptance policies.

  • General and Subject examinations; see the website.
  • Military Only (offered at the
DSST Examinations

DSST’s are a form of prior learning assessment. See the website for more information. Check with your school for their exam acceptance policies.

American College Test (ACT)

The ACT is an admissions requirement at many colleges; check with your school.

  • ACT: speak with a counselor for additional details
  • Family members: Testing not available on-post. Register on line at:
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

The SAT is an admissions requirement at many colleges; check with your school.

  • SAT: speak with a counselor for additional details
  • Family members: Testing not available on-post. Register on-line at:
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

The TABE determines the student's grade level in reading, language, and mathematics. Required for entry into the BSEP / GT Prep program. Visit with an Army Education Counselor

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Admission requirement for graduate school entrance (check with your school)

  • Speak with a counselor for more information and see the website. Offered at Prometric test sites only
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Admission requirement for graduate school entrance (check with your school)

  • Speak with a counselor for more information and see the website. Offered at Prometric test sites only
Law School Admissions test (LSAT)

See the website for more information.

Pre-GT Test

The pre-GT predicts what a Soldier might score on the GT portion of the AFCT.



Studying and Test Taking Tips


The following are suggestions on improving upon your current studying techniques:

Soldiers/Students Looking At Informaton

General Study Tips

  • Have all of your study material in front of you: lecture notes, course textbooks, study guides and any other relevant material.
  • Find a comfortable and quiet place to study with good lighting and little distractions (try avoiding your own bed, it is very tempting to just lie down and take a nap).
  • Start out by studying the most important information.
  • Learn the general concepts first; don't worry about learning the details until you have learned the main ideas.
  • Take notes and write down a summary of the important ideas as you read through your study material.
  • Take short breaks frequently, your memory retains the information that you study at the beginning and the end better than what you study in the middle.
  • Space out your studying, you will learn more by studying a little every day instead of waiting to cram at the last minute. By studying everyday, the material will stay in your long-term memory but if you try to study at the last moment, the material will only reside in your short-term memory that you will easily forget.
  • Make sure that you understand the material well, do not just read through the material and try to memorize everything.
  • If you choose to study in a group, only study with others who are serious about the test.
  • Have someone test you on the material to find out what your weak and strong areas are.