Secure Your Career as a TSA Officer in 2023 with the TSA Prep Booster™ Course

Top-Rated TSA Study Guide: Ideal for New 2023 (TSA 3D) & Legacy TSA X-Ray Tests
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Changes in TSA Selection Procedure (May 2023) and Prepterminal’s Updated Course:

This course has undergone extensive updates to incorporate the most recent changes in the TSA exam. It ensures comprehensive readiness for both the new 25-45 minute TSA CBT quick test and the traditional 2.5-hour long-form legacy test, empowering you to excel in either.

Welcome to our TSA Preparation Course, your complete source for acing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) test. As a crucial step in pursuing a career as a TSA officer, this test prepares you in various areas, ensuring you have the necessary expertise to excel.

If you have taken our TSA practice test already, congratulations on taking the first step toward success! This course is specifically designed to build upon your progress and further enhance your preparedness for the TSA test. Our extensive array of resources, including practice questions, video tutorials, and informative articles, equips you with the necessary tools to reinforce your knowledge and refine your skills.

In addition to the core test content, our course provides valuable guidance on preparing for the personal interview and successfully navigating the background check process. Whether you aim to deepen your understanding of security procedures, enhance your problem-solving skills, or familiarize yourself with the test format, our comprehensive approach ensures your success in both the 25-45 minute TSA CBT quick test and the traditional 2.5-hour long-form legacy test.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is currently upgrading to more advanced equipment at numerous airports. Concurrently, a new Computer-Based Training (CBT) entrance examination is being introduced by the TSA. The specific test you’ll take depends on the airport you’re applying to.

Legacy (X-ray and English Proficiency) Test

  • Focuses on English proficiency and X-ray interpretation.
  • As of May 2023, the Legacy test is used by 95% of airports.
  • Takes around 2.5 hours to complete.

New TSA Test

  • The new test version is used exclusively at select airports equipped with new X-Ray machines, which allow for the rapid rotation of CT Scanner images of luggage in 3D.
  • As of May 2023, the new TSA exam is used by 5% of airports.
  • Takes just 25-45 minutes to finish.
  • Tests skills like spatial recognition of 3D shapes, 2D to 3D interpretation, connecting the dots, and image recognition.
  • It does not contain sections on English proficiency or X-ray interpretation.
  • More details can be found on the TSA’s official site

Enroll in the TSA Prep Booster™ Course & Increase Your Chance of Securing a TSA Officer Position by 85%

Experience the Power of the X-Ray Supercharge Tool in the Prep Booster Course- it effectively prepares you for the most complex X-ray test in the TSA. The course also offers comprehensive guides, developed in collaboration with TSA experts, featuring practice questions for the English language test. Furthermore, it includes dedicated sections for “connecting dots” and “2D to 3D interpretations,” specifically addressing the unique challenges of the quick 25-minute test utilized at 5% of the airports.

TSA CBT Sample Questions

Here we have listed a few sample questions for each type of TSA exam component to provide you with a glimpse of the test format and content. Please note that these questions are for illustrative purposes only and may not reflect the actual questions you will encounter on the TSA exam. It is crucial to utilize comprehensive study materials and practice tests to fully prepare for the exam.

TSA X-Ray ORT Sample Questions

In the actual test, your speed in identifying these images is crucial, as it mirrors the split-second decision-making required in a real airport security setting. There is no room for hesitation, so you must be swift and unwavering in your observations.

Question: Can you spot the knife in this image within a 6-second timeframe?

                                                                                     TSA X-Ray Sample Image 1


TSA X-Ray Sample Image 2

Given the nature of the job that involves critical security checks, you should anticipate encountering highly challenging questions in this section of the TSA test. As a Transportation Security Officer (TSO), your role will involve identifying and flagging potential threats concealed within baggage, as individuals with malicious intent may go to great lengths to smuggle prohibited items. Your ability to utilize scanning tools effectively and exercise initiative in real-time threat detection will be crucial to perform your job successfully. Our course not only provides thorough test preparation but also fosters the development of crucial skills and insights required for the role.

Identifying the intended item can be challenging and requires consistent and accurate judgment, as baggage scans often contain deceptive elements or “red herrings.” Some items may not appear as they initially seem, making it difficult to determine their true nature.

Question: Can you tell if there is a weapon in this image within 6 seconds?

                                                                                     TSA X-Ray Sample Image 3


TSA X-Ray Sample Image 4

Our course provides comprehensive coverage on correctly identifying items, enabling you to swiftly and accurately pinpoint the correct item. By using our instructional guides and practice test tools, you will be totally ready for the actual test.

In addition to identifying prohibited items, the X-Ray Test (ORT) also assesses your ability to identify specific non-prohibited items, such as bottles and shoes. Let’s examine a couple of examples.

Question: Can you spot the shoes in this image within 6 seconds?

                                                                                     TSA X-Ray Sample Image 5


TSA X-Ray Sample Image 6

Question: Can you spot the bottle in this image within 6 seconds?

                                                                                     TSA X-Ray Sample Image 7


TSA X-Ray Sample Image 8

The TSA is testing you for your ability to identify items effectively – not just to pick out key items. After all, this is a test of your overall ability to read these scans as a whole.

TSA CBT English Proficiency Sample Questions

In the actual test, your speed in identifying these images is crucial, as it mirrors the split-second decision-making required in a real airport security setting. There is no room for hesitation, so you must be swift and unwavering in your observations.

TSA Grammar Sample Question

Question: Select the term that is correctly spelled.
  • A:


  • B:


  • C:


  • D:


Correct Answer: D) Brilliant.


Correct Spelling for all other options are: 

  • Rhythm
  • Accommodate
  • Receive

TSA Reading Comprehension Sample Question

John is a teacher who is looking for a place to live in a city that he just moved into. These are the places that he is choosing from:

  • Place 1 - An apartment that allows pets.
  • Place 2 - An apartment that has a basketball court and boxing gym beside it (the basketball
    court and boxing gym don’t have soundproofing).
  • Place 3 - An apartment that doesn’t allow pets and is a considerable distance away from other buildings.

John chose building 3.

Question: What do you think is John looking for in a place?
  • A:

    A Noisy Place

  • B:

    A Quiet Place

  • C:

    A Place with Easy Access to the School

  • D:

    A Place with Solitude

Correct Answer: B) A Quiet Place

TSA Written Expression Sample Question

Question: Arrange the following sentences to form a sensible paragraph.
  • If you do, you are considered a contributor to land and water pollution.
  • When going to the beach, please remember to be a responsible tourist.
  • Throw your trash properly and do not leave them by the seashore.
  • That act, in turn, will then negatively affect marine life and more than likely your next beach visit.
  • A:

    1 > 4 > 3 > 2

  • B:

    2 > 4 > 3 > 1

  • C:

    2 > 3 > 1 > 4

  • D:

    2 > 1 > 3 > 4

Correct Answer: C) 2 > 3 > 1 > 4


Sentence (2), as the choices also suggest, is a good candidate for an opening sentence, as it states the main point of the to-be paragraph: to be a responsible tourist. (3) tells us how to be one, and (1) and (4) are supporting sentences about the consequences of not throwing trash properly.

TSA CBT 2023 New Format Sample Questions

In the actual test, your speed in identifying these images is crucial, as it mirrors the split-second decision-making required in a real airport security setting. There is no room for hesitation, so you must be swift and unwavering in your observations.

TSA Connect The Dots Sample Question

Question: Connect these dots in an Alphanumeric Ascending Order (A-1-B-2-C-3-….etc).

                                                                                     TSA New Format Sample Image 1


TSA New Format Sample Image 2

TSA Image Recognition Sample Question

Question: Spot the differences between these Images.



TSA 2D to 3D Sample Question

Question: Which sides on the 2D figure will corelate the sides on the 3D shape?

     TSA New Format Sample Image 6


A6-B3-C2-D4-E1-F5 / A5-B3-C1-D4-E6-F2

In these Questions, you should keep the inner connected sides(2 & 5 in this case) as the bottom face. After that, you can easily deduce the remaining faces.


Why Should You choose Prepterminal for you TSA CBT Preparation?

Our TSA Prep Booster™ Course equips you with the essential knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to excel in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) test. Through comprehensive modules, practice tests, and expert guidance, you will gain a thorough understanding of the English proficiency and X-ray object recognition components of the test. Our course goes beyond simply teaching you how to identify items; it provides a deep understanding of X-ray image analysis and interpretation.

By completing our course, you can confidently tackle the challenges of the TSA CBT test. You will develop the ability to identify items quickly and accurately, even beyond the requirements of the test. Additionally, our course materials and techniques, developed by aviation security experts, will enhance your job performance and readiness.

Invest in your success by enrolling in our TSA CBT test preparation course. Let us guide you toward achieving your goals and pursuing a fulfilling career as a TSA officer.

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Frequently Asked Questions regarding the TSA CBT

What does the TSA Prep Booster™ Course include?

The TSA Prep Booster™ Course is a comprehensive training program designed to prepare individuals for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) test. It includes study materials, practice questions, video tutorials, and expert guidance to enhance your knowledge and skills.

How can this course benefit me in my TSA officer career?

The course features a wide range of practice questions encompassing the X-ray test and English proficiency. Furthermore, it includes tailored questions to help you succeed in the new TSA CBT 2023 format, which is a quick 25-minute version of the actual test, currently implemented at select airports.

Additionally, our course offers video tutorials, detailed study guides, and comprehensive instructions on problem-solving techniques. We go above and beyond by providing guidance for your face-to-face interview preparation and strategies to expedite the background check process.

Is the course suitable for the new TSA CBT 2023 format?

Our course caters to both the new 25-minute TSA CBT format and the traditional 2.5-hour long-form legacy format. It includes dedicated practice questions and guides designed specifically for each format, ensuring comprehensive coverage of the necessary content.

Are the practice questions included in the course similar to the actual TSA test questions?

Yes, our practice questions are carefully designed to mirror the types of questions you will encounter in the official TSA test. They are crafted to simulate the difficulty level and format of the actual exam, ensuring you are well-prepared.

How long does it take to complete the course?

We offer three flexible options to accommodate your schedule and preferences. You can choose the one-week option for a shorter duration, opt for the one-month option for a more extended access period, or, if you have ample time available, select the three-month course. Please note that the price will vary depending on the duration you choose.

Is there any instructor support available during the course?

Yes, we provide instructor support to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have during your course journey. Our instructors are experienced and knowledgeable in TSA test preparation and are dedicated to helping you succeed.

Can I access the course materials on any device?

Yes, our course materials are accessible on various devices, including computers, tablets, and smartphones. This flexibility allows you to study at your convenience, anytime and anywhere.

Is there a refund policy for the course?

We offer a refund policy based on certain terms and conditions. Please refer to our refund policy page or contact our customer support for detailed information regarding refunds.
Remember, if you have any specific questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team. We are here to help you throughout your TSA preparation journey.
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