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The SIFT test (Selection Instrument for Flight Training) is needed for acceptance to the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Flight Training (WOFT) program.
The Army Aviation SIFT test is created to measure your aptitude and knowledge in mechanical concepts, basic flight rules, and aerodynamic principles, aviationrelated terminology, and helicopter functions and components.
Prepterminal has prepared a short practice test, so you can get a taste of what is going to be on the real exam.
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The base radius of a cylinder is 7cm and the height is 10 cm. How many cm^{3} of water can this cylinder hold? Take π = 22/7.
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Solve the equation for x
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The shape of any ballistic trajectory is a ………………
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What is the mechanical advantage of a system composed by the pulleys shown in the figure?
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A 30cm long spring is hung on a hook of an elastic spring at 1 m above the ground. The spring has an elastic constant of 2400N/m. What is the maximum weight a cube of 20cm side length hung on the spring has so that the cube does not touch the ground?
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Calculate the density of liquid 2 in the figure if the density of liquid 1 is 1200 kg/m^{3}.
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The opposite of centripetal force is
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The space designated for the stage is 40 ft x 60 ft. The whole ballroom is 200 ft x 300 ft. The area of the stage is __?__ of the whole ballroom.
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If sin 10^{0} = m and cos 10^{0}= n, then what is sin 70^{0} in terms of m and n?
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PENCIL is to SKIRT as __?__ is to WOOD.
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 Rational Numbers
 Ratio and Proportion
 Exponents
 Algebraic Expressions
 Linear Equations
 Linear Applications and Graphs
 Probability Sets
 Descriptive Statistics
 Geometry Concepts
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 Factoring
 Quadratics
 Functions
 Radical and Rational Equations
 Polynomial Equations
 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
 Trigonometry
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What does the SIFT Exam Include?
The SIFT test is an assessment of several aptitudes:
Simple Drawings
The Simple Drawing part of the army SIFT test features 100 questions and needs to be completed in only 2 minutes. This part of the test is to assess your capacity to quickly identify images and to decipher a difference between the given options.
Hidden Figures
In the Hidden Figures section, you will have 5 minutes to complete 50 questions, which means you have about 6 seconds for each question. This section is designed to test your skill to quickly find hidden shapes inside a drawing.
Aviation Information
The Army Aviation Information part of the exam features 40 questions that need to be completed in only 30 minutes. This section was created to assess your knowledge of fundamental aviation concepts, information, and history.
It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the following:
 Army Aviation History
 General Aviation Knowledge
 Aircraft Component
 Aircraft Mechanics
 Principles of Flight
 Commonly Used Aviation Phrases and Words
Spatial Apperception
In the Spatial Apperception section, you will be presented with an image of a horizon that typically contains water, land, and some sort of identifiable feature. The picture is shown as if you were viewing it from a cockpit. It is your task to assess which way the aircraft is going based on the image given to you.
Reading Comprehension
Here, you will be presented with a passage of text to read through and a few questions that relate to the text. The test features 20 questions and you have 30 minutes to complete the section.
Math Skills
In the Math Skills part, you will be given 3040 questions and will be allotted 40 minutes to complete the test. This part of the test uses an adaptive testing system where the number of questions and sorts of questions will vary depending on your answer and what questions you end up answering incorrectly.
To prepare for this section of the SIFT test it is recommended that you have a look at the following topics:
 Algebraic Expressions
 Binomial and Trinomial Operations
 Basic Trigonometry
 Ratios, Fractions, and Percentages
 Word Problems
 Mathematics Principles
 Volume Equations and Geometric Area
 Geometric Principles
 Rate Calculations
Mechanical Comprehension
The Mechanical Comprehension Test section averages between 2030 questions, and needs to be completed within 15 minutes. This section of the exam uses a mixture of mathematics, physics principles, and scientific theory. The following are some of the topics you will need to be familiar with:
 Laws of Physics
 Principles of Heat Transfer
 Fluid Dynamics Theories
 Gear Operations
 Force Calculations and Relations
 Simple Machines and Connected Calculations
 Work Equations
 Interconnectivity of Systems and How they Work
Where do you have to Go to Pass the SIFT Exam?
If you are currently in the military, you should get in touch with your local servicing education center. If you are a WOFT applicant, you will need to contact a recruiter. The recruiter will help you schedule a test time and date.
Locations that typically administer the SIFT are:
 Military Entrance Processing Stations
 Postservicing Education Centers
 Military Academies / ROTC Programs
You will need to schedule your SIFT exam at the place in which you intend to take the test.
How is the SIFT Scored?
A testtakers SIFT score can range from 20 to 80. If you are to be considered for further aviation training you will need to score a minimum of 40.
Your result, be it a pass or a fail, will be generated immediately once you have finished the exam. You will be told to see the Test Control Officer or Test Examiner receive your score letter. The score letter needs to be signed by the Control Officer or Examiner in order to be official and valid.
How Many Times Can I Take the Sift Test?
3 Top Tips on How to Prepare for the Sift Test
Tip #1. Study hard leading up to the exam
It’s a good idea to take your studies seriously leading up to the exam, but to take it easy the night before, rather than trying to cram in some lastminute knowledge. You can use a SIFT practice test.
Tip #2. Sleep well and eat well
Make sure you get around 78 hours of sleep the night before the exam. Set your alarm so that you have enough time to get ready without being rushed. Prepare a wellbalanced meal before you leave for the test.
Tip #3. Don’t dwell on one question
Try not to get stuck on one particular problem, particularly if time is an issue. Make a note of it, move on, and return to it later if you have time. Sometimes when you return to a problem later on the answer becomes apparent.
Prepare With Prepterminal’s SIFT Comprehensive Course & Study Guides
Applicants can only take the SIFT test twice in their lifetime. If a candidate takes the SIFT the first time and passes, this score becomes permanent. Furthermore, the candidate will not get another chance to retake the test to improve their score, even if they are unhappy with their score. If an individual fails twice, they cannot retake the exam and will not be able to proceed with their aviation training.
Given this, it is essential that you put in your maximum effort when preparing for and taking the test, which means thoroughly practicing for the day of the test.
At PrepTerminal our experienced team of psychometric test experts has developed a tailormade modulebased course to provide you with the material you need to successfully complete the test.
Our course includes SIFT practice teststyle questions and quizzes so you can monitor your progress and familiarize yourself with the format and types of questions of the test. The comprehensive video and textbased content can be accessed at any time once you enroll, so you can advance at your own pace.
Start practicing today with PrepTerminal and get one step closer to achieving a top score on your SIFT test.
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