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yungsodapapi

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i apologize if this question has already been asked, but during the actual exam, does it show if you got each individual question right/wrong as it can in ATCprep? I am assuming that it doesn't provide any feedback, but I just wanted to double check to make sure I am studying as accurately as possible.
No feedback at all. If there was feedback people would just run back on here to tell the forum, giving folks that take it later an advantage. 😂
 

atc88

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On the collision section, do you know when each scenario is over? Just wondering for those scenarios when there are no collisions...like do you know when to "reset" your counting and start at 0 collisions? (If that makes sense)
 

Christopho

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I've been doing the ATCPrep and I'm only struggling badly at the equations part, not my strong suit holding all that in memory and working out the math concurrently. Anyone else have troubles with this on the ATSA? I'm hoping if I bomb this on the test and do well on everything else I can walk away with a fighting chance.
Definitely having trouble as well as I'm so used to working these out on paper.
 

32andBelow

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On the collision section, do you know when each scenario is over? Just wondering for those scenarios when there are no collisions...like do you know when to "reset" your counting and start at 0 collisions? (If that makes sense)
Yah it’ll just go to the next one
 

randoturbo33

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Does the time stop for the practice tests?
The overall test time, no, but they give you far more time than you could ever realistically need. Each individual section is timed, and yes that time doesn't start until after you complete the practice questions and choose to begin. So you can retake the practice questions as many times as you wish, and I would highly suggest that you do them over and over again until the task is second nature to you.
 

Christopho

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The overall test time, no, but they give you far more time than you could ever realistically need. Each individual section is timed, and yes that time doesn't start until after you complete the practice questions and choose to begin. So you can retake the practice questions as many times as you wish, and I would highly suggest that you do them over and over again until the task is second nature to you.

How long did it take you to complete the test and how many times did you do the practice questions?
 

randoturbo33

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How long did it take you to complete the test and how many times did you do the practice questions?
I don’t remember exactly, but I intentionally took every break I could and still didn’t get near the max time limit. The hardest part of the test is staying sharp and not losing focus, so I got up between every section and walked around, got a drink, went to the bathroom, cleared my head, etc. There’s no reason to rush through it. Same for the practice problems - for the first section, for example, I probably did the same problem at least a dozen times until the buttons were muscle memory and I knew exactly what I was doing. And for what it’s worth, I took the test for the first time last year, got a TOL, passed the academy, and am now at my facility.
 

AdrianG

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Low to mid 80s is good! There's a few glitches in the ATCPrep software where you have to be lucky to not run into them to do better than that. I was scoring around there on prep, and got Best Qualified on the ATSA, so you should be fine.
May I ask on which difficulty level were you running your scenarios on ATCPrep? Did you simply select "Difficult" or did you go to Custom Settings and made everything "very fast" "difficult" etc?
 

sydmcmac

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On ATCPrep there is an "ATSA" section, an "ATSAT" section, and a "Math" section. The test comp that MJ posted most accurately reflects the ATSA portion on ATCPrep, but I'm wondering if I should study all the sections on the prep or just the ATSA. Under the ATSAT section they ask questions about angles, dials, analogies, letter factory, etc. Is this stuff still on the current ATSA? Just trying to maximize my studying and make sure I hone in on the skills that will most benefit on the real test. Thanks! :)
 

denver0739

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On ATCPrep there is an "ATSA" section, an "ATSAT" section, and a "Math" section. The test comp that MJ posted most accurately reflects the ATSA portion on ATCPrep, but I'm wondering if I should study all the sections on the prep or just the ATSA. Under the ATSAT section they ask questions about angles, dials, analogies, letter factory, etc. Is this stuff still on the current ATSA? Just trying to maximize my studying and make sure I hone in on the skills that will most benefit on the real test. Thanks! :)
The ATSA stuff is all you’ll need. The others won’t be on there. That being said there will be word problems and deductive reasoning sections as well.
 

Jsybird2532

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Hey...a bit of a different question regarding the AT-SA.

At the moment, I'm a student pilot, but due to personal medical history, to qualify for any class of airman medical certificate via one time SI, I had to take the CogScreen AE and the whole neuropsych battery. Taking ATCPrep, it seems remarkably similar to the CogScreen. My results on the CogScreen fell into norms for "regional pilots" according to guy who administered the test. I also did quite well on the PASAT portion of the test, which is similar to the arithmetic difference portion of AT-SA prep on ATCPrep.

So I guess this brings me to my last point, people who have taken both the exams, what did you get on both? I'm wondering how the results correlate. I'm due to take the test in a week. Killed the math portions easily (near 100) and scored 75-80 on the first multitask section with Max difficulty, I haven't had a chance to do the fourth task just yet though.

I've also heard of the TBAS for the USAF, wondering if there's similarities/correlation there too just out of academic curiosity.
 

KAB

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May I ask on which difficulty level were you running your scenarios on ATCPrep? Did you simply select "Difficult" or did you go to Custom Settings and made everything "very fast" "difficult" etc?
I used the training assistant, or whatever it's called. But by the time I took the test, it was equal to Difficult. I did not change any Custom Settings.
 

32ibutra

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About how much time should you give yourself to practice/study before the exam? Do you feel that actually buying the prep helped you in the long run versus just reading the material?
 
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