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The overall Air Traffic Control (ATC) composite score is used to predict the ability of a prospective Air Traffic Control candidate to successfully complete Air Traffic Control training and certification. The composite score is on a scale of 1-99, with 99 being the best. The Air Traffic Control (ATC) composite score is based on three tests: (i) the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), (ii) the Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System (TAPAS), and (iii) the Air Traffic Scenarios Test (ATST).
You must have taken all three required tests (ASVAB, TAPAS, and ATST) for the ATC composite score to be calculated. If any one of the three tests has not been taken, you will not have an Air Traffic Control Composite score. Once all three tests are completed and the scores are received by the PCSM Program Office, an ATC composite score can be calculated. ATC composite scores are available via this web site: ATC Scores.
This depends somewhat on the person who administered your ATST. Once the results are received in the PCSM Program Office, a score should be available within 2 business days. Note: that your overall ATC composite score will not be available until you have completed all three required tests: ATST, ASVAB, and TAPAS.
This information is considered to be "test-sensitive"; therefore, we are prohibited from releasing the details of the algorithm used to compute ATC scores.
The Air Traffic Scenarios Test (ATST) is a computer-based work sample that requires ATC candidates to control air traffic in an interactive environment using the abilities and skills intended to match those needed by ATCs.
The ATST may be taken at Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) and over 100 other TBAS locations worldwide. Contact your recruiter for a location near you. You can find locations and phone numbers at Testing Locations.
If you retake the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), the Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System (TAPAS), or the Air Traffic Scenarios Test (ATST), your scores will normally be automatically forwarded to the PCSM office. However, if you feel there is a problem, you should contact the Program Office via email.
Candidates are allowed 2 attempts at the ATST. ATST tests must have a minimum of 150 days between attempts.