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Old 04-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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Due to the fact I could not find any information on the NAPT before taking it. I will post some things I believe everyone should know.

Basics
-The NAPT is an 80 question test.
-You need 55/80 to pass.
-You will be given a calculator. Do not bring yours.
-Pencils and 2 scrap sheets will be provided.
-You are given 2 hours to complete the test.(Maybe and extra 20 minutes I don't rememeber.)
-Bring State issued ID(Drivers License) and Social Security Card
Test Includes
-Physics
-Algebra II
-Chemistry
-Geometry

Tips for taking the NAPT
-Read questions carefully and understand what you are looking for.
-Don't over think.
-Like I said earlier you only need 55/80 so don't stress one question.

How I did? What did I do?
-I scored 60/80
-I reviewed the basics of everything I listed the night before.
-Showed up 30 minutes early to MEPS alerted them I was there.
-Waited an hour
-Got called to take NAPT
-Walked into a Petty Officer's room and sat at a classroom desk.
-Began the test and finished in 1 hour and 40 minutes.
-3 hours later got a call from my recruiter saying I passed.

Hopefully this was helpful.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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Due to the fact I could not find any information on the NAPT before taking it. I will post some things I believe everyone should know.

Basics
-The NAPT is an 80 question test.
-You need 55/80 to pass.
-You will be given a calculator. Do not bring yours.
-Pencils and 2 scrap sheets will be provided.
-You are given 2 hours to complete the test.(Maybe and extra 20 minutes I don't rememeber.)
-Bring State issued ID(Drivers License) and Social Security Card
Test Includes
-Physics
-Algebra II
-Chemistry
-Geometry

Tips for taking the NAPT
-Read questions carefully and understand what you are looking for.
-Don't over think.
-Like I said earlier you only need 55/80 so don't stress one question.

How I did? What did I do?
-I scored 60/80
-I reviewed the basics of everything I listed the night before.
-Showed up 30 minutes early to MEPS alerted them I was there.
-Waited an hour
-Got called to take NAPT
-Walked into a Petty Officer's room and sat at a classroom desk.
-Began the test and finished in 1 hour and 40 minutes.
-3 hours later got a call from my recruiter saying I passed.

Hopefully this was helpful.
nice, what did you get on your asvab?
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I got an 80 with me only needing 7 points to not take the NAPT.
But it worked out since I passed the NAPT. Now I just can't wait to leave for boot camp and start my life from that point on.
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What kind of calculator are we given? graphing, scientific, 10-key lol? Did the Physics and Chemistry questions look like those on the ASVAB with M.A. and Periodic Table?
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No graphing function, I believe it is just the basic calculator with trig functions as well (TI-38 as I recall), same one that is used for all nuclear tests.

Science questions will include some chemistry and physics utilizing formulas to solve problems. Similar to the asvab, but with more math involved generally.
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No graphing function, I believe it is just the basic calculator with trig functions as well (TI-38 as I recall), same one that is used for all nuclear tests.

Science questions will include some chemistry and physics utilizing formulas to solve problems. Similar to the asvab, but with more math involved generally.
Okay, they'll give us the formulas and the variables to solve? What I'm pretty much asking is can I solve the physics questions with only math; like I wouldn't have to know the physics aspect of the question asked. Very confusing to ask but I can't find this stuff anywhere and not having completed a Physics course is making me feel in the dark.
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As I recall (bearing in mind its been a long time for me, and they do change the test versions fairly regularly) Some questions I believe provide formulas, but basic ones usually will not. In general, if you know a little about basic physics you can figure it out even without a formula just using basic stuff like Newtons 3 laws and such things. Don't sweat knowing a million formulas, but do understand how physics works (Gravity, action/reaction, things like that). If you understand the concepts, you won't need a formula, you can just figure one out. Like, they won't tell you Speed=Distance/Time, but they may ask you to calculate the average speed of a car that traveled 22 miles in 4.6 hours for example.
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As I recall (bearing in mind its been a long time for me, and they do change the test versions fairly regularly) Some questions I believe provide formulas, but basic ones usually will not. In general, if you know a little about basic physics you can figure it out even without a formula just using basic stuff like Newtons 3 laws and such things. Don't sweat knowing a million formulas, but do understand how physics works (Gravity, action/reaction, things like that). If you understand the concepts, you won't need a formula, you can just figure one out. Like, they won't tell you Speed=Distance/Time, but they may ask you to calculate the average speed of a car that traveled 22 miles in 4.6 hours for example.
Okay, gotcha. I'll brush up on some more Physics, then. :p I only seem to remember velocity and Ohm's Triangle. haha Thanks for the information; I'm just freaking out over this test and it's probably not even as hard as I'm making it out to be.
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I just took the NAPT today and scored a 56/80. It was tough after getting a 92 on the ASVAB and being only one point away from the line score I needed to qualify automatically. Reading your post the other day helped ease my mind greatly. Now all I need is for these waivers to clear.
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57/80 on my NAPT, 84 asvab with like 4 points away not having to take it
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-Walked into a Petty Officer's room and sat at a classroom desk.


Hopefully this was helpful.
Hah sounds better that where I sat, I sat at the Master Chiefs desk, while he stood behind me and watched the entire time. It was a quiet office, but extremely awkward.
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Due to the fact I could not find any information on the NAPT before taking it. I will post some things I believe everyone should know.

Basics
-The NAPT is an 80 question test.
-You need 55/80 to pass.
-You will be given a calculator. Do not bring yours.
-Pencils and 2 scrap sheets will be provided.
-You are given 2 hours to complete the test.(Maybe and extra 20 minutes I don't rememeber.)
-Bring State issued ID(Drivers License) and Social Security Card
Test Includes
-Physics
-Algebra II
-Chemistry
-Geometry

Tips for taking the NAPT
-Read questions carefully and understand what you are looking for.
-Don't over think.
-Like I said earlier you only need 55/80 so don't stress one question.

How I did? What did I do?
-I scored 60/80
-I reviewed the basics of everything I listed the night before.
-Showed up 30 minutes early to MEPS alerted them I was there.
-Waited an hour
-Got called to take NAPT
-Walked into a Petty Officer's room and sat at a classroom desk.
-Began the test and finished in 1 hour and 40 minutes.
-3 hours later got a call from my recruiter saying I passed.

Hopefully this was helpful.

All in all great post, will forward to those inquiring info on the NAPT. I didn't know much about it going into I just knew I need to know some basic physics/trig/algebra
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Unhappy Taking the NAPT too....

I've read over all of this, and pretty much scoured the web for anything related. I pulled an 85 on my CAT-ASVAB and was happy with that, until I realized I didn't auto-qual for nuke. So now I've got to take the NAPT. English/Language Arts is my strong point, but that's not what the test is over. Its over my weakest subjects. I've never even had a physics class Is there any practice tests online for OTHER nuke related tests I can take to prep myself?

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I've read over all of this, and pretty much scoured the web for anything related. I pulled an 85 on my CAT-ASVAB and was happy with that, until I realized I didn't auto-qual for nuke. So now I've got to take the NAPT. English/Language Arts is my strong point, but that's not what the test is over. Its over my weakest subjects. I've never even had a physics class Is there any practice tests online for OTHER nuke related tests I can take to prep myself?

Any advice would be much appreciated.
not to be a debbydowner but if math physics and chemistry do not come naturally for you doesnt that worry you about NPS and what not and arent you afraid you will be absolutely miserable do it if they are fields you struggle in yet being forced to use them every day?
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not to be a debbydowner but if math physics and chemistry do not come naturally for you doesnt that worry you about NPS and what not and arent you afraid you will be absolutely miserable do it if they are fields you struggle in yet being forced to use them every day?
Oh no, not the least bit discouraging (just kidding)

I grasp concepts fairly quickly. I learned all the math and science that I feel I'd need for this test while I was in high school, a time when I was very immature and did a lot of screwing off. So now when I need it, it's a bit of a challenge. In nuke school if you have a decent foundation you can learn what you'll need. I work well on deductive reasoning, therefore I don't think I'll have an issue. Had an hour long conversation with a relatives neighbor who successfully completed nuke school as an ET and now is a reactor operator at a power plant here and she told me I should be fine. Maybe she's right. But the 6 figures a year I can make back home after the military is enough to make me forget about the stress
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Just understand that when you are in the nuke training schools..the way you learned math, calculus and physics in high school is not always the way it will be taught in the navy...you will have to learn it the "Navy Way" and that is the ONLY way it will be accepted...as they want EVERYONE to do it the same way so no one has a problem when out in fleet
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Due to the fact I could not find any information on the NAPT before taking it. I will post some things I believe everyone should know.

Basics
-The NAPT is an 80 question test.
-You need 55/80 to pass.
-You will be given a calculator. Do not bring yours.
-Pencils and 2 scrap sheets will be provided.
-You are given 2 hours to complete the test.(Maybe and extra 20 minutes I don't rememeber.)
-Bring State issued ID(Drivers License) and Social Security Card
Test Includes
-Physics
-Algebra II
-Chemistry
-Geometry

Tips for taking the NAPT
-Read questions carefully and understand what you are looking for.
-Don't over think.
-Like I said earlier you only need 55/80 so don't stress one question.

How I did? What did I do?
-I scored 60/80
-I reviewed the basics of everything I listed the night before.
-Showed up 30 minutes early to MEPS alerted them I was there.
-Waited an hour
-Got called to take NAPT
-Walked into a Petty Officer's room and sat at a classroom desk.
-Began the test and finished in 1 hour and 40 minutes.
-3 hours later got a call from my recruiter saying I passed.

Hopefully this was helpful.
Having recently taken the NAPT I would definitely agree. However, I would add that you need to be able to do the mathematics behind the Chem and Physics. You absolutely need a strong mathematical foundation.
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