Guys I am putting this post to make you clear about the following points- what is pilot Aptitude Battery Test(PABT) for Flying cadre, how the PABT is conducted, General Instructions for PABT-Pilot Aptitude Battery Test, And Phases of Pilot Aptitude Battery Test.


                The pilot Aptitude Battery Test is conducted once in a life time and those students who have aptitude and recommended to undergo the flying training. The test conducted is very simple and does not require special acumen, since the students are nowadays computer savvy and can handle the instruments effectively. The test comprises theoretical questions pertaining to Air Craft, Speed, Direction, Altitude, Pressure, etc. which are explained explicitly by the conduction officer before commencement of the test. The practical test is also conducted in the similar fashion as enumerated below. The students should listen to the instructor very carefully and watch the body movements at the time of explanation of the test. In the technical parlance, the test is conducted in two phases generally known as INS-A, INS-B and Machine Test. The students who qualify the written portion are subjected to the practical stage immediately thereafter. Those students who fail to qualify initially are not alloweded to participate further in PABT. The students are advised to remain vigilant and exercise utmost care while listening to instructor and performing over the test. The pass percentage is quite high and should not get alarm about the test.


1.       There are 75 questions approximately and these are divided into 2 sets. First set is of 15 questions and the time given is 8 minutes approximately and the second set is endorsed in a booklet depicting different type of meters. Candidates are supposed to access the position of the Aircraft and coincide with the readings on the meters. There are five meters and the students should generally match the speed, direction and aptitude to get correct solution. The meters are as under-
a.       Compass – It has eight directions i.e., North, East, south, west, north-Easy, North-West, South-East, South-West.
b.      Altimeter – gives the height of aircraft
c.       Speedometer – gives the speed of aircraft
d.      Horizon meter- in this meter there is a needle in the center with readings on both sides. When the plane turns left needle over right and when the plane curves the needle moves left.


                There is a horizontal line in the center called line of horizon, and a small aircraft like figure is depicted. When the figure of the aircraft is below the line of the plane, the plane is in diving position, and when the figure is above the line of the axis the plane is in the climbing position. Else the plane is going in a straight line.


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