Question: Is the FSOT exam hard?

The FSOT is a very challenging exam with a low pass-rate (hovering between just 30% and 50% of test takers). So you should not underestimate the need to study for this test. In addition to a great overview of all the subjects, it provides a straightforward and highly-effective plan for using your study time well.

What score do you need to pass the FSOT?

The score required to pass the test can shift slightly from year to year due to the way that scores are calculated. However, you usually need a minimum cumulative score for the three multiple-choice sections of 154. Then, you need at least a 6 out of a possible 12 points on the written essay.

How long should you study for FSOT?

If you do achieve a 154 minimum on the first three sections, your essay wont be graded. If you do not pass the exam, you have to wait a full 12 months before retaking it. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time (at least six months) to study and prepare for this test.

How many questions is the FSOT?

60 questions As noted above, there are 60 questions on the test and only 40 minutes to complete them, so you must think fast. Our study guide contains a step-by-step video tutorial and walks candidates through test areas that tend to give test takers difficulty. Our flashcards help candidates study on the go.

Is there math on the FSOT?

This exam consists of questions related to many subjects: geography, history, math, economics, culture, English, and even a biographical report section. In addition to passing the exam, applicants may need to take an Oral Assessment, obtain a medical or security clearance, and more.

How many times can you take the FSOT?

Is there a limit on the number of times a person can take the FSOT? There is no limit on the number of times an individual may sit for the FSOT. However, one must wait 12 months between each test.

What should I study for the FSOT?

To improve or refresh your general knowledge, you might want to read a book or two about history, politics, or international relations. Another good idea is taking lots of FSOT practice exams. I took all the practice exams I could find online and I made copious notes.

What do you wear to the FSOT?

There are some sources claiming that you should dress in business attire for this exam. Although you should always look your best (especially for the other parts of the selection process), when taking the FSOT, you should dress for comfort.

How much do foreign service officers make?

Foreign Service Officer SalariesJob TitleSalaryU.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer salaries - 431 salaries reported$110,027/yrAflac Foreign Service Officer salaries - 146 salaries reported$73,725/yrUS Agency for International Development Foreign Service Officer salaries - 39 salaries reported$102,390/yr17 more rows

How many people fail the FSOT?

FSOT – Foreign Service Exam Let that sink in for a bit. The Foreign Service exam pass rate is a dismal 20%. That means that 4 out of every 5 are destined to fail in their first step to becoming an FSO.

Is there an age limit for the Foreign Service exam?

Eligibility Requirements At least 20 years old and no older than 59 years of age on the day the candidate submits the registration. At least 21 years old and not yet 60 on the day the candidate is appointed as a Foreign Service Officer. Available for worldwide assignments, including Washington, D.C.

How long is FSOT essay?

2800 characters As always, thank you for your interest in working with us. The essay is limited to 2800 characters. A display will indicate your remaining time as you write.

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