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If you’re interested in joining the United States Navy Nuclear Field (NF) program, perhaps as a nuclear propulsion plant operator, there are a number of steps you need to take in order to qualify. 

To be academically eligible for the NF program, you must have passed one full year of high school or college-level algebra. You must also meet the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and Navy Advanced Programs Test (NAPT) requirements. You will need to take the NAPT if you do not qualify for the NF program based solely on your ASVAB line scores. 

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The nuclear field is highly competitive and challenging, and the NAPT demonstrates the types of content you need to know well in order to succeed in this field.

About the NAPT Exam

The NAPT is a two-hour supplementary exam that assesses your knowledge in chemistry, math, and physics constructs. The math questions are comprised of arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry, algebra, and probability. NAPT questions were developed to measure knowledge and comprehension (20 percent of the test) and application (80 percent of the test). 

NAPT Exam Scores and Retesting Policy

You will need to answer 55 questions correctly out of 80 to receive a passing score. If your initial test score was 40 or higher, you may be authorized to retest once no earlier than 90 days from the date of the initial test. The minimum passing score for an NAPT retest is 55.

Preparing for the Exam

NAPT Test PrepPeterson’s NAPT exam prep includes 10 lessons covering the math and science material that will be featured on the exam. Nine question sets test your knowledge of the topics you can expect on the exam with timed conditions, and detailed answer explanations for each question. Master concepts such as exponents, fractions, measurements, and more with multiple sets of flashcards and math formulas. The best way to engage in this test prep is to utilize it as a review resource for the subjects that you should be familiar with if you are going to take the NAPT.

Watch the video below for more information about what’s included in our NAPT exam prep

Peterson’s is here to help you achieve the scores you need on the NAPT and put you one step closer to reaching your goal of entering the Navy Nuclear Power Program.