All About the ASVAB


The ASVAB stands for Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

The test is one method to determine eligibility for service in the United States Military

The ASVAB is made up of the following sections: Word Knowledge, Arithmetic Reasoning, General Science, Mathematics Knowledge, Mechanical Comprehension, Electronics Information, Paragraph Comprehension, Auto and Shop Information, and Assembling Objects.

Four of these sections (Arithmetic Reasoning, Mathematics Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Word Knowledge) make up your AFQT score, which determines your eligibility for enlistment

Scores from combinations of the sections determine your qualification for different military occupational specialties (MOS)

Each branch has different ASVAB score requirements

The ASVAB is NOT an intelligence test

You have 3 hours to complete the ASVAB

Taking the ASVAB does not mean you must join the military

All About the ASVAB



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