The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-choice test used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces
Facts about the ASVAB:
- The ASVAB currently contains 9 sections (except the written test, which contains 8 sections).
- The duration of each test varies from as low as ten minutes up to 36 minutes for Arithmetic Reasoning; the entire ASVAB is three hours long.
- The ASVAB is administered by computer at the MEPS, while a written version is given at most MET sites. Testing procedures vary depending on the mode of administration.
Computerized test format:
- General Science (GS) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
- Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) – 16 questions in 39 minutes
- Word Knowledge (WK) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
- Paragraph Comprehension (PC) – 11 questions in 22 minutes
- Mathematics Knowledge (MK) – 16 questions in 20 minutes
- Electronics Information (EI) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
- Automotive and Shop Information (AS) – 11 questions in 7 minutes
- Mechanical Comprehension (MC) – 16 questions in 20 minutes
- Assembling Objects (AO) – 30 questions in 40 minutes
- Verbal Expression (VE)= (WK)+(PC)
What to expect on the ASVAB
Practice ASVAB tests and materials can be found by clicking the following links: