ASVAB - Your decision to enter college, technical school, vocational school, military service or the work world is a very important one. To help you decide on a college major, the type of technical training you will need, or the job that will best suit you, you are encouraged to consider taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. The ASVAB is a multi-aptitude test battery. It helps you identify your different skills and competencies. It measures potential to learn and perform in certain career areas. There is no cost to the student.
Taking the ASVAB does not commit you to join the military. It is a timed multi-aptitude test, which is given nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Department of Defense.
It consists of eight short individual tests covering General Science, Math Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Math Knowledge, Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information and Mechanical Comprehension. Not only do you receive scores on each of these individual tests, you also receive career exploration scores. These scores are the results of individual tests combined to yield three career exploration scores: Verbal Skills, Math Skills, and Science and Technical Skills.
The ASVAB is divided into eight individual subtests:
|General Science||25||11||Measures knowledge of physical and biological sciences|
|Arithmetic Reasoning||30||36||Measures ability to solve arithmetic word problems|
|Word Knowledge||25||11||Measures ability to select the correct meaning of words presented in context, and identify synonyms|
|Paragraph Comprehension||15||13||Measures ability to obtain information from written material|
|Auto and Shop Information||25||11||Measures knowledge of automobiles, tools, and shop terminology and practices|
|Mathematics Knowledge||35||11||Measures knowledge of high school mathematics principles|
|Mechanical Comprehension||25||19||Measures knowledge of mechanical and physical principles, and ability to visualize how illustrated objects work|
|Electronics Information||20||9||Tests knowledge of electricity and electronics|
Total number of items: 200
Test Time: 134 minutes
Administrative Time: 46 minutes
Total Test Time: 180 minutes
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