Few people who have made the decision to enlist in the United States military are aware that prior to being enlisted they will have to take an exam known by its acronym ASVAB. This acronym stands for Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. This test consists of two sections; one of which is a multiple choice format and the second of which is in a written format. The ASVAB is designed to test both the candidate for enlistment’s eligibility for enlistment and his or her particular skills so as to best align them to specific tasks that best suit these skills once the candidate has become fully enlisted within the ranks of the United States military. The ASVAB is required for all branches of the United States military including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard.
Before a candidate actual sit for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is highly recommended that they prepare for the exam by taking multiple versions of the ASVAB practice test on their own. Taking different versions of the ASVAB practice test will assist the candidate for enlistment in two important ways. First, by taking the ASVAB practice test the candidate for enlistment will become familiar with the format of the actual ASVAB exam. Second, by taking the ASVAB practice test the candidate for enlistment will come to know what areas of knowledge covered by the ASVAB are lacking in his or her individual knowledge base. Armed with this information the candidate for enlistment can then specifically tailor their course of study to fill in these gaps of knowledge.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery covers ten distinct subject areas. These areas are General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Automotive and Shop Information, Mechanical Comprehension, Assembling Objects and Verbal Expression. As previously mentioned, by preparing with the ASVAB practice test the successful candidate will be exposed to each of these subject areas covered by the exam.Read More