Get Your ASVAB in Gear

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (a.k.a. ASVAB) is a required standardized test for all candidates seeking to enlist in the United States Armed Services. This is true regardless of the military branch the candidate seeks enlistment be it the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, the United States Marines Corps, the United States Coast Guard or the United States National Guard. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is designed to serve two distinct purposes. First the ASVAB tests the candidates qualification for enlistment. Second the ASVAB evaluates the candidates’ strengths in terms of skill sets in order to better match them with a job once in the military that suits their talents.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery consists of two parts. Part One is a standardized multiple question type format. Part Two is a written examination. Both parts cover ten distinct subject areas including, (1) General Science, (2) Arithmetic Reasoning, (3) Word Knowledge, (4) Paragraph Comprehension, (5) Mathematics Knowledge, (6) Electronics Information, (7) Automotive and Shop Information, (8) Mechanical Comprehension, (9) Assembling Objects, and finally (10) Verbal Expression.

Because the subjects tested on the ASVAB cover a wide range of subjects most candidates must prepare for the examination prior to actually taking it. Many candidates report that the most effective way to prepare for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is to take multiple versions of the ASVAB practice test. By doing so the candidate for enlistment will not only become familiar with the ASVAB test format, but also will develop a better idea as to which areas of the test require additional and more focused study.

A career in the United States Armed Services can be a potentially rich and rewarding experience. For this reason, it is very important that each candidate for enlistment take the ASVAB seriously. This requires proper preparation which in turn requires the candidate to take multiple versions of the ASVAB practice test.

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