ASVAB Practice Test is the Most Effective Preparation

The loyal readers of the Everything About Learning Blog are well aware that taking the ASVAB practice test is the best way to prepare for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB test. This is true regardless of the branch of the U. S. Armed Services the candidate for enlistment seeks to enter be it the U. S. Navy, the U. S. Army, the U. S. Marines Corps, the U. S. Air Force, the U. S. Coast Guard, or the U. S. National Guard. This is true because the same ASVAB test is required for enlistment in all of the aforementioned branches of the U. S. Armed Services.

Why YOU Should Take the ASVAB Practice Test

By taking a practice version of the ASVAB test the candidate for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services will achieve two very important purposes. First, by taking a practice version of the ASVAB the candidate for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services will become intimately familiar with the test format of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. Second (and no less important) by taking a practice version of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery the candidate for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services will gain insight as to which of the ten subject areas tested on the ASVAB will require further study in order to achieve an optimal score on the actual test.

As just mentioned the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery tests knowledge in ten distinct subject areas. These subject areas are:

  • 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) – 16 questions in 16 minutes
  • Verbal Expression (VE)= (WK)+(PC)

The purpose of the ASVAB is twofold. First the ASVAB tests the candidate’s eligibility to enlist in the U. S. Armed Services. Second the ASVAB assesses the candidate’s skill set in order to best match him or her with an occupation fitting that skill set.