Why the ASVAB Practice Test is Effective

IMG_0790Taking the ASVAB practice test is the best way to prepare for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (A. S. V. A. B.). The A. S. V. A. B. is a test administered by the U. S. Armed Services to all candidates for enlistment. The A. S. V. A. B. both tests the candidate for enlistment’s qualification for enlistment as well as assesses the candidate for enlistment’s skill set so as to best fit him or her with a job within the U. S. Armed Services that will make use of those unique talents. For these reasons it is important that any candidate for enlistment perform well on the A. S. V. A. B.

What is the ASVAB Practice Test and What it is Not

The A. S. V. A. B. consists of a written section and a multiple choice section. Each section tests ten distinct subject areas. These 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 A. S. V. A. B. is twofold. First the A. S. V. A. B. tests the candidate’s eligibility to enlist in the U. S. Armed Services. Second the A. S. V. A. B.  assesses the candidate’s skill set in order to best match him or her with an occupation that will best suit those particular skills.

A career in the U. S. Armed Services can be an exciting experience for any young person. It is for this reason that it is vitally important that her or she perform well on the ASVAB.