What is the ASVAB?
The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.
What To Expect When You Take The ASVAB?
The U.S. Armed Forces have high standards for enlistment. An important part of a recruiter’s job is to screen applicants to ensure they measure up. Even before a recruiter will send you to take the ASVAB, he/she will ask about your marital status, health, education, drug use, and arrest record. It’s very important that you answer these questions openly and honestly. Once the recruiter has determined that you are qualified for further processing, you will be scheduled to take the ASVAB. A physical exam may also be conducted at that time. For more information about military entrance processing, visit the Military Entrance Processing Command website at http://www.mepcom.army.mil/
Paper and Pencil Administration
As soon all examinees are checked in and seated, the test administrator will provide some general instructions and pass out the test booklets and answer sheets. Listen carefully and do not proceed unless instructed to do so. The total time required, including administrative tasks and instructions, is three to four hours. Each subtest has a fixed number of questions and time limit, as shown in the table below.
When you complete the items in a subtest, you may review your answers. However, you cannot go back to an earlier subtest, nor proceed to the next subtest until instructed to do so. After the test session, answer sheets are sent to the MEPS to be scanned and scored. This process usually takes a few days. Your recruiter will be notified when your test scores are verified and available. A preliminary Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) Score is usually calculated by the test administrator and made available to your recruiter immediately after the test session.