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The Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is required to enlist in the U.S. Military. The test contains several different sections, much like any other standardized test. By taking the ASVAB, it can be determined which branch of the military will be best fitting for the applicant. Of course, it also measures the personís mental capability. The test was first developed in the 1960ís and it was used in order to tell what branch would be best for draftees.

The test currently is made up of 9 different sections and takes about 3 hours to finish.

  • General Science (25 questions/11 minutes)
  • Arithmetic Reasoning (30 questions/36 minutes)
  • World Knowledge (35 questions/11 minutes)
  • Paragraph Comprehension (15 questions/13 minutes)
  • Mathematics Knowledge (25 questions/24 minutes)
  • Electronics Information (20 questions/9 minutes)
  • Automotive and Shop Information (25 questions/11 minutes)
  • Mechanical Comprehension (25 questions/ 19 minutes)
  • Assembling Objects
Each military branch has different scoring requirements. These scores must also be joined with a high school diploma. However, these are not raw scores but rather based off of percentile. Therefore, if someone scores a 45, then that means that they did better than 45% of all other test takers.

Branch Requirements
BranchAFQT Score
Air Force36
Coast Guard45
There are laws in place that prohibit anyone with a score less than a 30 from enlisting, hence why the Armyís requirement is at a 31. There are also some rules in place for anyone who scores within the 31 to 49th percentile. For example, they must have a high school diploma (rather than a GED) and there is a limit to how many people from this category are permitted to enlist.

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This is the practice ASVAB test provided online at There is a short test, which consists of 40 questions. 3 tests are provided. There is also 3 full length tests provided. See below for required test score.

Minimum requirements

BranchAFQT ScoreGED Score
Air Force3665
Coast Guard4550

ASVAB Q & A Sessions

What does ASVAB stand for
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

What is the ASVAB test
A free test provided by the armed services to evaluate the ability of recruits. It is often used as a tool to place the recruit in the most appropriate job. The test is required for all who enlist in the armed forces.

Where can I find career information
Upon completion of the ASVAB you will receive a Military Careers score based on a scale of 1 to 7. This score may be used at to determine similar types of personnel who have the same aptitude level.

Where I Can Take The ASVAB Test
To take the ASVAB test you must contact a military recruiter to make arrangements for the test to be taken. To get in touch with a recruiter, select here.

What Is Passing For The ASVAB Test
You cannot fail the ASVAB test. The ASVAB is used to qualify you for enlistment into the armed services. Each branch of the military has different minimum requirments, see the chart above for minimum scores. Recruiters use these scores to help determine careers in which the person might be successful.

Is The ASVAB The Same For All Military Branches
Navy recruits take an additional Coding Speed test. This is a special test for classification into certain Navy specialities. While scores are calculated the same for each branch of the military, the minimum requirements do vary between each branch. Additionally each branch has Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) specific scores. Combinations from the nine tests determine if you qualify for a MOS.

For example, combat operations is derived from adding Arithmetic Reasoning, Coding Speed, Automotive and Shop Information and Mechanical Comprehension

What Score Do You Need On The ASVAB To Get Into The Army National Guard
The ASVAB scoring requirements for the National Guard are the same as the Army. The AFQT score required for the Army/National Guard is 31.

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