General ASVAB Test-Taking Tips
Part of the ASVAB For Dummies Cheat Sheet
When taking the ASVAB, being prepared and knowing how to approach the questions can go a long way. Use the following test-taking tips to improve your ASVAB score:
Read the directions carefully.
Know what a question is asking you to do before looking at the answer choices.
Read all the answer options before selecting one.
Skip questions you don’t know and then go back to them if you have time. Note: Skipping questions isn’t an option if you take the computer-based test, which forces you to answer each question before you can move on to the next one.
Don’t leave any questions blank. The ASVAB doesn’t penalize you for guessing. On the computer-based ASVAB, you can’t leave any questions blank.
If you’re taking the paper-and-pencil test, make sure that you mark each answer on the correct space on your answer sheet.
Never change the answer to a question after you move on to another question unless you’re positive the answer’s wrong. This doesn’t apply for the computerized version — after you submit your answer, you can’t change it.