The CAT-ASVAB Subtests: Computer Version
Part of the ASVAB For Dummies Cheat Sheet
If you take the ASVAB at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), you’ll encounter a computerized version of the test called the CAT-ASVAB (where CAT stands for computerized adaptive test). The following table outlines the subtests, number of questions, and time limits on the CAT-ASVAB.
|General Science (GS)||16||8||General principles of biological and physical sciences|
|Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)||16||39||Simple word problems that require simple calculations|
|Word Knowledge (WK)||16||8||Correct meaning of a word; occasionally antonyms (words with opposite meanings)|
|Paragraph Comprehension (PC)||11||22||Questions based on several paragraphs (usually a few hundred words) that you read|
|Mathematics Knowledge (MK)||16||20||High-school math, including algebra and geometry|
|Electronics Information (EI)||16||8||Electrical principles, basic electronic circuitry, and electronic terminology|
|Auto Information (AI)||11||7||Knowledge of automobiles, and tool use|
|Shop Information (SI)||11||6||Knowledge of shop procedures|
|Mechanical Comprehension (MC)||16||20||Basic mechanical and physical principles|
|Assembling Objects (AO)||16||16||Spatial orientation|
Note: On the CAT-ASVAB, the AI and SI scores are combined for one score.