ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

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As any professional military commander will tell you, knowing your enemy is the first step in winning a battle. After all, how can you expect to pass the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) if you don't know what's on the test? Here are some test-taking tips and key info about ASVAB test formats to help you ace the test, get into the service of your choice, and qualify for your dream job. To help you develop your tactical strategy a list of For Dummies resources is provided to give more than the "basic training" you need to ace the ASVAB.

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Breakdown of the ASVAB Subtests

Following an ASVAB Study Schedule

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Retaking the ASVAB

An AFQT score of less than 10 is a failing score, but no branch of the service accepts that low of a score anyway. Therefore, you can fail to achieve a score high enough to enlist in the service branch [more…]


Taking the ASVAB Test: Paper or Computerized?

Many versions of the ASVAB exist (although you probably won’t get a choice of which one to take), but they primarily boil down to two basic differences: the paper version and the computerized version. [more…]


Study Tips for the ASVAB

Before you begin studying for the ASVAB, take practice tests. Try to duplicate the testing environment — take the entire exam at one time, time yourself, and don’t allow interruptions. [more…]


Guessing at What the Writer Really Means for the ASVAB

The Paragraph Comprehension subtest of the ASVAB also requires you to analyze what you’ve read. Analysis is more than simply picking out the point of the text. Analyzing a passage requires you to draw [more…]


ASVAB Preparation: Circles

You will need to be familiar with some circle basics for the ASVAB. A circle is formed when the points of a closed line are all located an equal distance from its center. A circle always has 360 ͦ. Here [more…]

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