ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

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Determining How Your ASVAB Scores Affect Your Enlistment in Job-Training Programs

Each service branch has its own individual system of ASVAB scores. Recruiters and military job counselors use these scores, along with other factors such as job availability, security clearance eligibility [more…]

Improving Your Vocabulary for the ASVAB

Having an extensive vocabulary can help you do well on the Word Knowledge ASVAB subtest. But even if you don't have a huge vocabulary, the strategies in this article can help you make up for that. [more…]

How to Check an Answer to an Algebra Problem

Checking your answers when doing algebra problems is always a good idea — after all, if there's a way to ensure that you have the correct answer, it's worth the time, isn't it? You check your answers in [more…]

ASVAB AFQT Qualifying Scores

In order to enlist in the U.S. military, you have to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Test (ASVAB). The ASVAB consists of nine separately timed subtests, which are primarily used by the military [more…]

Acing the Math Subtests of the ASVAB AFQT

Two of the four subtests that make up your AFQT score are math tests. The first, Arithmetic Reasoning, tests your ability to use mathematics to solve various problems that you may encounter in real life [more…]

ASVAB AFQT For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’re thinking about joining the U.S. military, your AFQT score may well be the most important score you achieve on any military test. You need a qualifying score on the AFQT, or your plans for enlistment [more…]

The ASVAB Subtests: Paper Version

If you take the ASVAB at a Military Entrance Test (MET) site, you’ll likely take the paper-and-pencil version of the test. The following table outlines the subtests on the paper version of the ASVAB, including [more…]

The CAT-ASVAB Subtests: Computer Version

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 [more…]

General ASVAB Test-Taking Tips

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: [more…]

Pointers for Guessing on the ASVAB

No matter how hard you study for the ASVAB, you’ll likely come across a few questions where you don’t have a clue. Guess wisely, and you can score extra points on many ASVAB subtests. If you leave a question [more…]

ASVAB Reading Comprehension Tips

The Paragraph Comprehension passages on the ASVAB are usually pretty short. These tips can help you better comprehend the ASVAB reading passages and the questions that follow them: [more…]

ASVAB For Dummies Cheat Sheet

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 [more…]

Breakdown of the ASVAB Subtests

The computerized format of the ASVAB (CAT-ASVAB) contains ten separately timed subtests, with the Auto & Shop Information subtest split in two. (Also, one small subtest is geared to Coding Speed for a [more…]

A Detailed Look at Scoring the ASVAB

After taking the ASVAB, you receive several scores, two of which are used by all the service branches — the VE (Verbal Expression) score and the AFQT (Armed Forces Qualification Test) score. Your AFQT [more…]

Following an ASVAB Study Schedule

An ASVAB study schedule is imperative to your success. No matter how many days are left until test day, you can use this guide to help structure your plan. If you’re a few months out, use this study guide [more…]

4 Ways to Fine-Tune Specific ASVAB Study Areas

After you’ve identified which ASVAB subjects you’re the weakest in, concentrate on boosting your abilities in those areas to improve your overall success on the exam. These tips can point you in the right [more…]

10 Ways to Memorize Information for the ASVAB

Many subtests in the ASVAB, such as General Science, Mechanical Comprehension, Electronics Information, and Auto and Shop Information are hard to ace because you probably didn’t learn much about them in [more…]

1,001 ASVAB Practice Questions For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The key to success for any method of study is having one. So if you’re preparing to take the ASVAB, set up a structured study plan using the following guide, and stick to it. Before you put your study [more…]

10 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Study for the AFQT

In order to join the U.S. military, prospective soldiers have to get an acceptable score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (otherwise known as the ASVAB), the military entrance exam. [more…]

10 Tips for a Better AFQT Score

A good score on the AFQT can only help you. The U.S. military enlists around 265,000 new troops each and every year, counting the active and reserve components. And those men and women earned a qualifying [more…]

10 Topics to Explore for a Better ASVAB Score

If you need to brush up on some of your skills before taking the ASVAB and maxing out your AFQT score, you may need or want more work in a particular subject area, or you may want to know more about the [more…]

What Are the Subtests on the AFQT?

The AFQT isn’t a stand-alone test. You can’t just walk into a recruiter’s office and say you want to take the AFQT. You have to take the entire ASVAB, which consists of nine separate subtests. Four of [more…]

How Does a High Score on the AFQT Help Me?

There are minimum AFQT qualifying scores for each service. But you don’t want to be satisfied with making just the minimum. You want to score as high as you possibly can. [more…]

How to Establish a Study Program for the AFQT

A study plan is essential if you want to score well on the AFQT. There is no one best way to prepare a study plan. Each person has different ways of studying and learning that work the best for him. Still [more…]

How to Use AFQT Practice Exams to Your Advantage

Most full-length AFQT practice exams have questions that are very similar to the ones you see on the ASVAB subtests that comprise the AFQT score. Practice exams can help increase your confidence and ensure [more…]

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