ASVAB AFQT: 1,001 Practice Questions For Dummies
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Even if you're exceptionally well prepared for the ASVAB, you're bound to come across questions that stump you. If you guess carefully, you can improve your score. (If you leave a question blank, it's automatically scored as a zero — but if you guess one of the four possible answers, you have at least a 25 percent chance of getting it right.)

If you have to guess, remember these tips:

  • Eliminate obviously incorrect answers to improve your chances of getting the question right.
  • Remember that answers that include always, never, and other "absolutes" are usually (but not always) wrong.
  • Note that if two answer choices have opposite meanings, one of them is most likely correct.
  • Don't make your choices based on answers to the surrounding questions. The order of the questions on the CAT-ASVAB (and on a number of paper versions) varies, so even if the last three answers have been Choice (C), that doesn't mean the next won't be, too.

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Angie Papple Johnston joined the U.S. Army in 2006 as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear specialist, ready to tackle chemical weapons in a Level- A HAZMAT suit. She's currently the CBRN noncommissioned officer-in-charge of an aviation battalion in Washington, D.C.

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