ASVAB Scores for Navy Enlisted Jobs - dummies

ASVAB Scores for Navy Enlisted Jobs

By Angie Papple Johnston

The Navy calls its enlisted jobs ratings and uses an alphanumeric system to categorize each Navy Occupational Specialty, or NOS. The Navy offers about 80 types of jobs to entry-level recruits. This branch doesn’t use line scores for job-qualification purposes. Instead, the Navy combines scores from the various ASVAB subtests for each of its enlisted ratings. Many enlisted sailors don’t have their jobs guaranteed; instead, they join an enlisted program and are later assigned a job within that program.

The table (in ratings order) shows combinations of ASVAB subtest scores that are required to qualify for Navy enlisted jobs. Peruse the list and see which jobs may best suit you. The ASVAB subtests are abbreviated as follows: General Science (GS), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Word Knowledge (WK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), Auto & Shop Information (AS), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Mechanical Comprehension (MC), Electronics Information (EI), and Assembling Objects (AO). Verbal Expression (VE) is the sum of your Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension scores.

Military jobs and qualification standards are subject to change with little or no notice. For the most up-to-date information and for complete job descriptions and qualification factors, see the Navy official website.

Navy Enlisted Jobs and Required ASVAB Scores
Rating Title Score Rating Title Score Rating Title Score
AIRR Air Rescue Swimmer VE + AR + MK + MC = 210 or VE + AR + MK + AS = 210 A100 Aviation Boatswain’s Mate VE + AR + MK + AS = 184 A110 Aviation Machinist’s Mate VE + AR + MK + AS = 210 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 210
A130 Aviation Structural Mechanic VE + AR + MK + AS = 210 or VE + AR + MK + MC =210 A200 Aviation Avionics AR + MK + EI + GS = 222 or VE + AR + MK +MC = 222 A210 Avionics Electronics Technician AR + MK + EI + GS = 222 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 222
A400 Air Traffic Controller VE + AR + MK + MC = 220 or VE + MK + MC + CS = 220 A410 Aerographer’s Mate VE + MK + GS = 162 A420 Aviation Ordnanceman VE + AR + MK + AS = 185 or MK + AS + AO = 140
A430 Aviation Support Equipment Technician VE + AR + MK + AS = 210 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 210 A440 Aviation Maintenance Administration VE + AR = 102 A450 Aircrew Survival Equipmentman VE + AR + MK + AS = 185 or MK + AS + AO = 140
A500 Naval Aircrewman VE + AR + MK + MC = 210 or VE + AR + MK + AS = 210 A510 Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) VE + AR + MK + MC = 210 or VE + AR + MK + AS = 210 A520 Naval Aircrewman (Operator) VE + AR + MK + MC = 210 or VE + AR + MK + AS = 210
A530 Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) VE + AR + MK + MC = 210 or VE + AR + MK + AS = 210 A550 Naval Aircrewman (Avionics) VE + AR + MK + MC = 210 or VE + AR + MK + AS = 210 B110 Engineman VE + AR + MK + AS = 200 or VE + AR + MK + AO = 205
B121 Gas Turbine System Technician – Electrical VE + AR + MK + MC = 210 or AR + MK + EI + GS = 210 B122 Gas Turbine System Technician – Mechanical VE + AR + MK + AS = 200 or VE + AR + MK + AO = 205 B130 Machinist’s Mate VE + AR + MK + AS = 200 or VE + AR + MK + AO= 205
B130 MMS Machinist’s Mate (Submarine) VE + AR + MK + MC = 210 B200 Damage Controlman VE + AR + MK + AS = 205 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 205 B210 Electrician’s Mate VE + AR + MK + MC = 210 or AR + MK + EI + GS = 210
B220 Hull Maintenance Technician VE + AR + MK + AS = 205 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 205 B230 Interior Communications Electrician AR + MK + EI + GS = 213 B250 Machinery Repairman VE + AR + MK + AS = 205 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 205
B310 Fire Controlman AR + MK + EI + GS = 222 B320 Gunner’s Mate AR + MK + EI + GS = 205 B340 Sonar Technician (Surface) AR + MK + EI + GS = 223
B400 Boatswain’s Mate VE + AR + MK + AS = 175 or MK + AS + AO = 135 B420 Electronics Technician AR + MK + EI + GS = 222 B440 Operations Specialist VE + MK + CS = 157 or AR + 2MK + GS = 210
B450 Quartermaster VE + AR = 96 B460 Information Systems Technician AR + 2MK + GS = 222 or AR + MK + EI + GS = 222 B51X Cryptologic Technician – Interpretive VE + MK + GS = 162
B520 Cryptologic Technician – Maintenance VE + MK + EI + GS = 223 B525 Cryptologic Technician – Networks AR + 2MK + GS = 255 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 235 or AR + 2MK + GS = 235 and CT = 65* B540 Cryptologic Technician – Collection VE + AR =109
B550 Cryptologic Technician – Technical VE + MK + GS = 162 B600 Intelligence Specialist VE + AR = 107 B610 Mass Communication Specialist VE + AR = 115 (minimum VE = 55)
B630 Legalman VE + MK = 105 or VE + MK + CS = 157 (minimum VE = 52) B640 Master-at-Arms AR + WK = 98 (minimum WK = 43) B650 Culinary Specialist VE + AR = 88
B650 Culinary Specialist (Submarine) AR + MK + EI + GS = 200 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 200 B660 Musician No line score criteria, but must score 35 on AFQT B710 Personnel Specialist VE + MK = 105 or VE + MK + CS = 157
B720 Religious Program Specialist VE + MK = 105 or VE + MK + CS = 157 B730 Ship’s Serviceman VE + AR = 95 B740 Logistics Specialist VE + AR = 102
B740 LSS Logistics Specialist (Submarine) AR + MK + EI + GS = 200 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 200 B750 Yeoman (Submarine) AR + MK + EI + GS = 200 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 200 C121 Electronics Technician (Navigation) AR + MK + EI + GS = 222 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 222
C126 Electronics Technician (Submarine) AR + MK + EI + GS = 222 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 222 C130 Fire Control Technician (Submarine) AR + MK + EI + GS = 222 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 222 C160 Mineman VE + AR + MK + MC = 210 or VE + AR + MK + AS = 210
C180 Missile Technician (Submarine) AR + MK + EI + GS = 222 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 222 C230 Sonar Technician (Submarine) AR + MK + EI + GS = 222 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 222 C250 Yeoman VE + MK = 105 or VE + MK + CS = 157
C250S Yeoman (Submarine) AR + MK + EI + GS = 200 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 200 D100 Electrician’s Mate (Nuclear, Submarine) VE + AR + MK + MC = 235 or AR + MK + EI + GS = 235** D101 Electrician’s Mate (Nuclear, Surface) VE + AR + MK + MC = 235 or AR + MK + EI + GS = 235**
D110 Electronics Technician (Nuclear, Submarine) VE + AR + MK + MC = 235 or AR + MK + EI + GS = 235** D111 Electronics Technician (Nuclear, Surface) VE + AR + MK + MC = 235 or AR + MK + EI + GS = 235** D130 Machinist’s Mate (Nuclear, Submarine) VE + AR + MK + MC = 235 or AR + MK + EI + GS = 235**
D131 Machinist’s Mate (Nuclear, Surface) VE + AR + MK + MC = 235 or AR + MK + EI + GS = 235** E100 Navy Diver AR + VE = 103 and MC = 51 E200 Explosive Ordnance Disposal AR + VE = 109 and MC = 51 or GS + MC + EI = 169
E300 Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) GS + MC + EI = 170 or VE + MK + MC + CS = 220 or VE + AR = 110 and MC = 50*** E350 Special Warfare (SEAL) Boat Operator AR + VE = 103 and MC = 51 G000 Hospital Corpsman VE + MK + GS = 156
HMDA Hospital Corpsman – Dental Assistant VE + MK + GS = 156 H100 Builder AR + MC + AS = 145 H110 Construction Electrician AR + MK + EI + GS = 201
H120 Construction Mechanic AR + MC + AS = 162 H140 Engineering Aid AR + 2MK + GS = 207 H150 Equipment Operator AR + MC + AS = 145
H170 Steelworker AR + MC + AS = 145 H190 Utilitiesman AR + MK + EI + GS = 201 NF Nuclear Field Program VE + AR + MK + MC = 252 or AR + MK + EI + GS = 252
UCT Underwater Construction Team VE + AR = 103 and MC = 51

* Applicants must also pass the Navy’s Cyber Test.

** Applicants must also take the Navy Advanced Programs Test unless they achieve VE + AR + MK + MC = 252 or AR + MK + EI + GS = 252.

*** Applicants must pass additional screening.

See also “Deciphering ASVAB Scores.”