Student ASVAB

The Student ASVAB is provided to high school, vocational school, and college students. It uses pen and pencil and takes about 3 hours. The test results are sent to your school's counselor for the two of you to discuss the results and explore various careers. The AFQT score is shown in the test results and can be used to enlist in any branches of the military.

Dissecting the Student ASVAB's Sub-tests:

Sub-test name (initials) time limit
(minutes)
number of questions description
General Science (GS) 11 25 Life science, earth/space science, and physical science
Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) 36 30 Ability to solve basic math problems
Word Knowledge (WK) 11 35 understanding the meaning of words through synonyms
Paragraph Comprehension (PC) 13 15 ability to discern info from written materials
Mathematics Knowledge (MK) 24 25 math concepts and applications
Electronics Information (EI) 9 20 electrical current, circuits, devices, and electronic systems
Auto and Shop Information (AS) 11 25 automobile maintenance and repair, wood and metal shop practices
Metal Comprehension (MC) 19 25 principles of mechanical devices, structural support, and properties of materials
Assembling Objects (AO) 25 15 discerning the construction of objects
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