The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is very important requirement when joining the Army. It is a 200 question multiple-choice test designed to evaluate your skills in certain areas. The test is a key deciding factor in choosing your job in the Army or your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). The test takes about 180 minutes including test time and administrative team. Although the test does play a key role in determining your future if you prepare for the test by studying reviewing sample questions and taking the practice test batteries there is no reason you cannot be more than ready.
Ten areas the ASVAB will test your skills.
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- General Science
- Arithmetic Reasoning
- Word Knowledge
- Paragraph Comprehension
- Numerical Operations
- Auto & Shop Information
- Mathematics Knowledge
- Mechanical Comprehension
- Electronics Information
- Assembling Objects
The Army is the least restrictive branch of the military when it comes to AFQT scores. The minimum score necessary for enlistment in the Army is 31 whether you have a high school diploma or a GED. Waivers are available for scores as low as 26 depending on the current recruiting requirements.
If you do not meet the minimum score requirements there is a Retest Policy in place. The Army allows retesting pending the following circumstances:
- The applicant's previous ASVAB test has expired (text scores expire after two years).
- The applicant did not achieve a score that was high enough to qualify for enlistment.
- Under unusual circumstances such as those that prevent an applicant from completing the test (but not for illness - applicants are told not to take the test if they are ill).
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