Ace The ASVAB
If you’re serious about joining the National Guard, then get serious about the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The ASVAB is a multi-aptitude test which is given nationwide, and maintained by the Department of Defense. The test includes sections on general science, automotive information, mechanical comprehension, electronics information, and assembling objects. But these scores are only used to determine which jobs a recruit might be good at once he or she enters the military. The ASVAB also includes two math sections and two reading sections. If a recruit can’t pass the math and reading sections, he or she won’t be eligible to enlist.
Your scores in four critical areas
- Arithmetic Reasoning
- Word Knowledge
- Paragraph Comprehension
- Mathematics Knowledge
count towards your Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score. The AFQT score determines whether you’re qualified to enlist in the Army National Guard. Your scores in the other areas of the ASVAB determine how qualified you are for certain military specialties. Score high, and your chances of getting the specialty/job you want increase.
The ASVAB features eight individual subtests: