What is the ASVAB?
The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. The ASVAB was originally designed to predict future academic and occupational success in military occupations. Since its introduction in 1968, the ASVAB has been the subject of extensive research. Numerous validation studies indicate the ASVAB assesses academic ability and predicts success in a wide variety of occupations.
THE EIGHT ASVAB TEST AREAS ARE
- General Science
A 25-item test measuring knowledge of life science, earth and space science, and physical science
- Arithmetic Reasoning
A 30-item test measuring ability to solve basic arithmetic word problems
- Word Knowledge
A 35-item test measuring ability to understand the meaning of words through synonyms
- Paragraph Comprehension
A 15-item test measuring ability to obtain information from written material
- Mathematics Knowledge
A 25-item test measuring knowledge of mathematical concepts and applications
- Electronics Information
A 20-item test measuring knowledge of electrical current, circuits, devices, and electronic systems
- Auto and Shop Information
A 25-item test measuring knowledge of automotive maintenance and repair, and wood and metal shop practices
- Mechanical Comprehension
A 25-item test measuring knowledge of the principles of mechanical devices, structural support, and properties of materials
Below you will find links to websites that can help you prepare to take the ASVAB.