ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning Practice Test

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The ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) test evaluates your ability to solve arithmetic word problems. To help you prepare for this section of the ASVAB, this page contains everything you need to know, including what topics are covered, how many questions there are, and how you can study effectively.

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What’s on the ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning Test?

The computerized version of the Arithmetic Reasoning test (CAT-ASVAB) contains 15 questions and has a time limit of 55 minutes, while the paper-and-pencil version (P&P-ASVAB) contains 30 questions and has a time limit of 36 minutes.

outline for the ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning test, which contains 15-30 questions and has a time limit of 36-55 minutes

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How many Arithmetic Reasoning questions are on the ASVAB?


There are 15 questions on the CAT-ASVAB, and there are 30 questions on the P&P-ASVAB.


What is the time limit for the Arithmetic Reasoning test on the ASVAB?


The CAT-ASVAB allows you 55 minutes to finish the Arithmetic Reasoning test, while the P&P-ASVAB allows you 36 minutes.


How can I improve arithmetic reasoning skills for the ASVAB?


Knowing how to approach arithmetic reasoning questions will help you tackle them on the test. Try taking a practice test and following these steps:

  1. Deconstruct the question you are being asked to identify exactly what you are being asked.
  2. Rewrite the question as a mathematical equation.
  3. Make a list of the information/formulas you will need to remember to solve the problem.
  4. Write down each step you need to take to solve the problem so you can have an easy reference point.


How can I pass the Arithmetic Reasoning test on the ASVAB?


A passing score on the Arithmetic Reasoning test will differ depending on which branch of service you are trying to enlist in and which job you applying for.

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by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: February 29, 2024