ASVAB Word Knowledge Practice Test

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The ASVAB Word Knowledge (WK) test evaluates your ability to select the correct meaning of a word presented in context and to identify the best synonym for a given word. 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 Word Knowledge Test?

The computerized version of the Word Knowledge test (CAT-ASVAB) contains 15 questions and has a time limit of 9 minutes, while the paper-and-pencil version (P&P-ASVAB) contains 35 questions and has a time limit of 11 minutes.

outline for the ASVAB Word Knowledge test, which contains 15-35 questions and has a time limit of 9-11 minutes

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How many Word Knowledge questions are on the ASVAB?


There are 15 questions on the CAT-ASVAB, and there are 35 questions on the P&P-ASVAB.


What is the time limit for the Word Knowledge test on the ASVAB?


The CAT-ASVAB allows you 9 minutes to finish the Word Knowledge test, while the P&P-ASVAB allows you 11 minutes.


How can I pass the Word Knowledge test on the ASVAB?


A passing score on the Word Knowledge 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 | This Page Last Updated: February 29, 2024