The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an exam that is used to predict success in military occupations for those wishing to enter the military. It is also used for those who are not wishing to enter the military to help determine what type of career is best fit for them. The ASVAB also helps to identify the individual’s strengths and weaknesses as well as their interests.
Individuals taking the ASVAB exam will be tested based on their knowledge of:
• general science
• arithmetic reasoning
• word knowledge
• paragraph comprehension
• mathematics knowledge
• electronics information
• auto and shop information
• assembling objects
• mechanical comprehension
Test-takers are given a summary sheet with the percentile score in each test area. A percentile score of 50 means that the score was better than 50% of all test-takers. To help you achieve a high percentile, we have compiled this free ASVAB Test Prep Course.
ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning Course
The ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning section contains 16 questions that are to be completed within 39 minutes. This section examines your ability to solve mathematical calculations and your ability at problem-solving. You will be asked to solve mathematical problems such as word problems, calculation of percentages, and adding and subtracting radicals.
ASVAB Mathematics Knowledge Course
The ASVAB Mathematics Knowledge section tests the depth of your mathematical skills in areas that are higher than algebra and geometry. The questions can include fractions, circle equations, factoring, and exponents. The ASVAB Mathematical Knowledge section contains 16 questions and is timed for 20 minutes.
If you need to review or need help on any part of the Mathematics Knowledge section of the ASVAB test, check out the ASVAB Mathematics Knowledge Practice Test and the ASVAB Mathematics Knowledge Prep Course.
ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension Course
The ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension section tests your ability to understand written material. You will be required to demonstrate your strengths in comprehending a paragraph. There are 11 questions that are timed for 22 minutes.
If you need to review or need help on any part of the Paragraph Comprehension section of the ASVAB test, check out the ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension Practice Test and the ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension Prep Course.
ASVAB Word Knowledge Course
The ASVAB Word Knowledge section requires you to know the meaning of words. This section contains 16 questions that must be answered within 8 minutes.
ASVAB Mechanical Comprehension Course
The Mechanical Comprehension section has 16 questions which is timed for 20 minutes. This section tests your ability to deal with material properties and your understanding of mechanical devices and structural support.
If you need more help preparing for the ASVAB exam for entering the military or just figuring out which career is suited for you, be sure to check out Mometrix’s ASVAB Study Guide with practice questions and Mometrix’s ASVAB Flashcard Study System.