ASVAB (AFQT) Exam
Exam Description: Additional Information
Your scores in four critical areas -- Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge (see below) -- count towards your Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score. The AFQT score determines whether you're qualified to enlist in the U.S. military. 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:
Total number of items: 200
Test Time: 134 minutes
Administrative Time: 46 minutes
Total Test Time: 180 minutes
Note: Until recently, "Numerical Operations" and "Coding Speed" were also administered on ASVAB, but have been dropped.
Scoring high on the ASVAB will require study and concentration. Don't skimp on preparing for this test -- read about what you should prepare for, and take our practice test, which gives you an idea of how well you'll score, identifies areas that need improvement and suggests resources you can use.