ASVAB

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces.

It is often offered to American high school students when they are in the 10th, 11th and 12th grade, though anyone eligible for enlistment may take it.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

 The ASVAB versions are:

  • The CAT-ASVAB this computer adaptive test .
  • The MET-site ASVAB. This is a Written test using pen and papers.
  • The Student ASVAB- for high school and college students. This pen and paper test version is given in high schools, colleges, or vocational schools.

 CAT-ASVAB

9 SubtestsMinutesQuestionsDescriptions
General Science (GS)816Measures knowledge of life science, earth and space science, and physical science.
Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)3916Measures ability to solve basic math problems.
Word Knowledge (WK)816Measures ability to understand the meaning of words through synonyms.
Paragraph Comprehension (PC)2211Measures ability to obtain information from written materials.
Mathematics Knowledge (MK)1816Measures knowledge of mathematical concepts and applications.
Electronics Information (EI)816Measures knowledge of electrical current, circuits, devices, and electronic systems.
Auto Information (AI)611Measures knowledge of automotive maintenance and repair.
Shop Information (SI)511Measures knowledge of wood and metal shop practices.
Mechanical Comprehension (MC)2016Measures knowledge of the principles of mechanical devices, structural support, and properties of materials.

Total 

MET-site ASVAB Written Test Format

The ASVAB is divided into  eight individual subtests:

8 SubtestsMinutesQuestionsDescriptions
General Science (GS)1125Measures knowledge of life science, earth and space science, and physical science.
Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)3630Measures ability to solve basic math problems.
Word Knowledge (WK)1135Measures ability to understand the meaning of words through synonyms.
Paragraph Comprehension (PC)1315Measures ability to obtain information from written materials.
Mathematics Knowledge (MK)2425Measures knowledge of mathematical concepts and applications.
Electronics Information (EI)920Measures knowledge of electrical current, circuits, devices, and electronic systems.
Auto & Shop Information (AS)1125Measures knowledge of automotive maintenance and repair and wood and metal shop practices.
Mechanical Comprehension (MC)1925Measures knowledge of the principles of mechanical devices, structural support, and properties of materials.