ASVAB AFQT For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the ultimate guide to acing the English and Math sections of the ASVAB. The AFQT score focuses on Word Knowledge, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge and Arithmetic Reasoning subtest, so you need to buckle down and get up to par. ASVAB AFQT For Dummies has long been the go-to AFQT prep resource, and the Premier version offers you an enhanced prep experience. In addition to the wealth of information in the book, you'll also get access to a host of online content that more closely mimics the actual ASVAB and CAT-ASVAB testing environment.
No confunda un puntaje estándar con el puntaje de calificación en una curva que puede haber visto en las pruebas de la escuela, donde los puntajes van de 1 a 100 con la mayoría de los estudiantes con puntajes entre 70 y 100. Con puntajes estándar, el puntaje mayoritario es entre 30 y 70. Eso significa que un puntaje estándar de 50 es un promedio puntaje y que un puntaje de 60 es un puntaje por encima del promedio.

Las Fuerzas Armadas usan las calificaciones obtenidas por los alumnos en el ASVAB para identificar los empleos que mejor se acoplan a tus habilidades. Los alumnos de los primeros años, los de último año y los que están llevando estudios superiores pueden usar las calificaciones que obtuvieron en el ASVAB para alistarse hasta dos años después de haber rendido el examen.
The ASVAB is one of the most widely used aptitude tests in the world. The intent of the ASVAB test battery is to assess a candidate's potential for future success in the U.S. Military. Because of the nature of the test, the ASVAB can also be used to give a candidate valuable information about both military and civilian career choices that they may be suited for.

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Guardia Costera (Coast se reserva incluyendo la Guardia): La Guardia Costera requiere un mínimo de 40 puntos en la AFQT. Una renuncia es posible para los solicitantes con los servicios anteriores si sus puntuaciones de línea ASVAB (que se calculan a partir de las distintas subpruebas ASVAB) a calificar para un trabajo específico y que están dispuestos a dar de alta en ese trabajo. Para las pocas personas (menos del 5 por ciento) que se les permite dar de alta con un GED, la puntuación mínima es de 50 AFQT.
If you are interested in taking the ASVAB in order to apply for the military, you will need to contact a military recruiter. To find a recruiter near you, go to and click on “Request More Info.” When the recruiter has determined that you are otherwise qualified, he/she will set up a time for you to take the ASVAB at the closest Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) or an affiliated Military Entrance Test (MET) site.
Dos de las cuatro partes que componen su AFQT son los exámenes de matemáticas. La primera, razonamiento aritmético, pone a prueba su capacidad de usar las matemáticas para resolver diversos problemas que pueden surgir en la vida real - en otras palabras, problemas de matemáticas. El segundo, conocimientos matemáticos, pone a prueba su capacidad para resolver problemas generales de matemáticas. Estos son algunos consejos para ayudar a maximizar su puntuación ASVAB subprueba de matemáticas:
If you look at more than one test in this book, you'll notice something--they are all basically the same, and have many of the same questions, just with different numbers. There's always a family of (number of people), with (number of dinner rolls), and the book asks how many rolls each family member will have to eat if they're split evenly. This question, while too easy for the arithmetic reasoning section in the first place, appears in every single test! Some of the paragraphs in the paragraph comprehension sections are repeated word for word, with a slight difference in question (that usually still doesn't make sense or has the incorrect answer listed as correct.)
The Mechanical Comprehension section of the ASVAB practice test measures your understanding of basic mechanical principles and mechanisms. You may be asked why an intake valve on a pump opens when the piston goes down, or what direction friction is going when shown a diagram of a skier. The CAT-ASVAB has 16 questions in 20 minutes; the paper-and-pencil version has 25 questions in 19 minutes.

As a general rule of thumb, anything over an 85 on the ASVAB will qualify you for nearly any position in the armed forces. But there are slight breakdowns within each score. For example, in order to qualify for Surveillance and Communications (SC) in the Army, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Arithmetic Reasoning, Auto & Shop and Mechanical Comprehension all require high marks. Though scoring an 85 or above would guarantee you scored in a high enough percentile to qualify for SC.

The book contains a diagnostic test, plus three full-length practice tests that replicate the actual format and timing of the ASVAB, so you can “practice for real” before test day. Two of the book’s practice tests are included on our TestWare® CD with automatic, instant scoring analysis and powerful diagnostic feedback. On-screen detailed explanations of answers help you pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to focus on areas in need of further study. Our complete ASVAB test prep package also includes an 8-week study schedule and test-taking strategies for succeeding on the exam. 
The General Science section of the test covers earth, space, and physical and life sciences. Because science is such a vast and dynamic topic, focus your study on basic principles. This gives you a good foundation to work through any question that is asked of you. Typical questions may include: “Why is air less dense than water?” or “How do you convert Celsius temperature to Fahrenheit?” The CAT-ASVAB test asks 16 questions in 8 minutes, while the pencil-and-paper version asks 25 questions in 11 minutes.
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In the 1950s, the military adopted a single exam known as the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT). Used as a screening tool, the AFQT measured a recruit’s ability to absorb military training and their future potential. It was supplemented by service-specific battery tests for the purposes of MOS classification. In 1972, the Department of Defense determined that all services should use one exam for screening and assigning individuals to an MOS. The AFQT was phased out over a two-year period in favor of the current Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test.