The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is one of the most widely used multiple-aptitude test batteries in the world. It was originally designed to predict success in military occupations and is used today to help both those considering entering the military (mostly high school-aged students, but also anyone who is eligible to enlist) as well as those not interested in military service (who comprise the majority of current ASVAB test takers) what sort of career may be the best fit for them. Scores from the ASVAB can be used when enlisting in the military. Students interested in taking the ASVAB should check with their high school to find out when and if the ASVAB will be offered at their school. If it is not offered, students should meet with their guidance counselor to determine if it is possible to schedule a testing session in the future. There is no cost to take the ASVAB.
The Auto and Shop Information section of the ASVAB test measures your knowledge of automobile technology and basic repairs. The shop questions are about basic wood and metals. For example, you will encounter questions such as “Shock absorbers on a car connect the axle to the: wheel, chassis, drive shaft, or exhaust pipe?” You may be asked what sanding blocks are used for, followed by the following choices: preventing high spots and ridges on sanded surfaces, preventing dirt from collecting on the sandpaper, stretching the length of sandpaper, or prolonging the use of the sandpaper. The CAT-ASVAB test has two parts: the first part covering automotive material asks 11 questions in 7 minutes; the 11 shop information questions are allotted 6 minutes. The paper-and-pencil version asks 25 questions in 11 minutes.
The ASVAB test is taken by individuals interested in joining the U.S. military. It may be taken by high school students in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade. Or, it may be taken by someone who has earned a GED or higher degree. Along with determining your suitability for enlistment, the score you receive on this test lets officials know what military occupational specialties you may qualify for. 
To be admitted to the ASVAB testing room you will need to show a valid id. It is also important to be on time (or early!) since you will be turned away if you show up after the scheduled start time. The ASVAB can be given via computer or pencil and paper.  If you are testing at a MEPS site you will take it on a computer.  The pencil and paper version is given at most MET sites.  The computer version of the test is given as a "computer adaptive test" (CAT) which means that the test will adapt based on the level of the individual test taker (e.g., if you answer many questions correctly, you may be shown fewer questions).
There are nine different test areas as part of the ASVAB: general science, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mathematics knowledge, electronics information, auto and shop information, assembling objects, and mechanical comprehension. The paragraph comprehension test area contains the fewest questions with 15. The word knowledge test area contains the most questions with 35. All other sections contain 20, 25, or 30 questions. Taking numerious ASVAB practice tests is recommended for test day success.
All test takers are given a summary results sheet that shows their percentile score in every test area. A percentile score of 50 means that a score was achieved that was better than 50 percent of all test takers. Percentile scores are given specifically for test takers of their gender and their grade level. Information obtained from the test is only shared with agencies within the Department of Defense. Test takers are informed that their specific scores will be used for up to two years for recruiting purposes. After two years, test scores will be used for research purposes only.
El Programa de Exploración de Carreras ASVAB CEP dura aproximadamente tres horas, abarca ocho asignaturas y consta de 200 preguntas. Actualmente, el ASVAB CEP es un examen que se hace con lápiz y papel. Si lo ofrece la escuela, los alumnos pueden hacer el examen ASVAB CEP en los grados 10, 11 y 12. Solo pueden realizarlo en la escuela a la que asisten, a menos que se hayan celebrado acuerdos especiales.

The paper-and-pencil version of the test administered at a Mobile Examination Test (MET) site usually takes 3–4 hours. The time needed to take the CAT-ASVAB test can vary. The test is adaptive. If the candidates answer a question correctly, they are given one of increasing difficulty. If the candidates miss a question, they are subsequently given an easier item. This pattern continues until the test is finished. Because of its adaptive nature, the CAT-ASVAB test generally takes about half the time of the paper-and-pencil version.


Again, the ASVAB is a wide-ranging exam covering many different areas. The designers of ASVAB practice tests, at least the high quality ones, know this and have spent time researching past tests to come up with practice tests that feature questions covering areas commonly tested for on the real exam. Thus, taking practice tests is a great way to focus on the material that matters most and avoid wasting your time studying content that likely won’t be on the test.

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.


Tómese el tiempo para eliminar las respuestas que sabes que son incorrectas antes de elegir entre las opciones de respuesta restantes. Y aquí es la regla número uno: no deje ningún espacio en blanco. En la mayoría de los casos, adivinando si tiene que es el camino a seguir - por lo menos usted tiene una mayor probabilidad de obtener la respuesta correcta, en lugar de una oportunidad 0 por ciento si se deja en blanco la respuesta. Si usted puede eliminar las respuestas que sabes que están mal antes de adivinar, a maximizar sus posibilidades de responder correctamente aún más.
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. 
You can’t just be a subject matter expert and write a study guide for us. You have to be a great test taker too.  When our writers read study material they don’t just see words, they see the questions that you have to answer. Questions jump off the page to them as they read and this is what makes them uniquely qualified to prepare you for your mission of acing the ASVAB/AFQT.
He recibido un privado de un usuario el cual me dice que por lo visto si no tienes Ingles bueno te mandan a una academia por un a#o para aprenderlo/mejorarlo. Algo asi existe en la French Foreign Legion. No lo puedo corraborar en este momento y estoy seguro de que quizas sea un programa nuevo para adquirir cuerpos combatientes, dudo que dichos candidatos consigan unos resultados buenos en el ASVAB test pero si combate es lo que quieres sin importancia al trabajo dentro del ejercito pues todos ganamos a beneficio mutuo, tambien estoy seguro de que si fuera el caso, aplica solo al US Army y dudo que a las otras ramas.
Los resultados del examen ASVAB CEP  se envían a las escuelas de los estudiantes para que puedan explorar las opciones de carreras con asesores. Los puntajes muestran cómo le fue al estudiante en cada asignatura, y su comparación con otros que realizaron la prueba. Hay tres puntajes compuestos en habilidades verbales, matemáticas y científicas y técnicas, y también se muestra el puntaje de la AFQT (Prueba de Calificación de las Fuerzas Armadas, por sus siglas en inglés).
As former Secretary of State for Defense Donald Rumsfeld once famously said, “There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say; there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don't know.” If you want to ace the ASVAB, you need to identify your personal unknown unknowns — and this is precisely what Peterson’s guide is uniquely qualified to help you do. This book begins with the absolute best diagnostic test of any review book, which will help you hone in on exactly what you need to focus your studying efforts on. This book also is one of the wordiest, meaning every topic you’ll encounter on test day, and more is sure to show up inside. In addition to the great diagnostic test and four full-length practice tests, the guide includes a full overview of military positions you’ll be qualified for based on your score for extra incentive to do your best.
If you want to do your absolute best on any test, cramming is probably not the best way to do it. But if you are short on time for any reason, you will want to have this CliffsNotes survival guide to help you. Before you start, the guide will ask you how much time you have left before test day and then match you with a study plan, whether you have two months to prepare or just one week. This guide outlines day-by-day schedules and, after you take the included diagnostic test, gives you tips for the most important things you should focus on preparing for. The subject reviews cover all of the information you will be expected to know on the actual test, from arithmetic and word knowledge to paragraph comprehension and more advanced mathematical topics. There’s only one practice test included, but its formatted like an actual exam to give you an authentic mock test day experience.

In complete honesty, one can say that the test identifies with an entire life's worth of knowledge. It essentially pulls from 3 different aspects. First, it draws from concrete facts that were acquired from all areas of a person's educational career. Secondly, it draws from a person’s ability to comprehend and use context clues to make assumptions. Lastly, it draws from a person’s physical/verbal skills to see if they can properly administer those more physical aspects. Overall this is why people have identified it as the “SAT on steroids.”
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