Los miembros de la Reserva de la Fuerza Aérea son responsables del 20% de los trabajos realizados por la Fuerza Aérea. Un número creciente de ellos están trabajando en puestos de reservistas a tiempo completo, en ingeniería civil, mantenimiento aeroespacial, apoyo a las misiones y operaciones de la tripulación aérea. Para calificar para el alistamiento en las Fuerzas Aéreas, necesitas un puntaje AFQT de 36 si tienes un diploma de escuela secundaria, y una puntuación AFQT 65 si tienes un GED.
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.
La Academia de Suboficiales de la Fuerza Aérea Superior realizó un estudio en profundidad de varios de opción múltiple resultados de las pruebas de la Fuerza Aérea tomadas durante varios años. Se encontró que cuando los estudiantes cambian sus respuestas en la hoja de respuestas, cambiaron de un derecho a una respuesta incorrecta más de 72 por ciento de las veces! El primer instinto de los estudiantes era la correcta.
El (Fuerzas Armadas Qualifying Test) puntuación AFQT es posiblemente la puntuación ASVAB más importante, ya que determina si usted es elegible para unirse a la rama militar de su elección. Aunque el AFQT es a menudo llamado el " puntuación ASVAB general, " eso no es del todo correcto, porque se deriva de sólo cuatro subpruebas: Expresión Verbal (VE), que se calcula a partir de la comprensión de lectura (PC) y Word Conocimiento (WK) subpruebas, razonamiento aritmético (AR) y Matemáticas Conocimiento (MK).

El ASVAB es agotador. Usted tiene que tomar nueve subpruebas que cubren algunos temas muy diversos. Usted tiene cerca de tres horas para completar la prueba real, por lo que si se pierde el foco, mientras que usted está tomando la prueba, el tiempo tiene una tendencia de deslizamiento de distancia, y no puede llegar a todas las preguntas. Es difícil, pero mantenerse enfocado en la tarea a lo largo de toda la prueba. Va a ser más pronto.


The scores from the other tests are used to determine what type of specialty you might be best suited for.  These "composite" scores (also known as line scores, MOS scores, or aptitude area scores) are calculated by adding together combinations of the different sub test standard scores. These composite scores are then used to determine which different military jobs (aka Military Occupational Specialties or MOS) may be the best fit for you.  Each branch of the military will have their own approach to these composite scores.
The ASVAB also known as the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is a test that measures your aptitude which is how well you do something.  A common mistake by most people is thinking that it is a measure of you IQ. Many people either forget this or don’t know this and they get worked up about the exam.  Saying that, it is also important to take a ASVAB sample test to insure you know what type of questions will be asked.    Another thing to keep in mind is every person in the armed forces has to take the exam and you are not being called out to take it. 
The various armed forces adopted all of those aspects in 1976. At that point in time, the test was in its written form rather than today’s more common form (computerized test format). The written form covers all of the previously mentioned areas as well, which is why both forms are still available. All-in-all that answers the question concerning the intention of the test.
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