Los interesados en enlistarse en la Air National Guard que nunca hayan prestado servicio antes deben tener entre 17 y 39 años de edad, ser ciudadanos o residentes permanentes legales de EE. UU., estar en el último año de la escuela secundaria o tener un diploma de la escuela secundaria o un certificado GED (Examen de Desarrollo Educacional General, por sus siglas en inglés). Deberán aprobar un examen escrito llamado ASVAB (Examen de Aptitud Vocacional para las Fuerzas Armadas, por sus siglas en inglés) y también un examen físico (médico) de ingreso. Con los resultados de la prueba ASVAB y el examen físico, el agente local de reclutamiento observará los puestos disponibles dentro de la unidad local para ver qué puestos de trabajo podrían interesarle al postulante. Una vez que se selecciona el puesto de trabajo, puede programarse un día para su enlistamiento e incorporación en la Air National Guard. Todos los pasos anteriores a la toma del juramento son parte de un proceso preliminar y no generan una obligación de enlistamiento.
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.
Alcanzar el puntaje mínimo requerido de AFQT establecido por una sucursal individual le abre los ojos, pero cuanto más alto sea su puntaje, mejor. Por ejemplo, si necesita una exención de antecedentes penales o médicos para poder alistarse, es más probable que el personal militar que tome esas decisiones le arriesgue si cree que es una cookie bastante inteligente.
Wow, it changed my whole perspective on what was going to be on the actual test. A lot of the things in the practice test were things I really didn't know, especially in the mechanical and electronics knowledge. Of course, those sections don't exactly count unless you're pursuing a job in those fields, but a lot of the knowledge in the practice tests is very useful. Having not taken a mathematics course for awhile, it was good to retest my abilities on their problems. Whether or not you really want to score high on your ASVAB, I would suggest it just for keeping you sharp.
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 Electronics Information section of the practice test gauges your knowledge of electrical equipment and parts, including circuits, currents, batteries, and resistors. An example may be, “Because solid state diodes have no filament, they: don’t work, are less efficient than tubes, require less operating power, or require more operating power?” The CAT-ASVAB has 16 questions in 8 minutes; the paper-and-pencil version has 20 questions in 9 minutes.
Your success on ASVAB test day depends not only on how many hours you put into preparing, but also on whether you prepared the right way. It’s good to check along the way to see whether your studying is paying off. One of the most effective ways to do this is by taking ASVAB practice tests to evaluate your progress. Practice tests are useful because they show exactly where you need to improve. Every time you take a ASVAB practice test, pay special attention to these three groups of questions:
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The way to prepare for this exam is study hard and then quiz yourself with plenty of practice ASVAB tests. Remember that the exam is identical for all branches, so an Army ASVAB practice test is exactly the same as an ASVAB practice test for the Navy. The most important components of the test are the ones that count towards the Armed Services Qualifications Test, or AFQT. These sections are Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Arithmetic Reasoning, and Math Knowledge. For tips and strategies for success on these questions, be sure to review our article on ASVAB Test Prep.

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. 

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.
After adopting the test in 1976 the test became a way of indicating whether or not an individual was 100% qualified to serve. As previously mentioned this aptitude test has a colorful history. That is because it underwent a dramatic change in 2002 and another dramatic change in 2004. The change that occurred in 2002 expanded the categories of the test and the overall difficulty. This can be seen by the addition of all of the diverse categories below: