Rod Powers retired from the United States Air Force with 23 years of service. A world-renowned military careers expert, he advised thousands of troops about all aspects of U.S. Armed Forces careers. Angie Papple Johnston joined the U.S. Army in 2006 as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Specialist, ready to tackle chemical weapons in a Level-A HAZMAT suit.
You’ll need to bring valid identification (photo ID, SSN card) to be admitted into the ASVAB testing room. Arrive on time— you’ll be turned away and required to reschedule if you are late. Your recruiter may give you a ride to and from the session, but he/she is not permitted in the testing room. You will not need to bring a calculator for the test.

If you're prepping for the ASVAB in order to begin or advance your military career, you know how important it is to succeed. Inside this bestselling study guide, you get in-depth reviews of all nine test subjects you'll encounter on the ASVAB, foolproof strategies for making sense of the verbal, math, and general components, and expert tips and tricks to help you discover the areas where you need the most help. Plus, you get a one-year subscription to the online prep companion, where you can study whenever you want, take full-length practice exams, and create customized practice sets in the subjects you need to study the most.


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.


Repaso para el ASVAB en formato PDF. Este Repaso Incluye todos los 8 examenes independientes: Las cuatro partes que determinantes del ASVAB ( word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, arithmetic reasoning, math knowledge).  Ciencias generales  Razonamiento aritmético  Razonamiento verbal Comprensión de lectura Matemáticas  Conocimiento de electrónica  Mecánica automotriz  Comprensión mecánica.


Trust me when I say this will be an important purchase for anyone looking to take the ASVAB. I only had three days notice to get ready for the test and felt nervous about it. But after reading through the book over those few days, I felt confident going in. I ended up scoring a 94 AFQT score and qualified for any job I wanted. Not only will this book give you some basic knowledge you'll need to complete subtests you're unfamiliar with, it will also give you tips and methods on how to best attack questions you don't know how to answer. Would definitely recommend this to anyone preparing for the ASVAB.
A lot of people see the “CAT” term attached to the ASVAB test when they first start looking into the test and aren’t sure what that stands for. This term is an acronym and it stands for “Computerized Adaptive Test”. There are three different versions of the ASVAB test. The CAT is available at military processing stations for enlisting soldiers. The pencil and paper (also known as the P&P or S-ASVAB) version of the test is available for high school and college students who may not actually enlist. The third type of ASVAB test is the MET-ASVAB, or Mobile Examination Test, which is available only for enlisted soldiers at mobile testing centers (this test is also done with paper and pencil).
It's important to understand the difference between the ASVAB Standard Scores, and the ASVAB AFQT score. Test takers will receive a separate score for each of the nine sections on the ASVAB. These scores are known as Standard Scores. A Standard Score is used to determine how the test taker compares to the "average" 18-23 year old American on that part of the ASVAB. Not long ago, a large number of people in this age group were given the tests, and these results are the benchmark for Standard Scores. Around half the people in this age group will score a 50 or higher, and about 16% will score a 60 or higher. In other words, the scoring is based on a standard bell curve distribution. Standard Scores are very important when it comes to determining which military job a person will be assigned to.

The Word Knowledge section of the test gauges your ability to recognize the meaning of words both individually and when used in a sentence. A question may be phrased as, “‘Antagonize’ most nearly means: embarrass, struggle, provoke, or worship.” Because there are so many words in the English language, you may find it difficult to study the specific words on the test. However, striving to improve your language and vocabulary usage with a practice test like this one can help you not only in preparing for the ASVAB test but also in your career and personal life. The CAT-ASVAB test has 16 questions in 8 minutes, while the paper-and-pencil version has 35 questions in 11 minutes.
High school and postsecondary students can also take the ASVAB test as part of the Department of Defense’s Career Exploration Program. This paper-and-pencil version of the test is the same as the paper-and-pencil enlistment version but excludes the Assembling Objects section. It is intended to help those students considering a career in the military to discover their strengths in both military and civilian jobs. If the student scores high enough in the AFQT section of the test, he may use the score to enlist within the two-year expiration window.
The vast majority of people who take the CAT-ASVAB test finish it as the time constraints are not very aggressive. However, if a respondent isn’t able to finish in time, the remaining unanswered questions are scored as if the respondent had answered them randomly. This is obviously not an ideal way to finish up the test and most often results in even poorer scores.
I normally don't care to do this, but I kind of felt like I had to with the number of errors in this book. I was actually liking the way it was setup and the tests and everything. I did find an error or two, which I shrugged off, most books have them. I keep reading, to find more and more and more. The thing is these weren't spelling errors. In fact, I didn't find one spelling error in my studies with this book. They were all information type errors. I can remember at least six off the top of my head. For example, in one single paragraph you are told invertebrates have no spine while vertebrates have no spine...yeah it caught me off guard too. One example from the math section, i forget which one, tells you (correctly) that you need to put your answer under the tens place when finding the product of, say, ten times twenty after you have multiplied the first number. It would look something like this: (did my best with the formatting)
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:
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. 
Concentrarse en áreas que necesitan ser mejoradas. Es la naturaleza humana para encontrar gastando su tiempo de estudio en las materias que usted tiene un interés en o que es bueno. Si usted es un genio en la fijación de los coches, no pierda su tiempo estudiando la información de auto. Ya vas a as aquella parte de la prueba, ¿verdad? Por otro lado, si usted tenía un tiempo duro en matemáticas durante sus años de escuela secundaria, tiene que pasar más tiempo puliendo sus habilidades aritméticas.
En realidad, nadie se preocupa por el AFQT excepto los militares - y que se preocupa ¡mucho! Si estás interesado en formar parte de los militares, que es más probable que tomar la versión computarizada del ASVAB. Eso es porque la mayoría de los que tomaron el ASVAB con el propósito de unirse a los militares llevarlo a una entrada Militar procesamiento de la estación (MEPS), y todos estos lugares utilizar el examen computarizado.
The Arithmetic Reasoning section of the test measures your ability to solve arithmetic word problems. You may be asked questions such as “If the tire of a car rotates at a constant speed of 552 times in 1 minute, how many times will the tire rotate in half an hour?” Therefore, reviewing common math key words associated with each operation is recommended. For example, if you see the key words “in all,” the problem deals with addition. If the problem asks you to “find the difference,” you are being asked to subtract. If a question asks “how many times” per day or week, you know you are dealing with multiplication. If it asks “how many in each,” you should be thinking about division. The CAT-ASVAB has 16 questions in 39 minutes; the paper-and-pencil version has 30 questions in 36 minutes.

ASVAB CEP test results are sent to students’ schools so they can explore career options with counselors. The scores show how well the student did on each subject, and how they compare with others who took the test. There are three composite scores in Verbal, Math, and Science and Technical skills, and the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score is also reported.


The ASVAB Study Guide and ASVAB flash cards will also include sample questions that are designed to be just like the ones you will see on the battery itself. With these in arsenal, you will be more ready and able to take on this exam and know that you have done your best. Be sure to give both the study guide and the flash cards an opportunity to work for you.

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.
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