It is the considered opinion of the Gray Matter 11 Blog that in order to perform well on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (or A. S. V. A. B.) one must prepare by taking multiple versions of the ASVAB practice test. The A. S. V. A. B. is a test administered by the U. S. Armed Services to all candidates for enlistment therein. The A. S. V. A. B. tests the candidate’s qualification for enlistment as well as assesses the candidate’s skill set in order to best fit them with an occupation within the U. S. Armed Services once enlisted.
The Importance of the ASVAB Practice Test
The A. S. V. A. B. is required for all candidates for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services. This is true regardless of whether the candidate seeks enlistment in the U. S. Navy, the U. S. Army, the U. S. Air Force, the U. S. Marines Corps, the U. S. Coast Guard or the U. S. National Guard.
The A. S. V. A. B. consists of two parts. The first part is a written test and the second part is a multiple choice. Each part tests ten distinct subject areas. These subject areas include:
- General Science (GS) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
- Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) – 16 questions in 39 minutes
- Word Knowledge (WK) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
- Paragraph Comprehension (PC) – 11 questions in 22 minutes
- Mathematics Knowledge (MK) – 16 questions in 20 minutes
- Electronics Information (EI) – 16 questions in 8 minutes
- Automotive and Shop Information (AS) – 11 questions in 7 minutes
- Mechanical Comprehension (MC) – 16 questions in 20 minutes
- Assembling Objects (AO) – 16 questions in 16 minutes
- Verbal Expression (VE)= (WK)+(PC)
Through proper preparation for the A. S. V. A. B. by taking a practice version, the candidate for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services with both become familiar with the test format and learn which subject areas require additional preparation prior to taking the actual test.