If you, or someone you know, is preparing to enter the Armed Forces, the ASVAB exam will surely be on your radar. And if you struggle with timed standardized tests, or know that you need to achieve a certain score to obtain the job of your choosing, then ASVAB Prep is probably also on your radar. The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is designed to help enlisted members of the U.S. Armed Forces find the job they are best suited for in the military branch they enter – Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy, or Coast Guard.
What is the ASVAB?
According to the ASVAB Career Exploration site,
“The Department of Defense introduced the ASVAB (which stands for Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) in 1968. It was originally designed to predict future academic and occupational success in military occupations. However, extensive research indicates the ASVAB assesses academic ability and predicts success in a wide variety of occupations.
The ASVAB CEP is used for career exploration and is given to high school and early post-secondary students. An enlistment version of the ASVAB is given primarily at Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS), and is used for enlistment purposes only.”
What does the ASVAB test?
The ASVAB measures General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information, and Mechanical Comprehension (Assembling Objects is also tested via the computer adaptive version of the test). The test can be administered in a paper-and-pencil format, or via computer. One advantage to the computer adaptive version of the test is that it takes roughly half the time as the paper-and-pencil format (1.5 hours vs. 3 hours, respectively). However, the paper-and-pencil version of the test has no penalties for guessing, whereas the computer adaptive version penalizes for multiple incorrect answers at the end of a sub test.
Where can I get help with preparing for the ASVAB?
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