When a young man or women sets out upon their quest to enlist in the United States military one of the first hurdles they will have to traverse is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB test. The ASVAB is part multiple choice question format and part written format. Both parts test a candidate for enlistment’s aptitude in ten subject areas. These areas are (1) General Science, (2) Arithmetic Reasoning, (3) Word Knowledge, (4) Paragraph Comprehension, (5) Mathematics Knowledge, (6) Electronics Information, (7) Automotive and Shop Information, (8) Mechanical Comprehension, (9) Assembling Objects and (10) Verbal Expression. The ASVAB is designed for two purposes. First, the ASVAB is designed to test the candidate’s qualification for enlistment. Second, the ASVAB is designed to assess the candidate for enlistment’s skill set in order to align him or her with a job within the United States Armed Services that best matches said skill set.
Because the ASVAB is required for all candidates for enlistment regardless of the branch of the United States Armed Services in which they seek enlistment (e.g. Army, Navy Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard etc.) it is important that the candidate properly prepare to take the examination. Many successful candidates report that the best way to prepare for the ASVAB is to take multiple versions of the ASVAB practice test. This is true because by taking multiple versions of the ASVAB practice test the candidate for enlistment with both become familiarized with the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery’s test format and will also become familiarized with which of the ten subject areas will require additional preparation. Proper preparation by taking multiple versions of the ASVAB practice test can give the candidate for enlistment a crucial advantage over other candidates who did not prepare for the ASVAB in the same manner.
A career in the United States Armed Services can be an exciting beginning to a young person’s professional life. As such it is an opportunity not to be taken lightly.