The ASVAB Career Exploration Test helps students learn more about themselves and the world of work.
- The test is free and is open to seniors, juniors and sophomores.
- The test is usually administered at your school, check with the Career & College center for your school’s administration date and time.
The ASVAB Explained
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. The ASVAB also provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school, or a military career.
THE EIGHT ASVAB TEST AREAS ARE
- General Science
A 25-item test measuring knowledge of life science, earth and space science, and physical science
- Arithmetic Reasoning
A 30-item test measuring ability to solve basic arithmetic word problems
- Word Knowledge
A 35-item test measuring ability to understand the meaning of words through synonyms
- Paragraph Comprehension
A 15-item test measuring ability to obtain information from written material
- Mathematics Knowledge
A 25-item test measuring knowledge of mathematical concepts and applications
- Electronics Information
A 20-item test measuring knowledge of electrical current, circuits, devices, and electronic systems
- Auto and Shop Information
A 25-item test measuring knowledge of automotive maintenance and repair, and wood and metal shop practices
- Mechanical Comprehension
A 25-item test measuring knowledge of the principles of mechanical devices, structural support, and properties of materials
If I take the ASVAB, am I committed to joining the military?Taking the ASVAB does not commit you to anything, though a military recruiter may contact you after taking the ASVAB. The ASVAB can help you determine your own interests and aptitude even if you are not planning to enter the military or are undecided. It can help you choose courses for college and make your personal career decisions.