Taking the ASVAB unprepared could jeopardize your original goal of starting or getting your dream job in the military – take it seriously. It is important to understand the format and the types of competitive asvab test questions asked in each subtest.
There are currently two ways to receive the ASVAB: a shorter computerized version and a simple paper trial version.
1. General Sciences (GS) – General principles of biological and physical sciences – consists of 25 elements that must be processed in 11 minutes.
2. Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) – A simple word problem that requires simple calculations – includes 30 items to be completed in 36 minutes.
3. Knowledge of the word (WK) – the correct meaning of the word (synonyms); sometimes antonyms (opposite meanings of words) – contains 35 elements that must be completed in 11 minutes.
4. Understanding Paragraphs (PC) – questions based on information from several paragraphs read – includes 15 tasks to be completed in 13 minutes.
5. Car and Shop Information – knowledge of cars, workshop terminology and tool use – includes 25 tasks to complete in 11 minutes
6. Knowledge of Mathematics (MK) – intermediate level mathematics including geometry, trigonometry and algebra – consists of 25 items to be completed in 24 minutes.
7. Understanding of Mechanics (MS) – Fundamental Principles of Mechanics and Physics – includes 25 items to complete in 19 minutes.
8. Electronic Information (EI) – Electronic Principles, Basic Electronic Circuits and Electronic Terminology – includes 20 items to be completed in 9 minutes measuring knowledge of electrical principles and electronic terminology.