Army ASVAB Test: Practice Online Tests & Info
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In order to join the Army, you need to meet the pre-qualifications:

  • Citizenship: You need to be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or have a green card.
  • Age: You must be between the ages of 17 and 35 years old.
  • You must never have been convicted of a felony or domestic abuse.
  • Education: You must be in high school, have a high school diploma, GED, or higher.
  • You must be in fair physical condition.
  • You may not have any tattoos that are offensive or visible above the neckline or below the wrist.
  • You may not have any willful body mutilation.
  • You may not be a single parent.


ASVAB Army Scores

If you meet all of the qualifications, the next step in your application process is to take the ASVAB. In order to enlist in the Army and move on in the recruitment process, you will need to receive an AQFT score of at least 31. Each Army position requires a different test score.

Below is a table listing each qualification area, the ASVAB subtest, and what the final line score is a result of:

Qualification Area ASVAB Sub-tests Line Score Formula
Clerical (CL) Verbal Expression (VE)*, Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Mathematics Knowledge (MK) VE + AR + MK
Combat (CO) Verbal Expression (VE)*, Auto & Shop Information (AS), Mechanical Comprehension (MC) VE + AS + MC
Electronics (EL) General Science (GS), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Electronics Information (EI) GS + AR + MK + E
Field Artillery (FA) Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Mechanical Comprehension (MC) AR + MK + MC
General Maintenance (GM) General Science (GS), Auto & Shop Information (AS), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Electronics Information (EI) GS + AS + MK + EI
General Technical (GT) Verbal Expression (VE)*, Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) VE + AR
Mechanical Maintenance (MM) Auto & Shop Information (AS), Mechanical Comprehension (MC), Electronics Information (EI) AS + MC + EI
Operators and Food (OF) Verbal Expression (VE)*, Auto & Shop Information (AS), Mechanical Comprehension (MC) VE + AS + MC
Surveillance and Communication (SC) Verbal Expression (VE)*, Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Auto & Shop Information (AS), Mechanical Comprehension (MC) VE + AR + AS + MC
Skilled Technical (ST) General Science (GS), Verbal Expression (VE)*, Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Mechanical Comprehension (MC) GS + VE + MK + MC

*Verbal Expression (VE) = Word Knowledge (WK) + Paragraph Comprehension (PC)

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Prepare for the ASVAB

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An Alternative for the ASVAB

If you are concerned by the format of the ASVAB, there is a solution!
Instead of taking the ASVAB, you can choose to take the PiCAT, short for Pending Internet Computerized Adaptive Test.
It can be done from your home and with no time limit.
Read more about how the PiCAT scores system works and enjoy free practice questions.

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