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2015 / 2016 ASVAB For Dummies by Rod Powers

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Part V

Practice ASVAB Exams

Checking Out the ASVAB Subtests

Subtest

Questions/Time (CAT-ASVAB)

Questions/Time (Paper Version)

Content

General Science

16 questions, 8 minutes

25 questions, 11 minutes

General principles of biological and physical sciences

Arithmetic Reasoning

16 questions, 39 minutes

30 questions, 36 minutes

Simple word problems that require simple calculations

Word Knowledge

16 questions, 8 minutes

35 questions, 11 minutes

Correct meaning of a word; occasionally antonyms (words with opposite meanings)

Paragraph Comprehension

11 questions, 22 minutes

15 questions, 13 minutes

Questions based on several paragraphs (usually a few hundred words) that you read

Mathematics Knowledge

16 questions, 20 minutes

25 questions, 24 minutes

High school math, including algebra and geometry

Electronics Information

16 questions, 8 minutes

20 questions, 9 minutes

Electrical principles, basic electronic circuitry, and electronic terminology

Auto & Shop Information

11 Auto Information questions, 7 minutes; 11 Shop Information questions, 6 minutes

25 questions, 11 minutes

Knowledge of automobiles, shop terminology, and tool use

Mechanical Comprehension

16 questions, 20 minutes

25 questions, 19 minutes

Basic mechanical and physical principles

Assembling Objects

16 questions, 15 minutes

25 questions, 15 minutes*

Spatial orientation

*The Assembling Objects subtest isn’t part of the student version of the test.

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