If you’re wondering what in the world this exam is doing in a book on the ASVAB, don’t be confused. The Armed Forces Qualification Test, or AFQT, is part of the ASVAB — in a way, it’s a test within a test. Your scaled AFQT score is derived from four subtests of the ASVAB, and it determines your overall mental qualification to join the service branch of your choice. Each of the five branches of military service has set its own minimum AFQT score in order to qualify for enlistment. The four subtests that can make or break your chances of joining the military are Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Word Knowledge ( WK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), and Mathematics Knowledge (MK).
Because I like you (and because you were kind enough to buy this book), I’ve included a couple of extra chances for you to evaluate your communication and math skills before you head over to the MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) or your school or the local National Guard Armory for the real deal.