IN THIS CHAPTER
Considering computer versus paper tests
Understanding how the AFQT is scored
Knowing what score you need to enlist
Taking the test again to get a better score
Everyone looking to enlist in the U.S. military has to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The ASVAB consists of nine separately timed subtests, which the military primarily uses to determine your aptitude to learn various military jobs.
Four of the ASVAB subtests are used to compute the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score. This score determines whether you’re qualified to join the military service of your choice.Each branch of military service has its own minimum AFQT score standards. Your AFQT score tells the military what your chances are of making it successfully through your enlistment period. The services have conducted countless studies over the years, and the results are clear: The higher your AFQT score, the greater the chances that you’ll successfully complete your enlistment contract.
As you can imagine, the AFQT score is very important ...