Chapter 13

Practice Exam 1

The Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) consists of four of the nine subtests given on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The four subtests used to determine your AFQT score are Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Mathematics Knowledge.

Your AFQT score is very important. Although all the ASVAB subtests are used to determine which military jobs you may qualify for, the AFQT score determines whether you’re even qualified to join the military. All the military service branches have established minimum AFQT scores, according to their needs (see Chapter 2 for more information).

The AFQT is not a stand-alone test (it’s part of the ASVAB), but in this chapter, I present the subtests applicable to the AFQT in the same order in which you’ll encounter them when you take the actual ASVAB.

After you complete the entire practice test, check your answers against the answer key in Chapter 14.

remember The test is scored by comparing your raw score to the scores of other people, which produces a scaled score. So just because you missed a total of 20 questions doesn’t mean that your score is 80. (That would be too simple.) Turn to Chapter 2 to find out how the AFQT score is derived from these four subtests.

Your goal in taking this practice test is to determine which areas you may still need to study. If you miss only one ...

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