In the sections that follow, you find the four subtests of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), which make up the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score: Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Mathematics Knowledge.
I note in Chapter 2 that the military services use the scores derived from these four subtests to determine your overall AFQT score and that the AFQT score is the primary factor that decides whether you’re qualified to enlist in the military branch of your choice. Remember to use the results of the following practice exam to decide which areas you should dedicate more study to.
Use the answer key and explanations in Chapter 18 to score your practice exam. Remember not to be too concerned with how many you get right and how many you get wrong. Some of the questions on the practice exam are hard, and others are very easy. When you take the actual subtests as part of the ASVAB, harder questions are awarded more points than easier questions.
Consider taking this practice exam about a week before you’re scheduled to take the actual ASVAB. Use the results to determine which AFQT subjects need a little extra attention.