What Is the ASVAB?

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is actually a group of individual aptitude tests. Each test measures something that is important for military entrance and/or for acceptance into training programs for certain military jobs. These tests are:

General Science tests the ability to answer questions on a variety of science topics drawn from courses taught in most high schools. The life science items cover botany, zoology, anatomy and physiology, and ecology. The earth and space science items are based on astronomy, geology, meteorology, and oceanography. The physical science items measure force and motion mechanics, energy, fluids, atomic structure, and chemistry.

Arithmetic Reasoning tests the ability ...

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