Taking our ASVAB mechanical comprehension practice test will help you best prepare for your exam.

Use our answer explanations to understand difficult concepts and ensure you are prepared for this section of the exam.

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## ASVAB Mechanical Comprehension Overview

The ASVAB is unique because it offers a computer version and a paper and pencil version. You will need to find out what version you are taking.

You can expect the following on the computer version of this exam:

- 15 questions
- 22-minute time limit

You can expect the following on the pencil-and-paper version of this exam:

- 25 questions
- 19-minute time limit

What is actually meant by “mechanical comprehension?” Some topics your knowledge will be tested on include:

- Mass
- Velocity
- Acceleration
- Force
- Laws and principles of mechanics
- Newton’s Laws of Motion

- Friction

Since there are 10 different sections on the exam, you may want to practice other sections. You can do so by taking our other free ASVAB practice exams.

## Frequently Asked Questions

### How many questions are on the mechanical comprehension portion of the exam?

On the computerized exam, there are 15 questions in total, and 25 questions on the pencil-and-paper exam.

### What is the time limit on the mechanical comprehension portion of the exam?

You will have 22 minutes to complete the computer-adaptive version of the exam, and 19 minutes for the pencil-and-paper version.

### What topics are tested on the ASVAB mechanical section?

The ASVAB mechanical comprehension section is essentially the physics section of the ASVAB. You will be asked questions about motion, velocity, mass, acceleration, and force.