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ASVAB Word Knowledge Practice Test

The word knowledge section of the exam can give students some trouble. Use our ASVAB word knowledge practice test to prepare.

We have included answer explanations for each question to help you learn why an answer was correct or incorrect.

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  1. ASVAB Word Knowledge Practice Test 1
  2. ASVAB Word Knowledge Practice Test 2

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ASVAB Word Knowledge Overview

You must first determine if you will be taking the computer or the paper and pencil version of the exam. Once you figure that out, you can get a better idea of what to expect.

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

  • 15 questions
  • 9-minute time limit

You can expect the following on the paper and pencil version:

  • 35 questions
  • 11-minute time limit

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Some common topics tested on the word knowledge portion of the exam include:

  • Vocabulary (military and non-military based)
  • Correct and incorrect spellings
  • Definitions
  • Communication
  • Synonyms
  • Contextualization

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Lastly, if you want to practice for other sections, visit our ASVAB practice questions home.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 15 questions on the computer-adaptive version and 35 questions on the pencil-and-paper version.

If you take the computer-adaptive version of this section, you will have 9 minutes to complete it, while the pencil-and-paper version is 11 minutes.

The main word knowledge questions you’ll be tested on are vocabulary, spelling, synonyms, contextualization, definitions, and communication.

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