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We have included practice exams for each subject tested on the ASVAB. Pick which subject you would like to practice with below!

Additional ASVAB Practice Resources

If you want some additional ASVAB prep, view the resources listed in the table below:

ASVAB Sample PDF 1TutorMeMath
Official ASVAB Sample QuestionsASVAB

Overview of the ASAVB

The ASVAB is a test used by the U.S. Military to help screen and place candidates. The test includes 10 different sections with each section containing a different number of questions and time limit.

You can see the number of questions and time limit below:

SectionQuestionsTime Limit (Minutes)
General Science (GS)1512
Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)1555
Word Knowledge (WK)159
Paragraph Comprehension (PC)1027
Math Knowledge (MK)1531
Electronics Information (EI)1510
Auto Information (AI)107
Shop Information (SI)107
Mechanical Comprehension (MC)1522
Assembling Objects (AO)1518


The table above is for the computer adaptive test (CAT) version of the ASVAB. 70% of applicants end up taking this version of the exam.

Some students may be asked to take the paper and pencil version of the ASVAB. The paper and pencil version tests the same sections and types of questions, but has a different number of questions and time limits.

For more information on the exam and different versions, review our ASVAB exam overview.

An image showing an overview of the ASVAB exam and the different section exams

Scoring of the ASVAB

Candidates taking the ASVAB are given a AFQT (Armed Forces Qualification Test) score which is a combination of your scores from the following 4 sections:

  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • Mathematics Knowledge
  • Word Knowledge
  • Paragraph Comprehension

This AFQT score is represented as a percentile (from 1-99) which depicts how well you scored compared to other test takers.

The scores from the other sections are used to determine which different military jobs could be a good fit for you.

You can read our complete guide to ASVAB scores for more information.

Registering for the ASVAB, Test Dates, and Locations

To register for the ASVAB test, you will need to talk to your local recruiter. After talking to your recruiter, and they determine you are qualified, you can schedule your exam.

There are not set dates for taking the exam.

You can take the exam at 3 different locations:

  1. MEPS Sites
  2. MET Sites
  3. Your High School

MEPS stands for Military Entrance Processing Station (65 total) and METS stands for Military Entrance Testing Sites (1000’s of these).

Benefits of Using an ASVAB Practice Test

Using an ASVAB practice exam before taking the actual exam has many benefits. Some of the most important benefits include:

  • Increased Familiarity with the Test Format: 70% of applicants take the computer version of the ASVAB. If you are practicing, you might as well practice in an online format.
  • Target Your Studies: Taking practice exams will help you figure out which subjects you struggle with. You can then focus your studies on those subjects and study more efficiently.
  • Increase Knowledge of Test Concepts: The ASVAB is a unique exam that will ask you some unique questions. You can get a better idea of what these questions will look like and what concepts you will be tested on by taking a free ASVAB practice test.

Steps to Follow When Practicing

We recommend following these steps when practicing to get the most benefits and ensure you are prepared.

1. Take a Diagnostic Exam

Taking an initial ASVAB practice test will help you learn where you stand. You may find that you did well on 8 of the subjects but struggled with the other 2.

A diagnostic exam is a great way to help you gauge where you are starting from and track your progress as you continue your studies.

2. Target Your Studies

After taking a practice exam, you can narrow down which subjects you struggled with. You can then target your studies on those specific subjects.

It is important to be honest with yourself when targeting your studies. You should focus on the subjects that give you the most trouble first and work your way through those.

As you become more comfortable with the subject, you can move on to the next most difficult subject for yourself.

3. More Practice Exams

After completing some targeted studying, take some more ASVAB practice tests. You can compare your scores from these practice exams to your diagnostic exam.

Did you do better? Are the scores on this round of exams matching your expectations?

These are some of the questions you should be asking yourself.

4. Utilize Answer Explanations

Answer explanations are a great way to learn complex concepts. You will learn how to solve ASVAB specific practice questions and how to solve them in the most time efficient manner.

Even if you already know how to solve a question, an answer explanation may help you figure out how to solve it in a better (quicker) way.

Frequently Asked Questions

As with any exam, if you do not prepare properly, the exam will be challenging. With that being said, the ASVAB is not the most challenging exam in the world. It will require some preparation, but most students will find it easier than the ACT or SAT.

The amount of time you spend practicing for the ASVAB depends on you as a person. Some students will spend a couple of months preparing while other students may only spend 2 weeks.

It is generally recommended that you spend about 2 months preparing for this exam to ensure you are not cramming your studies right before you take the actual exam.

No, you are not allowed to use calculators at the exam. Your test administrator will provide everything you need, including: pencils (number 2), scratch paper, test booklets, and answer sheets.

You can take the ASVAB as many times as you would like. However, there are some restrictions.

After taking the ASVAB for the first time, you must wait 1 calendar month in order to retake the test.

If you have retaken the ASVAB twice, you will need to wait 6 months between tests.

In order to take the ASVAB for enlistment purposes, you will need to speak with a recruiter and schedule a time to take the test.

If you cannot pass the exam you will not be allowed to enlist in the U.S. Military.

Practice makes perfect. Use our resources above to prepare for the exam.

Many individuals will take the exam at a Military Entrance Processing Station. Some individuals may be able to take the exam through their school or program.

ASVAB stands for armed services vocational aptitude battery. The exam is used to measure your abilities and to predict the success you may have in the military.

Dave Evangelisti
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