How to Study for the ASVAB Test

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Learn About the ASVAB

You will take either a computer-based or paper-based version of the ASVAB. If you're taking the ASVAB on a computer, you'll see 10 different subtests, but on the paper-based version there are only nine. The computer-based ASVAB has an auto subtest and a shop subtest, while the paper ASVAB has a subtest that covers both shop and auto information.

Domain Subtest(s)
Science/Technical General Science, Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information (paper), Auto Information (computer), Shop Information (computer), and Mechanical Comprehension
Math Mathematics Knowledge and Arithmetic Reasoning
Verbal Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension
Spatial Assembling Objects

If you're testing at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), you'll take the computer-based ASVAB. Military Entrance Test (MET) sites offer the paper-based version.

View Sample ASVAB Questions

Subtests on the computer-based version have either 11 or 16 questions, while subtests on the paper ASVAB have anywhere from 15 to 35 questions. The official ASVAB site includes sample questions for each section of the ASVAB so that you can acquaint yourself with the material you will see on the test.

Take Study.com's ASVAB Practice Course

Study.com's ASVAB Practice & Study Guide covers the kind of material you'll encounter when taking the ASVAB. In this course, you can watch video lessons, read lesson transcripts and take a number of quizzes and exams.

What is the ASVAB Test?

The ASVAB test measures the qualifications of individuals attempting to enlist in the U.S. military. Learn about the content of the test, the impact of results on a recruit's military career and resources you can use to prepare for this exam.

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