For those who are interested in enlisting in the military, they are screened using the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT), which is comprised of a subset of scores from the ASVAB. Successfully passing the AFQT is not the sole requirement for enlisting but is one of the qualifications that must be met. There are various requirements for the different branches of the military and those interested are encouraged to contact recruiters to obtain more information about requirements specific to that branch.
After adding so much information to the aptitude test, there was a bit of difficulty interpreting the test results. In addition to that, a vast majority of test takers were deemed as being under qualified based on their test results. This is why the percentile change was made. It ensured that a 50% actually correlated with a person doing better than 50% of the test takers. Those revisions have worked hand-in-hand with the preparation of the armed forces.

Como organización tenemos un compromiso con nuestros clientes, esto significa que al final de cada curso le damos un examen simulando la versión más dificil del examen A.S.V.A.B. y de entender que todavía, no están listos para tomar el examen en MEPS podrà tomar el próximo curso totalmente gratis, por una segunda vez.  De aprobrar nuestro examen y enviarlo a la prueba del A.S.V.A.B y no aprobar el A.S.V.A.B, el estudiante tendrá 30 días desde el último día del curso en el que se inscribió, para repetir el curso totalmente GRATIS.
The various armed forces adopted all of those aspects in 1976. At that point in time, the test was in its written form rather than today’s more common form (computerized test format). The written form covers all of the previously mentioned areas as well, which is why both forms are still available. All-in-all that answers the question concerning the intention of the test.
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