Los puntajes de la AFQT se utilizan para determinar la elegibilidad para el alistamiento y alinear a los postulantes con trabajos en las Fuerzas Armadas. Se debe tener en cuenta que es posible que a los reclutas no se les asigne su primera opción de carrera: cada rama del servicio ubica a los reclutas según una combinación de necesidad y los conocimientos y el área de fortaleza del individuo.
The test is part of the larger ASVAB Career Exploration Program. The Program uses the test to help students identify both their interests as well as their strengths in three skills areas (verbal, math, and science and technical skills). Based on a student's skill levels, information is provided about more than 400 occupations in order to enable students and parents to judge their potential success in areas that interest them the most. Schools that may be facing budget cuts or finding themselves with limited resources devoted to career counseling are encouraged to find out whether using the ASVAB Program would be useful, as the testing and career development services are free of charge.
The questions that have a tendency to arise rather quickly are something along the lines of “why is this test so important?” and “What is the overall purpose of this test?” Well, first it is important to define the actual test and to assess the colorful history of the test. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test (ASVAB) is a test that was officially formatted in 1968 with the intention of mentally preparing soldiers with knowledge that identifies with the following: