It's important to understand the difference between the ASVAB Standard Scores, and the ASVAB AFQT score. Test takers will receive a separate score for each of the nine sections on the ASVAB. These scores are known as Standard Scores. A Standard Score is used to determine how the test taker compares to the "average" 18-23 year old American on that part of the ASVAB. Not long ago, a large number of people in this age group were given the tests, and these results are the benchmark for Standard Scores. Around half the people in this age group will score a 50 or higher, and about 16% will score a 60 or higher. In other words, the scoring is based on a standard bell curve distribution. Standard Scores are very important when it comes to determining which military job a person will be assigned to.
The ASVAB also known as the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is a test that measures your aptitude which is how well you do something.  A common mistake by most people is thinking that it is a measure of you IQ. Many people either forget this or don’t know this and they get worked up about the exam.  Saying that, it is also important to take a ASVAB sample test to insure you know what type of questions will be asked.    Another thing to keep in mind is every person in the armed forces has to take the exam and you are not being called out to take it. 

The AFQT score is the most important ASVAB score, because it determines if you can enlist in the U.S. Army. However, the U.S. Army also converts the ASVAB test scores into 10 other composite score areas known as "line scores" that determine what MOS an individual may qualify for. Listed below are the parts of the ASVAB that affect your AFQT test scores and each of the ten line scores.


In the 1950s, the military adopted a single exam known as the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT). Used as a screening tool, the AFQT measured a recruit’s ability to absorb military training and their future potential. It was supplemented by service-specific battery tests for the purposes of MOS classification. In 1972, the Department of Defense determined that all services should use one exam for screening and assigning individuals to an MOS. The AFQT was phased out over a two-year period in favor of the current Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test.
The ASVAB is also offered to high school and post-secondary students as part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program. The Career Exploration Program is designed to help students explore careers in both the civilian and military worlds of work. If you are interested in the ASVAB Career Exploration Program, contact your teacher or counselor to see how you can participate.

These are sections, or sub-tests, in the ASVAB:  Word Knowledge (WK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), General Science (GS), Mechanical Comprehension (MC), Electronics Information (EI), and Assembling Objects (AO), Auto & Shop Information (AS):  * AI and SI are administered as separate tests in the CAT-ASVAB (computerized version), but combined into one single score (labeled AS).

Los miembros de la reserva de la Marina Naval constituyen el 20% de la fuerza total naval, y también pueden servir como reservistas de apoyo a tiempo completo en los puestos de formación y administración de la marina de guerra que ofrecen el mismo sueldo, subsidios y beneficios que para los miembros en servicio activo (ver Recursos). Necesitarás una puntuación mínima AFQT de 31 para alistarte en la Marina Naval si tienes un diploma de escuela secundaria, y una puntuación de 50 si tienes un GED. Una puntuación de 50 AFQT también es el puntaje mínimo para calificar para el Fondo Universitario Naval y el programa de pago de la universidad.
Pólizas de calificación pueden ser diferentes entre High Schools y hasta entre maestros en la misma High School. Para evitar problemas comparando a un estudiante con otro, universidades y otros programas post-secundarios usan exámenes estandarizados para evaluar lo que el estudiante sabe. La mayoría de universidades requieren algún tipo de examen de entrada, que puede ser parte de la decisión de admisión u otorgación de becas. Averigua cual examen es requerido.
No. Esta es una pregunta frecuente . La prueba ASVAB no existe en ningún otro idioma. Regulaciones del Servicio , manuales técnicos, órdenes de operaciones , etc están todas escritas en Inglés . Usted tendrá que ser capaz de funcionar en Inglés en el servicio militar , por lo que se da la prueba ASVAB en Inglés solamente. Si su puntaje lo suficientemente alto en el ASVAB , y su idioma materno no es el Inglés , usted puede hacer una exploración sobre la Comprensión Nivel de prueba Inglés (ECL ) . La ECL es una prueba estandarizada que mide su capacidad de escucha y de comprensión de lectura . Dependiendo de los resultados del examen , se le puede dar seguimiento en las pruebas y la formación continua.
Candidates taking the ASVAB are given a AFQT (Armed Forces Qualifying Test) score which is simply a combination of your scores from four tests (Arithmetic Reasoning, Mathematics Knowledge, Word Knowledge, and Paragraph Comprehension). This AFQT score is represented as a percentile (from 1-99) which depicts how well you scored compared to other test takers. For example, if your score is a 57, this means that you scored better than 57% of the other test takers. The AFQT score is used to determine whether you are qualified to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces.

In complete honesty, one can say that the test identifies with an entire life's worth of knowledge. It essentially pulls from 3 different aspects. First, it draws from concrete facts that were acquired from all areas of a person's educational career. Secondly, it draws from a person’s ability to comprehend and use context clues to make assumptions. Lastly, it draws from a person’s physical/verbal skills to see if they can properly administer those more physical aspects. Overall this is why people have identified it as the “SAT on steroids.”
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