Cuatro de los resultados del ASVAB se combinan juntos para crear las fuerzas armadas que califican a la prueba, o AFQT, que tiene su puntuación. Las pruebas utilizadas para AFQT son conocimiento de las matemáticas, razonamiento aritmético, conocimiento de las palabras y la comprensión de lectura. En cuanto a los resultados del ASVAB individuales, resultado AFQT 50 indica que se ha anotado al menos tan bien como la mitad del promedio nacional. Una puntuación más alta significa que su puntaje es mejor que el porcentaje de personas.
The military offers boundless opportunities for people looking for a career in serving their country. The five branches of the military (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard) all have active, reserve, and guard units with jobs unique to each branch and level of commitment. Examples of different jobs include military police, telephone technician, psychological operations specialist, journalist, dental specialist, and oboe player. Each job allows for different levels of advancement depending on factors such as job performance and length of service.

After adopting the test in 1976 the test became a way of indicating whether or not an individual was 100% qualified to serve. As previously mentioned this aptitude test has a colorful history. That is because it underwent a dramatic change in 2002 and another dramatic change in 2004. The change that occurred in 2002 expanded the categories of the test and the overall difficulty. This can be seen by the addition of all of the diverse categories below:
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