Las Ciencias generales evalúan la capacidad de responder preguntas sobre una variedad de temas científicos que se enseñan en la mayoría de las escuelas secundarias. Los temas de biología abarcan botánica, zoología, anatomía y fisiología y ecología. Los temas de las ciencias de la tierra y el espacio están basados en astronomía, geología, meteorología y oceanografía. Los temas de las ciencias físicas miden la fuerza y la mecánica del movimiento, la energía, los líquidos, la estructura atómica y la química.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is one of the most widely used multiple-aptitude test batteries in the world. It was originally designed to predict success in military occupations and is used today to help both those considering entering the military (mostly high school-aged students, but also anyone who is eligible to enlist) as well as those not interested in military service (who comprise the majority of current ASVAB test takers) what sort of career may be the best fit for them. Scores from the ASVAB can be used when enlisting in the military. Students interested in taking the ASVAB should check with their high school to find out when and if the ASVAB will be offered at their school. If it is not offered, students should meet with their guidance counselor to determine if it is possible to schedule a testing session in the future. There is no cost to take the ASVAB.
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.