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. 

“Gracias a Dios y segundo a mi novia por mostrarme el lugar de mayor preparación para tomar el examen A.S.V.A.B. Desde que llegue, vi que esta organización esta muy capacitada y brinda las herramientas necesarias para sacar la nota que UNO se proponga. Claro esta, el examen lo toma uno, pero con la disciplina e iniciativa correcta sacaras una buena calificacion. Los maestros son de excelencia, especificamente el famoso “Willie”. Para mi ha sido el mejor maestro de mi vida y logre APRENDER a utilizar las matematiias correctmente. Las 3 semanas se me fueron volando y me senti sumamente preparado para tomar el A.S.V.A.B en la cual califique con un AFQT de 75%. Nuevamente recomiendo este lugar con toda la honestidad del mundo. Si pudiese, tomara el curso otra vez, de tanto que aprendi. Gracias REPASO ASVAB, Inc.
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.
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.