The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is a test administered by select schools and Military Entry Processing Stations (MEPS). The testing process can take up to 4 hours including administrative and instructional time, but each subsection of the test will have a set number of questions and a time limit. If you take the test at MEPS, you will likely take the test on a computer. If you choose to take the test at a satellite location, you will most likely do so on paper. You do not get to choose which version you take. There are 8 subsections on the test.
Auto & Shop Information
The first four sections will be used to determine your AFQT score (your overall score). The last four will be used in helping to determine you line scores.
It is important to understand what YOU need to qualify for your branch of service and/or contract. Not only must you obtain a satisfactory AFQT score, but you must also meet the requirements for each line score. For example, to become an 0311 Infantry Rifleman in the US Marine Corps, you must posses a GT score of 80 or higher. GT is a line score used by the Marine Corps that is calculated by adding your Arithmetic Reasoning and Verbal Expression (Work Knowledge + Paragraph Comprehension) scores. For more information on what ares you need to be proficient in and what scores you need to qualify, talk to a recruiter.