When applying to the Navy, your Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score will determine what occupational specialty you will be in. There are many different units within the Navy. To make sure to get in the unit you want you should score as high as possible. By practicing with our ASVAB Preparation Package you’ll learn how to make the ASVAB and improve your score.
The ASVAB is a multiple choice test, administered by the US Military Entrance Processing Stations (also called MEPS), used to determine qualification for enlistment in the armed forces. The test measures developed abilities and helps to predict future academic and occupational success in the military. The ASVAB is either administered by computer (called CAT-ASVAB) or in paper-and-pencil form (called P&P-ASVAB). Roughly 70% of military applicants take the test via computer. The testing procedures will vary depending on the mode of administration.
What does the ASVAB measure
The ASVAB tests are designed to measure aptitudes in four domains: verbal, math, science and technical, and spatial. The content of the ASVAB test is as follows:
- General Science (GS) - Regards knowledge of physical and biological sciences (domain: science/technical)
- Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) - Regards the ability to solve arithmetic word problems (domain: math)
- Word Knowledge (WK) - Ability to select the correct meaning of a word presented in context and to identify the best synonym for a given word (domain: verbal)
- Paragraph Comprehension (PC) - Ability to obtain information from written passages (domain: verbal)
- Mathematics Knowledge (MK) - Knowledge of high school mathematics (domain: math)
- Electronics Information (EI) - Knowledge of electricity and electronics (domain: science/technical)
- *Automotive Information (AI) - Knowledge of automobile technology (domain: science/technical)
- *Shop Information (SI) - Knowledge of tools and shop terminology and practices (domain: science/technical)
- Mechanical Comprehension (MC) - Knowledge of mechanical and physical principles (domain: science/technical)
- Assembling Object (AO) - Ability to determine how an object will look when its parts are put together (domain: spatial)
* The Automotive Information (AI) and Shop information (SI) tests are administered as separate tests in the computerized version of the test (CAT-ASVAB), but combined into one single score (labeled AS). The Automotive Information (AI) and Shop Information (SI) tests are combined into one test in the paper-and-pencil version of the test (P&P-ASVAB).