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The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery measures your knowledge and ability in ten different areas; from math to electronics. It is not an IQ test, but the ASVAB is one of the ways to help you decide what job areas in the Army would be best for you.

Below are some sample test questions you may find on the ASVAB test.


General Science - SECTION 1

The General Science test consists of 25 items testing your knowledge of both physical and biological sciences.

An eclipse of the sun throws the shadow of the:

A. moon on the sun
B. moon on the earth
C. earth on the sun
D. earth on the moon

 

Arithmetic Reasoning - SECTION 2

The Arithmetic Reasoning test consists of 30 simple word problems containing basic computations.

How many 36-passenger buses will it take to carry 144 people?

A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6

 

Word Knowledge - SECTION 3

The Word Knowledge test measures your understanding of the definitions of words. You select the word or phrase that means the same thing as the bold word. There are 35 questions in this section.

The wind is variable today.

A. mild
B. steady
C. shifting
D. chilling

Paragraph Comprehension - SECTION 4

The Paragraph Comprehension test consists of 15 items measuring your ability to obtain information from written passages. You will find one or more paragraphs of reading material followed by incomplete statements or questions. After you read each paragraph, select the one that best completes the statement or answers the question.

Twenty-five percent of all household burglaries can be attributed to unlocked windows or doors. Crime is the result of opportunity plus desire. To prevent crime, it is each individual's responsibility to:

A. provide the desire
B. provide the opportunity
C. prevent the desire
D. prevent the opportunity

 

General Science - SECTION 5

The Numerical Operations test consists of 50 simple mathematical computations. This test is a speed test, so work as fast as you can to determine your answers without making mistakes.

60/15 =

A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6

Coding Speed - SECTION 6

The Coding Speed Test contains 84 items that test your ability to find a number in a table quickly and accurately. At the top of each section is a number table or "key." The key is a group of words with a code number for each word. From among the possible answers listed for each item, find the one correct code number for that word.

KEY

bargain 8385 game 6456
knife 7150 sunshine 7489
point 4703 chin 8930
house 2859 music 1117
owner 6227 sofa 9645

ANSWERS

1. game
6456 7150 8385 8930 9645
2. knife
1117 6456 7150 7489 8385
3. bargain
2859 6227 7489 8385 9645
4. chin
2859 4703 8385 8930 9645
5. house
1117 2859 6227 7150 7489
6. sofa
7150 7489 8385 8930 9645
7. owner
4703 6227 6456 7150 8930

Auto and Shop information - SECTION 7

The Auto and Shop Information has 25 items about automobiles, shop practices, and the use of tools.

A car uses too much oil when which parts are worn?

A. pistons
B. piston rings
C. main bearings
D. connecting rod

Mathematics Knowledge - SECTION 8

The Mathematics Knowledge test consists of 25 problems designed to measure general mathematical knowledge including questions covering algebra and geometry.

If X + 6 = 7, then X is equal to

A. -1
B. 0
C. 1
D. 7/6

Mechanical Comprehension - SECTION 9

The Mechanical Comprehension test consists of 25 items designed to measure your understanding of mechanical principles. Many items use drawings to illustrate specific principles.

Which post holds up the greater part of the load?

A. post A Load Diagram
B. post B
C. both are equal
D. not clear

Electronics Information - SECTION 10

The Electronics Information test consists of 20 items dealing with electricity, radio principles and electronics.

Which of the following has the least resistance?

A. wood
B. iron
C. rubber
D. silver


End of Sample Test
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