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Know ASVAB to ensure that you get a chance to protect your country

Know ASVAB to ensure that you get a chance to protect your country


The ASVAB is like an entrance to various kinds of jobs under the military sector of a nation. So, to crack the examination, the need for knowing the patterns of the test always prevails. This leads the candidate to prepare well before they could appear for the exam. Here are some tips that can help how to pass the asvab.



The question paper is set with an objective that through the exam, the candidates who suits best for the nation could be chosen. Hence the questions are being framed from a wide scope of knowledge starting from the fundamentals of physical science, checking of mathematical skills, and knowledge of the candidate around the globe to far some extent technical aspects.

There are 2 steps where one goes through a computer-based objective type questionnaire & the rest is the written test format for a deep check of the knowledge.

The written test format is an important one which can be briefly explained as such:

Ø  PHYSICAL SCIENCE- there are 45 questions in this portion to be answered in 20 minutes

Ø  REASONING OF ARITHMETICS – 35 questions in this portion to be dealt in 36 minutes

Ø  COMPREHENSION- there are 15 questions to be completed in 13 minutes.

Ø  WORLD NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS- 35 questions to be attempted in 11 minutes.

Ø  MATHEMATICS – it has 25 questions with 24 minutes time.

Ø  AUTOMOTIVE AND MARKETING- this has 25 questions and can be answered in 11 minutes.

Ø  MECHANICAL SCIENCE- has 25 questions in 19 minutes time.

Ø  ELECTRONICS – has 20 questions with 9 minutes time allocated.

Ø  TECHNICAL ASSEMBLING- 25 questions needing 15 minutes time on this topic.

Ø  Besides questions relating to VERBAL EXPRESSION also found in the paper.

However, those who are applying for NAVY, they have to also undergo a CODING SPEED test.

Though the terms mentioned above do feel like something really difficult, it is quite easy if the syllabus is all dealt with proper attention and concentration. All it needs is a certain amount of time dedicated solely to gaining knowledge.


Marking System

The minimum AFQT needed for the exam is calculated by a process of 2 tier scoring system. The tier1 is for those greater than or equal to HS or the diploma holders. Tier 2 is the one with GED. The marking is again different according to the sects that are sub-categorized.

§  The army requires 31 in tier 1 and 50 in tier 2.

§  Marines require 32 in tier 1 and 50 in tier 2.

§  Air force requires 36 in tier 1 and 65 in tier 2.

§  Navy requires 35 in tier 1 and 50 in tier 2.

§  Coastguard requires 40 in tier 1 and 50 in tier 2.

§  National Guard requires 50 in tier 1 and 50 in tier 2.

§  National Guard [Air wing] requires 50 in tier 1 and 50 in tier 2.


Syllabus to be covered

The portions to be dealt by both the tests is quite common, however, are different only in the number of the questions they contain in each category and the time that is allocated to each of the portions. The test comprises of the elements like Word Knowledge, Arithmetic Reasoning, General Science, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics information, Assembling Objects, Verbal expression, Automotive and Shop information. However, there are also candidates who would like to go for NAVY and they have to appear for another paper in addition to the above-mentioned elements and that is Coding Speed Test.

v  The test areas cover physical science which deals with science facts, about the origin of the earth, space sciences, geological structure of the earth.

v  Logics and reasoning related to Arithmetic’s deals with the ability to solve questions relating to basic aptitude.

v  Electronics and telecommunication related information need basic knowledge regarding electronic board circuits, semiconductor devices.

v  Comprehension is an easy one which measures the candidate’s capability to find the correct points and actual motive of a paragraph.

v  Mathematics measures knowledge regarding basic mathematical portions at a low level.

v  Mechanical Science also measures the candidate’s ability to know about the functioning of the basic mechanical parts of devices.

v  Assembling objects is a special kind and very innovative in its power of judging the problem and puzzle solving ability of an individual.


There is enough scope available to crack this examination, but there is never a need to wake up late night. A lot of rest with a fresh mind can be a useful one. There are many coaching centers as well running in the country which are easily available. So, just be positive, and go on your way. There’s nobody to stop you from reaching your goal.

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