Word Knowledge ASVAB Practice Test, Pt. 3

This is Part 3 of the ASVAB test. Part 3 covers Word Knowledge. You will have 8 minutes to answer 16 questions. When you are ready, click the “Start Test” button below.

About the ASVAB Word Knowledge Practice Test

The Word Knowledge section of the ASVAB practice test is designed to examine how well you understand the meanings of words and their synonyms and antonyms. In general, the Word Knowledge (WK) test is a vocabulary test set up in a multiple choice format. The Word Knowledge ASVAB test requires you to answer 16 questions in 8 minutes. The manual version of the word knowledge test is 11 minutes and 35 questions. The score of this subtest is important as it is part of your final Armed Forces Qualification Test score. Scoring well on this section of the test is important as the AFQT score helps determine if you qualify for enlistment as well jobs and roles within your branch of the military.
The Word Knowledge ASVAB test goes by very quickly, so it’s advisable to not linger too long on individual test questions. Particularly on the pen and paper version of the test with its 35 questions. To do well on the ASVAB Word Knowledge practice test you’ll want to do a lot of work building up your ASVAB vocabulary knowledge and your understanding of antonyms and synonyms. There are many education sites and study guide materials online that can help you build your vocabulary such as vocabtest.com and vocabulary.com.

Here are some ASVAB word knowledge sample questions to give you an idea of what you’ll see while taking our practice test:

  • “Reluctant” most nearly means:
  • The word most opposite in meaning to “stagnant” is:

Each question in the Word Knowledge ASVAB test will be a multiple choice question with four possible answers. Only one of them is the correct answer. Some questions will focus on the definitions of words, using words properly in sentences and the spelling of words. It is important to study hard and brush up on word knowledge practice as this section of the ASVAB test makes up your AFQT score and many jobs within the military require good scores in the word knowledge section of the ASVAB. It can be helpful to take other college entrance exams and tests such as the SAT and ACT that can help you further your word knowledge education.

Taking practice tests also will help you get used to timing of the word knowledge section and completing the section on time. You can benefit from word knowledge practice by taking our free practice test above. You can take the exam as many times as you like.