Arithmetic Reasoning ASVAB Practice Test, Pt. 2

About the ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning Test

How long is the Arithmetic Reasoning test? Depending on which version of the test you’ll be taking, the number of questions and your time limit will vary.

  • The CAT ASVAB (the computerized version of the test) has 16 arithmetic reasoning questions which must be answered in 39 minutes
  • The old fashioned pencil and paper test has 30 questions which must be completed in 36 minutes

To succeed in these arithmetic reasoning questions it’s necessary to have a firm grasp on arithmetic concepts learned in high school. If you’re out of practice on your high school arithmetic reasoning skills, there are many good educational resources available for free on the web which can help you study and immerse yourself in concepts you’re not familiar with or necessary formulas you may have forgotten during your high school education. A few sites worth looking into if you need help with the concepts are and

The following arithmetic concepts are likely to be included within your question set, understanding how they are calculated and practical applications of these will be necessary to score well:

  • Percentages
  • Ratios & Proportions
  • Interest
  • Numbers (whole numbers, fractions, imaginary numbers, etc.)

Take the ASVAB practice test as often as you’d like to brush up on your skills. It is important to take practice tests as your ASVAB score will determine jobs and roles you will have within the military. If you’re interested in getting an idea of what the ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning questions are like, here are some example questions similar to what you’ll find on the test:

  • If a gun fires 88 rounds per minute, how many rounds would it fire in 45 minutes?
  • If a house is worth $125,000 and depreciates by 7.5% per year, how much is it worth in two years?

Each question in the arithmetic reasoning test has four multiple choice options with only one correct answer.

If you’re looking to enter the United States military, it’s important that you utilize tools like this practice test as part of your study guide program. While this test is designed to prepare you for the entirety of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, this section of the practice test prepares you for the critical Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT), and your AFQT score will determine whether or not you are eligible for service. The other three sections of the AFQT test are:

  • Math Knowledge
  • Word Knowledge
  • Paragraph Comprehension

Feel free to test your ability in arithmetic as often as you like, as this ASVAB arithmetic reasoning practice test has a large database of questions, which will make it slightly different each time you take it as you prepare for your big day.