Army ASVAB Practice Test

Take a sample Armed Services Vocation Aptitude Battery test for the Army. Begin with part one of our Army ASVAB sample test below:

Army ASVAB Test, Pt. 1

The ASVAB Practice Test for the Army is divided into nine separate sections and you will receive Army ASVAB scores for each test section. After completing part 1 and continuing through the rest of the sections of our ASVAB practice test for the Army.

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Army ASVAB Scores

After taking the ASVAB test for the Army, you will receive a Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score. Your AFQT score is important as minimum scores on the AFQT are required to be able to join the Army. Your ASVAB test score will place you into a specific AFQT Category outlined below:

AFQT Category & ASVAB Score

  • I – 93-99%
  • II – 65-92%
  • IIIA – 50-64%
  • IIIB – 31-49%
  • IVA – 21-30%
  • IVB – 16-20%
  • IVC – 10-15%
  • V – 1-9%

Your test score will also include 10 different composite scores calculated from different sections of the ASVAB test. These include:

  • Clerical (CL)
  • Combat (CO)
  • Electronics (EL)
  • Field Artillery (FA)
  • General Maintenance (GM)
  • General Technical (GT)
  • Mechanical Maintenance (MM)
  • Operators and Food (OF)
  • Surveillance and Communications (SC)
  • Skilled Technical (ST)

You can use these composite scores to determine what jobs you would qualify for in the Army. Use our Army MOS Codes page to find a full list of positions within the Army along with their MOS code.

Practicing for the Army ASVAB Test

Because the Army ASVAB test covers so many different topics and subjects, it isn’t practical to try studying for everything the ASVAB test may cover. However you may be able to improve your score by taking practice ASVAB tests. This will help familiarize yourself with questions on the test as well as time limitations you will need to work with.

On test day it is important to make sure that you are mentally and physically ready to take the ASVAB test. Ensure that you get a good night’s sleep and eat a full meal before taking the test. Also, it should go without saying but make sure you arrive at your testing location with enough time to get settled and comfortable. Get familiar with Army ASVAB test questions by taking our practice tests and doing so without the help of a calculator.

What Sections of the ASVAB Do I Take for the Army?

There are nine total sections of the ASVAB test, and you will most likely need to take all of them. If you are not required to take all sections, it is likely in your best interest to take all sections of the test anyway to qualify yourself for as many positions within the Army as possible.

The following are all sections or categories of the ASVAB. The first four make up your AFQT score:

  • Arithmetic Reasoning: Assesses capabilities of solving basic arithmetic word questions.
  • Paragraph Comprehension: Assesses capability to identify key information from written material.
  • Word Knowledge: Assesses capacity to comprehend word meaning through synonyms.
  • Mathematics Knowledge: Assesses understanding of mathematics applications and concepts.
  • Auto and Shop Information: Assesses understanding of metal and wood shop practices, and automotive repair and maintenance.
  • Electronics Information: Assesses understanding of electronic systems, devices, circuits, and electrical currents.
  • General Science: Assesses understanding of physical science, earth and space science, and life science.
  • Mechanical Comprehension: Assesses understanding of properties of materials, principles of structural support, and mechanical devices.
  • Assembling Objects: Assesses capability with spacial relationships.

Where Can I Take the Army ASVAB?

High school students often have the option to take the ASVAB through an Army testing administrator at their high school location. These testing adminstrators work with schools to determine when the ASVAB will be taken at their location. Your school’s guidance counselor or testing administrator will likely know when the next upcoming ASVAB test for the Army will be taking place at your school.

If you are not in high school it is best to reach out to your local Army recruiter to find out how you can take the ASVAB test. Typically you will take it at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) location and you must register to take the test at the location.