One important requirement for enlistment in the United States Armed Services is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB test. Successful completion of the ASVAB is required for enlistment in all branches of the United States Armed Services including the U. S. Army, the U. S. Navy, the U. S. Marines Corps, the U. S. Air Force, the U. S. Coast Guard as well as the U. S. National Guard.
The ASVAB consists of both a multiple choice section and a written section and both sections cover ten specific subject areas. These areas include (1) General Science, (2) Arithmetic Reasoning, (3) Word Knowledge, (4) Paragraph Comprehension, (5) Mathematics Knowledge, (6) Electronics Information, (7) Automotive and Shop Information, (8) Mechanical Comprehension, (9) Assembling Objects and finally (10) Verbal Expression.
The ASVAB is used to both test the candidate for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services eligibility for enlistment as well as assess the candidate’s skill set so as to better match the candidate with an appropriate job within the U. S. Armed Services.
Many successful candidates for admission report that the primary that reason they performed well on the ASVAB test is that they prepared for it by taking the ASVAB practice test. The reason for this is simple and twofold. First, by taking multiple versions of the ASVAB practice test the candidate for enlistment becomes familiarized with the ASVAB test format. Secondly, by taking multiple versions of the ASVAB practice test the candidate for enlistment will learn which of the ten subject areas will require additional study.
Once the candidate for enlistment in the United States Armed Services successfully takes and passes the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery he or she is on his or her way towards an exciting career. A career in the United States Armed Services is exciting because it exposes young people to experiences they would not be able to experience otherwise.