AFQT Practice Test 2020 Free Printable PDF with answers

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AFQT Practice Test 2020

Military Entrance Score/Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) is derived from four ASVAB subtests: Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), and Word Knowledge (WK). An AFQT score is what the Services will use to determine enlistment eligibility. However, each Service and each military job has different requirements, so qualifying AFQT scores can fluctuate. Each Service branch calculates service-specific composite scores to determine jobs for which you qualify.

AFQT Real Test Content

Sub-Tests

Paper-and-Pencil (MCQs)

iCAT (MCQs)

Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)

Measures ability to solve basic arithmetic
word problems

30-items 16-items
Mathematics Knowledge (MK)

Measures knowledge of mathematical
concepts and applications

25-items 16-items
Paragraph Comprehension (PC)

Measures the ability to obtain information from written material

15-items 11-items
Word Knowledge (WK)

Measures ability to understand the meaning of words through synonyms

35-items 16-items

AFQT Practice Test with answers (PDF)

The AFQT is not a separate test but is the collection of scores from these four ASVAB subtests. Due to the fact that the AFQT scores determine the eligibility for enlistment into the military, it is important to score as well as possible. This site is designed to provide candidates that are taking the ASVAB with additional opportunities to practice questions in the AFQT Test Prep for the types of questions they will receive within the official AFQT test sections. We provide sample practice questions across all four sections, including a score at the end of the practice exam so you can check your performance.

AFQT Scores are divided into the following categories

  • Category I: 93–99
  • Category II: 65–92
  • Category III A: 50–64
  • Category III B: 31–49
  • Category IV A: 21–30
  • Category IV B: 16–20
  • Category IV C: 10–15
  • Category V: 0–9

-The formula for computing an AFQT score is: AR + MK + (2 x VE).

-The VE (verbal) score is determined by adding the raw scores from the PC and WK tests and using a table to get the VE score from that combined PC and WK raw score.

-AFQT scores are not raw scores, but rather percentile scores indicating how each examinee performed compared with the base youth population. Thus, someone who receives an AFQT of 55 scored better than 55 percent of all other members of the base youth population. The highest possible percentile is 99.

-The minimum score for enlistment varies according to a branch of service and whether the enlistee has a high school diploma.

Minimum AFQT
Tier I Tier II
Branch ≥ HS Diploma = GED
Army 31 50
Marines 32 50
Air Force 36 65
Navy 31 50
Coast Guard 36 50 with 15 college credits
*Army National Guard 50 50
*Air National Guard 50 50

GED holders who earn 15 college credits 100 level or greater are considered equivalent to those holding high school diplomas so that they need only the Tier I score to enlist. Eligibility is not determined by score alone. Certain recruiting goal practices may require an applicant to achieve a higher score than the required minimum AFQT score in order to be considered for enlistment. Rules and regulations are subject to change; applicants should call their local recruiting center for up to date qualification information.

Law prohibits applicants in Category V from enlisting. In addition, there are constraints placed on Category IV recruits; recruits in Category IV must be high school diploma graduates but cannot be denied enlistment solely on this criteria if the recruit is needed to satisfy established strength requirements. Furthermore, the law constrains the percentage of accessions who can fall between Categories IV-V (currently, the limit is 20% of all persons originally enlisted in a given armed force in a given fiscal year).

My AFQT score is 62. What does this mean?

AFQT scores are reported as percentiles between 1-99. An AFQT percentile score indicates the percentage of examinees in a reference group who scored at or below that particular score. For current AFQT scores, the reference group is a sample of 18 to 23-year-old youth who took the ASVAB as part of a national norming study conducted in 1997. Thus, your AFQT score of 62 indicates that you scored as well as or better than 62% of the nationally-representative sample of 18 to 23-year-old youth.

In addition to the ASVAB’s AFQT, each branch has military occupational specialty, or MOS, scores. Combinations of scores from the nine tests are used to determine qualification for a MOS. These combinations are called “aptitude area scores”, “composite scores”, or “line scores”. Each of the five armed services has its own aptitude area scores and sets its own minimum composite scores for each MOS.

Army/Army National Guard Composite Scores
CL Clerical VE+AR+MK
CO Combat Operations VE+AS+MC
EL Electronics GS+AR+MK+EI
FA Field Artillery AR+MK+MC
GM General Maintenance GS+AS+MK+EI
GT General Technical WK+PC+AR
MM Mechanical Maintenance AS+MC+EI
OF Operators and Food VE+AS+MC
SC Surveillance and Communications VE+AR+AS+MC
ST Skilled Technical VE+GS+MC+MK
* SF Special Forces GT≥110 CO≥100
Navy Line Scores
GT General Technical AR+VE
EL Electronics AR+EI+GS+MK
BEE Basic Electricity and Electronics AR+GS+2*MK
ENG Engineering AI+EI+MK
MEC Mechanical Maintenance AR+AI+SI+MC
MEC2 Mechanical Maintenance 2 AO+AR+MC
NUC Nuclear Field AR+MC+MK+VE
OPS Operations Specialist WK, PC, AR, MK, AO
HM Hospital Corpsman (medical) GS+MK+VE
ADM Administrative MK+VE
* SEALs Special Operations GS+MC+EI≥165 or VE+MK+MC+CS≥220 (minimum for BUD/S)
Coast Guard Line Scores
AET Aviation Electrical Technician MK+EI+GS≥172 & AR≥52 or AFQT≥65
AMT Aviation Maintenance Technician AR+MC+AS+EI≥220 & AR≥52 or AFQT≥65
AST Aviation Survival Technician VE+MC+AS≥162 & AR≥52 or AFQT≥65
BM Boatswain’s Mate VE+AR≥100
DC Damage Controlman VE+MC+AS≥155
EM Electrician’s Mate MK+EI+GS≥153 & AR≥52
ET Electronics Technician MK+EI+GS≥172 & AR≥52 or AFQT≥65
FS Food Service Specialist VE+AR≥105
GM Gunner’s Mate AR+MK+EI+GS≥209
HS Health Services Technician VE+MK+GS+AR≥207 & AR≥50
IS Intelligence Specialist VE+AR≥109
IT Information Systems Technician MK+EI+GS≥172 & AR≥52 or AFQT≥65
ME Maritime Enforcement Specialist VE+AR≥100
MK Machinery Technician AR+MC+AS≥154 or VE+AR≥105
MST Marine Science Technician VE+AR≥114 & MK≥56
OS Operational Specialist VE+AR≥105
PA Public Affairs Specialist VE+AR≥109 & VE≥54
SK Storekeeper VE+AR≥105 & VE≥51
YN Yeoman VE+AR≥105

Air Force/Air National Guard Composite Scores (Standard AFQT score AR + MK + (2 x VE))

M Mechanical MC + GS (2 × AS)
A Administrative NO + CS + VE
G General VE + AR
E Electrical AR + MK + EI + GS
Marine Corps Line Score:
CL Clerical VE+AR+MK
EL Electronics GS+AR+MK+EI
GT General Technical VE+AR
MM Mechanical Maintenance NO+AS+MC+EI
ST Skilled Technical GS+VE+MK+MC
* MARSOC Special Operations GT=105