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AFQT Practice Test 2021
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
|Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)
Measures ability to solve basic arithmetic
|Mathematics Knowledge (MK)
Measures knowledge of mathematical
|Paragraph Comprehension (PC)
Measures the ability to obtain information from written material
|Word Knowledge (WK)
Measures ability to understand the meaning of words through synonyms
AFQT Practice Test with answers (PDF)
- ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning Practice Test 2020 (30 MCQs)
- ASVAB Word Knowledge Practice Test 2020 (35 MCQs)
- ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension Practice Test 2020 (15 MCQ)
- ASVAB Mathematics Knowledge Practice Test 2020 (25 MCQ)
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.
|Tier I||Tier II|
|Branch||≥ HS Diploma||= GED|
|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.
|OF||Operators and Food||VE+AS+MC|
|SC||Surveillance and Communications||VE+AR+AS+MC|
|* SF||Special Forces||GT≥110 CO≥100|
|BEE||Basic Electricity and Electronics||AR+GS+2*MK|
|MEC2||Mechanical Maintenance 2||AO+AR+MC|
|OPS||Operations Specialist||WK, PC, AR, MK, AO|
|HM||Hospital Corpsman (medical)||GS+MK+VE|
|* SEALs||Special Operations||GS+MC+EI≥165 or VE+MK+MC+CS≥220 (minimum for BUD/S)|
|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|
|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|
|HS||Health Services Technician||VE+MK+GS+AR≥207 & AR≥50|
|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|
|PA||Public Affairs Specialist||VE+AR≥109 & VE≥54|
|SK||Storekeeper||VE+AR≥105 & VE≥51|
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|
|* MARSOC||Special Operations||GT=105|