ASVAB Practice Test [2024 UPDATED] Free Study Guide

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Download a printable PDF file featuring practice tests for Paragraph Comprehension, Word Knowledge, Mathematics Knowledge, and Arithmetic Reasoning. These multiple-choice questions with answers are designed to help you sharpen your skills and boost your confidence in preparing for the ASVAB exam.

ASVAB Practice Test 2024

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-choice test administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command to determine eligibility for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces.

It consists of eight tests that measure your skills and abilities in the following areas: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, World Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information, and Mechanical Comprehension.

The ASVAB was first introduced in 1968 and adopted by all military branches in 1976. It underwent a major revision in 2002. In 2004, the test’s percentile rank scoring system was renormalized to ensure that a score of 50% represented doing better than exactly 50% of the test takers.

Each of the following ASVAB Practice Tests is only for reference purposes; it’s not an actual exam test. You can download our free ASVAB Practice Test in PDF. This will help you to make better ASVAB Test Prep offline.

Mode of Test

  • The ASVAB’s computer version, the CAT-ASVAB, is an adaptive test.
  • Offline Test Called: Paper and Pencil (P&P)

CAT-ASVAB Test Content

Subtest Number of Scored Questions Time Limit (Minutes)
General Science (GS) 15 12
Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) 15 55
Word Knowledge (WK) 15 9
Paragraph Comprehension (PC) 10 27
Mathematics Knowledge (WK) 15 31
Electronics Information (EI) 15 10
Auto Information (AI) 10 7
Shop Information (SI) 10 6
Mechanical Comprehension (MC) 15 22
Assembling Objects (AO) 15 18

Paper-and-Pencil ASVAB Test Content

Subtest Number of Questions Time Limit (in minutes)
General Science (GS) 25 11
Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) 30 36
Word Knowledge (WK) 35 11
Paragraph Comprehension (PC) 15 31
Mathematics Knowledge (MK) 25 24
Electronics Information (EI) 20  9
Auto & Shop Information (AS) 25 11
Mechanical Comprehension 25 19
Assembling Objects (AO) 25 15
Total 225 149

ASVAB Sub Test

The ASVAB subtests are designed to measure aptitudes in four domains: verbal, Math, Science and Technical, and Spatial. The table below describes the content of the subtests, which are presented in the order in which they are administered.

Subtest Description Domain
General Science (GS) Knowledge of physical and biological sciences Science/
Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) Ability to solve Arithmetic word problems Math
Word Knowledge (WK) Ability to select the correct meaning of words presented in context and to identify the best synonym for a given word Verbal
Paragraph Comprehension (PC) Ability to obtain information from written passages Verbal
Math Knowledge (MK) Knowledge of high school mathematics principles Math
Electronics Information (EI) Knowledge of electricity and electronics Science/
* Auto Information (AI) Knowledge of automobile technology Science/
* Shop Information (SI) Knowledge of tools and shop terminology and practices Science/
Mechanical Comprehension (MC) Knowledge of mechanical and physical principles Science/
Assembling Objects (AO) Ability to determine how an object will look when its parts are put together Spatial
* The ASVAB is administered via paper-and-pencil and computer formats in the Enlistment Testing Program.
AI and SI are administered as separate subtests in computer administration but combined into one score (labeled AS). AI and SI are combined into one single subtest (AS) in the paper-and-pencil administration. The combined subtest (AS) scores are reported for computer and paper-and-pencil administration.

What is AFQT?

The ASVAB has 10 tests. Your scores from four of the tests—Word Knowledge (WK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), and Mathematics Knowledge (MK)—are combined to compute your score on what is referred to as the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT). Scores on the AFQT are used to determine your eligibility for enlistment in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps. Scores on the ASVAB tests are used to determine the best job for you in the military.

See also: AFQT Practice Test 

Test Score

Test scores provide only one measure of your skills and abilities.  Test scores and grades, combined with information about your interests, values, skills, and achievements may help you select appropriate occupations for career exploration.  As you explore careers, you can compare your skills with the skill requirements of occupations you are interested in.

Resources and Study Guide 2024

You do not have to prepare to take the ASVAB thoroughly. The two most important steps to prepare are getting a good night’s rest and arriving on time to take the test. As with other tests, how much you have learned in school through the years and your motivation to do well will probably make the most difference in your results. Taking the sample tests at the end of this booklet can give you an idea of the questions you will encounter.

The ASVAB Career Exploration– The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test program website provides information about the free ASVAB Career Exploration Program for students, parents, educators, and counselors.

Study Guide

The following files also included ASVAB Practice Test sample questions and a guide.

ASVAB CEP Overview 2020 [PDF] English

ASVAB CEP Fact Sheet [PDF] English and Spanish

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