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**WHAT IS THE ASVAB?**
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for career choices in the military. The ASVAB also provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school, or a military career.
**Your ASVAB Score can be Critical**
ASVAB test scores are broken down by the individual sub-tests and composites of the sub-tests. One of the most critical of these scores is the Armed Forces Qualification Test, which is used to determine if you are qualified to join the military service. Each service determines the qualification AFQT score for enlisting in their service. Most military branches have increased their qualification score from 31 to 50 due to an increase in those individuals volunteering for military service. With an abundance in potential recruits, the military is now concentrating on quality versus quantity.
**Taking the ASVAB Tips & Strategies**
The day before the test, it is paramount to not worry, and get a good night's sleep! If you're taking the test at your school, these should not be so difficult, but if you're going with your military branch to a hotel and waking up at 4 in the morning, relaxation and sleeping can be a problem. The night before, be sure you get to bed early. Read, watch TV, draw - do something to help you relax and sleep well.
When you go to actually take the ASVAB, most likely you will wait in line with everyone else, and go in to take the test by 2s and 3s. Whatever you do, LISTEN and FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS. Do not be afraid to ask questions! Some people at MEPS may give you a bit of attitude (not many people enjoy getting up so early), but just laugh it off and ask your question. Their job is to help you.
Once you actually sit down in front of a computer, read and listen to the instructions VERY CAREFULLY. The keyboard will have only a few keys that you need to use. IF YOU PRESS AN INVALID KEY YOUR TEST MAY BE DISQUALIFIED AND YOU WILL HAVE TO COME BACK ANOTHER DAY.
Go through the questions at a good pace, but not too quickly. If you read things carefully the first time, you will find that there is plenty of time to complete the test. Remember that you cannot go back, so take each question seriously!
**Our list of Dos and Don'ts**:
Be careful when you answer questions -- make sure you're marking the answer for the right question, and don't make any extra marks on your answer sheet. Sometimes incorrect answers are due to pure sloppiness.
Read the keyboard instructions carefully
Use plenty of scratch paper
Do things carefully the first time!
Eliminate answers that are obviously wrong
Use the 50/50 rule if you're unsure of a question, eliminate 2 obviously wrong questions, guess between the last 2.
Leave any questions unanswered, it will be automatically counted as a wrong answer, GUESS if you don't know the answer!
Take too long on any one question
Talk to your neighbors
Press the wrong keys on the keyboard
Skip questions (you cannot go back)
Get too hung up on individual questions -- if you're stumped on a question, make sure you finish all the other questions, and come back to the problem later (On the paper version only). Remember, all questions are worth the same: one point each.
Don't change an answer once you've made it. Studies show that people often change right answers to wrong ones due to panic.
Rush through the test, after testing more than 500 applicants as a recruiter, those who rush usually do not pass!
And finally, though it should go without saying, make sure you go to the bathroom BEFORE starting the test! If you must use the bathroom during the test, hurry, as your time continues to tick away while you're gone!
I hope these tips and tricks serve you well and help you to pass the ASVAB and move on to the MEPS physical. These tips have been collected from all over the web and from personal experience as a current military recruiter having tested over 500 applicants. If you have any specific questions not answered in this video, please private message me on my channel.
Staff Sergeant Brito
California Army National Guard