Before you enlist in the military, you'll have to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The ASVAB is timed and takes about 3½ hours to complete. It’s a good idea to practice in advance, to get familiar with the process and to find any areas you might need to improve before you take the real exam.
The test measures your knowledge in eight areas:
- General Science - Life, earth, space and physical sciences
- Arithmetic Reasoning - Ability to solve basic math and word problems
- Word Knowledge - Ability to grasp the meaning of words through synonyms
- Paragraph Comprehension - Ability to understand written material
- Mathematics - Math concepts and applications
- Electronics - Electrical current, circuits, devices and electronic systems
- Auto and Shop - Car maintenance and repair, and wood and metal shop
- Mechanical - Principles of mechanical devices, structural support, properties of materials
There are a variety of test preparation options available, many which are free! Some of those opportunities include:
SC Discus – scdiscus.org (select “A-Z List,” then select “Learning Express Library,” then create a new user account) See your School Counselor for Stratford HS's username and password.
March 2 Success – march2success.com
Union Test Prep - uniontestprep.com
Your recruiter may also have some ASVAB preparation programs that they can recommend.