Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test Prep Program

Since 1998, our successful ASVAB test preparation classes have helped many aspiring candidates earn high scores in the AFQT (Armed Forces Qualifying Test) and successfully enlist to serve our great nation. High schooler above 11th grade, technical, career or community college students are eligible to take this test. There are no set dates to take this test. When you are ready, you can schedule the test. Contact us for a free consultation and prepare for the test.

ASVAB: Your pathway to a career in the US military.

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The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a computer (or paper) based multiple-choice test administered in the English language.

Developed by the US Department of Defense, ASVAB evaluates the academic preparedness of potential military recruits.

Logically, aspirants who want to serve in the US military take this test. ASVAB-CEP (Career Exploration Program) and ASVAB are the two versions of this test.

 

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1. ASVAB-CEP:

As the name suggests, ASVAB-CEP is a career exploration program. This test introduces military career options to the high schoolers, trade school and community college students.

It provides a non-committal exploratory opportunity for high school students to learn more about various career paths within the military and civilian sectors of the defense services.

This test is free to take and may be paper or computer based. High school juniors who take ASVAB-CEP have the option to receive a valid test score that may be used to enlist in the US military.

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ASVAB For US Military

2. ASVAB

Prospective applicants for the military services take the ASVAB test at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). ASVAB is a computer-based test that adapts to the test taker’s subject matter proficiency.

Because this computer-based test adapts to the prospective candidates’ subject matter proficiency this test has a second name – CAT (Computer Adaptive Test).ASVAB test is a recruitment tool used by the US Army, therefore, this test is also referred to as enlistment ASVAB.

ASVAB Test Structure

ASVAB TEST has nine sections, which evaluates the candidate’s proficiency in a specific subject area.

Paper version of the ASVAB test

Section

Title

Two Letter Code

Question per Section

Time (in min)

Description (Proficiency expected of a high school)

1

General Science

GS

25

11

Covers Biology, Physics and Chemistry

Basic Areas = AR+WK+PC=MK = AFQT (Armed Forces Qualifying Test) determines your eligibility to serve

2

Arithmetic Reasoning

AR

30

36

Ability to solve word-based math problems

3

Word Knowledge

WK

35

11

English language proficiency at HS level

4

Paragraph Comprehension

PC

15

13

Ability to read, and understand written instructions

5

Mathematics Knowledge

MK

25

24

Knowledge of Algebra and Geometry

Specialty Areas = Taken after you successfully pass AFQT

6

Electronics Information

EI

20

9

Electrical principles, basic understanding of circuits, transistors, and more

7

Automotive and shop Information

AS

25

11

Basic function, components and tools used in automobile industry

8

Mechanical Comprehension

MC

25

19

Basic understanding of various physical principles and simple machines

9

Assembling Objects

AO

25

15

Basic understanding of spatial relationship among various objects, components and relative positions

Computer version of the ASVAB test (CAT-ASVAB)

Section

Title

Two Letter Code

Question per Section

Time (in min)

Description (Proficiency expected of a high school)

1

General Science

GS

16

8

Covers Biology, Physics and Chemistry

Basic Areas = AR+WK+PC=MK = AFQT (Armed Forces Qualifying Test) determines your eligibility to serve

2

Arithmetic Reasoning

AR

16

39

Ability to solve word-based math problems

3

Word Knowledge

WK

16

8

English language proficiency at HS level

4

Paragraph Comprehension

PC

11

22

Ability to read, and understand written instructions

5

Mathematics Knowledge

MK

16

20

Knowledge of Algebra and Geometry

Specialty Areas = Taken after you successfully pass AFQT

6

Electronics Information

EI

16

8

Electrical principles, basic understanding of circuits, transistors, and more

7

Automotive and shop Information

AS

22

13

Basic function, components and tools used in automobile industry

8

Mechanical Comprehension

MC

16

20

Basic understanding of various physical principles and simple machines

9

Assembling Objects

AO

16

16

Basic understanding of spatial relationship among various objects, components and relative positions

ASVAB FAQ

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What is the difference between the computer adaptive and paper-based test?

On the other hand, a paper-based exam, has a set number of questions. You answer them sequentially or in any order and can revisit and reviseyour responses before you run out of time. There are no penalty points for incorrect responses. Only the correct responses make up your final score. Therefore, do not leave any question unanswered.

FPLA - ASVAB test prep program:

ASVAB tests your aptitude and thereby suitability to the best career options in the US military. You do not pass or fail this exam. Instead, higher scores will give a head start, determine your rank or position within the different military branches.

Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Word Knowledge (WK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), and Mathematics Knowledge (MK) form the basic quartet to enroll into the defense services. Collectively, these four sections are referred to as the AFQT (Armed Forces Qualifying Test). The military recruiters use the AFQT score to determine the preparedness of potential candidates. So, these are the four critical areas to study to earn a higher score and thereby higher rank within the different military branches.

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FPLA – ASVAB test prep program will prepare you in these four critical sections that constitute AFQT. All the sections evaluate your subject knowledge at high school level. So, if you have maintained 3.0 or above GPA, you are well prepared to take this test. In such cases, we will teach you the effective test taking strategies.

Arithmetic Reasoning (AR; Section 2)

The computer-based test has 16 questions to be answered in 39 minutes and the paper version has 30 questions to be answered in 36 minutes. This section tests your ability to solve text based mathematical problems. You should be able to identify the question, convert it to a mathematical formula, and solve the problem.

Word Knowledge (WK; Section 3)

The computer-based test has 16 questions to be answered in 8 minutes and the paper version has 35 questions to be answered in 11 minutes. This section tests the vocabulary skills. You must have strong command over the language. It is not necessary to know the meaning of all the words. You should be able to derive contextual meaning, misspelled words, homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, heteronyms etc.

Paragraph Comprehension (PC; Section 4)

The computer-based test has 11 questions to be answered in22 minutes and the paper version has 15 questions to be answered in13 minutes. The purpose of this section is to evaluate your proficiency in reading comprehension. There are some basic techniques that will help you successfully answer this section.

Mathematics Knowledge (MK; Section 5)

The computer-based test has 16 questions to be answered in 20 minutes and the paper version has 25 questions to be answered in 24 minutes.
You should have basic knowledge of the order of operations, exponents, simple geometry (circles, triangles, rectangles), fractions, percentages and interest, factorials, different types of numbers (real numbers, integers, rational numbers, prime numbers, etc.)

In a typical ASVAB program, you will take a paper-based placement test. We will provide a detailed analysis report that will highlight your strengths and weaknesses. Subsequently, we will develop an individualized lesson plan that fits your schedule, timeline, and budget. FPLA certified tutors will help you brush up your knowledge, learn and practice test taking strategies and be successful. You can learn at our Miami Lakes facility or online via LIVE state of the art one-on-one online learning platform. What are you waiting for? Contact us NOW.

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