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ASVAB - Sample Exam


This sample ASVAB is provided for career guidance only. Success in answering these questions does not imply any acceptance or ability in the administration of the actual ASVAB required for Army recruits.

This ASVAB contains nine separate timed sub-tests.

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1. General Science (GS) - includes 25 items that are to be completed in 11 min. that measure general knowledge of biological and physical sciences.

Example 1: Water is an example of a

Example 2. An eclipse of the sun throws the shadow of the

Example 3. Substances which hasten chemical reaction time without themselves undergoing changes are called

2. Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) - includes 30 items that are to be completed in 36 min. and the items are simple word problems.

Example 1: If 12 men are needed to run four machines, how many men are needed to run 20 machines?

Example 2: How many 36-passenger buses will it take to carry 144 people?

Example 3: It costs $.50 per square yard to waterproof canvas. What will it cost to waterproof a canvas truck cover that is 15'X24'?

3. Word Knowledge (WK) - includes 35 items that are to be completed in 11 min. where the applicant must select the correct meaning, or synonym of a given work.

Example 1: Small mostly nearly means

8. Example 2: The wind is variable today

Example 3: Rudiments most nearly means

4. Paragraph Comprehension (PC) - includes 15 items, which are to be completed in 13 min. where the applicant must read several paragraphs and then answer the 15 questions on what they just read.

Example 1: From a building designer's standpoint, three things that make a home livable are the client, the building site, and the amount of money the client has to spend. According to this statement, to make a home livable

Example 2:Twenty-five percent of all household burglaries can be attributed to unlocked windows or doors. Crime is the result of opportunity plus desire. To prevent crime, it is each individual's responsibility to

Example 3: In certain areas, water is so scarce that every attempt is made to conserve it. For instance, on an oasis in the Sahara Desert the amount of water necessary for each date palm has been carefully determined. How much water is each tree given? /p>

5. Auto and Shop information (AS) – includes 25 items that are to be completed in 11 min an they measure knowledge of automobiles, tools, shop terminology, and shop practices.

Example 1. A chisel is used for

Example 2: A car uses too much oil when which parts are worn?

Example 3: The saw shown is used mainly to cut


6. Mathematical Knowledge (MK) – includes 25 items that are to be completed in 24 min and measure knowledge of high school level math (algebra, geometry, elementary trigonometry)

Example 1: If 50 percent of X = 66, then X =

Example 2: If X + 6 = 7, then X is equal to

Example 3: What is the area of this square?


7. The Numerical Operations test - consists of 50 simple mathematical computations. This is a speed test, so work as fast as you can to determine your answers without making mistakes.

Example 1: 3x4=

Example 2: 9. 3 + 9 =

Example 3: 60/15 =

8. Mechanical Comprehension (MC) – includes 25 items to be completed in 19 min and measures knowledge of basic mechanical and physical principles.

Example 1: If gear A makes 14 revolutions, gear B will make


Example 2: Which post holds up the greater part of the load?


Example 3: In this arrangement of pulleys, which pulley turns fastest?


9. Electronics Information (EI) – includes 20 items that are to be completed in 9 min and measure knowledge of electric principles and electronic terminology.

Example 1: What does the abbreviation A.C. stand for?

Example 2: Which of the following has the least resistance?

Example 3: In this circuit diagram, the resistance is 100 ohms and the current is 0.1 amperes.
The voltage is

10. Assembling Objects. As of December 2002, Coding Speed, and Numerical Operations has been removed from the ASVAB Test. An additional test, called "Assembling Objects," has been added. With the exception of some Navy jobs, "Assembling Objects" has not yet been incorporated into any of the Line Score calculations for military jobs, nor is it used in determining the overall ASVAB Score. At some time in the future, "Assembling Objects" will be incorporated into various line scores for certain military jobs (mostly those which require a knowledge of spatial relations. This new sub-test has 16 questions , and you have 9 minutes to answer them. Basically, you get a picture with various disassembled parts and four drawings. You have to pick the drawing that shows what the parts would actually look like when assembled.

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