How to Pass the ASVAB
Step 1: Take the FREE ONLINE PRACTICE EXAM (sign up on the left for instant access). You will need about 90 minutes of uninterrupted time. This will give you a true indication of where you are.
Step 3: Take some time to reflect on your score and truly consider your objectives for the ASVAB. Asking yourself the following questions might be helpful. Write the answers down on paper so you can come back to them if necessary.
- Did you finish each section in the allotted time frame or were you rushed at the end?
- How many questions did you have to guess at?
- If you were not allowed to skip back and forth between the questions, would that be a problem for you?
- What were your strongest and weakest sections?
- Which branch of the military are you looking to join?
- Which military job would you like to have after enlistment?
- What are the AFQT and Line Score Requirements to join that branch and get that job?
- How do your scores line up against those minimum requirements?
Step 4: Identify the areas that need improvement based on your objectives and review those subject areas to increase your knowledge. We provide Subject Guides on every section of the ASVAB. The guides are free to anyone who purchases our 3 test practice pack. Taking the same practice test over and over again will do you no good. You need new question sets along with explanations to make any real progress. Our practice tests are arranged by difficulty level to give a true indication of your skill level.
Step 5: Keep taking practice tests and reviewing the Subject Guides until you get the desired results. Before long, you will be totally comfortable with the testing format, the time limits and the questions that will come at you when the real test day arrives.
Step 6: Take the test on your terms. Make it a point to find out which version of the test you will be taking at the testing center nearest you. Many places only offer the CAT-ASVAB nowadays. The question pool is the same for both tests but the CAT-ASVAB is adaptive and has some other potential draw backs as discussed below. If you happen to know that you are more comfortable with paper test than computerized test, you may want to put in some extra effort to find a testing facility that still gives the paper test. Call your local recruiter for assistance.