Web Exclusive: What is the ASVAB?
In order to enlist in the Air Force, or any military position, applicants must first pass the ASVAB. Listed below are the important questions answered about the test.
WHAT: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test
- - The ASVAB was introduced in 1968. More than 40 million people have taken the test since then.
- - The ASVAB has ten tests. Scores from four of the tests (Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Arithmetic Reasoning and Mathematics Knowledge) are combined to determine your Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT).
- - High school seniors or graduates must achieve a minimum score of 36 AFQT.
- - GED holders must achieve a minimum score of 65 AFQT.
WHERE: Contact a local recruiter
- Huber Heights: 6144 Chambersburg Rd.; (937) 237-5010
- Springfield: 1804 N Limestone St.; (937) 902-0261
- Fairborn: 2970 Presidential Dr. #250; (937) 426-2116
- Kettering: 4345 Far Hills Ave.; (937) 296-1860
- Xenia: 52 Xenia Towne Square, Ste 1; (937) 253-9333
- 445th Airlift Wing, WPAFB; SMSgt Robert Mielke (937) 257-6884
- Applicants must wait one calendar month to retake the test and an additional month to retest a second time. Any tests after that require an applicant to wait six months.
For more information and sample test questions, visit the official ASVAB website.