Armed Services Qualifications Test (AFQT) – Everything you need!

If you are studying for the AFQT, we have everything – study guide, exam practice tests, free practice questions, study tips, how to take a test, PDF Download versions and eBook

About the Exam

The test was introduced in 1950 to test recruits for the armed forces, checking if they can be trained. There have been a few changes made to it and it still remains the main screening test for armed services since the Korean and Vietnam War.

The AFQT is a Score not a test, that is based on your total scores on four of the ASVAB sub-tests. See our complete page HERE

Exam Details

This a multiple choice test.

Anyone eligible and interested in enlisting can also take it.

The test does not emphasize on speed of answering the question.

Exam Score

The scores of all the tests are combined together into a single score and percentile

Army recruits should score at least 31 to qualify for the armed forces.

The score is derived from the tests on Verbal and Math’s sub tests of the ASVAB which includes Paragraph Comprehension, Word Knowledge, Arithmetic Reasoning and Mathematics knowledge.

The verbal sections are counted twice while the math section is counted just once.

Exam Content

This is a Score and not a test, that is taken from your ASVAB score

Paragraph Comprehension  11 questions to be answered in 22 minutes so you have 2 minutes per question.  Here are some of the skills the Paragraph Comprehension section will test:

• Drawing logical conclusions
• Identify the author’s intent, e.g. to persuade, inform, entertain, etc.
• Make predictions
• Analyze and evaluate the use of text structure to solve problems or identify sequences
•  Find information from a graphic (chart or similar, graphic representation)
• Identify and use scale, legends on a sample map

Arithmetic Reasoning
Also known as word problems, there are applied math questions.  Arithmetic Reasoning questions will involve the following basic math skills:

  • Basic operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Operations with fractions, decimals and percent
  • Ratio
  • Scale
  • Solving simple equations
  • Basic geometry

Mathematics  Basic High School Math including:

  • Adding/Subtracting/Multiplying/Dividing with Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Integers, and Algebraic Terms
  • Finding percentages

Word Knowledge  Basic vocabulary knowledge including:

  • Vocabulary
  • Meaning in Context (Give the definition of a word from context)
  • Synonyms

Pass the AFQT!

Armed Forces Qualifications Test Study Guide and Practice tests

Complete Study Guide including hundreds of pages of Tutorials, Self-Assessments, 2 sets of sample questions. Practice Test Questions for Paragraph Comprehension, Work Knowledge, Arithmetic Reasoning, and Mathematics Knowledge.

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