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

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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

Your Starting Salary

Starting Salary:  $19,660

Salary Range:  Up to $109,000

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.

In Demand

Current Recruitment Requirements:  80,000  (2018)

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.

Your Score and Jobs

Find out how your score affects your job in the Armed Services

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

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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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Date Published: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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Getting Started
How this Study Guide is Organized 7
The AFQT Study Plan 8
Making a Study Schedule 10

Paragraph Comprehension
Self-Assessment 14
Answer Key 24
Help with Paragraph Comprehension 26

Arithmetic Reasoning
Self-Assessment 33
Answer key 37
Arithmetic Reasoning Problems 44

Word Knowledge
Self-Assessment 53
Answer Key 56
Help with Building your Vocabulary 57

Self-Assessment 63
Answer Key 74
Fractions, Decimals and Percent Tutorial 79
Metric Conversion Tutorial 80
Algebraic Equations Tutorial 83
Basic Geometry Tutorial 84
Calculating Perimeter, Area & Volume 86

Practice Test Questions Set 1
Answer Key 120

Practice Test Questions Set 2
Answer Key 166



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