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No, there is only one exam, the ASVAB. The ASVAB is however made up of 10 test sections. Results from 4 of these tests, Arithmetic Reasoning, (AR), Word Knowledge (WK), Mathematics Reasoning (MR) and Paragraph Comprehension (PC) is used to compute what is known as the AFQT (Armed Forces Qualification Test) score. AFQT is used to apply for enlistment in the Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and Navy. See how your ASVAB score effects the type of job in the Armed Services
The ASVAB test is administered as a computer based test at most MEPS centers, but as a paper-pencil based test at the MET sites. The computer based test is an adaptive test that presents questions based on the applicant’s skill level. Find tips for taking a computer based test here Computer Based Tests. See also - Tips for taking multiple choice tests
ASVAB tests are conducted at various MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Stations) centers. There are 65 MEPS centers across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Candidates who do not live close to MEPS centers can take the test at satellite MET (Military Entrance Test) locations.
The paper/pencil based test is made up of 225 questions in all 10 test areas timed for 149 minutes. The computer based test contains 145 questions timed for 154 minutes. Since the computer based test is an adaptive test, each applicant may take different times to finish. For more detailed information, see our ASVAB test page
The computer based ASVAB test score is made available immediately after completing the test. Results for the paper/pencil test format is made available by the recruiter a few days after the exam.
Your ASVAB score would be reported as a percentile ranging from 1 to 99. The percentile score are standard scores relative to the scores of other applicants. A score of 60 means that you did as well or better that 60% of other test takers. Your ASVAB and AFQT score affects what kind of job your can qualify for in the Armed Services – more information
No, you are not obligated to join the ASVAB just because you pass the test. Some candidates take and pass the ASVAB before deciding they do not want wish to join the military.