The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States armed forces. It is often optionally administered to American high school students when they are in the 11th grade, though anyone eligible to and interested in enlisting can take it.
What the Test Measures
The ASVAB test is designed to be one of the first hurdles in your military career or professional career. Consequently, the questions focus on your ability to apply knowledge that you have learned in past experiences related to the math, science, and verbal content. The ASVAB test requires that you understand the basic principles of: reading comprehension, mechanized movement, and arithmetic.