Every applicant has to take the ASVAB, so don’t let it intimidate you (it’s not supposed to). It’s de signed to help us determine your strengths, so we can find where you’ll fit best and be most likely to succeed.

The test measures your knowledge in eight areas:

  • General Science - Life, earth, space and physical sciences.
  • Arithmetic Reasoning - Ability to solve basic math and word problems.
  • Word Knowledge - Ability to grasp the meaning of words through synonyms.
  • Paragraph Comprehension - Ability to understand written material.
  • Mathematics - Math concepts and applications.
  • Electronics - Electrical current, circuits, devices and electronic systems.
  • Auto and Shop - Car maintenance and repair, and wood and metal shop.
  • Mechanical - Principles of mechanical devices, structural support, properties of materials

The ASVAB is timed and takes about 372 hours to complete. It’s a good idea to practice in advance, to get familiar with the process and to find any areas you might need to improve before you take the real exam.

The ASVAB at National Guard