The ASVAB measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success.

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Subtest areas include:

General Science

A 25-item test measuring knowledge of life science, earth and

space science, and physical science

Arithmetic Reasoning

A 30-item test measuring ability to solve basic arithmetic

word problems

Word Knowledge

A 35-item test measuring ability to understand the meaning of words through synonyms

Paragraph Comprehension

A 15-item test measuring ability to obtain information from written material

Mathematics Knowledge

A 25-item test measuring knowledge of mathematical concepts and applications

Electronics Information

A 20-item test measuring knowledge of electrical current, circuits, devices, and electronic systems

Auto and Shop Information

An 11-item test measuring knowledge of wood and metal shop practices

Mechanical Comprehension

A 25-item test measuring knowledge of the principles of mechanical devices, structural support, and properties of materials