Find the Army Career That’s Right For You
After you receive your ASVAB scores, you’ll have a better idea of which job opportunities you can pursue. You may even discover new career paths you hadn’t considered.
HELPFUL TIPS AS YOU PREPARE
Every enlisted Soldier has taken the ASVAB—rest assured that you, too, have all the tools you need. As with any test, there are some things to keep in mind to make your test experience go smoothly.
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Your recruiter will be your go-to resource as you prepare to take the ASVAB.
Common Questions About ASVAB Test and Preparation
How many times can I take the ASVAB?
You can take the ASVAB test multiple times, but there are rules regarding how frequently. After your first attempt you must wait one calendar month to retake the test. Your second retest will be administered no earlier than six calendar months after your second test. It is important to remember that your most recent score—not your highest—will be used to assess your performance. Please speak with your recruiter with any additional questions or concerns.
Is the ASVAB available in Spanish?
The ASVAB test is only administered in English. Applicants need to demonstrate English language comprehension and fluency to complete tasks and understand commands.
What is the difference between the paper and online version of the ASVAB?
The computer adaptive test (CAT-ASVAB) adjusts to your knowledge level in real-time. Note that around 70% of military applicants take the test online, and on average, it takes about half the time as the paper version.
Is there an alternative test for the ASVAB?
Yes, the Pending Internet Computerized Adaptive Test (PiCAT) is an alternative to current ASVAB testing procedures. It is an unsupervised, full version of the ASVAB you may take on your own time. Contact your recruiter to learn more about taking it and validating your results on your visit to a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS).
Do commissioned Army Officers take the ASVAB?
If you attend Officer Candidate School after you enlist, you will have taken the ASVAB as part of the enlistment process. But, you do not take the ASVAB if you join the Army through a direct commission as an Officer, or through ROTC or U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where you graduate with a college degree and as a commissioned Army Officer.