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# How many questions on the ASVAB?

## I've heard people get like 46 and join the military but i've heard the test has like 300 questions how do u pass like that? Whats the highest score you can get on the ASVAB test? How many questions can you miss? How many questions does it have? Im trying to join the marines and maybe study some mechanic stuff.

I believe the ASVAB has 200 questions;

EDIT: Mine was 8 according to my score report, but according to MissKnowItAll's link to Wikipedia it's 9.**
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is a battery (grouping) of 8 tests.

General Science: 25
__(Life Science, Earth and Space, Physical Sciences)
Arithmetic Reasoning: 30
__(Math Word Problems)
Word Knowledge: 35
__(Identifying meaning through synonyms)
Paragraph Comprehension: 30
__(Understanding and obtaining information from written material)
Mathematics Knowledge: 25
__(Knowledge of concepts and their applications)
Electronics Information: 20
__(Electric current, circuits, electronics)
Auto and Shop Information: 25
__(Automotive maintenance and repair, wood and metal shop practices)
Mechanical Comprehension: 25
__(Mechanical devices, properties of materials)

I took the exam 1 DEC 04, I went into it worried that it would be difficult and I'd embarrass myself. In all honesty I didn't study, and I was definitely not one of those guys who could take apart a car and put it back together. I was about at the 'Yay, I can change my own oil' level. When I got to the exam I was nervous seeing the Auto and Shop section, the rest is basically what you're used to from your state's standardized testing.

The tests in the ASVAB is graded in percentiles, from 1st to 99th. 1st is worst, 99th is best. It compares you to other test takers at your age (for each test, it shows your skills compared to male test-takers your age, to female test-takers your age, and to all test takers your age)
It gives you several score bands on a chart, where the location of the band indicates how well you did, and the width of the band indicates how likely you are to vary from your score if you retake the test (since this test gives an estimate of your ability/knowledge and not a 100?erfect analysis).

A score of 46 means you did the same or better than 46 out of 100 people your age taking the test.

You'll be given a Military Careers Score [between 1 and 7 I believe], which allows you to compare your skills, abilities, and career interests with those Service personnel currently in the different categories of military occupations. (That is, it tells you what kinds of occupations match your skill levels and lets you better evaluate all of your options.)

You'll also get a Military Entrance Score (AFQT, Armed Forces Qualifying Test) which predicts how you'll likely do in military training and then on the job in a military occupation. This score reflects your standing among American men and women between 18 and 23 years old, It is the MOST important number from the ASVAB, as it is used to determine your qualifications for entry into any branch of the US Armed Forces (or Coast Guard).

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