There are 25 items on the General Sciences portion of the ASVAB. The questions can be divided into three areas:
Technical knowledge is not considered part of the General Sciences portion of the test. Your knowledge of automotive repair, electronics components, and tools will be measured in the following sections:
If you are planning on using your scores for the purpose of military enlistment, keep in mind that the General Sciences portion of the test is not used to calculate your Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score. Your AFQT score is calculated with results from the Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Arithmetic Reasoning, and Mathematics Knowledge sections. The other sections provide information regarding what types of military jobs you may be able to perform once you have enlisted.
The information covered on the General Sciences portion of the test is covered as part of a standard high school science curriculum. However, you can help prepare for this part of the test by reviewing study guides, flashcards, or practice questions. When you’re studying, remember that you should try to spend no more than one minute on each question. As with all standardized tests, pacing yourself is important to getting the best possible score on the ASVAB.
Last Updated: 02/24/2013
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