The Electronics Information section of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) covers topics relating to the principles of electronics and electricity. For example:
- Electric current
- Electronic systems
- Electrical devices
Many of the topics covered on the Electronics Information section were probably part of your high school science classes. If you need a refresher, however, look for an electronics guidebook for beginners at your local public library.
You have nine minutes to answer 20 questions for the Electronics Information section. This means you have less than 30 seconds to answer each question, so you’ll need to work quickly in order to get the best possible score. When you’re studying your practice test questions online or in printed study guides, time yourself in order to get an idea of the correct pace for finishing the test.
Scores from the Electronics Information section of the test are not used to calculate the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score that determines if you are eligible to enlist in a particular branch of the United States military. However, scores from this section are used to calculate Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) scores. Also known as “line scores” or “composite scores,” MOS scores determine if a recruit is eligible for training in a specific career area. High scores on the Electronics Information section are particularly important for people interested in career training in the electronics, mechanical maintenance, or general maintenance areas.
If you are not satisfied with your performance on the Electronics Information section of the exam, you can opt to retake the test if you wait at least one month between testing dates. Unfortunately, you will need to retake all nine sections of the ASVAB. You are not allowed to choose which section’s scores to keep on your record.