FAQ

Is there a fee to take the exam?
There is no charge to take the exam, regardless of whether you choose to take the test at your high school or at a military recruitment office.

If I take the ASVAB at my high school, does that mean I have to enlist in the military?
High school students generally take the test as a career-exploration tool. The test places you under no obligation for military service, although you may be contacted by a recruiter if your scores indicate you’ll be a good fit for a specific military career area.

Can I use high school scores on the test to enlist in the military?
You can use your high school scores if you were a junior or senior when you took the test. If you were a sophomore, too much time will have passed between the test date and when you can enlist. Once you take the exam, your scores are valid for two years.

Can I take the test in Spanish?
Many official government forms are now offered in multiple languages, but the ASVAB must be taken in English. The United States Military does not accept soldiers who can’t read and write fluent English.

Is the computerized version of the test easier than the pencil and paper test?
Some people claim the computer version is easier to complete because the test automatically adjusts the questions to your performance level, thus cutting down on the amount of testing time required. However, the tests are scored in the same way. Most people would find they had very similar scores if they took each version of the test in the same time frame.

If I don’t know an answer to a question, should I leave it blank?
For some standardized tests, you are advised not to guess at the correct answers. However, this exam only scores you based on the number of answers you answer correctly. Do not leave any questions blank, even if you must guess at the answers.