If you are planning on enlisting in the United States Armed Forces you are familiar with the military’s standard screening processes. A major part of that is the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT). It is a subsection of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).

The AFQT covers four sections from the ASVAB. These four sections and your scores on them make up the Military Entrance Score, also known as the AFQT. Your AFQT score is used to determine your eligibility for entrance into the Armed Services.
  • Word Knowledge – basic vocabulary knowledge including vocabulary, meaning and synonyms
  • Paragraph Comprehension – 11 questions to be answered in 22 minutes. drawing conclusions, identifying authors intent, make predictions, analyze and evaluate text structure to solve problems or identify sequences, find information from a graphic, identify and use scale and legends on a map
  • Arithmetic Reasoning (Word Problems) – applied math questions involving: basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), fractions, decimals and percents, ratio, scale, solving simple equations, basic geometry
  • Mathematics Knowledge – basic high school math including: adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers adn algebraic terms, finding percentages
The AFQT is scored as follows: Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension are combined into a composite known as Verbal Ability (VE). The Verbal Ability is added twice to your scores for Math Knowledge (MK) and Arithmetic Reasoning (AR). Thus your AFQT = 2VE + MK + AR.

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