Wednesday, December 3, 2008

How to pass the ASVAB


O.K so here is a surprising statistic, during my time as an enlisted recruiter, I have noticed that maybe 1 out of every 10 prospects I talk to are qualified the other 9 are disqualified to join the Air Force for some reason or another, Whether it be law violation, drugs, too many kids, overweight, not graduating, and not being able to pass the ASVAB.

It's pretty sad when someone comes into my office right after graduation from highschool, and scores an 11 on the ASVAB. What the hell are they learning in school!!!!

I have literally taken the practice exam marked C all the way down and score higher than an 11.

It's a damn shame.

and that thats no the worst score I have ever seen.

However it is possible to raise your score. the most you can get on the ASVAB is a 99 the lowest is a 1 I beleive. If you want to raise your score considerably this is what I tell folks, study your math and your english.

These are the two main reasons why people fail, either because their mathmatic skills are crappy, or their vocabulary is subpar. Yes there are other aspects to the ASVAB like science, mechanics, and things like that but increasing your math skills and vocabulary will double or triply your score.

I recommend you go out and get an ASVAB study guide, or an SAT study guide and really get good at algebra, also read some books. Im not talking about Lowrider magazine or XXXL Im talking about some real books that doesn't contain pictures. Reading is a great way to increase your vocabulary, when you come to a word you don't recognize look it up in the dictionary.

Study, Study, Study.

After you have studied and your verbal and math skills are up to par here are some tips.

1. Get a goods night rest, you want to be relaxed and alert when taking the test.
2. eat before hand, you don't want your mind on how hungry you are you want it on the test.
3. Answer every question, you don't get marked down for questions you get wrong, so your better off guessing, at least this way you have a 25% chance of getting it right instead of a 0% chance by not answering the question.

So there you have it, its not that complicated but I wanted to give you something to focus on, and these are the main points. If you follow this advice you will be increasing your score in no time.

Good Luck

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