Let us take a break from our narrative to discuss what happens when a person seeks to become a candidate for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services. Specifically, all candidates for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services must take a test called the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery which is also known as the ASVAB for short. All candidates for enlistment in the U. S. Armed Services are required to sit for the ASVAB regardless of whether the candidate seeks to enlist in the U. S. Army, the U. S. Navy, the U. S. Air Force, the U. S. Marines Corps, the U. S. National Guard or the U. S. Coast Guard.
The ASVAB consists of two sections including (1) a standardized multiple choice portion and (2) a written portion. Both sections include questions covering the following 10 subject areas including (1) general science, (2) arithmetic reasoning, (3) word knowledge, (4) paragraph comprehension, (5) numerical operations, (6) coding speed, (7) auto and shop information, (8) mathematics knowledge, (9) mechanical comprehension and (10) electronics information.
The best way to properly prepare for the ASVAB is to take an ASVAB practice test. By taking a practice version of the ASVAB the candidate for enlistment will gain two important insights. First, the candidate for enlistment will become familiar with the test format of the ASVAB. Second, the candidate for enlistment will learn what areas of study will require further study in order to perform well on the exam.
A career in the U. S. Armed Services can be an exciting experience for any young man or woman. For this reason it is important for the candidate for enlistment to perform well on this very important test. Success on the ASVAB practice test will determine whether the candidate is qualified to enlist and also to determine what occupations within the U. S. Armed Services will best fit his or her skill set.