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ASVAB MOCK TESTS

ABOUT THE ASVAB

To enlist in the US Armed Forces requires a high level of commitment, professionalism and skill. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is used to screen to applicants to ensure that they measure up to the high standards that are required.

A career in the US Armed Forces comes with a great deal of responsibility, commitment and integrity. It provides many career opportunities and is lucrative in terms of prospects, potential and earnings. That is why it is important that the US Armed Forces employ people who show strong levels of enthusiasm and skill, in order to maintain a great level of service and professionalism.

THE ASVAB TESTS – ASVAB MOCK TESTS

There are ten subtests which form the ASVAB assessment. The Auto & Shop Information test is split into two halves. The paper format of the assessment will only consist of nine subtests.

Please note: that students will not be required to sit the Assembling Objects subtest.

General Science (GS) 16 questions
8 minutes 25 questions
11 minutes General biological and physical principles

Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) 16 questions
39 minutes 30 questions
36 minutes Word problems requiring high school knowledge

Word Knowledge (WK) 16 questions
8 minutes 35 questions
11 minutes Correct word meaning

Paragraph Comprehension (PC) 11 questions
22 minutes 15 questions
13 minutes Read a passage and answer questions

Mathematics Knowledge (MK) 16 questions
20 minutes 25 questions
24 minutes High school mathematical knowledge

Electronics Information (EI) 16 questions
8 minutes 20 questions
9 minutes General electronic principles

Auto & Shop Information (AS) 22 questions
13 minutes 25 questions
11 minutes Knowledge of tools and automobiles

Mechanical Comprehension (MC) 16 questions
20 minutes 25 questions
19 minutes Basic mechanical knowledge

Assembling Objects (AO) 16 questions
15 minutes 25 questions
15 minutes Spatial orientation

Below we have provided ASVAB Mock Tests questions to help you prepare for your ASVAB assessment.

ASVAB Mock Tests - General Science

QUESTION 1
When is a comet’s tail visible?
A. When the comet is close to the sun.
B. When the comet passes Jupiter.
C. When the rock and heat collide.
D. When the comet orbits the Earth.

QUESTION 2
What is the best definition of chlorophyll?
A. The ability to conduct photosynthesis.
B. An organic compound with the formula CHCI3.
C. The material within a living cell.
D. A chemical that helps plants to create food using sunlight.

QUESTION 3
Taxonomy is mostly associated with which famous botanist?
A. Leonardo da Vinci.
B. Carl Linnaeus.
C. Gregor Mendel.
D. James Edward Smith.

ASVAB Mock Tests - Arithmetic Reasoning

QUESTION 1
The cost of 22 books is $80.30. What is the average cost per book?
A. $7.10
B. $4.35
C. $5.50
D. $3.65

QUESTION 2
Sandy buys a coat for $25.99, a new pair of shoes for $19.98 and a new handbag which costs $25.00. How much change will Sandy receive if she hands over $80.00?
A. $9.03
B. $10.00
C. $6.05
D. $5.90

QUESTION 3
A school trip uses a minibus to go to a museum. The price of the minibus is calculated per kilometer. Each kilometer is $1.86, and they need to travel 45 kilometers in total. If 9 people were to split the cost equally, how much will each person pay?
A. $6.25
B. $10.50
C. $8.50
D. $9.30

ASVAB Mock Tests - Word Knowledge

QUESTION 1
Internecine most nearly means…
A. Advanced.
B. Encouraging.
C. Destructive.
D. Alienation.

QUESTION 2
Nugatory most nearly means…
A. Tribulation.
B. Enthusiastic.
C. Favourable.
D. Worthless.

QUESTION 3
It was a mistake to disparge their achievements.
A. Blame.
B. Honor.
C. Forget.
D. Underestimate.

ASVAB Mock Tests - Paragraph Comprehension

A fire has occurred in a nightclub belonging to Harry James. One person died in the fire, which occurred at 11pm on Saturday night. The club was insured for less than its value.

QUESTION 1
The fire was caused by…
A. Arson.
B. Electrical fault.
C. Faulty wiring.
D. None of the above.

At 1800 hours today police issued a statement in relation to the crime scene in Armstrong Road. Police have been examining the scene all day and reports suggest that it may be murder. Forensic officers have been visiting the incident and inform us that the whole street has been cordoned off and nobody will be allowed through. Police say that the street involved will be closed for another 18 hours and no access will be available to anyone during this time.

QUESTION 2
What time would the street be open to the public?
A. It’s already open.
B. 8pm that evening.
C. 12 noon the following day.
D. None of the above.

QUESTION 3
The word ‘cordoned’, as used in this passage mostly means…
A. Inaccessible.
B. Permit required.
C. Opened.
D. None of the above.

ASVAB Mock Tests - Mathematics Knowledge

QUESTION 1
Factorise:
64a² – 81b²
A. (8a – 9b) x 8
B. (8a – 9b) (8a + 9b)
C. (8a – 8b) (9a + 9b)
D. (8a – b) + 8a

QUESTION 2
James runs from 4.50pm until 5.20pm at an average speed of 7 km/h. How far did he go?
A. 3.5 kilometres
B. 4 kilometres
C. 4.5 kilometres
D. 6 kilometres

QUESTION 3
The rule you are given is 7n + 9.
If n represents the nth term in the sequence, what would the 35th term in the seqeunce be?
A. 320
B. 254
C. 314
D. 300

ASVAB Mock Tests - Electronics Information

QUESTION 1
An atom’s atomic number is determined by the number of what?
A. Neutrons.
B. Protons.
C. Electrons.
D. Atoms.

QUESTION 2
What happens when an electrical charge flows through a resistor?
A. The temperature decreases.
B. The temperature increases.
C. The temperature fluctuates.
D. The temperature stays the same.

QUESTION 3
Why does a vacuum cleaner not contain an earth wire?
A. They have plastic casings which gives you an electric shock.
B. The charge is not enough to get electrocuted.
C. They have plastic casings which stops you getting an electric shock.
D. None of the above.

ASVAB Mock Tests - Auto and Shop Information

QUESTION 1
Which of the following should be tightened by hand?
A. Bolt.
B. Machine screw.
C. Wing nut.
D. Wood screw.

QUESTION 2
What is it called if you make a hole wider than half an inch?
A. Screwing.
B. Drilling.
C. Boring.
D. Nailing.

QUESTION 3
Which tool would be best to use to chip or cut wood?
A. Butt chisel.
B. Depth gauge.
C. Augur bit.
D. Thread gauge.

ASVAB Mock Tests - Mechanical Comprehension

QUESTION 1
Fossil fuels are a useful way to generate power. Which of the following is NOT needed in order to produce electrical power from a fossil fuel?
A. Heat.
B. Steam.
C. Dam.
D. Turbine.

QUESTION 2
A thick block of wood rests on an even and level surface. What mechanical principle makes it more difficult to push this block sideways if the surface is made of sandpaper than if it is made of glass?
A. Spring Force
B. Gravitational Force
C. Air Resistance Force
D. Frictional Force

QUESTION 3
A block and tackle refers to a device which is used to:
A. Place under the wheel of a car to stop it from rolling backwards.
B. Catch large fish.
C. Leverage a stationary object.
D. Hoist an object upwards by means of rope and pulleys.

ASVAB Mock Tests - Assembling Objects

QUESTION 1

QUESTION 2

QUESTION 3

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