The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
April 15, 2021
Due to COVID-19: Sign-up will be limited
ASVAB Career Exploration Program
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, or ASVAB, is an optional aptitude test offered to our juniors and seniors each year. This test is designed to help you discover special skills and potential abilities you may have.
What does the future hold for you? What types of careers match your interests, skills, and values? What kind of education do you need to enter an occupation? These are all important questions,a nd you can begin taking steps now to find the career that's right for you. Your test results, along with an exploration guide will help you explore careeers and plan your future.
Although the Department of Defense administers this test, you are under no obligation to the military, in any way, by taking the ASVAB.
Our final ASVAB Test will be given during the first three periods of the school day on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Students should report directly to Lab C131 instead of your 1st period class based on your sign up confirmation email.
(Confirmation emails has been sent out to all registered students 4/14/21 12:30 to your GCPS student email account, please check your spam as well.)
ASVAB—Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
Every student interested in the military has to take the ASVAB. It’s designed to help the different military branches determine your strengths, so they can find where you’ll fit best and be most likely to succeed.
The test measures your knowledge in eight areas:
- General Science - Life, earth, space and physical sciences
- Arithmetic Reasoning - Ability to solve basic math and word problems
- Word Knowledge - Ability to grasp the meaning of words through synonyms
- Paragraph Comprehension - Ability to understand written material
- Mathematics - Math concepts and applications
- Electronics - Electrical current, circuits, devices and electronic systems
- Auto and Shop - Car maintenance and repair, and wood and metal shop
- Mechanical - Principles of mechanical devices, structural support, properties of materials
Students will have the opportunity to take the ASVAB at Parkview High School or at one of over 14,000 Military Entrance Testing Stations (METS), or at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) in your area. Check with your local recruiter to find METS and MEPS locations near you.
You’ll find a great practice test and lots of other information about the ASVAB at the Department of Defense's ASVAB Career Exploration Program site. Since your test scores can have an impact on your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)—and whether or not you can attend certain special schools (like Airborne school, Sniper school and many others)—we recommend you make the most of these additional resources.