What's the AFQT?
The AFQT is not a separate test from the ASVAB. The Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) represents your score on four out of the nine tests administered on the ASVAB. These four tests are: Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Arithmetic Reasoning, and Mathematics Knowledge. The results from these tests are combined to get an AFQT score.
What's important about the AFQT?
Each branch of the military has a minimum AFQT score that's required to be considered for enlistment. The better you perform on the AFQT section of the ASVAB the more options you will have as to which branches to join. Here are the minimum scores as of January 2009 (these are subject to change - contact a military recruiter for details):
Army = 31
Air National Guard = 31
Marines = 41
Coast Guard = 45
Navy = 50
Air Force = 55
Visit the websites below to learn more or contact a military recruiter to find out about the minimum AFQT score needed.
Air Force www.airforce.com
Coast Guard www.gocoastguard.com
Air National Guard www.goang.com
National Guard www.nationalguard.com
How's the AFQT score computed?
For more information on the formulas used to create your AFQT score visit:
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