If you are considering joining a branch of the military, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is the military's way of assessing what jobs will fit your skill set. It covers a wide range of abilities beyond just reading and math.
- Taking the ASVAB is not a commitment to enlist.
- Everyone interested in enlisting must take the ASVAB. Your score determines which branches of service and jobs you are eligible for.
- Minimum scores vary from service to service, and from job to job. The minimum score to be an aircraft mechanic in the Navy may be different from the minimum score for the same job in the Air Force.
- You may take the test in high school at a Military Enlistment Processing Station (MEPS) or at a Military Examining Team Site (METS).
- You can take the ASVAB more than once, but only your most recent score is valid. Your score is good for two years.