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ASVAB and Army Jobs

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Jobs in the Army are called Military Occupational Specalties (MOS). To find the jobs you qualify for, the Army breaks down your ASVAB subtest scores into groups known as line scores. The ASVAB subtests are: General Science (GS); Arithmetic Reasoning (AR); Word Knowledge (WK); Paragraph Comprehension (PC); Numerical Operations (NO); Coding Speed (CS); Auto and Shop Information (AS); Mathematics Knowledge (MK); Mechanical Comprehension (MC); Ele... more

ASVAB Scores and Military Occupational Specialties

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Your ASVAB scores determine what jobs you will qualify for in the military. But before you embarrass yourself in front of active duty service members, know that a job in the Army and the Marine Corps is called an MOS, which is an acronym for Military Occupational Specialty. In the Air Force, jobs are called AFSC – Air Force Specialty Code. In the Navy and Coast Guard, jobs are called ratings, or rate for short. Check the links below to see whi... more

ASVAB and Air Force Jobs

Jobs in the Air Force are called Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC). To find what jobs you qualify for, the Air Force breaks down your ASVAB subtest scores into groups known as qualification areas. The ASVAB subtests are: General Science (GS); Arithmetic Reasoning (AR); Word Knowledge (WK); Paragraph Comprehension (PC); Numerical Operations (NO); Coding Speed (CS); Auto and Shop Information (AS); Mathematics Knowledge (MK); Mechanical Comprehensi... more

ASVAB Study Tips

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Preparation As with any test, how well you do depends in large part upon how well you prepare. To study effectively for the ASVAB, you really need to begin studying at least two months before you plan to take the test, if not more! Here are some basic steps to take: Find a comfortable, quiet area to study Gather paper, pens & pencils, a calculator, and other tools Make a basic study schedule Making a Schedule Probably the... more

What to Expect When You Take the ASVAB

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The U.S. Armed Forces have high standards for enlistment. An important part of a recruiter's job is to screen applicants to ensure they measure up. Even before a recruiter will send you to take the ASVAB, he/she will ask about your marital status, health, education, drug use, and arrest record. It's very important that you answer these questions openly and honestly. Once the recruiter has determined that you are qualified for further processin... more

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