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Army ASVAB Score Requirements and Qualifications

If you are considering a career in the U.S. military, you will need to pass several qualification tests, foundation exams, and paperwork. Most importantly, you will and must pass the military version of the academic entrance exam called the ASVAB. 

U.S. Army is the largest of the five major military branches, which include the Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. The ASVAB military test at offers many career options and job opportunities. If you are hired and what job you qualify for, that will ultimately be determined by ASVAB AFQT and your line rankings.

ASVAB consists of 8 or 9 subtests, depending on the version you are using, and the scores differ depending on the qualifications calculated.

To be eligible for military service, you must have an AFQT of at least 31. This score is calculated by looking at your scores for the following sections of the test:

Working knowledge (WK)

Understanding paragraphs (pc)

Math skills (MK)

Arithmetic Thinking AR)

Considering the AFQT scores 99, this is the easiest branch to enter if you are not of the academic test type. Once you qualify for the military, you must be better qualified for the MOS or military specialty of your choice.

MOS qualification is calculated based on your rank. Depending on the field you select, your line values will contain different compositions of the various ASVAB subtests.

General Technical is a combination of your VE (verbal expression) and AR (arithmetic reasoning) results. The verbal expression itself is a combination of WK (word knowledge) and PC (meaning paragraph).