asvab grading

How is the test scored?
You receive a score for each of the eight subtests, as well as a score for three "composite areas" as described below.

Verbal Ability Composite = Word Knowledge Score + Paragraph Comprehension Score
Math Ability Composite = Arithmetic Reasoning Score + Mathematics Knowledge Score
Academic Ability Composite = Verbal Ability Composite + Math Ability Composite

Your Raw Score is calculated with the following formula:
(Word Knowledge Score x 2) + (Paragraph Comprehension Score x 2) + (Arithmetic Reasoning Score) + (Mathematics Knowledge Sore) = Raw Score

So for example, if you score 20 on Word Knowledge, 10 on Paragraph Comprehension, 20 on Arithmetic Reasoning, and 20 Mathematics Knowledge, your raw score would be 100.

The raw score you obtained is also calculated as a Percentile Score. For example, if you scored in the 60th percentile then 40% of the candidates that were tested scored higher than you and 59% had scores that were lower than yours. This score is very important to a recruiter.

The last calculation derived from your scores is the Military Careers Score. This score is a combination of Academic Ability Composite score and the Mechanical Comprehension and Electronics Information scores. The score range is 140 to 240 with 200 being about average. A book titled Military Careers will accompany your test results. It is designed to describe most of the careers available in the military as well as the job requirements for each career. In addition you can reference a graph that shows your chance of acceptance based on the Military Careers Score.

The scores you obtained in the General Science and Auto and Shop Information subtests are not used to calculate any of the above mentioned scores. These scores are used by recruiters to identify other career areas in which you might be successful.

The term "MOS" (Military Occupational Specialty) is used to identify careers in the Army. When reviewing a potential recruit, the Army will divide your ASVAB subtest score into groups that are called 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);
Electronics Information (EI);
and Sum of Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension (VE).

Note that as Numerical Operations (NO) and Coding Speed (CS) subtests are phased out, some line scores may be changed.

Army Line Scores:

CL - Clerical: VE+AR+MK

CO - Combat: VE+CS+AS+MC (CS has been removed from the ASVAB and is now replaced with a "dummy" score.)

EL - Electronics: GS+AR+MK+MC

FA - Field Artillery: AR+CS+MK+MC (CS has been removed from the ASVAB and is now replaced with a "dummy" score.)

GM - General Maintenance: GS+AS+MK+EI

GT - General Technical: VE+AR

MM - Mechanical Maintenance: NO+AS+MC+EI (NO has been removed from the ASVAB and is now replaced with a "dummy" score.)

OF - Operators and Food: VE+NO+AS+MC (CS has been removed from the ASVAB and is now replaced with a "dummy" score.)

SC - Surveillance and Communications: VE+AR+AS+MC

ST - Skilled Technical: GS+VE+MK+MC

im horrible at math but pretty good at reading and such heres my scores Word knowledge i got 32 outta 35, Paragraph Comp. 13 outta 15, Arithmatic LOL 19 outta 30, and Math Knowledge heres the downer 7 outta 25 ive been outta school for about 8 yrs not only that i always skipped math class to do other things but what would be my score i divided my raw score by 6 an got 51 something i take the asvab thursday i wanna know if im gonna waste my time or i should put it off an study i mainly just want to know what woulda been my test score with that

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