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ASVAB Information


Two administrations of the ASVAB Test will be given at the OTHS Smiley Campus during the 2024-25 academic year.

FALL DATE: Wednesday, October 30 at 8:00am in the Panther Center.

Fall test registration begins Tuesday, October 1st and ENDS Friday, October 25th at 3:00 p.m. 

SPRING DATE: Wednesday, March 5th at 8:00am in the Panther Center.

Spring test registration begins Monday, February 3rd and ENDS Friday, February 28th at 3:00 p.m.
To register, please stop by the Smiley Guidance Office or email Mrs. Lickenbrock at

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What is the ASVAB?

  • The ASVAB stands for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a standardized test used to rate an individual’s aptitude for service in the United States Armed Forces. It helps recruitment officers determine an individual’s suitability for particular branches of service or for specific military jobs. It is used by the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard.

What does the ASVAB test measure? 

  • It is NOT an intelligence test, but rather a test of one’s individual strengths and weaknesses in areas such as math, science, and reading, as well as one’s current knowledge of specific mechanical, electronic, automotive, and shop concepts. 

How can I practice for the ASVAB?

  • You can start preparing now by taking our ASVAB practice tests. Please see the links below for practice tests. These tests will give you an idea of how you'll score and identify areas for improvement.

Who gives the ASVAB, and where can I take it?

  • The ASVAB is given in schools by test administrators from the federal government. Schools determine where and when the ASVAB will be given. See your school counselor for more information regarding dates/etc. 

What can I expect on the day of the test?

  • The ASVAB consists of ten short tests to complete during three hours or less. An ASVAB test administrator will give you instructions and tell you how long you have to complete each test. 

What kind of questions will I be asked on the ASVAB?

  • The ASVAB tests covers the following:
    • ASVAB TEST AREAS (10 total) 
      • General Science 
      • Arithmetic Reasoning 
      • Word Knowledge 
      • Paragraph comprehension
      • Mathematics Knowledge 
      • Electronics Information 
      • Auto Information 
      • Shop information
      • Mechanical Comprehension 
      • Assembling Objects 

What score do I need to pass the ASVAB? What do my scores mean, and how are they used?

  • There is no failing the ASVAB test. Sections of the ASVAB are used to determine your AFQT, or Armed Forces Qualification Test, which is used to determine whether you are qualified to join the military service. Your scores will be provided to you on a report called the ASVAB Student Results Sheet, with additional information to help you understand your score.

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