Just scored 79% on ASVAB test, what does it means?


I'm thinking about joining either the navy or the AF, especially because they offer the most technical jobs. I took a practice test online, so what kind of jobs suits me better in your opinion?

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  • 6 years ago
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    Numerically... the AFQT score of 79 means that you scored higher than 79% of the people in the control group that is meant to represent the average person.

    The AFQT score is ONLY USED to determine your ability to join a particular branch and has nothing to do with being qualified or not for specific jobs in the military.

    USAF and USN require a 50+ AFQT

    USCG requires a 45+ AFQT

    USMC requires 32+ AFQT

    US Army requires a 31+ AFQT score.

    These are the absolute minimums they are allowed to accept.

    The reality is that the recruiters can set higher standards and realistically, no one is going to bother looking at you right now unless you are 50+.

    A 79 is a good score.

    And while the AFQT is not used to determine job qualifications, it is derived from the other scores which are. so to score high here, you will likely also have high scores in the tests that are used to determine qualifications (or used to derive the scores used to determine qualifications) So the odds are good you will qualify for a good number of different jobs.

    Aside from the AFQT, there are 10 separate scores derived from the 9 individual test portions of the ASVAB. (the 10th score is a combined score of two others)

    You are thinking about the Navy or Air Force.....

    The Navy (and the Coast Guard) uses these individual scores DIRECTLY. You can look up and find the ASVAB requirements for each rating (Navy job).

    For example, to be an DC (Damage Controlman) in the Navy requires:


    MC (Mechanical Comprehension) and AS (Automotive and Shop Information)

    Are scores derived dirtectly from your subtests.

    VE (Verbal Expression) is found by adding your Word Knowledge (WK) and Paragraph Comprehension (PC) scores together. Both WK and PC are also direct scores from the subtests.

    Your three scores added together must be 158 or higher.

    The Air Force uses these scores combined together in different ways and combinations to create four specific "Composite scores" known by their acronym, M.A.G.E.





    When you look up an Air Force AFCS (Air force job code) it will give you the MAGE score requirements.

    (Marines and Army also use their own versions of "composite scoring" as well)

    For example, to be an AFSC of 1A231 (Aircraft Loadmaster)

    You need a G(General) score of 57.

    The (G)eneral composite score is derived from the ASVAB scores of Verbal Expression (WK plus PC) and Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) and adding them together.

    Good luck.

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  • Cheryl
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    The practice test predicts your AFQT (Armed Forces Qualification Test..I think) score. It is a percentile rank derived from your math and verbal scores. If you scored a 79, you should have no problem passing the ASVAB. Last I heard the cut-off score for the Army was 31. You are way over that. Most services are happy to get anyone over a 50 and over 65 is highly desirable.

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  • 6 years ago

    It means you scored higher than 79% of the people who took the test during the evaluation period. You qualify to enlist, but it means nothing with regard to which specialities you qualify for.

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  • 6 years ago

    It means you scored high enough to enlist -- thats all

    it has Nothing to do with what jobs you qualify for.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    It means you did well. That makes you a better candidate for Air Force/Navy.


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  • Scott
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    It mean you be perfect for da Army.

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  • It means you are perfectly normal, which is to say you are within one standard deviation from the mean.

    Translating it to a letter grade, you got a "C." It's a high one; almost a "B," but a "C" nonetheless.

    • mgan v.2
      Lv 7
      6 years agoReport

      You obviously don't know how the ASVAB is scored.

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