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Before you join the Active Duty Miltary, Reserve, or National Guard, you’ll need to take a standardized test called the ASVAB—Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery.

The test measures your knowledge in eight areas:

  • General Science - Life, earth, space and physical sciences
  • Arithmetic Reasoning - Ability to solve basic math and word problems
  • Word Knowledge - Ability to grasp the meaning of words through synonyms
  • Paragraph Comprehension - Ability to understand written material
  • Mathematics - Math concepts and applications
  • Electronics - Electrical current, circuits, devices and electronic systems
  • Auto and Shop - Car maintenance and repair, and wood and metal shop
  • Mechanical - Principles of mechanical devices, structural support, properties of materials

The ASVAB is timed and takes about 3½ hours to complete. It’s a good idea to practice in advance, to get familiar with the process and to find any areas you might need to improve before you take the real exam.


Test Dates

West Monroe High School gives the ASVAB twice per year.  Once in the fall semester and again in the spring semester.  Contact your recruiter if you are unable to take the ASVAB on these dates. 

Fall Semester September 17, 2018
Spring Semester January 24, 2019



There is no cost associated with the ASVAB.



Students can register with their social studies teacher, JROTC instructor or Mrs. Williams in the testing center.