In: ASVAB Score Requirements 78 Comments

How to Calculate ASVAB Practice Test Scores

ASVAB practice test score calculatorYour AFQT score, or Armed Forces Qualifying Test score, is the military term for the commonly referred to “minimum ASVAB score” enlistment requirement. Four areas of your ASVAB will be used to calculate your AFQT score: 


To find out what AFQT score you need to qualify to enlist in a specific military branch, visit this article about military requirements for ASVAB scores categorized by military branch. It is impossible to calculate your AFQT score using a practice test because each Mathematics Knowledge and Arithmetic Reasoning question is worth 1-3 points depending on it’s level of difficulty. The amount of points each math question is worth is only known by the Department of Defense. Below is information on how AFQT Percentile scores are typically calculated. However, each branch calculates scores differently so it is important to get the numbers for each branch directly from the military.

However, the best way you can study before taking the actual ASVAB is to averageyour score on each test (just like you would a normal test) and simply study the area that you score low on. For example, if there are 30 Arithmetic Reasoning question and you get 15 correct then your average score in Arithmetic Reasoning is 50%. You will want to study more to get your score up to at least 70% on ASVAB Practice Tests. This will ensure you get a high enough AFQT score to qualify for the military.


First
, the military determines your Verbal Expression (VE) score as it makes up part of your AFQT score. To compute your VE score from ASVAB practice test results, add the number of correct (1 point per correct answer) questions from the Paragraph Comprehension (PC) and the Word Knowledge (WK) sections. Then find what your overall weighted VE Score would be according to the following table.

Table for Calculating VE Score

Standard Scores (PC + WK)Weighted VE Score
5062
48–4960
46–4758
44–4556
42–4354
40–4152
38–3950
36–3749
34–3547
32–3345
30–3144
28–2942
26–2740
24–2538
22–2336
20–2134
18–1932
16–1731
14–1529
12–1327
10–1125
8–922
6–722
4–521
0–320


Second,
 the military uses the following formula to calculate your AFQT score: 2VE + AR + MK.  Here are step-by-step directions:

  1. Double the VE score (VE score x 2)
  2. Then they add the result of step 1 to the Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) and Math Knowledge (MK) totals (1-3 point per correct answer).
  3. Your results are turned into an AFQT percentile score based on the below table. This is your AFQT Percentile Score that will be used to see if you meet minimum military enlistment requirements.
ScoreAFQT PercentileScoreAFQT Percentile
2299918960
22898187–18859
2279718658
2269618557
22595183–18456
2249418255
2239318154
22292179–18053
2219117852
22090176–17751
2198917550
21888173–17449
2178617248
21685170–17147
21584168–16946
21483166–16745
2138216544
21281163–16443
21180161–16242
21079159–16041
20978157–15840
207–20877155–15639
2067615438
20575151–15337
20474149–15036
20373147–14835
20272145–14634
20171143–14433
20070140–14232
19969138–13931
19868135–13730
19767132–13429
195–19666128–13128
19465125–12727
1936412426
1926312325
1916212224
1906112123

Note: For points of 120 or lower,  keep reducing by one.