About the ASVAB

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) was introduced by the US Department of Defense in 1968. The purpose of the test is to predict future academic and occupational success in military occupations. More recent applications of results is to also assess potential success in a wider variety of occupations.

The ASVAB CEP (Career Exploration Program) is given to high school and early post-secondary students. An enlistment version of the ASVAB is given primarily at Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS), and is used for enlistment purposes only. The test will help you figure out what your talents are, what is important to you, and which careers match to both your skills and interests. 

ASVAB CEP results are reported to students and counselors on the ASVAB Summary Results sheet. Learn more about ASVAB scores here.  After you take the test, you will participate in a series of activities to help you understand your scores, yourself, and your options.

Who Participates in the ASVAB CEP?

High schoolers in grades 10-12, and first and second year college school students can participate.


The ASVAB CEP is a shorter version of the full ASVAB test and is used to provide students with an understanding of their skills and aptitudes for potential military career paths. The ASVAB CEP format is similar to the standard ASVAB but with fewer subtests.

The ASVAB CEP typically consists of the following subtests:

  1. General Science (GS): This subtest assesses your knowledge of general science principles.

  2. Arithmetic Reasoning (AR): This subtest evaluates your ability to solve arithmetic word problems.

  3. Word Knowledge (WK): This subtest tests your vocabulary and understanding of word meanings.

  4. Paragraph Comprehension (PC): This subtest assesses your reading comprehension skills.

  5. Mathematics Knowledge (MK): This subtest evaluates your mathematical knowledge and concepts.


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